Maybe the producers and writers for "Criminal Minds" wanted to give us something hopeful and uplifting in these days of Swine Flu, a stalled economy, and record heat. Whatever.
Last night's episode was about a sociopath who offs a woman a year for many years. Then he encounters a blind boy, the child of one of the women he murders. This pathology seems to go back to the time he witnessed his mother being murdered by his father. He stayed with the body 24 hours.
Well, the blind boy somehow awakens or provides him with a superego. He leaves a message for the authorities "Help me." The trusty FBI folks interpret this as "Stop me."
The murderer takes the blind kid for a ride on a Ferris wheel and thanks him for helping him "see." Then he dies of wounds suffered when he was shot bopping around the ghetto hunting for a fresh victim. The episode ends with the blind boy asking the authorities if the man was the person who murdered his mother? Now, given the heightened sensitivity of the blind to non-visual cues and the fact that the murderer and the blind boy were together at the scene of the mother's murder, wouldn't the kid have picked that up?
Well, even the most creative producers and writers have an off week.