This episode was billed as Garcia’s (Kirsten Vangness) hobby being used to may be helping catch a killer but turned out to be much more. Many of the viewers who adore this show were riveted to this show for no other reason than to see what hobby Garcia had. We may have forgotten that what sat this show apart from all the rest is the way these characters dealt with the types of crimes and criminals that they got involved in. While it may be a good idea for the longevity of a TV show to delve into each character and tell the viewers more about them but seeing a more convincing show of more real human reaction to these crimes is what makes this show well worth watching.
“On Wednesday’s episode, the show will reveal that Garcia (Kirsten Vangness) spends her time outside the lab acting in a theater troupe.” “In their investigation, the team discovers that her murderer, played by Prison Break‘s Robert Knepper, has cut off her lips in a deranged homage to his former movie star mother (Sally Kirkland).” “When a second victim goes missing, the team needs to draw the killer out, so Hotch (Tom Gibson) calls on Garcia to use her acting skills” (Bryant, Adam, 11/10/2010, TV Guide, Criminal Minds: Can Garcia’s Secret Hobby Help Catch a Creepy Killer? Retrieved from www.tvguide.com).
The best part of this episode was the interaction between Derrick Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Garcia. Their chemistry is silent yet foreboding and one often watches only to see if they will ever finally connect with one another. It is a most appealing possibility and may be a real reason why it will never happen. Either way “Criminal Minds” will always be on a stage all its own because of the outstanding actor and actress which delights and entertains us every Wednesday. No other show is as additive as one which brings in the audience and keeps them compelled even during the commercial breaks. Viewers have other favorite shows but walking in the shoes of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is definitely in a league all its own.