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Jan 21, But it was a fairly innocuous teaser otherwise. Then Reid went off to have his standard Maeve date over a magical pay phone that totally still. When Reid discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by her stalker, he and the BAU team band Only Maeve didn't make the reservation, Reid did. Jan 19, An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works.
In the same episode, Reid bonds with a young autistic boy, Sammy Sparks. By then, Reid has gone to several doctors, but no one has been able to diagnose what is wrong with him.
He tells Prentiss that he has not told any of the team members because he is afraid that they will "make him feel like a baby. Reid's reaction is to run out of the room, and he ends up sobbing into JJ's shoulder telling her that he "never got a chance to say goodbye.
He tells her he feels betrayed because he came to her house "for 10 weeks in a row, crying over losing a friend" and "not once did you have the decency to tell me the truth.
This is caused by the unsub sending him taunting messages and challenging Reid to find him. In this episode, he also reveals that the team missed his 30th birthday.
At the end of the episode, the team throw him a mini birthday party. Drug addiction[ edit ] After being kidnapped by a serial killer with multiple personalities, Tobias Hankel James Van Der BeekReid is tortured and drugged over the course of two days in "Revelations". This leads him to develop an addiction to the narcotic painkiller Dilaudid. While the BAU team members have their suspicions about Spencer's addiction, none of them confront him about it.
Reid gets clean and attends a support group meeting for addicts in law enforcement in "Elephant's Memory", at which he admits struggling with cravings as well as with traumatic memories, including a young adult suspect's shooting death in his presence.
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When he contracts anthrax in "Amplification", he strictly refused to take any narcotic painkillers in an attempt to remain clean. Memories of his torture under Hankel later allow him to empathize with other victims. Personal life[ edit ] Throughout the show, Reid shows a lack of interest when interacting with women.Criminal Minds Reid After Maeve's Death
The only three exceptions are Lila Archer, a young actress he is assigned to protect; Austin Courtney Forda bartender he "woos" with magic tricks while showing her a sketch of a potential suspect; and Maeve, a geneticist he first meets through correspondence, then later weekly phone calls.
In "Memoriam", a prostitute hits on Reid in a Las Vegas casino, but he is oblivious to her intentions. Reid and Lila kindle a short-lived romance, beginning when Lila pulls Reid, fully clothed, into her pool for a kiss. At the end of the episode, they go their separate ways, and Lila is not seen in further episodes. In another episode, Reid and Morgan are in a nightclub trying to find a serial murderer who picks up women in nightclubs.
Reid is having trouble talking to the women in these clubs, especially since he is spouting facts about club-related deaths, but Morgan helps him out. Reid starts a conversation with the female bartender, and proceeds to do a magic trick in which he appears to jab a pen through the eye of a police sketch, but pulls it through, leaving the paper unscathed. She expresses interest in him, and he gives her his business card in case she hears something about the killer.
Later, she sees the killer with another potential victim and intentionally spills her drink on the lady, pulling her away. The killer seems to disappear, and while the bartender goes outside to phone Reid, he grabs her. The team responds quickly and saves her before she is harmed.
At the end of the episode, she and Reid are talking over the phone, and he opens a package at his desk that contains the card that he gave her—with a lipstick kiss on the back.
In "God Complex", Reid begins calling a mystery woman on a pay phone and they talk about his progress with his headaches and sleep deprivation. It is revealed that she is in danger and doesn't want someone to know about her and Reid. While on a case in New Mexico, Alex Blake drops Reid off at a phone booth, unaware that he is going to call the mystery woman. Blake later returns and questions his motives. The two agents have a heated discussion, and he tells her the mystery woman is a geneticist he contacted about his headaches during season six, whom he believes can help on the case.
Thanks to her, they are able to find the unsub and save his latest victim. At the end of the episode, Reid thanks her for her help and tells her that he and the BAU can help her in her situation. However, she refuses because she doesn't want him to hurt Reid. She ends the phone call by telling him that she loves him. Left shocked and speechless, he starts walking to his left but then turns around and walks to his right.
Sometime after "The Lesson", Reid continues calling his mystery woman, and it is revealed that her name is Maeve portrayed by Beth Riesgraf. She tells Reid that her stalker might be gone and because of this, she wants to meet him.
During a case in Arizona, Blake confronts him about "phone booth girl". Reid tells Blake that he's nervous to meet her because he already believes she's the most beautiful girl in the world, and he is afraid that she won't like him because of his looks. Blake encourages him to meet her. After Reid gets back from the case, they plan to meet at a fancy restaurant until Reid sees a man gazing over at him. Thinking him to be Maeve's stalker, Reid calls her to cancel while she is right outside. Spencer realizes that the man is not the stalker, and Maeve has already left.
The hostess gives him a bag that she left for him. It turns out to be the very same book he was going to give to her by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Inside, she has written a quote by Thomas Merton ; "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another. In the investigation, he meets Maeve's former fiance, the man he believed to be her stalker.
Reid becomes more and more distressed by the situation and discovers that her kidnapper is not her ex-fiance, but the man's girlfriend.
Reid searches excessively to find her, and even offers to take her place. He discovers that the stalker wants attention from him and to be seen as an equal. He gets a clue from the stalker leading him to her location, where he tricks the unsub into believing that he is in love with her. Reid finally meets Maeve face-to-face during the situation and is able to briefly subdue the stalker, only to have her hold Maeve at gunpoint.
He once again offers to take Maeve's place, but the unsub kills herself and Maeve in one shot. Reid spends two weeks alone in his apartment after Maeve's death. The team constantly tries to help him, but he refuses to answer the door. While Reid remains at home, the team travel to another case. They call him for help a few times before he joins the team in person. You haven't shocked me thusly since season five!
I feel the need to use lots of exclamation points! If you're Criminal Minds spoiler-phobic, I bid you be gone. Matthew Gray Gubler as Dr. That's what my face looked like at the end of this episode.
So where did they go? Matthew Gray Gubler still managed to look disheveled despite being clad in a tuxedo. But it was a fairly innocuous teaser otherwise. Not only do they exist - but there are SO many, he's able to have each and every conversation from a different one.
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Suspension of disbelief indeed. It's a scary voice saying "Zugzwang. Apparently it's a chess term that means you gonna lose. Why does such a term exist? It's like chess trash talk.
They have to do all their investigating off the clock because they're not even sure anyone's actually missing. That probably makes it super illegal for them to run around flashing their FBI badges.
I suspended my disbelief back with the pay phone thing. And Reid is beside himself with panic. He can't concentrate, which means he's effectively unable to help. He's got to rely on the team. And when he says he's the dumbest person in the room, you just want to jump into the screen and promise him it'll all work out. Because this is Criminal Minds, after all.
It WILL work out because Well - there's your un-sub. I'm pretty confident any actress whose name I know didn't take the role of suspect 1's girlfriend.
Bad planning Criminal Minds. It was during this scene I decided to write a post about this episode. Reid's worried those hours on the phone will be the only time he ever gets to spend with her.
Derek promises they'll find her alive. Reid will get the girl. This will have a happy ending. But Derek is a big fat liar. Reid never said it back. He was waiting to say it in person. Had to look that up. She hasn't made much of an impression on me yet.
Side note - normally I really like Jeanne Tripplehorn.
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I enjoyed her on Big Love. But I'm not feeling her here. Either they haven't figured out how to write Blake yet or she hasn't figured out how to portray her.