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24th-Jan-2013 12:42 am
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This is the discussion post for Episode 8x13 - "Magnum Opus". Watch out for SPOILERS in the comments.
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24th-Jan-2013 12:35 am (UTC)
Reid broke my heart and I loved how he was with them at the end. The unsub was really a sad person as well, though I am still a little confused as to his motivation. I'll just have to rewatch it tonight. Poor me! Lol
24th-Jan-2013 01:44 am (UTC)
His motive was that he's a tortured artist and he was trying to win the approval of the director of the art gallery so that she would buy his paintings. Witnessing an accident in which someone bled to death gave him the idea of using blood.
24th-Jan-2013 02:39 am (UTC)
Still I don't see how that feeling of watching someone die would make you want to kill? I guess you just have to be crazy!
24th-Jan-2013 04:23 am (UTC)
I don't know if it made him want to kill as much as it inspired him to use blood as a medium, and to get that blood he had to kill people.
24th-Jan-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
What baffles me is that nobody evidently thought to ask the UNSUB where he'd been getting the blood in the first place--particularly when he tells the art dealer that he's only just begun using his own blood: slaughterhouses? Expired medical blood? Consensual adult shenanigans at Master Andre's? The mysterious extra wastebasket in the ladies' room (to which a male custodian would have legitimate access?)

(Incidentally, this episode parallels the plot of a classic horror movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Me_Blood_Red)
24th-Jan-2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Prentiss but I haven't actually missed her a whole lot this season. I mean it's different but I respect her decision to leave and the show has dealt with it well. I say all this because for the first time this season, I really missed Emily in this episode. The last scene was so beautiful and I felt like she could have just slotted in like nothing had changed.

Reid really needs Emily :( I hope they reference her more in the back half of the season.
24th-Jan-2013 02:55 am (UTC)
That last scene was gorgeous, and the perfect way to end it would have been a knock on his door with Prentiss on the other side. I think I would have cried like a baby if they'd done that.
16th-Mar-2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
Every scene in which Reid talked to Blake about Maeve flt just wrong this season and all I could think was "This is Emily's scene. This would make sense if Emily were here." Because Reid doesn't really open up to people very easily - it took him forever to warm up to Emily. And the he goes and tells Beth about his girlfriend?

It's not that I don't like Blake - but Emily's presence is very much missed.

Edited at 2013-03-16 06:06 pm (UTC)
24th-Jan-2013 01:47 am (UTC)
I think JJ should take Henry to see Reid. He's Henry's godfather, after all, and spending time with his godson might make him feel better.

I hope they don't decide that Reid is all a-okay after this episode, but I don't want them to drag the story out too long, either.

I found it interesting that Rossi said that at least he got to say goodbye to his ex (don't recall the name) when she died, and then he looked at Hotch and sort of mentally went, "Oops," like he remembered that Hotch didn't get to say goodbye to Haley.
24th-Jan-2013 02:55 am (UTC)
That exchange between Rossi and Hotch was interesting.
24th-Jan-2013 02:56 am (UTC)
I think that would be a great idea as well....getting Reid a d Henry together
24th-Jan-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
I think JJ should take Henry to see Reid. He's Henry's godfather, after all, and spending time with his godson might make him feel better.

No, what they should be doing is having Reid upset because these are things he's at this point probably believing he's never going to have. Fairly ridiculous that the writers did this pathos and soulmate storyline, then not do anything about it. He should NOT be at a point to put that book away.

Edited at 2013-01-24 04:03 am (UTC)
16th-Mar-2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
I loved how protective Hotch was of Reid - more than usual. Hotch is the only one who can really understand what Reid is going trough.
24th-Jan-2013 02:05 am (UTC)
OMG...Hobo Reid!
24th-Jan-2013 02:41 am (UTC)
Hobo Reid is kinda cuter than normal. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
24th-Jan-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I would have to agree. My mom even liked the Hobo Reid.
24th-Jan-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
He was so adorable in that bathrobe.
24th-Jan-2013 06:20 am (UTC)
Me too! :)
24th-Jan-2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Oh Reid. :( :( :(
24th-Jan-2013 03:04 am (UTC)
I hated that they showed so much of last week's episode in the recap. Believe me, nobody forgot about it! and anyone who missed it can watch it online probably got spoiled, so it was just like unnecessary ouchy feelings.
24th-Jan-2013 03:06 am (UTC)
I KNOW WHY THEY SHOW THAT!!

Also knew the art lady or profile lady was gonna get hurt by him.

24th-Jan-2013 03:12 am (UTC)
Yup. I called that almost as soon as they saw her, and I guessed at the hemophilia thing as soon as they said there were only red blood cells. I should have figured it out earlier, when the blood was sloshing around in the mason jars.

This episode was better than some we've had lately. At least it wasn't torture porn like that horrible marionette episode.
24th-Jan-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
I barely paid any attention to it. Not only did I not give two knuts about the crime (a first I think), I spent most of my time rolling my eyes and just plain getting angrier at the Reid stuff.

Edited at 2013-01-24 04:19 am (UTC)
24th-Jan-2013 05:37 am (UTC)
Couldn't watch.. I think I'm done :(
24th-Jan-2013 06:04 am (UTC)
After last week which wasn't blood and guts gory like a lot of this season has been....we go back to blood and guts gory. Yuck.

I wanted to feel bad for that artist, but I just found him annoying.

I, too, hope they don't just go along like Reid is fine now and pretend none of this ever happened.
24th-Jan-2013 06:22 am (UTC)
I wanted to punch the artist in the face. Repeatedly. If you don't have a thick skin naturally you need to build yourself one in the art world.
24th-Jan-2013 06:24 am (UTC)
I think I've rationalized Criminal Minds as the show where no one but JJ can have a happy relationship. I'm not as outraged as I was last week.
24th-Jan-2013 07:43 am (UTC)
Poor Reid :( This looks amazing! I mean, the storyline that is coming is looking really interesting.
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