Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 13

Risky Business

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 20, 2010 on CBS

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  • Extremely disturbing doesn't begin to describe the unsettling nature of this episode.

    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.