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Criminal Minds - Full-Tilt Boogie - Review: “D.A.R.E.”



So the first episode of 2018 was kinda on the “meh” side. But this episode was written by Vangsness and Messer, and I’ve liked the episodes they’ve written together thus far. Did it fare better than “Submerged” did.

Overall, yes. I liked the idea of an episode tackling an issue that’s affecting many in this country at large. The last three episodes Vangsness and Messer wrote together centered on a specific character and had a strong team focus, and much as I enjoy that aspect of the show, it was nice to see them branch out and lean more on the case side of things for an episode. There were some really good moments with the team members themselves, Reid and JJ especially, a decent amount of suspects, and some brief yet decent glimpses into and discussion of the main issue at hand in regards to the case.

The “brief” part is key, though. There were a few side treks that kinda distracted from the main storyline, which meant we didn’t get as much time to delve into the unsub’s motives, or really explore in depth the issue of drug addiction. The team didn’t really do a whole lot in the way of profiling, to the point where it was easy to wonder why they even got this case in the first place. And while the case did get wrapped up, it feels like there could’ve been a little more to the ending somehow as well.

While this was probably the weakest of the four episodes Vangsness and Messer have co-written in terms of the storyline, however, it was still a good episode overall for me, mainly because of the nice little character moments and interactions we did get throughout. What can I say, I’m easy to please sometimes. And from what we did see of their attempt to discuss the drug crisis, I think those moments were well done, too.

As always, let’s settle in and discuss the episode.

The Case:

A dad, his son, and daughter are all prepping for a father-child camping trip. Fun! Mom, naturally, is staying behind, and despite her husband’s worries, she insists she’ll be fine. Since this is “Criminal Minds” we’re talking about, those are likely going to be her famous last words, but still, let’s just enjoy this sweet family moment while we’ve got it.

True to her word, the woman, whose name is Trish, does seem to start off her time alone on a pretty uneventful note. She heads out to a bar that night to meet up with some friends, and they’re chatting it up over a few drinks. A guy named Robbie even sends a drink over to her at one point. Things start getting a bit ominous, however, when Trish’s friends start talking about Robbie. Apparently he’s had a few brushes with the law, and is currently on probation. Best to hold off on that drink he sent over, then.

Later, Trish is playing a bit of pool when Robbie’s cousin, whose name is Rick, comes over and tries to dance with her. She turns him down, and he’s upset by her rejection, but ultimately leaves her be. For a while, anyway. As the night wears on, she steps outside to check her phone. Apparently she’s gotten a crapton of texts from her husband, asking where she is and why she hasn’t responded yet.

Before Trish can even manage to contact him, though, Rick comes back, and this time he’s not willing to take no for an answer. He’s getting right up in her face, pinning her to the wall, yelling at her...it’s getting rather scary. This time, Trish makes her response about as clear as day by kicking Rick in an, ahem, rather sensitive spot and running off. Good on her. She goes back into the bar and finds an officer named Mack hanging out there, and informs him what happened. He makes a report, alerts fellow officers to keep an eye out for the creep, and gives her a ride home.

When they arrive at her house, Mack is surprised to find that her alarm isn’t on. She explains it’s because she often forgets the code, which is curious, but okay, that happens. She and the officer bid each other good night, he assures her they’ll find this Rick guy and deal with him, and she heads inside to get ready for bed.

Then the lights in her house go out. Uh-oh. As she’s exploring the house to see what happened, she’s surprised by an unseen figure. Next thing we know, we see her on the ground outside, clearly injured, and hazy memories of her and her family in happier times are flashing through her mind as whomever attacked her preps a newly dug grave...and proceeds to throw her body into it. Well, that escalated quickly!

So after that rather lengthy opening sequence, this is what we, and the team, learn. Trish is the wife of the police chief, whose name is Steve. Miraculously, she survived her attack thanks to being found by passing hikers and resuscitated, but unfortunately, she’s now in a coma at the hospital. The Gaines family had moved to the town of Hitchens a year ago, and Trish, who’d had a steady job at the kids’ school in Ashburn, was looking for new work here, with not much luck. Steve had run for mayor in Ashburn and lost, so he continued his police chief job upon moving to Hitchens.

As for Rick, he’s naturally the BAU’s main suspect at the moment. Not only did he harass Trish (whom he’d never met before that night at the bar), but he’s also got a pretty sketchy history involving sexual assault charges. Thing is, though, if he is their unsub, not killing her after digging a freaking grave to throw her into seems rather odd. Perhaps he simply might’ve wanted to taunt her instead? Maybe he had a run-in with Steve, leading him to target Trish? Since Trish is a cop’s wife and she was found in a national park, this officially makes the case a BAU one, and they’re off to investigate. A flimsy reason, perhaps, but whatever, we’ll go with it – and what’s more, this is a fairly local case as well, so the team doesn’t even have to fly!

While Tara, Luke, and Garcia hang back at the office, Emily, Rossi, Matt, and JJ all trek out to Hitchens. Emily meets Mack at the police station, and he’s wracked with guilt over just dropping Trish off without checking the house to make sure all was fine. One of Trish’s friends, a woman named Barb, is also at the station, and she tells Emily about the constant texts Trish got from Steve. Judging from the tone in Barb’s voice, she’s not too big on Steve, telling Emily that he seems to be rather...obsessive when it comes to his wife.

At the hospital, JJ tries to talk to Steve. He seems pretty upset over what happened to his wife, staying vigil over her. JJ does her best to try and assure him they’ll get whomever did this, but he doesn’t seem very convinced, and vows he’ll get the guy himself if need be. So okay, Steve’s a little excessive with the texts – he’d sent forty-two of them when Trish was at the bar, but he clearly cares about her. Right?

Well, that’s when things get even more unsettling. Garcia calls JJ a short time later and informs her that Trish’s medical records indicate she’s been to the ER numerous times for broken bones, bruises, and other various injuries. What’s more, Steve’s alibi initially seemed pretty concrete – he was in the woods camping with his kids. But now even that’s falling apart, as his kids mentioned that when they woke up that morning, their dad wasn’t there. And the time it would take for him to drive from the campsite to his home, attack his wife, and drive back seems to fit. There’s also the family’s recent move. Might they have left Ashburn because people were starting to have suspicions about Steve?

“You are the only person who has the power and the resources to solve this.”

JJ intends to investigate this whole matter further, but Steve happens to overhear her conversation with Garcia. And to say he’s offended by her suspicions would be an understatement. This leads to a VERY intense conversation between them in which Steve angrily refutes every single one of the potential accusations against him. He admits to the constant texts, even admits he’s a control freak, but it’s not because he’s possessive of Trish. Rather, he was just worried about her. She doesn’t really go out, and he just wanted to make sure she was okay.

As for the ER visits? She’s accident-prone, nothing more. The move? It was done for Trish’s sake, because she, ironically, wanted to live someplace quiet and safe. And his being gone when his kids woke up? He simply ran to get some donuts for them, and was gone only an hour at most. Not the most concrete of explanations (how many times has the “accident-prone” explanation been used as an excuse, after all?), but considering how adamant Steve is about his innocence, chances are good he’s probably telling the truth.

Mostly, anyway. JJ may agree Steve’s not involved in the attack on Trish, but she still thinks he’s hiding something about her, or his family in general. Steve was rather quick to deny that his wife had any sort of drug or alcohol problem, after all, which would explain the constant ER visits and “accidents”. And there’s always the possibility of an affair as well.

At the station, Emily talks to Rick, who’s none too friendly at first. He admits to hitting on Trish, but insists he didn’t attack her. While Emily’s interviewing him, Rossi investigates the Gaines’ house, and notes that while there are traces of blood, there doesn’t seem to be as much as there should be for such a violent attack. Matt, meanwhile, examines the gravesite, and notes that the unsub would’ve had to drag her a good ways from the parking lot. Their unsub is organized enough to clean up at the house, but disorganized enough to make a shallow grave and leave a witness. Because of this, and the lack of any evidence of sexual assault in regards to Trish, the team’s starting to think that while Rick’s certainly a grade-A creep, he’s not their guy.

It’s not long, however, before we have a new suspect to add to the list: Mack. Yes, that Mack. The officer who drove Trish home. He shows up at the hospital as well, and even tries to tend to Trish. JJ, who appears to be the one gathering information on everyone this episode, learns that Mack got passed over as police chief, despite living in Hitchens all his life and being in line for a promotion. Hmm. There's also the fact that Mack’s car was both at the Gaines’ house and the gravesite, as was his off-site vehicle. Might he be jealous of Steve, and want to retaliate? Emily and Rossi interview the hikers who found Trish, and one of them mentions that there was another female at the gravesite, somebody that Mack apparently knew personally. Why didn’t he mention this woman to the team?

Unfortunately, Mack never gets the chance to answer those questions for the team. Later that night, Mack is on the phone with somebody, likely this mysterious woman, angrily telling them that they need to come clean with him about any information related to the case. He asks them to meet him at a nearby bridge to further discuss things. Shortly after he arrives, however, somebody begins shooting at his car. Mack immediately gets out and tries to run, but some of the bullets hit him, too, and take him down. He’s then smothered to death by somebody dressed in black – likely the same person who shot up his car.

So that’s one suspect knocked off the list. Rossi, Matt, and Luke investigate the scene, and they learn that the woman he knew was named Shelly, and that he’d been talking to her before he died. Had Mack mentioned her sooner, would he still be alive? Rossi believes Mack’s actions feel like a case of “full-tilt boogie” - aha, episode title reference! Apparently it’s actual lingo used by cops, so what does it mean? According to Rossi, it’s when a cop is riding the adrenaline of a murder, and aren’t sure what to do next. The more you know! Now they’re wondering if this mysterious Shelly has any sort of connection to this case, or to Trish specifically.

“Addiction is a disease. It’s not a moral failing.”

Back at the hospital, Reid finally shows up, coming to help JJ, and the two share a brief “welcome back” hug. Aw. Garcia’s also come down to help, and they try and get an update on Trish. The poor woman’s clearly going through serious withdrawal and shaking, which further proves JJ’s suspicions that Steve was lying when he said she wasn’t addicted to anything.

And as the three BAU members find out, she’s not the only woman in town with a drug problem. As they pass various other hospital rooms, they notice there’s a lot of addicts at the hospital. Matt later brings in the local statistics, and they’re sobering in both Hitchens and the county as a whole, there’s been 102 overdoses, fifteen deaths, and nine babies born with drug-related issues, all within the past week. On top of that, there have been 306 people jailed over the past month for drugs, and one house had multiple calls for drug issues within one day. Damn. The town’s proximity to Baltimore doesn’t help, either – that city has its own serious drug problems, and Hitches is a stop along the “heroin highway”, as Matt calls it. Drug addiction is the town’s tragic secret, and it’s clearly got to be connected to what happened with Trish and Mack somehow.

But what would’ve driven Trish to become a drug addict? Well, as Steve finally admits during an interview with Rossi and Matt, she’d suffered a miscarriage a couple years back, and she wound up getting hooked on the Oxycontin given to her as she recovered. And that’s not all. He wanted her to go to rehab, but she didn’t want to, lest anyone find out her dark secret. So Steve confesses that he’s been essentially supplying her with drugs. That explains his shiftiness with JJ earlier, then. Apparently he loans her pills that he uses for a slipped disc, which he can get via prescription.

Rossi and Matt are shocked by Steve’s actions, but he explains that he’s been slowly trying to wean her off the drugs over the years. At one time she was up to fifty pills a day (!), but now he’s knocked her down to ten. He refuses to go the cold turkey route, claiming that that’s fraught with its own health risks for serious addicts. This is the best way he can think of to help her. The guys then ask Steve about Shelly, but he claims he doesn’t know anyone by that name. He wonders, though, if she was targeted because she was going to expose somebody else.

“It’s funny that the very thing that’s helping your mom get clean might actually be your anger.”

At one point, Reid finds Trish’s daughter, Dana, sitting by her bedside in her hospital room, and comes in talk to her one on one, hoping she might feel more comfortable opening up. She’s standoffish at first, but Reid puts her at ease with lighter conversation. The two discuss Dana’s school report on the Galapagos Islands, and Reid tells her he’d been reading about the wildlife there. Dana quickly confesses there is no report – rather, she’s reading up on the islands just for the fun of it. This is my kind of girl, right here. Reid can relate to this as well, explaining that he’s been studying fungi simply because he likes to learn about yeasts and molds. He even claims that he can relate to them.

Wait, what? Sounds strange, but Reid explains further: the reason he can relate to fungi is because it’s mobile, and that mobility allows it to grow. He compares that to his own experiences, claiming that his ability to grow allows him to explore new things, as well as improve his life. Reid theorizes that Dana’s interest in the islands are for similar reasons. It’s a strange explanation, but it kinda makes sense, too, and it ultimately manages to make Dana feel a little better, so yay.

Reid then gently tries to change the subject to Dana’s mom. Dana admits that she feels like a “weird island” because she’s angry at her mom, to the point where she hasn’t told her she’s loved her in over a year. She knows her mom’s struggling and is trying to get better, she knows the statistics about drug use, but it’s still really tough for her to reconcile the fact that her mom is a drug addict. It’s a very honest, understandable reaction, and my heart goes out to the poor girl. Reid sympathizes, too, reminding Dana that her anger is likely what’s motivating her mom to even fight to get better in the first place. “Are you being a jerk to her because you love her? Yeah. It’s good,” he says, and honestly, this is such an incredibly touching moment and I love this whole scene so much.

Dana’s feelings towards her mom aren’t the only revelation she made, though. She also mentions that her mom’s been calling hotlines to try and further kick her habit. There’s multiple hotlines in the area, but Garcia manages to zero in on one in particular known as Fair Hope Center. Trish apparently called that one a lot in particular, and was in regular contact with one specific person. That person? Shelly. Aha. She’d even gone so far as to tell Shelly about Steve giving her pills...information that made Shelly quite angry.

What’s more, all of the help hotlines are run by Shelly, and she kept tabs on the addicts. The team’s wondering if maybe Shelly’s dealing on the side, and was afraid Trish would spill the beans. Further investigation starts filling in the pieces of this messy puzzle. The team learns the name of the doctor who fills Steve’s pills for him: Joe Gorman. Joe’s married, and his wife’s name is Michelle. What’s a natural nickname for somebody named Michelle? Shelly, of course.

Around this time, Trish finally comes out of her coma, and JJ and Reid quickly go to interview her. She’s still woozy, though, and still very traumatized from her ordeal, so all she can really remember are the flashbacks of her family that she’d had when being thrown into the grave, and two or three people above her asking for help, and dogs barking. She still can’t figure out who attacked her, though. She’s never met Dr. Gorman, let alone his wife.

Emily, meanwhile, has gone through all of Trish’s friends and ruled them out. All except for one, a woman by the name of Kat. She’d been talking to Mack recently as well. And when we first see Kat, she’s acting rather shifty herself. She’s sitting in her car, watching a woman walking with a little girl, and then goes to grab a baggie full of pills. Before she can take them, however, Michelle comes up to the car and calls her out for showing up in public. Kat simply claims she wanted to see “her” - the “her” likely being that little girl, and tells Michelle that people are asking questions and the heat is on them. Michelle suggests the two women meet up later, and after she leaves, Kat pops a couple pills.

So Michelle is our unsub, Kat’s her sister, and Michelle’s manipulating Kat the same way she’s manipulated and controlled everyone else in town. As the team learns, the sisters grew up in a broken home, with an alcoholic, abusive dad who was violently attacked when the girls were teens, with Kat getting in trouble for that. After that, Michelle dropped out of school, had a string of jobs that she kept getting fired from because of her own drug issues, and had to go to numerous anger management classes. Once she got clean, she moved to Hitchens and married a doctor, attempting to stabilize her life. But her drug past was too tough to let go of, hence her dealing on the side and manipulating people to stay quiet. Kat had a history of serious drug use as well, even OD’ing with her own newborn in the car a few years back. Yikes. Because of this, the Gormans took custody of Kat’s daughter, and Michelle seems pretty keen on wanting to keep her.

Later, Kat and Michelle meet up as planned, little girl in tow, and they’re arguing over Kat’s daughter, and her messed up life. Michelle reminds Kat that she’s too far gone to get any help, and tells her that she can either go to jail for her crimes (which are actually Michelle’s crimes, but of course, Kat must take the fall, as always), or she can take some pills and kill herself. Whoa. This took a supremely dark turn. Kat balks even more upon hearing this suggestion...but sadly, Michelle is right about one thing. The pull of the drugs is strong with her, and to our horror, she accepts them.

Michelle leads the little girl out of the house with her, making a point of telling her to “say goodbye to Mommy”, which sends a serious chill down my spine, holy crap. They don’t get very far, though. The moment they come outside, the team descends. Joe grabs the little girl and pulls her away, while the team slaps the cuffs on Michelle and escort her away. Inside the house, Rossi, Luke, and Matt find Kat lying still on the floor, and from the initial looks on their faces, for the briefest of moments I was seriously afraid she’d actually died. Thankfully, ambulance officials are able to revive her shortly after.

Back at the hospital, Trish is able to properly reunite with her family, and Dana takes a moment to thank JJ, Reid, and Garcia for all their help. After Dana returns to her family, the three team members reflect on why people feel the need to numb themselves with drugs in the first place, and JJ explains that people in a lot of pain think drugs are their only solution.

“They’re not a solution,” Reid says. And he would know.

I mentioned in the “False Flag” review that the writers seem to be on a “discuss current political and social issues” kick this season. Mass shootings, media’s influence on society, nuclear war paranoia, conspiracy theories and fake news – they’re clearly aiming to go for it all, it seems. And now we can add yet another example to the list, with this episode’s take on the crippling drug crisis in this country.

For the most part, I think the show did a decent job of highlighting and touching on some of the issues and stereotypes surrounding the issue. I liked that they didn’t just go with the stereotypical strung-out junkie, and instead showed how drugs can impact people of any economic class. Michelle was well-to-do, Trish had a family, they all generally seemed to come from “respectable” areas of society. And yet they all had their secret struggles with drugs.

I especially appreciated the perspective from people like Steve and Dana – Steve trying to help his wife, even if he went about it in a questionable manner, added a bit of sympathy to a man who up to that point hadn’t earned much. I also think Steve’s actions spoke to the desperation of people who feel that other means of helping them – cops, doctors, therapists – won’t do any good (or they might not be able to afford their help, one of the two). And Dana’s reactions to her mom’s struggles were a powerful way to show what loved ones who watch family members struggle with addiction have to deal with as well. I like that the show didn’t flinch from her having an honest, harsh reaction, because that felt believable and realistic.

The fact that Mack wasn’t a saint nor a straight up villain was a good touch as well. He was just another cog in a messy, complicated situation that the entire town is dealing with, and had he not been killed, I like to think he would’ve ultimately tried to do the right thing and help the team. Matt’s statistics were an eye-opener as well, and an important reminder of just how widespread this problem really is. We got the numbers, we got the human face on the issue, and on the mystery side of things, I liked the multiple suspects angle as well. Just enough to keep us guessing, but not so many that it felt overly complicated and piled on.

I do wonder if it might have helped to show a few more hints of Michelle’s manipulation a little sooner, though. I like that she wasn’t shown until late in the episode, it kept things from being too obvious. But maybe we could’ve had a couple more scenes of Mack talking to Shelly on the phone (without revealing it was her, of course) and trying to sort things out with her. Or we could’ve seen Kat pop up sooner as well, and further hint at her connection to Michelle. It also might’ve helped to see the team try and interview somebody at one of the hotlines, only for them to be shifty as well, or try and insist the hotlines were more helpful than they actually are.

As for Michelle, I feel like her motive got a little lost in the storyline – I noticed some people seemed a bit confused about why she attacked Trish. Yes, she was dealing on the side and didn’t want Trish, or anyone else, blabbing that secret, but I feel the show could’ve found some way to make that a little clearer. Maybe somebody covertly goes to a place where Michelle normally meets them. Perhaps the team learns about a place in town where drug deals happen, and go from there with figuring out who the dealer is. Maybe she could’ve left a mysterious threat for somebody who she feared would blab. Michelle could still be kept a mystery, but at least we’d have a better idea of how her whole operation worked.

And while I think the show did a decent job of highlighting the desperation and struggle these addicts and their families go through, I would’ve liked to hear the team talk a little more about how the government is or isn’t handling this crisis. Do they know of any programs or plans in various parts of the country that are helping or hurting the situation? Do they have any suggestions of their own? Given Reid’s own drug history, I feel like he could’ve provided some firsthand input on that matter. Maybe cutting down a bit on the lengthy opening scene, or lessening the amount of time on everyone suspecting Steve of being abusive (or they could’ve assumed he was abusive because of drugs from the get-go), could’ve given us a bit more opportunity to expand on that stuff.

Really, though, as noted in the intro section...why exactly did the team need to be there? I get that they were brought in because it was a cop’s wife and she was found at a national park, but that just seems a really flimsy reason, and once they got there and realized this was more a local situation, it seemed strange for them to stick around. They didn’t even give a profile to the officers. Granted, the fact that even the local cops couldn’t fully be trusted to take care of this case would explain their presence – but in that case, I feel like they should’ve done more with that, then. Yeah, Steve and Mack, who worked for the police force, were shifty and held the team at bay, but it would’ve been interesting to see just how far the cover up really went (maybe Michelle was involved in a multi-state drug ring?), and made for a stronger reason for the BAU to be there.

But moving on to happier topics, and continuing on with the mention of Reid, I really did like his conversation with Dana. His comments about tough love proving helpful spoke volumes on multiple levels – it had me wondering if Emily’s tough love approach with him post-Hankel was part of what helped him decide to kick the habit. His assurance at the end that drugs weren’t a solution were a subtle nod to how hard he’s fought for his sobriety over the years, to the point where even being forcibly drugged again last year didn’t cause him to relapse.

Being able to relate to Dana’s thoughts about her mom also had me thinking of Reid’s own relationship with his mom. Different situation in Diana’s case, yes, but we saw his frustration over her stubbornness when she came to live with him last year, and know about her refusal to get help for the longest time back when he was a kid. I don’t know if Vangsness and Messer intended for us to make those comparisons during that scene, but I did, and I think it made Reid’s advice to Dana all the more meaningful. It’d be nice if the show could let us know how things are going with her. Is she still living with him? Did he send her back to a more comfortable place?

Those heavy issues aside, ultimately, what I loved most about that scene was that it was a perfect reminder of Reid’s endless ability to empathize with others, and put them at ease. I loved him and Dana bonding over geeky interests, and the gentle way he spoke to her. Moments like this also prove once again that Reid would make a really good dad someday, if the show ever wants to be nice and let that happen for him. I'm just sayin'.

JJ was awesome throughout the episode as well. I liked how she held her ground when questioning Steve on all the rumors about him, despite his angry demeanor. I liked how she essentially held down the fort at the hospital while the team was all off doing whatever. She handled the constant information dumps about various suspects admirably, keeping all the stories straight and organized. Where Reid was gentle in getting information from people, she was more demanding, which made for a good balance. I just really like the moments when we get a reminder of just how in control she can be on a case. Everyone in general worked well together in their little team divisions throughout – I liked Rossi, Luke, and Matt working together throughout, too.

I did have to wonder, though, why some of the team stayed back at Quantico initially if they were all going to eventually wind up in Hitchens anyway. I get that they might not have initially realized just how crazy this whole situation was, and since Reid didn’t show up until halfway through (which was odd in its own right – where was he the first half of the episode? Why didn’t he show up to work with the others?), they wanted somebody there to inform him of everything and help bring him down.

But while I get Garcia showing up in order to bring Reid, it might’ve made more sense for Luke and Tara to do that, and keep Garcia at Quantico. All she was doing was looking up stuff online, which she could easily do back home. Having Luke and Tara show up with Reid in tow would’ve also made more sense, because as it was, having Luke and Tara in Quantico one minute only to suddenly pop up in Hitchens without any real announcement they were coming felt a little jarring.

All in all, though, I did enjoy this episode much more than “Submerged”, and whatever one’s feelings on how the show addresses topical issues, I do admire them for trying to give those issues some attention, and touch on some of the fears and struggles the people involved have to deal with.

And of course, because we have such a sad case, we need something positive to counteract it. Leave it to Garcia to take care of that.

Meanwhile, back at Quantico:

Before this tragically sad case dampens everyone’s moods, Garcia is all excited as she arrives at work alongside JJ and Matt. Why? Because it’s almost time for MHM, otherwise known as a “Missed Holiday Meal”. It’s apparently a thing the team likes to do post-holidays, and now that Reid’s back from his thirty day break, this is a perfect opportunity for everyone to kick back and celebrate a bit.

And indeed, once the case wraps up and the team returns home, they’re able to have their MHM (right in the conference room, no less!), and we end the episode on the charming image of everyone back together again, wishing each other a happy new year, and smiling and laughing and being able to take a break from the darkness for a while. A really nice way to end the episode, brief though it was. Just wish we could’ve gotten a brief update on how Reid’s lectures went. I want to hear about them!

What did you think of the episode? Did the many suspects work for you, or did it make things a bit confusing? Michelle’s motive make sense to you? Did the episode do well at touching on the opioid crisis in this country? Do you want to see more MHMs? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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