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Criminal Minds - The Dance of Love - Review: "Hell Hath No Fury..."



Been an interesting run of episodes lately for the show, hasn’t it? We had a small “higher up investigates the team” arc, complete with the team actually being split up for a brief time, and then that whole crazy situation was followed up by a typical quirky Gubler-directed episode involving creepy clowns. I’ve been enjoying the odd departures, myself, but I know there’s others out there who no doubt felt differently.

Luckily, for those of you who have been longing for the show to just get back to more run-of-the-mill cases and storylines, this episode delivered on that front. We got a case more along the lines of the sort the BAU typically deals with, and even better, the episode took what could’ve turned out to be a very predictable case and gave it a genuinely unexpected twist. It was certainly one of the more interesting cases the team has handled this season.

And for those who like the personal storylines with the team, this episode also fit the bill in that regard. Rossi got a visit from a familiar face, the story went in a direction I hadn’t initially predicted when I first heard what this part of the episode would be about, which was good, and it fit well alongside the case in question.

As always, let’s get cracking discussing the episode.

The Case:

A man is coming home late one night, flowers in his hand, calling out to his wife Muriel. And judging from the size of the flowers, and the way he’s immediately apologizing before he’s even seen her, he clearly messed up big time with something.

Any hopes for making up are quickly forgotten, however, when the man sees smoke billowing out from the kitchen, and the smoke alarm going nuts. He runs to the oven to check and see what’s going on, and finds...a pack of cigarettes burning inside. Odd. But the burning kitchen instantly becomes the least of his concerns when he finds Muriel. She’s lying on the floor, deceased.

The smoke wasn’t what killed Muriel, though. As the team soon learns, she was stabbed to death in her home, and she’s the second woman in Chicago to be killed in such a manner within a few days’ time, too, the first being a woman named Amanda. Both women had roses left by their bodies as well, and yet there were no signs of a break in or sexual assault, indicating the women must’ve known their killer somehow.

The only differences between the women are their ages – Muriel was in her forties, Amanda in her twenties – and their lifestyles. Muriel was married and worked as a middle school teacher, and Amanda was a trust fund party girl who had issues with drugs, and tended to sleep around, not settling down with anyone. Curious differences, sure, but the overall similarities in the crime scenes are still plenty for the team to work with. The team soon learns that Muriel’s marriage wasn’t going so well, which could perhaps explain her meeting up with a strange man.

Sadly, the team will soon have a new victim to add to the list as well, as before the opening credits play, we see a drink being poured on a clearly scared woman, and a rose left by her head. Once the team arrives in Chicago, Reid and JJ head out to investigate her crime scene. The woman’s name was Rita, and she was a personal nurse working the night shift, and a churchgoer. She also wasn’t a big drinker; rather, she tended to be a very cautious sort. So why was she doused with alcohol?

Observation of her bookshelf also shows a love of older music, and Harlequin romances, indicating that she’s an old-fashioned romantic type, which seems to fit with the use of roses. Matt has a theory about the roses, too, wondering if this isn’t tied to the tango, a seductive dance in which the participants sometimes put roses in their mouths. Reid instantly shoots down that theory, though, pointing out the use of roses in tango is a modern addition, thanks to an old silent film featuring Rudolph Valentino, which popularized the idea. Fountain of random knowledge, our Reid.

Tara and Luke head out to the morgue, where they meet a coroner who apparently misses Morgan very much. Aw. Nice to get a mention of him. But back to the case – she tells them she believes a dagger was the murder weapon of choice for both women. She also notes marks on Amanda’s neck indicating that she was strangled with a necklace, and we learn something particularly disturbing about Muriel’s death. Her eyebrows and eyelashes were singed, and there were traces of smoke in her lungs, which means the unsub forced her head into her oven while she was still alive. Ye gods. What the team can’t figure out, though, is why the unsub brings a gun if he’s going to stab his victims. Obviously the gun is a means to control the victims, but why not just shoot them, then? Why get so personal by using a knife?

Things get even more interesting when the team learns that not only did the alcohol not belong to Rita, neither did the necklace Amanda was killed with, nor the cigarettes found in Muriel’s home (she did occasionally smoke, but not that brand). So the unsub is bringing something very specific to each woman he sees. Is he trying to play off some vice of theirs? Encouraging them to take risky behavior? Amanda lived a risky lifestyle, after all, and she was the unsub’s first victim. Maybe he wants his next ones to follow suit?

That theory seems to hit a snag, however, when the team encounters victim number four, a woman named Dee. She was stabbed like the others, yes, but the unsub also dunked her head into a little fountain outside her home. No vices were left at her crime scene, either. Luke then asks Garcia to take a deeper look at Rita’s record collection, and her interest in Big Band-era music. Garcia notices that Amanda shared a similar musical taste, despite her young age.

That’s when Tara hits on a new angle to their theory. All the items, and the means by which the women were killed, are references to classic song titles (such as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”. That's...literal). The music is evidently key to how he targets them. So their unsub is likely in their forties or fifties, and had some sort of romantic involvement with all their victims. Since all the women are of different ages and looks, he’s not trying to recreate a relationship with any one specific woman, but he does seem to have what the team calls a “Casanova Complex”, ‘cause apparently that’s a thing. His main focus seems to be women who are romantically lonely – Amanda never had a steady relationship, Muriel had marriage problems, and Rita lived vicariously through romance novels.

So now Reid, Emily, and JJ get to work on figuring out just how the unsub meets their victims, and how the music factors into their connection. Perhaps he’s a musician, or works at a record store. Reid notices that all the women are night owls, by way of their jobs or their lifestyles, so taking that into account, add in the romantic late night focus and the WWII-themed music, the team concludes that the unsub may work at a radio station, and the women may be among his listeners. What better way to make an intimate connection?

Sure enough, we soon meet a radio DJ named Craig, who’s settling in for his late night shift at work. He hasn’t been having the greatest day, either – he recently broke things off with a woman named Janice. The reason for that? Well, he’s kind of already married. His wife even shows up at the station to talk to him. She’s looking forward to an upcoming ceremony where they’ll renew their vows. Craig’s behavior’s been a bit odd lately, and she feels this is a chance for them to reconnect. After they chat a bit, his wife bids him a good night, and asks him to play her favorite song during his shift.

“For the next six hours, while the rest of the city sleeps, we’ll be dancing in the dark, just you and me.”

Another co-worker of Craig’s, a young man, seems to find his juggling act kind of amusing, but Craig is clearly getting exhausted by the whole mess. Still, he remains ever professional, starting up his show with a recitation of a line from a T.S. Elliott poem and a flowery, dramatic introduction about the night and getting to know his listeners and whatnot. Man, he is really going all out with this whole Mr. Suave persona.

So their unsub works at a radio station. That’s about as specific as it gets, which is good. The problem is that this case is in Chicago, and as Reid helpfully notes, there are 106 radio stations within the area. And none of them have a big band format. The team looks into stations with a mixed music format, but no luck there, either. They then consider the idea of online and satellite radio stations...but that’s no shortlist to wade through, either. Still, it’s their best bet at the moment, so they keep pressing on.

And they’re going to need to hurry, too, because Luke’s rather troubled by the unsub’s compressed timeline. Normally romance and seduction take a lot of time, but this guy’s wining, dining, and murdering women in just a few days’ span. He’s clearly feeling like time’s running out on something, which will no doubt make him increasingly dangerous. Reid, meanwhile, takes another look at the roses, and considers another angle worth looking into. If he takes great care with all the other details of his crimes, then he’ll do the same with the roses. Perhaps the unsub is growing them.

Back at the station, Craig’s night only seems to get more stressful. His co-worker gets a request from Janice to hear “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, and she tells the guy to tell Craig that if he doesn’t play her song, she threatens to tell Cheryl, who is presumably his wife, about their little affair. When he tells him this, Craig instantly leaves halfway through his shift, desperate to talk her out of her threat. By this time, the team’s managed to narrow down the type of station the unsub works at, and Reid and JJ head out there in the hopes of interviewing Craig.

The co-worker tells them all about Craig’s history with women, to the point where he pulls out a big box filled with letters and NSFW-style photos that many women have sent him. All of them also called in often to request various songs, many of which were favorites of the victims. In short, Craig might as well have a big ol’ “I’m the unsub!” target on his forehead, so once the team finds out he went to see Janice, Matt and Emily immediately head out there. We all know how this’ll turn out, right? It’s been pretty well telegraphed up to now. Surely they’ll save Janice in time and all will end well.

There’s just one not-so-little problem facing them when they get to Janice’s place, though: Craig’s dead.

Hands up, who did not see that twist coming? I certainly didn’t. Thanks to this big ol’ wrench being thrown into what looked to be the perfect profile, the team’s clearly got to do some serious reevaluating. Initially they wonder if Janice fought back against Craig and managed to get away, but given the fact Craig was brutally tortured and murdered, they’re thinking now that it’s not that simple. The next obvious theory is that she is actually the unsub the team’s looking for. Emily’s initially doubtful of this idea, considering the violent nature of Craig’s death, but Matt reminds her that women can be pretty vicious in their own right. He then tells her a story about how, back in the olden days, Native American warriors would send prisoners to the women of the tribe to be “dealt with”.

Emily’s reaction to this story? “I should put that tidbit on a plaque and hang it over my desk.” Sometimes, she scares me. And I say that with love.

Anywho, since Craig had a tendency to run around, and since he was married to boot, with clearly no plans to leave his wife for Janice anytime soon, that would certainly provide more than enough motive for her to kill both him and the women he was seeing. So now the team has to try and figure out where Janice is, especially since chances are quite good Cheryl will be next on her target list.

Or maybe not. Because soon after, we see Janice and Cheryl sitting in a car together. Except this time, Janice is the one being held captive, and Cheryl? She’s the one holding the gun.

Wait, hold up, what? My head is spinning with these sudden twists. But yes, it’s true: Cheryl is indeed our actual unsub. She was obviously jealous of her husband’s philandering, and hand-picked each and every one of his victims from that box found at the station. Her use of roses can be explained by the fact she got them from the rose garden where her and Craig’s renewal ceremony would take place. And Tara and Matt also notice that Craig had given Janice a piece of jewelry that was intended as a gift for Cheryl. Pretty scuzzy move, but quite a motive if ever there was one.

The kicker, though? Craig didn’t have any sort of actual affair with most of the women who sent him letters and pictures. Not that that makes him any less of a jerk, of course, because he did still cheat on his wife, but the fact remains that he wasn’t quite the Casanova he appeared to be. Didn’t matter, though. Cheryl still felt threatened by all these other women, with the way they flirted with Craig. In Cheryl’s mind, all these women wanted to sleep with her husband and take him away, just as Janice had, and she had to stop them before they could do so. Especially since the vow renewals were coming up soon. All of this easily explains the rapid timeline with the murders, and the lack of any sort of proper seduction or sexual assault towards the victims.

And the park where the vow renewal was to happen is precisely where JJ and Emily soon find Cheryl and Janice. Janice thankfully manages to escape, so Emily and JJ focus on trying to talk Cheryl down. But she’s got a gun to her head and is in a full on mental break. Her husband’s dead, she’s on the hook for a bunch of murders, what really is left for her? Since JJ and Emily aren’t having much luck with Cheryl, Matt decides to try and step in to help. He tells Cheryl that Craig had recorded a final broadcast for her and her alone, and asks her if she wants to hear it. And she does. Not literally – there’s nothing around actually playing the station or Craig’s show in question. No, she hears it in her head. It’s an odd method, but it works, and Cheryl drops the gun, and is taken into custody.

On the plane ride home, Tara, Emily, and Reid get to talking about men like Craig, and why it’s so hard to stay monogamous. Reid, of course, shares a scientific explanation, noting that many species are promiscuous in nature, but the women aren’t quite buying the whole “it’s biological” argument. They then turn their concern to Rossi, wondering how he’s faring seeing Krystall again.

I really appreciated the unusual details and twists in this case. It took what could’ve otherwise been a paint-by-numbers case and gave it a little flair, and kept me on my toes. Tying the roses and items left by the victims to various songs was a clever little touch – the methods were clearly different, but the whole thing reminded me a bit of the Piano Man case from “Unknown Subject”. Being a music lover myself, I like the episodes where the cases feature music in some form or another. It’s interesting to see what they can do with the concept, and can make for a good commentary on how pop music influences people, be it for better or worse.

And the unsub twists were very well done and handled. I could’ve perhaps even seen people predicting Janice being the unsub, given her angry reaction to Craig dumping her, but even then, her appearance was so brief to where the assumption she’d wind up being a victim was far more likely. And Cheryl came off so normal and understated that seeing her with the gun was a genuine shock. Obviously, once one goes back and looks at all the reasons Cheryl would have to go after her husband and the women, her being the unsub definitely looks pretty obvious, but at the time we met her, it was easy to sympathize with her, knowing what we knew about Craig’s womanizing. I can’t help wondering a bit if we really needed two twists, especially in such a quick fashion, but at the same time, they both worked, so...I’ll call it a wash.

I do kind of wish they could’ve made Craig a little more sympathetic, though. His death was surprising, and I do feel for him meeting such a graphic end, obviously. But I feel like it was a bit hard to really get invested in and care much about him as a character beyond that. They spent so much time making him look like the obvious suspect that I think it hindered the opportunity to flesh out his character a little bit more. His job as a radio DJ was the most interesting thing about him, probably because I could connect to that, since that’s what my dad did for a living, too. And by the by, for those of you who may believe women getting all flirty with radio DJs is a bit odd, I can confirm that that kind of adoring celebrity-type behavior is actually far more common than you’d think That part of things rang very true.

My other big critique is that I’m not wild about how the takedown played out. Matt telling Cheryl to imagine hearing Craig’s final show to her was just plain weird. She was already in an unstable mood, I don’t think they needed to add in her thinking she could hear music playing when there was none around for real. I think the takedown would’ve come off a lot better, and made Cheryl a lot more sympathetic, if Cheryl had put some of the blame on herself for driving Craig away. That’s not to say that I personally believe Craig’s cheating is her fault, mind, ‘cause I don’t. Just saying that I think it would make sense for Cheryl to possibly believe she’d failed as a wife somehow, as that’s sadly a common reaction from some women in these situations.

Or maybe she could’ve had a genuine feeling of remorse upon realizing that Craig hadn’t cheated with some of the women who sent him letters, or something of that sort. I think seeing her have to come to terms with her feelings about Craig’s cheating, and the fact she murdered him instead of just leaving (since it was clear he wasn’t going to change his ways), and the realization that killing all those women did not solve any of her problems, would’ve made for a much more powerful ending.

All in all, though, I did like the case this episode, and I’m inclined to agree with Emily and Tara on their stance in the whole monogamy debate. And speaking of Emily and Tara, as noted, they mentioned Rossi at the end of their talk. So let’s see how he’s faring this go-round.

Meanwhile, back at Quantico

“Married by an Elvis impersonator. I need to step up my game.”

Turns out romance isn’t confined solely to the case of the week this episode. We know things are off to a strange start when Rossi stops into Emily’s office, where she’s hanging out with Garcia. He knows they have a case, but he asks if he can sit this one out anyway, going so far as to request using some of his personal time. This comes as an obvious shock to Emily and Garcia, given Rossi’s deep aversion to taking vacations, but Emily does ultimately grant Rossi his time off.

And why does Rossi want that time off? To see his third wife, Krystall – and yes, as Rossi noted when he first mentioned her a couple seasons back, that’s how she actually spells her name. Garcia is not familiar with Krystall, however, so for her sake, as well as that of any viewers who are also in the dark, Emily fills her in on her history with Rossi. As already stated, she’s his third wife, and Rossi met her while in Vegas. Krystall was the blackjack dealer at a casino he visited while there, and between all the gambling and copious amounts of alcohol, things moved pretty quickly for them romantically. They ended up getting married by an Elvis impersonator at one of those drive-thru wedding chapels, as you do in Vegas.

But of course, marriages like that tend to be something people come to regret very quickly, and indeed, that was the case with Rossi and Krystall. Once they sobered up and realized just what they’d done, the relationship ended almost as soon as it began, with the marriage being annulled. Since then Rossi’s apparently kept in touch with her enough to know what she’s been up to – she’s been married and divorced, they’ve shared a few birthday and Christmas cards, and she had a daughter of her own, Portia, with her second husband as well.

And now it’s Portia’s turn to be married! As such, Krystall has extended an invitation to Rossi to attend the wedding. Sounds like the premise to a million and one romantic comedies, doesn’t it? But Rossi is interested, and he wants to meet up with Krystall for coffee, both to confirm plans and to just generally catch up. So while the rest of the team works their bizarre case, Rossi gets to take a break and chill.

He’s clearly having a good time, too, if his chat with Krystall is anything to go by. They’re sitting in the park, laughing and chatting about this and that, and playfully arguing over what song was actually playing during their wedding (Rossi is sure it was “Here Comes the Bride”, while Krystall insists it was “Hound Dog”, because, hey, if it’s good enough for “Full House”’s Jesse Katsopolis to play at his wedding...). They then change the subject to Rossi’s own daughter and grandson, and he speaks of them with full on fatherly/grandfatherly pride.

As for Hayden? Apparently she and Rossi aren’t together anymore. They ultimately decided they were better as grandparents than as a couple, and decided to just stay friends. That news seems to especially interest Krystall, as she takes the opportunity to mention that that she wants Rossi to be her “plus one” at this wedding. Might she be looking to rekindle the ol’ flame? Rossi sure seems open to the idea, as he agrees to the idea. Told ya this was the stuff of romance movies.

Later that day, Rossi’s hanging out with Garcia at the office, because even when he’s on actual vacation he can’t stay away from the workplace. They’re soon interrupted by a few guests – Rossi had invited Krystall, Portia, and her fiance to visit and get a tour of the place. It’s a particularly big thrill for Portia, as she’s a big fan of Rossi’s work. Fortunately, the initial meeting seems to go off swimmingly. Portia’s a lovely young woman, and she, Krystall, and Garcia hit it off right away. While the women chat, Rossi takes the fiance, whose name is Wick, of all things, aside to get to know him better. They bond over their interest in guns, and Rossi offers to take him out to the FBI one sometime. Wick seems cool with the idea.

Sounds like a happy little family setting up here, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the good times don’t last very long, as things take a sudden, weird turn. When Rossi and Wick meet back up with the women, Wick is curious as to what they’ve all been giggling and laughing about. They brush it off as a “had to be there” sort of thing...but that answer doesn’t seem to sit well with Wick. He seems rather upset about being left out of the loop, and is rather brusque with Portia. But hey, sometimes people have off days, and he’s probably nervous around Rossi, so it could all be nothing, right?

“That’s where all the bad stuff is you want to know about. That’s what makes a nook a nook and a cranny a cranny!”

Still, Wick’s attitude does rub Rossi strangely anyway, and his concerns are heightened even further later on at the shooting range, when he notices Wick gets jealous of a woman who does better than him. Because he can’t turn his profiling brain off, Rossi concludes that Wick is a misogynistic sort, and deeply insecure around women. He brings up his concerns to Garcia, and she came to the same conclusion. Rossi then asks Garcia to look into Wick’s past...but only to a point. He doesn’t need his entire life story, he just wants to know if Wick’s got any sort of criminal history. Garcia isn’t exactly thrilled at the idea of having to restrain herself from looking into every single detail of Wick’s life, but she agrees to Rossi’s terms, and goes on the hunt.

And to nobody’s surprise, Rossi is right on the money. Wick’s past is VERY concerning indeed. Garcia’s digging has revealed that he’s been engaged three times within the last year – and every family of the woman he was engaged to just happened to be rich. And he walked away with a big settlement every time things went south. Hmm.

That information would be troubling enough, but it gets worse: Wick also has a history of domestic assault and restraining orders. The assault charges have all conveniently been dropped, but still, suffice to say this does not bode well for Portia’s future if she marries this man. Add in Wick actually shutting Portia down and dismissing her while the family was all hanging out at Rossi’s place and yeah. The disturbing pattern is clearly continuing on here.

“Must be difficult being you, seeing the monsters out there the rest of us can’t.”

Rossi immediately takes this information to Krystall and Portia, but the response isn’t what he expected. Portia is furious, refusing to believe the worst of her fiance, and she accuses her mom of putting Rossi up to the investigation because she doesn’t trust her daughter to make her own decisions. Rossi tries to tell Portia Krystall had nothing to do with this, but she won’t listen, storming off. Krystall, meanwhile, does believe Rossi, but she’s also sad that what should’ve been a perfect reunion has fallen apart so fast. She says goodbye to Rossi at this point, and it looks like any potential between them has been squashed once and for all.

So Rossi’s at home, feeling bad about everything, when a surprise visitor arrives. It’s Wick, and he’s going to be the next person to chew Rossi out over this news. He tells him that he knows about the investigation, and tries to insist that he’s a changed man. Rossi doesn’t buy it, however, and calls him out on his behavior. Wick, in a show of incredible stupidity, tries to get all tough guy on Rossi. He tells him in no uncertain terms that he will marry Portia, and they’ll have a good, cushy life together, and Rossi isn’t invited to the wedding. My reaction to this? “Aw, he actually thinks he can take on David Rossi. That’s cute.”

Needless to say, Rossi’s not even remotely scared of this little punk, going so far as to actually grab him by the wrist, and telling him that he will see to it Portia gets the message about Wick once and for all. He also reminds him that he works for the FBI, and his job is to stop bad people, making it clear he could make Wick’s life hell, too. Wick finally gets the message, deciding he’s done with the whole mess, and leaves.

So Wick’s gone, the wedding’s off, and Portia’s moving on. Surely this is the end of any good times between Krystall’s family and Rossi, right? Eh, not necessarily. Krystall stops by Rossi’s place later that night, interrupting a scintillating game of Solitare (Rossi likes the feel and smell of actual cards, and doesn’t like playing games on smartphones), and the two settle in to reflect on all that’s happened. Krystall notes that Portia seems to take after her in making bad judgment choices, but Rossi also reminds her that Portia, like her mom, is strong, and that seems to make Krystall feel a little better. She tells Rossi that she will be heading home the next day, but before then, they decide to spend the evening together, sharing drinks, putting on some fun, lighthearted music, and playing cards.

So not only was the case good this episode, but so was the personal story! When it was initially announced we’d meet Rossi’s third wife, I thought the storyline was simply going to consist of them debating whether or not to resume their romance. I wasn’t expecting a storyline involving Krystall’s daughter and her potential fiance, so that was an intriguing angle to go with. And overall, I do like how they handled it. It was nice to see Rossi so protective despite the fact he barely knows Portia – it showed that despite his marriage to Krystall being all too brief, he still clearly cares about her, and by extension, that means he cares about her family, too. That’s true to form for him.

I can see where it might seem a bit odd that Portia so quickly dismissed Rossi’s warnings about Wick, especially given she’s supposed to be a fan of his work. One would think she’d trust his judgment above all else. But at the same time, I’ve seen enough stories to know that even when somebody a person normally would trust tries to warn them about someone they love, denial is a very common reaction.

That reaction makes even more sense when you consider the way Portia responded when Wick was rude to her. She didn’t speak up, she didn’t call him out, she just quietly shrugged off his comments. That tells me that Wick had been working his manipulative act on her for some time now, and that, combined with having to listen to her mom criticize her choices in the past, would easily explain her digging in her heels about Wick. And while she may admire Rossi, he doesn’t know her all that well. It’s one thing to appreciate his work when it comes to dealing with complete strangers, but when he’s trying to warn her about somebody she personally knows...yeah. That can be a whole different ballgame.

I was a little concerned when Rossi grabbed Wick’s arm as he did during their confrontation. I thought for sure Wick might threaten to tell somebody about that, in an attempt to discredit Rossi and take him down. It was a risky move on Rossi’s part, and, admittedly, a bit of a dramatic response (though, to be fair, Rossi himself has stated he has a dramatic side). But I am glad that that scene didn’t end the way I feared it would.

As for Krystall, I liked her, and I think the show did well at letting us see why they were so attracted to each other back in the day. I appreciate that Krystall had a little more maturity to her than the jokes about her name seemed to indicate – I felt for her when she was bothered by the idea that she’d passed her decision-making skills on to her daughter – and it was cute to see her and Rossi reminiscing as they did. I will not be surprised to learn that they continue to keep in touch, though I think it’d be wise for the show to not have him try his hand at an actual romance with her. He already attempted that with Carolyn and Hayden, and those efforts ultimately failed. There’s a reason you can rarely ever go home again, after all. Course, as the saying goes, third time can be the charm, so...who knows.

Ultimately, though, I think the show was wise to leave things between them as they did. Just two friends enjoying an evening together, while still holding any fond memories they had of their life together in their heart. It was a sweet moment. And now we’ve officially met all of Rossi’s wives and learned about the family tied to each one, I’ll be curious to see what other aspect of Rossi’s past we can delve into down the line, if any such plans are on deck.

Hard to believe, but there’s only four episodes left in the season! I look forward to seeing what the show has planned to wind the season down, and of course, I also look forward to discussing what unfolds with you all.

What did you think of the episode? Did the outcome of the case come as a surprise to you? Did you enjoy seeing Rossi’s third wife? Do you think they’ll keep in touch/get back together? How scuzzy was Wick? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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