As a fan of both shows…
Criminal Minds 1.01 vs Teen Wolf 3.15
dean challenge — [1/7] Quotes
↳ “Your problem, mate, is that nobody hates you more than you do.
you know that unexplainable sickish feeling where youre not really sick and you dont really have a headache but you just feel wrong and you cant get comfortable or find something that youre really into but you kinda feel too ill to sleep or eat its like your body saying “i dont know what i want you to do but this isnt it”
“The secret to getting away with lying is believing with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself, even more so than lying to another.” Author Elizabeth Bear
"So I came in here to do what? Talk about losing Emily?"
#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