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Διαβολικά μυαλά A Good Husband (2005– ) Online
Original Title :
A Good Husband
Genre :
TV Episode / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
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Directror :
Laura Belsey
Cast :
Joe Mantegna,Matthew Gray Gubler,A.J. Cook
Writer :
Jeff Davis,Jim Clemente
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TV Episode
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Διαβολικά μυαλά A Good Husband (2005– ) Online

The team heads to Palm Springs, California where the torso of a body is found in a dumpster, the unsub murderer probably intending that it never would have been found and if so the decapitation a possible counter-measure to not be able to identify the victim. The BAU is called in the possibility that is related to a still unsolved serial murder case in DC from 2004. The Palm Springs authorities are able to identify the victim as twenty-eight year old Paul Mastriano, who was killed after a night at the bar, his drinking which was apparently the cause of his marriage breaking up. Shortly before the BAU's arrival in Palm Springs, a second torso is discovered in the same neighborhood, that victim eventually identified as Brent Miller - similar physical type to Mastriano - who, although unmarried, had just gone through a break-up and was drowning his sorrows in a bar the evening before. The BAU suspects that the victims were targets of opportunity at the bar, who were probably slipped the ...
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna - David Rossi
Matthew Gray Gubler Matthew Gray Gubler - Dr. Spencer Reid
A.J. Cook A.J. Cook - Jennifer Jareau
Kirsten Vangsness Kirsten Vangsness - Penelope Garcia
Damon Gupton Damon Gupton - Stephen Walker
Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler - Dr. Tara Lewis
Adam Rodriguez Adam Rodriguez - Luke Alvez
Paget Brewster Paget Brewster - Emily Prentiss
Ivan Hernandez Ivan Hernandez - Mark Tolson
Zachary Abel Zachary Abel - Bill Seavers (as Zachary Burr Abel)
Remington Hoffman Remington Hoffman - Wesley Parham
Carlos Arellano Carlos Arellano - Chief Bailor
Andrew Liberty Andrew Liberty - Dale Ericsson
Keith Antone Keith Antone - Nick Goode
Angela Gots Angela Gots - Kate

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User reviews



This was one of worst episodes of entire for me. But unlike with others e.g. "anti-terror squad" from earlier in season 12, where the writing was flat, this failed for me from an acting perspective.

With the exceptions of one or two scenes, like the ones between Reid and Prentiss, the main cast just felt completely out of sync with their characters and the characters with each other. I don't know why but the majority of the time something just felt off. Like a shirt you don't realize you've put on backwards.

The two main guest stars were even worse. Consistency is a thing and the actors playing Mark and especially Bill have clearly never heard of it. While I wanted to have sympathy for Bill, because in the context of the storyline he is a sympathetic character, every time the actor spoke more than three words I had to put the tv mute, rewind and put the captions on because I could not listen to him. At one I actually yelled out loud for him to pick an accent and stick with it. Every scene he flipped between standard American, Midwest, and Southern as well as jumping between a normal speech patter and an exaggerated pattern that is classed as "stereotypically homosexual."

This episode should have been showcase on how easy it is to be manipulated by abuser, but because these two men were just so bad it didn't take. This should have been an episode that resonated with people because it's relevant, but it didn't. And I put the "blame" for lack of a better word on the actors of Mark and Bill. Not only did they give poor performances but they had no chemistry together and seemed to suck it from the main cast like vampires.

My friend is a casting director and both these guys were what she likes to call 'butter face' actors. Meaning they can't act, but their faces will get them a pass.

As much as I wanted to like this episode, as much as the summary drew me in and intrigued me, as good writing was and relevant as the storyline is, this is one of those sad but growing moments in tv and film where the acting was off the mark and just dragged the whole thing down. From a technical standpoint it a solid episode, well written, good lighting, great music. However as much as good acting can make a technically flawed episode good and enjoyable to watch, a poorly acted episode can absolutely destroy one that's technically great and that's the case here for me.


In its prime (Seasons 1-5, with Season 4 to me being the best and most consistent season with a lot of classic episodes and even the weakest episodes being far from awful) 'Criminal Minds' was one of my favourite shows. From Season 6 it did become hit and miss, with the odd gem, but a lot of average episodes and some stinkers.

Season 12 so far has not been consistent, with some episodes faring much better than others, but it is much better than the mostly underwhelming Season 11. It went through some significant changes, a couple working but others not so much, and has done reasonably well considering. "A Good Husband" is an improvement over the previous episode "Surface Tension", which had the beautifully done subplot with Reid and his mother but suffered from a confused and clumsily written case. As far as Season 12 goes, it's not as good as "Elliot's Pond" or "Mirror Image" but fares significantly better than "Taboo" and "The Anti-Terror Squad".

Loved the touching and warm chemistry between Reid and Prentiss (am so glad she's back and she is a good leader), who is like somewhat of a mother-figure here who really helps Reid here as he struggles to balance his job and the dilemma with his mother. Matthew Gray Gubler and Pager Brewster do wonders with their acting. Sure, Reid's story about Houston is a little bit dishonest but not in a way to bring the episode down or like the character less.

Alvez and Walker have a nice scene discussing jazz music too. The case has some suspense and intriguing moments, Bill is a sympathetic character and the unsub is appropriately creepy. The murders are disturbing, and "A Good Husband" does a good job highlighting manipulation and abuse in relationships.

Visually, "A Good Husband" is very well shot and lit and is overall stylish, gritty, classy and atmospheric. The music is moody in the haunting and melancholic sense and fits well, without either enhancing or distracting from it. Direction is also good, alert and accommodating. The acting is very good.

However, some of the team are a little underused and Walker is still not doing much for me, bland and not particularly well developed. The case is not bad at all, but is a little derivative of Season 7's "Closing Time", one of the lesser episodes from that season, and Season 8's "Broken", one of the better faring ones from that season.

On the whole, a decent episode but not great and no classic. 7/10 Bethany Cox


The whole time I was watching this episode, it made me highly uncomfortable. As a member of the LGBT group, it's already hard enough for me to open up to someone about my sexual orientation, let alone finding someone I love. It wasn't the killing that made me uneasy, well, it did, but it wasn't as bad as the realization that I'm still single and have always been my whole life. You never know if things like this would ever happen in real life, and as one of the characters said, people and circumstances change unexpectedly, so it's impossible to predict the future. I hate the unknowns and not being in control, but it's life, you never know what life brings you next. I just hope when I am lucky enough to finally find someone that's right for me, it wouldn't end up like the show for me, not that I wish things like that for myself, I'm simply scared. Fictional or not, this episode got me thinking. Everyone is an individual, an independent individual, and doesn't matter how much you're in love with someone and think what you do is best for them, don't ever try to control someone, give them space, let them be themselves. Life is full of surprises, maybe good, maybe bad, but I just hope when I start my soon-to-be new life, things will go smoothly for me. Keeping my fingers crossed and hopefully, my future bf is awaiting me somewhere along the way. Hope to meet you soon.