House on Fire
Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2009
JD - Associate Staff Writer
We're just going to ignore the way I've had the Talking Heads' 'Burning Down The House' and 'Love--Building on Fire' stuck in my head for a few days now and jump right in here, shall we?
People trapped in a burning building. This is normally a surefire way to make me cringe at my television. I was sort of surprised that this episode didn't induce that reaction. As I watched it, I had thought it was a pretty solid episode, but the longer I let it sit around in my head, the less and less I like it. In fact, I could barely remember many of the details of the episode when I sat down to write this, and that is never a good sign. This is the second Criminal Minds episode written by Holly Harold, a new writer to the show this season, and the second mediocre offering she's given us (the first was the less than Stellar Brothers in Arms earlier this year). Can we have a three strikes and you're out rule?