When a series of killings occur on the BAU's home turf, Prentiss realizes that Ian Doyle is responsible.

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Doyle finally makes direct contact with Prentiss, telling her that he will eventually kill her, but in the process, she is not to involve her BAU colleagues. Meanwhile, the BAU investigate two DC area house fires that occurred on the same evening. Both seem suspicious - one looking to be a murder/suicide, the other an accidental gas leak explosion - especially as they seem to be under-reported in the media. Upon further investigation, the suicide was not so (that person also murdered). The only seeming connection between the two sets of victims is a European background. When Morgan and Prentiss investigate a common contact telephone number between the two families, they are ambushed, and manage to kill one of their ambushers. It is then that Prentiss not only suspects but truly believes this is the work of Doyle. As the BAU further investigate, which includes why the one news story of the fires was pulled from its online posting, they do find a connection to Doyle. Through it all, ... Written by Huggo

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David Rossi: Are you alright? You know, you haven't had a vacation in a while. Weren't you talking about Italy?
Emily Prentiss: My mother extended her trip there. It wouldn't be much of a vacation.
David Rossi: It's a big country.
Emily Prentiss: Not big enough.
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Some great team friendships
29 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wow, they are really dragging out this whole Prentiss-leaving thing aren't they? I thought they would devote two episode max to it but we're getting something like a five-episode arc. That's a good thing because Paget/Prentiss deserves the attention. Over the last few episodes, I haven't been particularly sucked into it (even if I loved the multiple scenes with Prentiss and her cat) but this episode had me holding my breath for half of it. Although whether I actually like it or not will come down to what happens in the finale episode, this episode did at least keep me interested which is more than can be said for most episodes this season.

For a start I kept wishing throughout the whole thing that Prentiss would tell her team what was going on and I thought when they worked out what the tattoo on the dead guy was then she would come clean. And again when they mentioned Ian Doyle, I thought she would spill the beans ..... and finally when she saw her friend shot through the head, I thought for sure she would tell Morgan what was going on. Alas!

Now I am eager to find out the whole Ian Doyle / Prentiss thing and what was the necklace she flushed down the toilet? Is that guy who was meant to be protecting her actually a double agent? Kudos to the writers, they are giving Prentiss an epic farewell, I suppose.

However, ADORABLE PRENTISS/GARCIA, PRENTISS/REID and PRENTISS/MORGAN SCENES <3 <3 <3 <3 plus a Prentiss/Rossi scene in the elevator which echoed back to various Prentiss/Rossi moments in the past. No Hotch/Prentiss though?

Prentiss: Does anyone know? Reid: You. Prentiss: I won't tell anyone Reid: I know. They'll just worry, you know, not that you're not going to worry but they'll just make me feel like a baby, you know. Prentiss: I do. Reid: What about you? Prentiss: I'm good. Reid: You've been picking your fingernails again. Prentiss: Yeah. Reid: You only do that when you're stressed. Prentiss: It's just a bad habit.

The way Prentiss looks at him throughout this whole scene made me MELT. It's like she really truly loves him (in a platonic way) and she's so sad that a) she can't tell him what's going on and b) if she does it will put him in danger. I've never really warmed to Reid as much as other people but there was something about this scene that made me all gooey. He was just so .... innocent. The fact that he told Prentiss what was going on with him and not anyone else? It was just all really touching <3.

Prentiss: I know what the world can do to a girl who only sees beauty in it, like you. Somehow you always make me smile and I don't think I've ever thanked you for that.

Oh Prentiss/Garcia <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3. It's always been Garcia/JJ more than anything so I didn't really have any high hopes for a sweet Garcia/Prentiss farewell scene but I am so glad that we got one! When Prentiss was being sharp and hasty with her earlier on, it broke my heart (obviously though it was in-character and you can't exactly blame Prentiss when she's got so much on her mind!) but to have it balanced out Prentiss saying that really beautiful thing.

Morgan: I tell you what does matter that you can trust me Emily, with anything. I am serious, no matter how awful you think it is, I promise you you're not alone. I just wish you'd believe that. Prentiss: I do.

Morgan/Prentiss <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3. I love how they built up to this as well: in the previous episodes, Morgan asked her whether she was okay and kept giving her worried looks. They work together the most so it's only natural that he noticed more than anyone else that she wasn't herself. And in the previous episode, she told him not to profile her but he did anyway because he cares, even though he knew it would make her mad. I thought it was a bit ironic that he said she didn't trust anybody though. Hasn't the same thing been said about him in previous seasons?! Anyway, I LOVED that scene. He called her Emily and was really sweet and even though you could tell she was mad that he profiled her and torn between confiding in him or not, they still managed to have a laugh. Then after when he came to her when she was throwing up and finally at the very end when he was still worrying about her <3 <3 <3.

And then when Prentiss was looking at everyone with tears in her eyes? I think I started to cry too.

Deary me, I am going to be a nervous wreck throughout the whole of the next episode. It's episodes like this with those special inter-team moments that makes me realise how much I love this show, how I want it to carry on being as awesome as it used to be, and it makes me mad when it doesn't live up to expectations because quite frankly, I hold it to a higher standard than other shows.

And finally, Seaver is still contributing absolutely nothing to the team and her presence is still unexplained. I might be able to let the writers off for this episode since it was all about Prentiss and there was no time to explore anything else (even Hotch and Rossi didn't get much screen time) but meh. I feel a trend. Now obviously when Prentiss is gone and Seaver is the only girl on the team in the field, they are going to have to stop ignoring her existence ....


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