Criminal Minds

Season 3 Episode 17

In Heat

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 30, 2008 on CBS
8.5
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Episode Summary

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The BAU is called to Miami to investigate a serial killer who appears to have a conflicted sexual identity. Meanwhile, JJ's secret is revealed.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The BAU head to Miami.

    9.0
    The BAU head to Miami to catch a serial killer who has a conflicted sexual identity with help from Will who returned from the episode Jones in season 2 He comes in the episode because one of his partners was killed by the killer and on his return it revealed that he and JJ are in a relationship When JJ said to Will that she wants to keep it a secret from the team I was thinking that will be hard and it was a possibility they already know and of coarse they did.moreless
  • identity search or denial

    8.0
    The episode overall was good...the detective flirting with Derek, that was a little weak...another theme - JJ and Will - it was about time for her to be happy and she should have realized she couldn't keep the relationship a secret from the team - we are talking about professionals studying the human behavior after all.

    Another part of the episode - the theme of homosexuality. The unsub is trying to be somebody else, it doesn't matter who, as long as he isn't himself.He chooses a rather drastic measure for identity searching.

    It is amazing how many people think that being gay is a matter of choice (let's be serious - who would want to choose a lifetime of hatred?)...people fear what they don't understand and are so close-minded that end up doing things they normally wouldn't do. Beating someone doesn't "cure" them - it is not a disease (look it up). There are cases when stealing, or killing is more likely to be overlooked than the state of homosexuality.moreless
  • Good episode, but not the best.

    9.5
    I didn't enjoy this episode a lot, as the storyline felt rather weak, and there were many points in the episode that I did not enjoyu at all.



    I will give a ten out of ten in terms of originality, as this was quite original and unique from what's been done in the past, however, although it was original, that didn't make it brilliant, in my opinion.



    I would recommend this episode, as the show is great and this is another example of it, but overall, there are far better episodes, which I have enjoyed a whole lot more. Decent episode, but as I said, not the best, quite simply.moreless
  • Acting. Problem.

    8.0
    Didn't care for the acting in this episode at all. The writing was decent but I didn't feel like the guy with the identity problem was very poorly cast. I didn't like Will the first time around when he appeared in "Jones" and I didn't like him in this epsiode either. Turns out he has been having a relationship with JJ for just over a year now, but hopefully he will stay in Miami away from the camera. We all ready have Kevin and Penelope creeping closer and closer together getting some camera time, no need to start showing his relationship with Penelope being moved to the Washington D.C. area. The case itself was kind of boring to watch as well. Being in Miami had some nice scenery, but the case didn't use it to their advantage enough. The female cop who was flirting with Morgan the entire time was one of the worst casting calls I have ever seen. She also didn't provide anything to the story either. The ending scene with Morgan talking the guy down wasn't the best either. Those are usually my favorite moments of the show, but this time I think the combination of the case and the terrible acting just didn't do anything for me in that very pivotal scene of the episode.moreless
  • This show is turning in to a soap drama

    2.0
    This show is turning in to a soap drama. Where is the show we know and love where they put the cases first. if i wanted a soap with relationships and all that stuff i will watch brothers and sisters. What has happened to this show all of a sudden. Why the hell are the writers doing this when they know or obviouly it looks like the don't know that all viewers of this show watch it for the exciting cases they investigate. Not to see relationship issues. This show needs to go back to the root of season 1 and 2 because this season has become like damn soap drama. This is a crime show not a soap drama like brothers and sistersmoreless
Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Analyst Penelope Garcia

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Michael Graziadei

Michael Graziadei

Steven Fitzgerald

Guest Star

Tia Texada

Tia Texada

Det. Tina Lopez

Guest Star

Kara Revel

Kara Revel

Sarah Fitzgerald

Guest Star

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Analyst Kevin Lynch

Recurring Role

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

Det. William LaMontagne, Jr.

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Det. Tina Lopez: This Garcia girl of yours is good.
      Reid: Ha! That's an understatement.
      Det. Tina Lopez: Hey, can't go wrong with a Latina at the controls.
      Morgan: Yeah, that's my girl, but, uh, she's not as nearly as Latino as the name sounds.

    • Det. Will LaMontague: You realize that this is gonna happen every now and then when our career paths cross, right?
      JJ: Doesn't make it any less awkward.
      Det. Will LaMontague: Wow, never realized how much "awkward" could sound like "ashamed."

    • Morgan: You think you can show me a good time, huh?
      Det. Tina Lopez: You look like mojitos, Cuban food, Brazilian jazz...
      Morgan: (laughs) That's not bad.

    • Prentiss: He could be suffering from Cluster B.
      Det. Tina Lopez: Cluster B?
      Reid: Uh... a cluster of personality disorders. It's also called the erratic, dramatic, emotional cluster, an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differentiates itself markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture. It manifests itself...
      Morgan: (cutting in) This guy's a sick dude.

    • Prentiss: (to Rossi) Ah… it's always sad seeing someone's life reduced to the things they had with them when they died. It's just so clear they didn't know how short their time would be.

    • JJ: (to Will) It's not that I didn't want them to know, I don't care about that. It's not about the relocating, it's not about traveling on the weekends, or some guy. It's... I didn't want to tell anyone because the minute I do, it becomes real. And when it becomes real, people get hurt. And I... I've always run from getting hurt, always, and I don't want to run anymore. Not from you, and...
      Will: JJ, just shut up. (He kisses her.)

    • Garcia: (via phone to team) Prints belong to Deacon Rogers, Odessa, Texas. He's gotta couple of minor arrests - one for marijuana possession, one for lewd behavior, which I'm guessing is code for "gay" in Texas.

    • Det. Tina Lopez: I'm gonna take the skinny kid and Derek to the dump sites, so I got my cell, radio. If anyone doesn't give you anything, just call me.
      Prentiss: Great.
      Rossi
      : She did say she wasn't good at names.
      Prentiss: Remembered Derek.

    • Morgan: (watching JJ and Will kiss each other) Well, finally.
      Prentiss: Mmm… thought she was never gonna admit it.
      Reid: Yeah, what's it been, like, a year?
      Morgan: Yeah, something like that.

    • Kevin Lynch: You deserve a week in the land of no keyboards.
      Garcia: I don't know what I'd do with myself.

    • JJ: "If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find." John Churton Collins

    • JJ: "There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses." George Bernard Shaw

  • NOTES (1)

    • The song heard while Deacon and Steven are flirting in the bar is "My Way" by Los Lonely Boys, the song heard at the end was "Since You've Been Around" by Rosie Thomas.

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