"Criminal Minds" Supply and Demand (TV Episode ) - IMDb
The mentor/apprentice relationship between the unsubs in this episode is similar to the dynamic in How To Be A Serial [Expand] Criminal Minds Episodes. In episode 12 of this season's Criminal Minds, Joe Mantegna directs a powerful All he remembers is leaving the office and seeing the unsub shoot his While it's clear they have a great relationship, it's also clear our unsub Kate quips that he's “creating a supply” for something so high in demand. The meeting affects Garcia and Rossi the most, and Rossi ends up having a A.J. Cook in Criminal Minds () Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore in Criminal .
The kill was messy and represented the anger that he felt towards his wife. One was the actor playing the teenage son, Hunter seem a little too old for the part and the other was how quickly the team discovered the car of the cheating wife was crushed at the auto wrecking yard. It was crushed beyond recognition and would have been hard to identify. Nice acting job by our guest stars especially Geoffrey Blake who played Mike Janezscko. He played Mike as a everyman who just got handed a raw deal by people he loved.
We had a new way to kill people in this episode when Mike killed Doug in the auto crusher. He lowered the car on top of a pleading Doug and felt no remorse whatsoever. He even spit on Doug as the machine reduced the car to a chunk of metal with pieces of Doug mingled in it.
Supply and Demand
Then after Mike took Hunter hostage and the team was closing in, we had a great scene with JJ getting to show us her hand-to-hand combat skills. What a great scene and I highly suggest watching the anatomy of this fight scene on the CM Set Report blog. AJ Cook wanted JJ to mix it up a bit and she got her wish.
JJ was more than up to the task and I hope she gets to do it again sometime in the future. And best of all, we had some lovely team moments in this episode thank you Rick Dunkle: Reid making a fuss over a bloodied JJ as she was getting looked over by the paramedics was adorable. And best of all, how cute were Hotch and Beth?
I was grinning from ear to ear at their scenes together. It is so nice to see Hotch smile. I think Beth recognizes that Aaron is a little awkward perhaps shy when it comes to women.
This is a man that was married to what we presume was his high school sweetheart. I know that's roughly the time because when Garcia and Xander yay! It's been like a season, right? This has to be super bad news. Xander tries to comfort her by reminding her that there are good things about the job. Okay, one good thing - it's where they met. Sweeter than the show normally does! So, what's the case that's brought everyone in pre-break of dawn?
Reid observes that the last time Greg called a meeting this early was because Gideon left - which seems like splitting hairs. I mean, I know for a fact that he's called people in in the middle of the night in a few episodes. Doesn't that count as 'earlier' than 5AM? Or is there some line at which it becomes the next day, and letting people go home at six then calling them back at one doesn't cross it?
Weirdly, it can't be because of the case, because we cut away to paramedics and firemen trying to safely pull the still-living driver from the car. So unless he's a known serial killer, nothing dangerous enough has happened to require the team's presence. Greg shows up, and announces that he's just arrived from a budget meeting, and they're considering cutting down the unit.
He got the news because Strauss roped him into filling in a couple of episodes back. Greg tells the team that each one of them will be given the opportunity to leave the BAU and pursue other opportunities. Greg says Derek will be offered the New York post from season 3 again, and everyone else can expect similar calls. He wants them all to stick around - but it's up to them. Wow, are we about to have another super-meta episode about network interference, like when JJ left?
Also, this doesn't seem like information that couldn't have waited until 9AM. It's not like a meteor made of serial killers is hurtling towards Manhattan. What's gained by not letting them have a good night's sleep? Greg finally gets a call about this week's case - they popped the trunk of the car, and found two corpses inside.
Sadly the driver died before he could offer any information. The dead people are a young man and women, both wearing a uniform of tank top and shorts, and both were tortured before being killed.
Their fingerprints are on file, and both are revealed to have been missing since the past winter, from Ohio and Arizona.
So they travellled a long way before dying in Virginia, just a quick drive from the FBI's headquarters. In a weird coincidence, it turns out they were asked to check in on the guy's disappearance back in December.
He was a poor student, and it was thought that he'd committed suicide. They ask an odd question: It's strange because they don't have enough information about the killer to find any of his decisions odd yet. At this moment, they have every reason to believe that this is just what he does. We know better, of course, when it's revealed in the next shot that a whole passel of young people are being held in cages and forced to wear uniforms.
Yup, they're clearly being held by the villains from Hostel! This should be a fun week! It turns out that there's a good deal of physical evidence on the car - mud all over the tires and the female victim's hair - but the road isn't wet anywhere nearby. So where did it rain within reasonable driving distance? There's also a chainsaw in the trunk, and I'd guess that chainsaws probably have serial numbers on there somewhere, although if I'm wrong, it wouldn't be shocking.
Garcia drops by Greg's office to provide a hard copy of the files, and hint that she'd be up for talking about the transfers if he needs to. Also, he reveals that they're pretty sure they're looking for a group, rather than a single already dead killer, because it would be impractical for one person to kidnap two people in different states and then hold them for months.
The agent in charge of Slavery swings by to give her two cents. She's been tracking an organization that abducts college students and then trucks them around the country for rich people to torture and murder in two-day events.
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They've got no solid proof the group exists, since they don't leave easy-to-find bodies, so they're super excited to have both victims and the corpse of a murderer.
Then things turn weird, as the agent announces that she's assembled an 'undercover' unit. But not as criminals to take part, as potential victims. Which makes less then no sense. She says she'll call them to check on their progress, but how could they have made any? After all, this group is grabbing random college students from around the country, and the authorities don't know anyone who's involved - how could you possibly be bait for that?
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In the torture warehouse, thugs are bringing a woman to a cage while discussing the fact that the killer disappeared. There's a decent shot of all the trapped people putting their hands through chain-link fences, but not so good that it's worth capturing.
Based on the fuel level in the car's gas tank which luckily wasn't damaged in the least when the car went of a cliffJoe and Derek figure that the killer must have fueled up seventy miles ago.
Since they know his direction of travel and he's on an isolate road, there's only a few places that could have happened. Then Garcia calls, frustrated that the car's registration went nowhere, and generally unhappy to be working a slavery case. Is she thinking of quitting? But Derek tries to talk her out of it, thankfully. The team - along with the slavery expert - go over the known facts to the case. They're assuming that the villains send scouts to various towns to look for students who will be easy to abduct, then grab them later on - but they have no evidence to back up that idea.
So basically it's just stuff we already knew, and no new evidence. Thanks for this scene, show. Then things get unbelievably stupid - so stupid that it plumbs depths of moronism previously unreacheded by a show known primarily for being incredibly terribly written. And then the Slavery expert says this. Wouldn't alarm bells ring ten seconds after one check-in was missed?
If not, what are they for? Hell, why would she have check-ins at all? Are you seriously saying that it was up to the agent to call you? Here's the thing, half-wit - she's not infiltrating the mob. This isn't a situation where she has to create a fake persona and get in with a bunch of criminals - the kind of activity where she would have to be out of contact for hours, even days at a time, necessitating a somewhat flexible check-in schedule.
She's not investigating these people - she is bait for them. If she does her job correctly, at some point she'll just disappear without any warning whatsoever. In fact, what was your plan?
I would badly like the writer of this episode to explain to me how the Slavery agent's plan would have worked, if executed perfectly. Seriously, I have no idea how one goes about becoming bait for white slavers when you have no idea how they operate. If you don't know what city they're based in, where they're currently hunting, or what kinds of places they hunt at, how can you be bait for them? This is the equivalent of saying 'I'd like you to catch a bigfoot.
I don't know where they are, but I do know they love salt licks. Here are a dozen salt licks. Place them throughout all of America, hoping you'll get one close to where a bigfoot lives. Also, you can only check on the salt licks once every 24 hours, and you're not allowed to electronically monitor or track them in any way, shape, or form.
How well do you think that particular bigfoot hunt would go? God damn it, show - this is your season ender! You're supposed to be raising the bar, not throwing it into the dirt and then setting it on fire! When we come back from the commercial break, the Slavery expert is berating her subordinate for not calling her when the first check-in was missed. Which is supposed to cover for her own failures, but it doesn't work at all. She complains that the agent is alone, with no wire and no weapon.
Um, how is this current situation different from the intended plan? You say that no one has heard from her in 34 hours - and that she's missed two check-ins. Let's be kind and assume a twelve-hour cycle, and that we're just two hours from the third missed check-in. Now, had your subordinate done exactly as he was supposed to, what would be different?
Instead of being informed that your agent had disappeared sometime between 34 and 22 hours ago, you'd discover that your agent had gone missing sometime in the last twelve hours. She'd still have no weapon, no wire, and you'd have no idea where she was.
What part of this plan was a good idea?!?! The rest of their conversation makes even less sense. Greg theorizes that the UC must have asked the wrong person the right question - and Slavery expert says they had no intel that the group was operating in the area, and that the UC must have been working her own leads.
You have no real intel, remember? Also, what kind of lead could she possibly be working? What questions would she have asked?
Really, would she be asking questions at all? That's what an investigator does, not someone acting as bait.