The seventh season opener of our favorite (only) television show was last night.
Hubby, our eldest daughter and myself are committed viewers of Criminal Minds. None of us are really television watchers, but this one show keeps us coming back for more. We all love the drama, the plots, the actors (one of us is more inclined towards Derek Morgan …), the humor, and the quotes.
I still miss Gideon (who was only part of seasons one and two) … the most fantastic character the shows writers have ever created.
Reid is definitely the most changed characters of the show, over the past six seasons … going from a pre-mature ‘doctor’ to a mature professional.
Emily Prentiss and Jennifer Jareau are returning this season … J. J.’s departure was simply a … stupid decision (sort of like Gideon’s … just saying), and Emily has returned from the dead (oh, how they know how to open a new season).
Last season ended with Aaron Hotchner possibly leaving the B.A.U. (Behavioral Analysis Unit … actually there was the possibility that any of the characters might not return for season seven), but really the show could not continue without his brooding good looks, so back to frown and continue being a man of quiet authority is he.
David Rossi is back again too … the character who is over-qualified for his job, and could be replaced without anyone blinking an eye (maybe Gideon could come back, to replace his replacement?).
And, last but not least, Peneolope Garcia the computer geek-pro, who is so not a behavioral specialist. She’s just a girl making her magic going where no one else could go before on the internet super highway, being ‘mom’ to all of her co-workers and loving her brown sugar. She ‘humanizes’ the day, when the team is dealing with the de-humanizing acts of the unsub. (unidentified subject/bad guy) of the day.
Oh, there have been other characters who have come … and gone, from the show … but they have not been missed (except … well, you know).
So, we are back to our autumn routine of work, church, school and Criminal Minds … Criminal Minds being the most relaxing ;)