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'Criminal Minds' 9x24 'Demons': Battling law enforcement

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Emile Zola: “When truth is buried underground, it grows. It chokes. It gathers such an explosive force, that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it.”

“Demons” is the May 14 episode of “Criminal Minds.” This article contains spoilers, so beware! “Criminal Minds” returns this fall on CBS.

There isn't really a case during this episode, rather there isn’t a new case. Instead, the team focuses on the police connection. Thankfully, the writers address the fact that a lot of the witnesses/victims said, “they were coming for me.” It would have been nice to learn more about how all of the corruption started and where the money came from – if it was only through Owen’s smuggling or if there was more. An interrogation scene would have been fantastic. What did you think of the “case” of the episode?

There are so many character moments. It is beautiful. Now if only the writers would do this without having one of the team members recovering in a hospital. This episode reminded me how much I love seeing everyone just chatting about things that aren't about tracking the unsub or figuring out a motive. What was your favorite moment in the episode?

Specifically, we learn more about Blake and Rossi during this episode. I love that Rossi opened up to Blake. They haven’t really had a lot of character scenes together, so it is great to highlight their relationship. Plus, this all ties into Blake leaving. There isn't a big to do about it, which is great, and somehow, it makes the whole situation even more sad. The scene where she opens up about her son is heartbreaking.

Blake quitting the team is disappointing because the writers had a lot of potential with her. We learned very little about her, and it is only in her final episode that we get some answers. Blake is definitely a missed opportunity. Still, the writers are able to make her goodbye a sad one. I’m glad that her final scene is opening up to Reid, since the writers only really developed their relationship. Will you miss Blake?

What did you think of the finale? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.

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