Thursday, December 17, 2009

Review - Criminal Minds Season 5 Episode 11 Retaliation

The writers tried to confuse us by having the team not know anything, and it worked. I was confused and had no clue what was going on. They threw out random names and theories that had no relevance. Then Garcia pulled out a random name and broke the case completely.

To make matters worse, Shrader turned out to be crazy person who liked destroying people. While the writers tried to make him smart or at least unpredictable, the location of the wife and kids was way too obvious and the team found it instantly.

The episode was uneven with the first act very strong and the rest filled with plotholes. The start of the episode had as much intrigue as the best episodes, but it faded into random guessing and Garcia's miracle working. The strength of the beginning made the episode good. However, it also created anticipation for the rest of the episode to be good, and clearly it did not meet the mark.

Score 8.9/10


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