Criminal Minds (2005– )
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Zugzwang 

When Reid discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by her stalker, he and the BAU team band together to find her before it's too late.

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Reid's girlfriend, Maeve, who he's never even met, has been kidnapped by her stalker. Reid is certain of this fact since the kidnapper used the code words that he and Maeve had set up. He asks his colleagues for help in finding her, they who cannot do so officially, but do so in their personal time. Reid himself is in an odd situation since he can be of most help because of the thousands of hours they had talked and really gotten to know each other, but in his emotional state of being in love with Maeve, he cannot focus. As such, he requires the assistance of one of his colleagues to filter through the information covered in their conversations with him. They quickly discover Maeve's full identity, and from such discover information about her which Reid did not know and perhaps did not want to know. They also quickly discover the identity of the kidnapper, whose profile was not their initial thought. They have to understand the true nature of the kidnapper's motivations to find a ... Written by Huggo

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Reid mentions that when he and Maeve talk, they address each other by pseudonyms, and Reid's is "Dr. Joseph Bell", Arthur Conan Doyle's inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. In Criminal Minds: God Complex (2012), Reid calls Maeve and, while waiting for her callback, reads the Holmes novel "The Sign of Four". See more »

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Reed defines the term "zugwang" as meaning "the point in a game when a player realizes he'll inevitably be checkmated". This is not correct. "Zugwang", meaning "disagreeable obligation to move", describes a position in which a player whose turn it is to move would be better off if it were his opponent's turn instead. A player in such a circumstance is said to "be in zugwang". See more »

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Aaron Hotchner: Reid, I can't let you be a part of this takedown.
Dr. Spencer Reid: We don't have a choice. If I don't go in there, Maeve is dead.
Aaron Hotchner: And if you do, you're dead.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Hotch, we've known from the beginning she's on a murder-suicide mission, but we never stopped to ask why she's on that mission. We know now it's because she wants recognition, the type of recognition she thinks Maeve gets, and I can give her that.
Aaron Hotchner: How?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I'm gonna tell her that I love her.
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the story plot to the ending
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

i will not explain much but i must say this episode actually caused me to loose all hope in criminal minds and i no longer want to watch these series again they need not to add sadness in the story line also they are adding to much blood and gore to these shows ........why not add some episodes that don't involve non stop murder or etc .....like hacking causing accidents or something else.......the plot on this story how ever was very interesting it was like i almost felt as if i was in the same mind and concept as the young man but after everything started to take place it kinda throws out of the loop and makes you wonder if this show is even worth watching anymore .....all you see on criminal minds anymore is death,,,rape,,,,kidnapping nothing new or exciting even a terrorist attack would be interesting .


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