Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 16

Mosley Lane

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 03, 2010 on CBS
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The BAU is called by local authorities in Ashburn, Virginia, to profile a predator who may have been abducting children for at least eight years.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • AHHHMAZING EPISODE BUT REALLY SCARY, VIOLENT AND BRINGS THE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL TO REAL LIFE

    9.0
    Okay so this episode would have been INCREDIBLY AMAZING IF they had given some sort of back story as to why the old lady and old man were abducting the children in the first place and keeping them for so long. Other than the lack in detail I thought this episode was very well put together and I loved the way the team figured out how to find the unsubs and how to approach them as well. Love this season of criminal minds so much :Dmoreless
  • creepiest episode of all times..

    10
    this episode is still in my memories, and still is mentioned in all the discussions related to these series.. it sank in my heart every minute, and especially the sadism of the abducting women with the kids is portrayed in a very realistic and hard to think way.. not one of but the best of all the series..
  • A perfect episode.

    10
    Now that I've caught up with this entire, fine TV series, I unhesitatingly rate Mosley Lane the best episode to date -- by quite a bit. From the music to the sustained, multiple emotional peaks in the last five minutes, the pacing makes it virtually impossible (and certainly inadvisable) to look away. From the creepiest of unsubs to the unexpected heroes, this episode does what Criminal Minds does best -- breaking away from the rigid formula that renders many police procedurals too predictable. The "subplot" involving the woman assisting the BAU is as rich as entire episodes of many shows.moreless
  • Hansel and Gretel revisited

    8.0
    The central image of the witch-like old woman threatening to burn children in an oven was straight out of Grimms' Fairytales, but there was never much of a profile to suggest why these people had become serial child abductors. And while I did like the part about the Mom who never gave up hope of finding her son alive, I do wish that other parts of the fairytale had been updated and fleshed out a little more.

    Good directorial debut by Mathew Gray Gubler. Reid has always been one of my favorite characters on the show and so I'm pleased to see the actor stretch into new areas of creativity.moreless
  • Matthew Gray Gubler is brilliant as a director. One of the best scripts of the show. The guest stars were just brilliant:)

    10
    When i heard that Matthew Gray Gubler was going to direct an episode of Criminal Minds i got very excited. Brilliant episode, just completely shocked me in how disturbingly good and excellent this episode was. In my opinion it joins the ranks of Revelation and 100 in terms of story telling and guest cast. It was really creepy and a little part of me was appalled at the 2 unsubs and their methods. I was praying for Charlie and the kids to get out of this situation unharmed. I was praying for the parents of the children that were missing. The "Goobs" did an excellent job as director and you can tell the rest of the cast enjoyed it too:)moreless
Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

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