On "Criminal Minds," one of the most powerful episodes was focused on the female serial killer who missed her dolls. Her father, a shrink, has taken those dolls away and had given them to his patients. As an adult, she would capture small females who looked doll-like, subdue them with a drug, and then play with them until she was ready to kill them.
Tonight, there was an equally powerful episode. The miscreant is a female Jane who had been traumatized by the death of her grandparents when she was a child. She began to act out. Eventually that led to taking over vulnerable women. She tormented and then killed one. The second one gets saved - barely.
But the number of victims is not as compelling as how the character is drawn. She resembles the most creepy parts of the number-one fan of the writer in "Misery." Fat, wildly fluctating in mood, and scary as hell, Jane steals the show. We can't become as concerned as we should be about the victims.
More episodes on "Criminal Minds" should delve into the female psychopath.