‘Criminal Minds’ season 9, episode 16 video: The clock is ticking in ‘Gabby’

Are you ready for an emotional episode of “Criminal Minds” in “Gabby”? We don’t quite know if we are, but that’s just because we’re not quite sure that we will ever really be that ready for it. We have a hardest time dealing with these sort of tear-jerker installments, and there is obviously an intentional reason for that. The people behind the scenes of the show of course want you to be deeply invested emotionally, and to feel something of great impact from what you see.

The simplest way to describe Wednesday’s hour, which airs at a special time following “Survivor” at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, is a race against time. The BAU only have 24 hours to solve an intricate case, and if they fail for whatever reason, there will literally be lives that hang in the balance. We have a pretty good feeling that most of this time will be run off before the team figures it out, as well (just to build up tension further).

The only thing that makes this even more dramatic? Having a young girl being the person that they are trying to save. The challenge creatively for this story is mostly going to be about trying to find a way to ensure that this stands out in a sea of other stories … and there have been plenty of kidnapping and danger plots on “Criminal Minds” since the beginning.

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