‘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.
Is there anything that you want to see on this “Criminal Minds” episode in particular? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below.
February 25, 2014 @ 7:32 am
Yes “200” was a disgrace and insulting to the long term fans. They should give JJ a spin off – Teen Ninja Super Profiler – then they could use all these childish and implausible storylines in a more appropriate place!! “200” seemed like it was lifted from the very worst of fanfiction!
February 25, 2014 @ 6:49 am
I feel the same way as you do Mary. It still pisses me off that she was given a whopping 27 minutes worth of screen time in “200” Since an episode is only about 42 minutes long that means more than half of it was focused on her.
Meanwhile the team as a whole got about 4 and half minutes. And Morgan and Reid’s individual screen time amounted to less than a minute for both of them.
That was absolutely disgraceful. CBS should be a shamed of themselves for signing off on that piece trash known as “200”.
February 24, 2014 @ 7:06 pm
Hopefully we get to see the rest of the team and very little of JJ! I think we’ve had more than enough JJ for this season!
February 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
I am upset. They should have placed the survivor after criminal minds. It will be too late for some of us…