The team heads to New Mexico to deal with an unsub who is amputating limbs in an experiment, while Dr.Reid has a back and worth with mystery woman over a pay phone.
The first half of the episode was generally interesting, things were mysterious, the team did a fantastic job of attempting to place things together. Reid was the focal point, and any episode that does this tends to be a little more focused on an intellectual reasoning for the crime. Reid is the best developed character, and having him keep the secret of the mystery woman added more tension to the rest of the season.
The second half of the episode, and it really was the second half of the episode, just all of sudden seemed to have a shot of adrenaline and took off with new ideas, twists and developments. Most of which seemed to come out nowhere, and were seemingly undefined. It made sense in the first half, his natural need to find something and stop at nothing to be correct. The second half presented all these new ideas and lead the character down a new path that didn't seem to make sense. I was really enjoying the episode, but unfortunately the rushed explanation didn't seem to fit with the overall idea that was developing in the first half.
Gubler did a fantastic job as previously mentioned, as did Ray Wise, but it was unfortunately not a memorable episode in any way.