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15th-Jan-2014 09:31 pm
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This is the discussion post for Episode 9x12 - "The Black Queen". Watch out for SPOILERS in the comments.
15th-Jan-2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Can't wait for tonight's episode! :0)
16th-Jan-2014 02:04 am (UTC)
I thought Derek didnt know Garcia when we met JJ in the first season
16th-Jan-2014 03:04 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing. Didn't Morgan ask Reid what Garcia's name was, which is how he came up with babygirl?
16th-Jan-2014 03:13 am (UTC)
Yep, I immediately thought the same thing too. However, they did get the pink stationary right....
16th-Jan-2014 06:29 am (UTC)
Yep, I remember that one, too. It was in season 3 (or maybe 4), if I recall correctly.
21st-Jan-2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, in one of Tabula Rasa's flashbacks.

I was thinking though, Garcia wasn't black-haired and Goth-like in Rasa, but the quirky blonde we've come to know. If Morgan was expecting one thing and saw another, what if Garcia's "new look" threw him off?

Probably not the greatest possible-explaination, but just a thought.
21st-Jan-2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, too. Maybe they didn't really interact much from the time he said, "Welcome to the team" to the time he called her Gomez/Baby Girl (haha, thanks to Reid).

It still doesn't explain why he acted so nice to her when he first called her Baby Girl, he knew she was almost arrested. I would have assumed he'd be a little more hostile or stand-offish with her at first. But that could just be me.
16th-Jan-2014 03:45 am (UTC)
So as already noted, they did push the reset button when it came to how Garcia and Morgan first met. I was disappointed by that as it really wasn't necessary. I suppose without Gideon or Elle to fall back on as a 'partner' for Hotch, the writer used the next logical choice in Morgan. Meh.

As for the rest of episode, as KV herself commented on Zapit, it was definitely different from any other CM episode previously shown. Overall I did like the story. I thought it was fun to see a bit of Garcia's dark past. And the affirmation that even at her darkest she still had standards was a good choice. The Unsub and his imprisoned partner didn't really stand out. Standard monster of the week as a backdrop for a Morgan/Garcia story. The sexual harassment seminar was a bit of a surprise. I'm sure there are people who would consider Morgan and Garcia's flirtation as inappropriate. In their case I say who does it harm? Morgan is strictly professional with anyone else and Garcia rarely interacts with anyone besides her team, who all understand and accept her.

16th-Jan-2014 10:04 am (UTC)
For some reason, I thought that the ex-bf had somehow lodged an "anonymous" complaint, since he seems to have been watching Morgan and Garcia for a little while? Or maybe that was just hopeful thinking because I really love their banter and I hope they keep it up.
16th-Jan-2014 11:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was the ex who filed the complaint. I mean, not even Strauss complained about it when she first heard it.

But I loved the faces the team were throwing each other.
16th-Jan-2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
I need to rewatch. I didn't pick up on the complaint. When Shane showed Garcia the conversation she had with Morgan I got the serious creeps.
16th-Jan-2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
I thought Garcia's entrance into the hackers' den was epic. The Unsub was meh. I like having Garcia backstory. I dislike retcon.
16th-Jan-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
That was the most epic entrance EVER. Why is not tumblr like filled with the gifs?
17th-Jan-2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
IKR? hahaha. I agree with everyone saying the unsub was meh, but the point of the episode was Gracia and not the unsub so the focus switched.
17th-Jan-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
Pudgy kid in the hacker hideout: "OMG! My life has suddenly turned into an AXE commercial!"
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