Miz has a real live snake phobia. Legit. This was not an ideal episode for this type of phobia. Also, if you have a queasy stomach for human remains you may also have issues with this premier as you will learn about projected cannibalism and to avoid eating in public!! …
Also, MAJOR SPOILER, but crimes involving identical twins are absolutely fascinating. This was the first half of a two part episode (I think) and the cliffhanger was awesomesauce.
One of the things Miz likes slash loves about Criminal Minds is the occasional guest appearances in the show which are incredibly masterful – Dawson (James Van Der Beek), Andie (Meredith Munroe – also from the Creek!), Jane Lynch, Elle Fanning, Keith Carradine, Frankie Muniz to name but a few off the top of my head – and this episode Fred Koehler was no exception. Creepy good acting.
So let’s recap with a major theme from the last season: With Strauss’ death last season, the job of Section Chief is up for grabs. Will Hotch or won’t Hotch? Miz’s vote is on “won’t”. The team will change way too much if Hotch moves out, not to mention he is a valued and talented criminal behavioural analyst.
Morgan: You know what they say about desk jobs.
Rossi: That’s how you get the ladies?
Morgan: No. Sitting is the new smoking.
Verdict: An excellent start for this season and will be sure to pull high ratings as long as the quality of writing and execution continues. Miz (and TechSupport) are looking forward to the forthcoming episodes. BAU 4 LIFE.