For those of you who get a chance to see tonight’s all new EP 9x11 “Bully,” take note of the song that plays during the episode’s final moments. It’s a track called “Precious Stone,” written by J.R. Richards and Jason Koiter. We sat down with J.R. and Jason to talk about their writing process and how the song came to be featured in an episode of Criminal Minds. First, a little bit about them. J.R. Richards is a singer-songwriter who shot to fame in the late ’90s as the lead singer of the band Dishwalla, known for their #1 hit song “Counting Blue Cars. In the past five years, J.R. has put out a solo album and started a production and artist management company with his wife. Like J.R., Jason is also a life-long musician who spent a number of years in a band and is now working independently on his music. Jason is currently working as the Post Production Coordinator on Criminal Minds. The CM_SetReport Team sat down with J.R. and Jason this week.
- Little late to the game here but I can finally watch this episode
- Similarly to how I liveblog I’ll make this post (only differences being that I’ll pause so I can type and I’m watching it alone)
- Doctors are never good…
- Is that dude the unsub?
- Please no, I don’t wanna see his face yet
- Let it be someone who finds her or something
- Well this is interesting…
- "Believe me, if I were gonna pay for that I wouldn’t pick you"
- I like his humor
- And I’ll probably regret saying that later
- "Or maybe they were bound so they could be tortured with water"
- YOU TRY TO FUCKING TELL ME JJ ISN’T FLASHING BACK
- COME ON THAT COMMENT ALONE JUST
- SHE WOULD KNOW AFTER ALL
- I do enjoy Reid being Reid and stating his facts
- Ugh this site has commericals
- AWW SPENCER TALKING TO HIS MOM
- Of course you gotta have that since it is LAS VEGAS afterall
- My gut is telling me that when JJ speaks of their disposal sight she’s wondering what hers might’ve been if her fate had been different
- Ohh Blake and Hotch working together
- Though I want more JJ Hotch too
- and Blake JJ and yeah
- Diggin’ JJ’s sunglasses
- These two men are…interesting
- Yeah not what I could expect normally but since this is CM I’m not surprised he lives there
- Who is this fucking doctor
- How does he get into these places
- His face is either “Yeah I know” or “Kid you’re a dumbass”
- Aww JJ and Reid
- WAIT WHERE IS MOMMA SPENCER
- WHERE IS DIANA
- WHY WOULD SHE NOT BE THERE
- The Grand Canon really?
- Aww JJ’s expression
- and Reid being in the dark…
- Aww when did that stop?
- Good JJ
- but still that’s hard for Spence
- His name is Caesar and I just think of the hunger games
- So the doctor is in his head?
- JJ talking bout these victims just gets to me
- Oh girly you gonna die
- Never turn our back on an enemy
- Oh Garcia we love you
- Oh my lordy Rossi you and your shoes
- Derek and JJ!
- Dude I can barely see anything
- For a second I thought they were hit
- I find it amusing all you can see are their lights bouncing though
- DONT SPLIT UP
- Yay JJ doing an interrogation
- So the one guy from the restaurant who brought the kid down is the doctor
- Wish I could say I was surprised
- Lemme guess
- He hypnotized this guy
- Way to go Reid
- Reid you are just….amazing
- Good job baby boy
- Oh course his sister was involved there too
- This will not end well
- and by that I mean when the kid finds out about her
- Poor kid
- But at least he knew
- And Reid’s quick thinking
- Oh my goodness Reid
- Using his tricks against him…
- Okay JJ is totally thinking of Henry in this conversation
- I mean Reid too obviously but
- "See, she didn’t forget you"
- CAUSE A MOM CAN’T FORGET HER KID
- AND JJ KNOWS THAT
- HE WAS LIKE A FRICKIN’ KID ON CHRISTMAS HE WAS SO EXCITED
Jennifer Jareau ~ Season 7
#great episodes of television #seriously tho: #that last .gif #is why it always makes me nervous when people cheer #or are gleeful about hotch killing foyet #yes yes yes. a moral utilitarian argument can be made #that hotch killing foyet is not only defensible #but ethically correct #because foyet was (1) extremely dangerous #(2) recidivist in his dangerousness #and (3) had demonstrated that he could not be contained by ordinary means. #but hotch #for all that he can sometimes be ruthless and machiavellian #in the pursuit of stopping the unsubs #and protecting others#is not a moral utilitarian on general principle #you can tell that by his face in that last .gif#yeah he did what he had to do in part to protect his son #but he’s *ashamed* of himself for it #however cathartic it may have been (and we already know that i think it was in a lot of ways) #he still considers it an ethical failure. #it’s not to be celebrated. #it’s to be noted #with all the solemnity and gravity #any ethical failure should.
And this is one of the reasons why I love Hotch and why I think this is a great episode. I always feel scared and uneasy when large number of fans cheer and be gleeful when BAU kills unsubs no matter how bad and evil they look (Fandom’s cheering for murder often happens when team members are victimized.). I don’t know. Yes, I feel sometimes they deserve death. But I don’t want killing to be gleeful no matter what. One of the things I loved about Criminal Minds, they often killed unsubs, but they didn’t state those as their victory. Now…. I sometimes feel they (writers, creators) are callous about killing. And that doesn’t sit well with me.
#i agree#hotch doesn’t *want* to be violent#yes he’s sad and grieving and suffering bc that bastard killed the love of his life#but at the same time he feels he has lost bc he gave into violence and used his bare hands to it#it wasn’t like any other unsub there wasn’t anything planned there were just feelings#his anger his fear and he *killed* because he couldn’t do anything else#it was survival but it was not a victory to him#on his record he stopped foyet and saved his son he did what he had to but he lost either way
Fighters don't quit.