Criminal Minds

Season 8 Episode 10

The Lesson

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 05, 2012 on CBS
8.9
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Ritualistic markings on male victim's bodies mean a special profile for the unit. Elsewhere, the possibility of meeting his mystery caller makes Reid nervous.

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  • 8x10 - So creepy

    9.0
    I always enjoy episodes where the unsub exists in his own twisted reality and this episode didn't disappoint by delivering a very creepy episode.



    The puppetry scenes freaked me out. And not just because of how the people's limbs had been dislocated so they could move that way but how people who were alive were reduced to representing lifeless dolls all because of the damage to one mind. *shivers* This episode was very, very well done.moreless
  • Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    8.0
    How can Alex Blake be the one to interact with Reid about his gf. Why not JJ or Penelope... Really really missed the charater of Emily Prentiss in this episode cos betrayel or not she would have been the one Reid confided in about the girl... Really hated Blake cos of the one single fact that I still miss Prentiss a lot...



    The case in itself was extremely creepy especially with the dolls or puppets or whatever as audiences at the end.. Loved it but way too much time given to the unsub... Apart from that CM is back on track again...



    My rating is 8 cos of one simple factor - I want Emily Prentiss back... If not I would have given it a 10/10



    Almost forgot... Loved Hotch's reaction at the end when JJ says Reid has a gfmoreless
  • Criminal Minds.

    10
    Okay where do i begin, so creepy, twisted & sick, this episode was brilliant & written by just one woman writer. Brad Dourif your so good at playing evil roles but this was one of your best. Finally we get to see Reid's girlfriend & no Reid your not weird your a very handsome guy But at the end when she is just about to meet Reid at the restaurant, Reid thinks her stalker is there, so he calls her & tells her not to come in. But it was a mistake so they dont meet, sad ending for Reid. I thought this would pick up from The Silencer/ Leg Chopper scene from the last episode. Anyway I Loved It. Also Very Well Directed by Matthew Gray Gubler

    (Dr. Spencer Reid).

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  • Gubler is the director!

    7.0
    I had just found out that this episode was directed by our Spencer Reid, Matthew Gray Gubler. Not too bad and he has potential of being a horror movie director even though he is so handsome that he looks like a guy who directs romantic films.
  • The sickest one of all!

    10
    Great episode. It kept me on the edge! How can the writers come up with something that creepy and sick? My God! It still gives me the chills.
Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Jeanne Tripplehorn

SSA Alex Blake

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

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