Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 13

Risky Business

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 20, 2010 on CBS
8.9
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The BAU is called to assist local authorities in rural Wyoming when teens are found dead from apparent suicide that are linked to a game on the internet.

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  • love hotch

    10
    love the confidence of hotch sending Garcia to talk to the teen. great job Hotch Garcia an JJ
  • serial suicides or are murders?

    9.5
    Four average good normal teenagers are found dead after choking to death at their homes. Two each Friday. The team travels to Wyoming on a wednesday to try to not let the next Friday be the same. After investigating the latest vicitims laptops they found a choking contest site that encourages the kids to do it jsut to get the buzz and then upload a video of them choking; the high school that gets more videos wins... They go to the classes to talk to the teenage students and one of them tries to escape. They discover that he has lots of marks in his neck from previous chokings. For a while they think that he is the unsub and they make Garcia talk to him because they can have some connection. It turns out to be really useful when they found out that the unsub is actually the father's boy and not him. JJ is all the chapter really affected by the situation and at the end she tells Hotch that her sister commited suicide when JJ was 11.

    Good chapter and actually really scary of what internet can make people do...moreless
  • Thought provoking

    8.8
    Oh.. This episode looked to be hard and very strong (in emotional level) from the start. I mean.. the topic of suicide just felt.. and the way they episode was played, those scenes and the emotion throughout the episode.. it was very thick and very.. hard.. I most say, even thought I liked the way how the story was build and that there was the father twist in the end, it had maybe little bit too much guessable storylines. The whole thing with JJ was guessable from the first moment.. the necklace, the way she looked.. it all gave it away. Not that her story was moving and the scene with Hotch, for sure, brought out some tears, but.. I am not sure.. Love the unexpectedness of this serie..



    But.. as I said, very emotion, some beautiful, heart-breaking scenes and a lot of things to think about.moreless
  • Extremely disturbing doesn't begin to describe the unsettling nature of this episode.

    9.5
    J. J. was obviously struck to her core when she approached Hotcher about pursuing what was not normally a B.A.U. function. It was good to see her character probed a little deeper and giving her a more prominent role in the storyline.



    Once on the case, the team soon began to realize that the suicides had a common thread-exploitation of impressionable adolescents to fuel one man's warped behavior. It was fairly obvious that Christopher, although very troubled, was not the unsub. Sadly, the death of his mother and his father's psychotic impulses, made him as tragic a victim as the other teenagers drawn into the "game."



    Garcia's expanded function was a pleasant surprise. Her timidity at being an interrogator was convincingly authentic. Criminal Mind's staying power is not just the case and giving one actor all the spotlight. This episode shows that the writers and directors realize all of the talent at their disposal. This keeps the show fresh and sustainable.moreless
  • Once again ... another fantastic episode.

    9.5
    Firstly, I love Garcia - and the fact that she got to be even more involved with the team. She is a great character "BTW I love your nails."



    Secondly, I was blown away at the modern, cyber, creepy, emotional episode this was. I truly admire the way the episode combined peer-pressure, the death of a loved one, depression, suicide, the affects of the internet and also teen deaths. Criminal Minds is just getting better and better every season, I thought season 4 was unbeatable - apparently not! CSI could take a few notes from this show.



    Fantastic, can't wait for next week!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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