Criminal Minds

Season 9 Episode 12

The Black Queen

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2014 on CBS
7.3
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Penelope must ask her fellow hacker ex-boyfriend to help her and the team solve a case in San Jose.

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  • interesting episode one of the best of this season. Fan of Garcia

    10
    interesting episode. I love Garcia and the rest of the characters, Of course a fan of Garcia. Some picky people don't ejoy the story that much because the sometimes confusing background of Penelope... how she entered the but enjoy the episode a lot well find the whole harrasment story line is really funny
  • the black queen, one of my favorite episode

    10
    love it, enjoy watching garcia episodes, because isn't her but the entire team. Maybe is not very accurate to some viewers, but i find this episode very enjojable
  • Underwhelming

    6.0
    I was EAGERLY awaiting this episode for WEEKS because I LOVE Garcia as a character.



    But it just felt... Uncomfortable & disjointed. The whole sexual-harassment story line was unnecessary. The relationship between Garcia & her ex was just too dark & disturbing for the bubbly person Garcia is now. Not to mention Penelope kissing that random nerd is just... Ewww! The murders felt like a side thought & not developed enough.



    The thing that saved the episode (like always) is the Morgan & Garcia moments.



    Overall I was disappointed. I was expecting so much more.moreless
  • Mistake with Hotchner.

    9.0
    Interesting episode that delves into Penelope's past and the underground world of hacking that she was part of. The only thing that bothered be was the first scene where Hotchner recruited her, because it was Gideon that was in charge at the start and Hotchner didn't come into it until much later, years after Penelope.
  • the black queen, one of the best of this season

    10
    Like a fan of garcia i love this episode, mostly because she is great and because the team was there too doing a good job. The story not very acurate? But i really enjoy it Love everything has to do with internet, hackers, and investigation
Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Jeanne Tripplehorn

SSA Alex Blake

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

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    • Sexual Harassment Seminar Speaker: So. Let's talk about sexual harassment. Sexual harassment isn't always a quid pro quo arrangement. Maybe it's a conversation between two co-workers that makes you feel uncomfortable. Maybe these coworkers use phrases like "Baby Girl" (Garcia and Morgan look at each other) "Chocolate Thunder" or "Where is my big black twelve pack?"
      Garcia: (to Morgan) Who blabbed?
      Sexual Harassment Seminar Speaker: And that creates a what? A "hostile work environment." So messages like "More cushion for the pushing." Not appropriate. (Morgan looks awkwardly at Garcia while everyone laughs) "I'll be Coco to your Ice-T" Not appropriate. (the rest of the team looks at Garcia and Morgan with smirks) "Flarpy Blunderguff" (Rossi looks at Garcia with a quizzical look on his face, Garcia mouth drops open.) I don't even know what that means, but not appropriate.

    • Garcia: "To invent your own life's meaning is not easy. But it's still allowed. And I think you'll be happier for the trouble." Bill Watterson.

    • Morgan: "People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates." Thomas Szasz.

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