Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 17

Solitary Man

5
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 10, 2010 on CBS
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The team travels to New Mexico to investigate a truck driver in Edgewood who is kidnapping women and disposing of them in random locations as he tries to find a mother for his daughter.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I was very angry about the story line.

    1.0
    This was a father who was put in an impossible position by the government who had no history of being a criminal. But when faced with losing his only child to government bureaucry reacted out of desperation. The government was the cause of all the misery in that episode.
  • criminal minds best ever

    10
    i think people come on your not here to see what happens with the team.. your here to see the episodes and the best episodes r the killings not much other crimes that r worse than those that's y its criminal minds most criminal who have these weird minds kill and r messed up.. its the story line.. and i think they keep r getting better and better all the time.. every episode is better than the last. and Reid he got shot and he healed like normal what else is there to show.. u really want to see him go in the doctor and say he can walk the end of that... come on.. people move on...its the best show out there.. its our family show and should be every ones.moreless
  • Another nut case killer - truckie one this time.

    4.0
    So I guess my general gripe is that the total focus is on murderers. There are OTHER bad crimes out there besides this.

    The focus is so strong on the murders that there is no time to check in on our favorite team members. For instance Reid got shot episode one, right? Since then nothing! We don't hear why he's spending MOST of the season with a walking stick - it seems to be a reason to keep him in the office - even when he's not using a walking stick anymore. Is he crippled? Is he not fit? Do we find out what's going on? NO! Couldn't they focus back on a team member or two again? Maybe one of them could get a little stressed out with the type of work they do! I mean even a teensy bit would be normal right?

    Do the team get together for friendly chats anymore? BBQ's, Birthdays? Sigh

    I guess the weekly murder and gore is more important This show is losing my interest fastmoreless
  • When a truckie wants a mother for his adored little girl, he will stop at nothing - literally - to find the right woman.

    6.0
    A man is seen creeping into a room with a young girl asleep in her bed. Turns out he is her dad and he is a long distance truck driver who must find a 'wife and mother' as soon as possible before the child welfare authorities take his daughter away from him.



    Unfortunately, when he abducts various women and they don't live up to his standards, he kills them and goes in search of another one. Finally, he finds the RIGHT one and takes her to meet his daughter. (Good to see Gabrielle Carteris from 'Beverly Hills 90210' again.) Of course, the BAU and other law enforcement officers are waiting on him. When he sees this, he blows his brains out in the cabin of his truck. Pity about the fact that we didn't see any blood anywhere ...



    I felt a fair bit of sympathy for the man who was obviously tipped over the edge at the thought of losing his child but the episode itself was not overly interesting. Seems like Season 5, for the most part has been sitting in a 'writer's rut' and that is a great shame. I hope it improves soon.moreless
  • Felt a little sorry for the bad guy, but he was crazy and evil. Great storyline, and a really lovely episode!

    10
    This episode starte d out like any other, with the serial killer making a kill and the team beginning to investiagate the case. The storyline to this one was great, as it was really unique and well thought out. I liked the idea of the guy looking for a wife, and it worked well as an episode.



    I thought there was a lso a nice funny moment, when Reid had to get into the mud bog or swamp. That was a nice addition too. The episode was quite creepy, with the women being locked up in the cages, but fortunately, we got a good ending for two people.



    I really enjoyed this storyline, and I think it was flawlless. Such a great episode, not the best, but pretty close! I really enjoyed it, and II can't wait for more great episodes, just like this one! Keep it up, guys!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

Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness

Analyst Penelope Garcia

Morgan Lily

Morgan Lily

Jody Hatchett

Guest Star

Bradford Tatum

Bradford Tatum

Wade Hatchett

Guest Star

Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Carteris

Nancy Campbell

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Although Jodi would have been put in foster care after her father was deemed unfit, there is no legal way that she could be adopted. In order for a child to be adopted, the parent must willingly sign away their parental rights, which obviously was not done. A child with a parent deemed unfit is only put in foster care because the parent can once again be deemed fit at any time.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Rossi: So, how long is it going to take for you to get in that ditch.
      Reid: Get in that ditch? I got shot int he knee, remember. My doctor says I'm not supposed to do any climbing.
      Rossi: It's a ditch!
      Reid: New boots, huh? Italian leather?
      Rossi: Yeah, what can I tell ya?

    • Morgan: Christopher Lasch said, "Family is a haven in a heartless world."

    • Prentiss: Tennessee Williams said, "We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life."

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