Series: Criminal Minds

I flipped through my notes and here is a pretty long quote that I jot down while watching Criminal Minds:

“Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something have been done to prevent the tragedy in the first place? 89 murders at the big farm, the deaths of Mason and Lucas Turner make 91 lives add up. Kelly Shane will go home and try to recover, to reconnect with her family but she’ll never be a child again. William Hightower who gave his life for his country gave the rest of himself to avenge his sister’s murder. That makes 93 lives forever altered. Not counting family and friends in a small town in Ontario, who thought that monsters didn’t exist until they…spent their lives with one.  And what about my team? How many will be able to look into the abyss, how many more times…recover a piece of themselves that this job takes? Like I said, there’s no clever quotes to sum up what happened…sometimes the day just…ends.” (Criminal Minds, Season 4 episode 26)

This is a good series but quite a heavy one to digest. They had many cases that gave me goosebumps. They exposed the gravity of the crimes that people do and the extent the victims experience. I admire the characters and the actors in the series, how they portrayed their role as if they take every case at heart. It’s a sad reality that there are many things in life that we wouldn’t know how to react or what to say after all the effort, bad things still happen; or even when the case is resolved, we think what then? And you had to ask yourself, “Did it need to end that way?”

3 thoughts on “Series: Criminal Minds

  1. It’s also sad to see that in some cases, the unsubs that committed the crimes were actually victims of previous violent crimes. As a result, they chose to inflict the pain they suffered to other people…

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