Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 12

Soul Mates

8
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 2009 on CBS
8.8
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When a young woman in an affluent community in Sarasota, Florida, disappears, the BAU suspects she may have been taken hostage by the partner of a pair of serial killers.

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  • We open with an arrest and end with a rescue

    10
    In this episode of Criminal Minds the following happens. We quickly learn about a killer, who is killing college girls and who is alternating between white and black girls. We then see a man being arrested, his name is William. The team start questioning him, trying to get information out of him about a missing girl (3 others have already been killed). When the family are questioned they claim that he is innocent. Soon the body of the missing girl is found. The team believe that both William and the other killer communicate through a Blog. The viewers soon learn who the other killer is, and that he lives in the same street as William. Williams's daughter has a suspicion as to who the other killer is, and so she follows him. The team soon realise how the killers communicated about the times etc and learns that the other killer lives next door to William. He is the same man who William's daughter is following. When the mother realises that her daughter is missing, she goes and confronts her husband. She slaps him and she gets taken out. But William still won't say where he and his partners take the girls. He chooses his partner over his own daughter. But soon William makes a deal, and they find the daughter and the killer. The daughter then learns the truth about her father, that he is a murderer.moreless
  • crimminal minds is awsome i just got into it but i like it so much better than other shows like this.

    10
    I think that this is pritty good, and if anyone says its "pridictible" or whatever...its wat less predictible than CSI miami or whatever, cus CSI is so easy to figure out, sometimes i just watch it to laugh at it, so whatever tards r sayin it sucks...u should go die in a hole cus criminal minds pwns :) but go ahead and hate it, it just means that u r a know-it-all loser :)and all the little girls in this r kinda....weird....-.-' OMG this thig is ( kinda) long...anyway....if it were me (that got kidnapped) i would just beat them up....but..nev er mind :) im done -.-'moreless
  • Strangely enough, it touches me

    9.5
    *Spoilers*

    2 men find each other and are bonded by their love of raping women. On 1 level, I am disgusted. On another level, I find the last scene between the criminals touching because they had to say goodbye to each other. The episode title is certainly fitting. They really were soul mates.

    This episode had a different format from the other episodes. We start with the arrest of the suspect and then more is revealed as we watch the episodes. There was a lot of focus on the suspect (we even see his flashbacks) and the unsub is his partner (since we start out the episode already knowing he did it and the police just do not have the evidence to convict him).

    Possibly the funniest line from the series comes from Rossi about Reid and I was laughing so hard even though this episodes wasn't particularly humorous.

    I was pleasantly surprised by this episode.moreless
  • Partners in crime who also happen to be neighbours. Not unusual by any means, but certainly very creepy and not at all nice to think about.

    8.0
    In Sarasota, Florida, young women are being murdered and William Harris, a highly unlikely looking suspect is arrested on suspicion of the killings. We soon learn that Harris is most definitely involved, which is certainly earlier on in the episode than we are used to seeing. What is unusual and interesting is that the episodes concentrates on the search for Harris's partner, whom the BAU need to track down before there are more deaths. We know he has a partner because a girl who has recently gone missing is found dead while Harris is in custody. The victims are alternatively white, then black. Does this perhaps suggest that Harris's partner is a white man, given that Harris is black?



    Looking into Harris's background, the team learn that he and his family left Atlanta after he had been accused of similar things. When Harris's own daughter disappears after being suspicious of the family's next door neighbour, the BAU must find her while she is still alive and stop the second partner before he can kill her and get away.



    Not the very best episode of the season, but, then again,not the worst. I liked the concept but it was very predictable almost from the outset that Harris's daughter would become a victim of his partner in crimes obsession. Good work by the guest actors though and the regular cast don't do a bad job either.moreless
  • What can I say?! ''Amazing'!' would be a good start!

    10
    This was another amazing episode of an amazing show. This episode gets ful marks for uniqueness, a s it started out very differently from many and most other episodes, with the perpetrator being arrested, right from the get-go.



    This added another dynamic to the episode, particularly with the various interriogations, conducted by Morgan.



    The case was not 100%, and it wasn't fully unique, but it certainly was creepy. There was a great resolution at the end, which was another great part to this episode!



    Overall, I'd highly recommend it. Although it certainly isn't the best episode you'll see, it is a slightly different one, which is always good, as it gives you a different perspective into the jobs and the lives of the great characters!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

Michael Boatman

Michael Boatman

William Harris

Guest Star

Dana Davis

Dana Davis

Andrea Harris

Guest Star

Valarie Pettiford

Valarie Pettiford

Sharon Harris

Guest Star

Meta Golding

Meta Golding

Agent Jordan Todd

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