Morgan: “You bring a glove?”
Reid: “A glove? I don’t even own shorts!”
“The Apprenticeship” is the newest episode of Criminal Minds. This article contains spoilers, so beware! To review the last case file, click here. Criminal Minds airs Wednesday nights at 8 on CBS (KHOU).
This is yet another episode where the unsub, or well unsubs, identity is not a mystery. Most of the time, they are shown killing someone or shopping for tools. It would have been nice to have more moments exploring their bond, considering that is why the writers decided to reveal who they are in the first place. The shopping trip is a great moment, along with the one kill where David, the older unsub, is coaching Toby through it. Mentorship is a nice twist on the unsub duo dynamic. Most of the time when there are multiple unsubs, they are a team. There isn’t a hierarchy or a sense that one is teaching the other. What did you think of the mentorship program?
What would have been great to see or hear is about when they first met. The BAU team figures it out, but neither Toby nor David bring it up, and considering David’s obsession with Toby, it is strange. David’s love is another thing that would have been another thing to play up a little more. Toby apparently knows David’s feelings, but David’s actions or anything never come off as romantic. Clearly that is a driving force behind why David reached out to Toby. A great twist is the reason why Toby began killing. He found out he liked it after he and his sister got carjacked, and he watched her die. There could have been a conversation between Toby and David about why they enjoy it so much or something along those lines. Did you want to see anything else from Toby and David?
Morgan decides to teach Reid the great game of baseball! These two have always had a brotherly dynamic, and so seeing them in this setting is just absolutely fantastic. This is a great little storyline to continue to build Morgan and Reid’s dynamic, and a baseball game is a fun reason to show the team together outside of work. Unlike the last personal storyline, the writers actually include a moment where the team talks baseball during a case. It is a brief thing, but it is still nice to throw in the team banter during a case. Did you love the sport outing?
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