Criminal Minds

Season 8 Episode 2

The Pact

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The BAU is called to two crime scenes in Los Angeles and San Diego. Although the murders appear unrelated, the team's profile posits two unsubs working together in a deadly pact.

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  • I've seen better.

    I couldnt stand the whining and crying. The plot was decent but the acting by the two female vigilantes was terrible. Also, I couldn't understand how the guy psychopath got over powered by two females when he could've easily taken the gun from the black woman, (whilst she was whining) and took control of the situation. The worst episode in season 8 I think.
  • 2 vigilantes work together to form a deadly pact.

    This was an interesting episode with twists and turns when two woman vigilante killers kill people who have committed a crime but have been let off.The two woman believe they are doing people a favour.At first they was dragging there victims with cars and things got interesting when they picked one victim who turned out to be a psychopath who killed one of the serial killers daughter and the one thing keeping him alive was he knew where she was buried.He manipulated the two woman even making one of them kill a civilian which was the one thing they swore not to do.Surprisingly the two woman killed the man they had kidnapped and left to Mexico and the woman was shocked to see that they had been found but with one unsub escaping Rossi still believes she will be found but I think she is long gone.moreless
  • Feeling better about Blake... interesting plot twist..

    1-Blake - I was so anguished last week at how horrible Blake was and wanted her to STFU the entire episode that my first thoughts were how much I despised her and didn't want to see her ever again... and thankfully we both appeared to have calmed down. She was much more quiet and I was much happier. So I was able to focus more on the episode. Well except for my drifting off wondering if Mackenzie Phillips always had such a deep raspy voice and my trying to figure out why I thought she was very tall all these years after being on one day at a time a million years ago... or if it was just a false perception on my part --maybe the drugs?, either way I drifted in lots of thoughts - then I wanted to straighten out the wig that Kim Wayans was wearing and wondering if comedy is more her thing because she did seem to overcry - whine, etc - and I applauded when she shoveled psycho guy though I wanted her to do it sooner. I can't believe she got away - that just didn't make sense - nor did it make sense that the other one smiled when she saw her getting away. But hey.

    So overall - I liked the episode but not one of the best. For me the fact that Blake didn't bother me as much as the previous one is the highlight.moreless
  • Too PC

    Like almost all crime procedurals, this show almost never has a black person as the weekly perp. Maybe 4 times in 7+ seasons. In the very rare episode where the perp is black, he/she is shown very sympathetically and we are led to believe the victims deserved what they got. By the end of this episode, the audience is conditioned to be happy that she got away. So she beat several men to death with a baseball bat, so what? They had it coming. This is PC race pandering. Unfortunately, every crime show follows this pattern.moreless
  • Annoying

    The mother's constant high-pitched whining was akin to nails on a chalkboard. Yes, she was conflicted about the murders... blah blah blah and didn't want to go through with the rest, but I really wanted someone to kill her the quicker the better.

    The episodes with female serial killers have lacked a certain umph, and I think this one was a prime example, it only got interesting (excluding the high pitched whine of "Why, why, why") when they interacted with the real psycho at the end.moreless
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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