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5x07: "The Performer"or "The you are fool Plot"So below it is... The well known "vampire episode." "The Performer" aired in early on November of 2009, shortly prior to the opened of New Moon, the second movie the the Twilight franchise. Vampire mania to be in complete force, as various other crime shows--namely, Castle and CSI--released vampire episodes through a few weeks of each other. I intend it was inescapable that cm would shot to cash in on the vampire craze. And while the does disappointed me slightly the CM would resort to together blatant trendwhoring, at least, understanding CM, the writing would certainly be smart and clever, right?Wrong."Somebody"s Watching" currently proved the CM and Hollywood are unmixy things, and also "The Performer" does not break the curse. Still, ns don"t dislike this episode the method I dislike "Somebody"s Watching." because while "The Performer" is not a good episode by any kind of stretch of the imagination, it"s no a destructive episode, either. It"s simply dumb. That does engage the exact same stereotypical Hollywood tropes, yet not nearly as offensively, uneven you counting mind-numbing stupidity offensive. We are talking around an episode involving a singer whose alter ego is a vampire.Yeeaaahhhh, you review right.Still, i remained positive that this episode could be a situation of "better 보다 it sounds." it wasn"t. Not just was the plot every little as ludicrous together it sounds, however it compelled a normally smart personality to do a straight-up idiot move. But I"m acquiring ahead the myself again. Let"s begin at the beginning.We open at a concert, the star being a goth/emo rocker named Dante. He"s play by Gavin Rossdale (earlier spoilers suggested the show was looking to obtain Jon Bon Jovi. Talk around dodging a bullet). Dante"s stand a cloud that dry ice smoke in ~ the facility of the stage, arms spread in a position resembling a cross. Deep. This rock tape confuses me. The band members space sporting hot Topic wardrobes and also wigs that look prefer a hand-me-downs indigenous Whitesnake. The sound is share pop-rock that"s possibly a action up indigenous the adult modern-day station. Definitely nothing the goths/emos would headbang come whilst cigarette smoking weed and sucking every other"s blood.
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"DANTE was DA SEXIEST guy EVA!"
The song lasts around a minute (literally) prior to Dante drops the mike and runs offstage. Dante and his handlers head under a hallway lined v female extras who look the means I imagine legendary Harry Potter fanfic author Tara Gilesbie and also her BFFs would. Maybe one of them is Tara! Dude, she should"ve to be the distinct guest star. Dante lastly makes it to his dressing room wherein he takes a swig the Jack and also throws the bottle at the mirror. Dammit, Dante, i could"ve provided that booze. He sit in front of the damaged mirror, his fragmentised reflection plainly intended come reflect his fractured psyche (nooooo! Not another reminder the "Somebody"s Watching!") while weird camera impacts suggest he"s trippin." i don"t reference him. An aging rocker performing in goth makeup and also fake fangs because that screaming tweenies? Shit, that"d drive anyone to booze and also drugs.
Next we reduced to 3 young emos leave the concert, all squeeing with excitement. One girl has actually bleached-blonde dreads when the other"s a dark-haired Amy Lee knockoff. The 2 girls ditch the guy they"re with, that is admittedly sort of a tool. You understand one of these youngsters is not long for this world. Sure enough, it"s blondie. I knew she to be a goner the second we saw her arrive at her apartment. The killer is supposedly someone she knows, since she lets them in, and also then gets dead real fast. Sux2bu, blondie. When next we check out her it"s in a photograph on the wall surface at BAU headquarters. JJ"s briefing the team top top the recent case. Victims room young ladies drained of blood v two fang-like clues on your necks. Blondie, whose name is Tara, is the latest victim. Prentiss reacts with the proper amount of WTF-ery although the others don"t it seems to be ~ all the fazed. Guess: v they"ve watched it all in the BAU.
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role credits, and then we"re top top the jet going end the case. JJ notifies the team the the detective in fee is Owen Kim, the same male from the nightmare fuel the was "Somebody"s Watching." centimeter fans appeared to prefer this tiny bit the continuity, and also I usually prefer continuity, too, but when claimed continuity brings nightmare flashbacks, I"d rather carry out without. JJ teases Reid about Lila, and, embarrassed, he quickly alters the subject. I"d it is in embarrassed, too, Reid. Prentiss city hall the totality thing through this WTF expression on she face, and also no one fills she in. Hey, be grateful, Ems. I really don"t think you desire to know. Reid geeks out and also explains about Renfield"s Syndrome, a rare problem in i beg your pardon the impacted individual becomes obsessed through the intake of blood. Via chat application Garcia educates the team that a vampire subculture, joking that its entrants dress like Prentiss go in high school. I"m sort of disappointed she didn"t cite the wannabe vamps top top Buffy. You"d think Garcia would certainly be all up on the show. She is date Xander, after ~ all. Meanwhile, earlier in the city of such horrors together lesbians and vampires (and probably lesbian vampires--hey, there to be subtext between Tara and Amy Lee wannabe previously on!), Dante"s manager is make the efforts to obtain him off his ass to go to some Hollywood party. Dante, however, would fairly lie approximately feeling sorry for himself. Well, so would certainly I, Dante, but I"m here recapping this shit instead. Cowboy up. Dante lastly gets up and also we obtain a shooting of Gavin Rossdale in really quick boxers. I"m not rather sure this is the fanservice we want, people. Deserve to we get Hotch in boxers? now that I have the right to appreciate. The manager wonders where Dante walk after the display last night, however Dante blows the off.
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The team arrives at the station where they meet with detective Kim. The set looks considerably different from the one in SW, i beg your pardon doesn"t bother me in the least. The less reminders, the better. Cut to the party, set in a trendy-looking outdoor venue v a pool and also a big crowd of warm Topic-clad young extras. The group chants Dante"s name as he come in a (black, that course) helicopter. Wow, ns guess the usual Hummer big limo wasn"t ostentatious enough. Dante, in full vampire regalia, exits the helicopter in a cloud of dry ice cream smoke. OK, this is tackier than a B2ST performance and also not nearly as lulzy. No to point out that that one guy in B2ST is waaayyyy scarier 보다 Gavin Rossdale. Seriously, talk around nightmare fodder. He will certainly kill girlfriend in your sleep. Which in reality might"ve made the an amazing guest star. Dante looks around excited come be at this party as I am around recapping it. The manager brings a reporter over and Dante proceeds to act snarky and also sullen--and so far our moods are still in sync. The manager tries to do damage control yet the reporter shrugs the off, speak Dante to be old news 5 year ago. Ouch. Later on on, the manager records up through Dante, who"s quiet moping around. He"s noble of playing this character, it"s not around the music, lol blah. Welcome come the popular music music industry, Dante. You"re simply now establish this? The manager tries to cheer the up, he fails. Dante decides to drown his sorrows by choose up a hot emo girl.

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The party scenes space intercut with brief scenes that the team doing their thing--Reid and also JJ brainstorming in ~ the station, Prentiss and Rossi investigate Tara"s apartment. During this scene, we find out that Prentiss offered to work as a waitress, and also wasn"t very an excellent at it. It"s OK, Em. You"re hot, so us don"t mind. Although some of us do request images of you in your uniform. Prentiss find a Dante poster along with other Dante-related memorabilia as well as Tara"s laptop. Prentiss phone call Garcia, a.k.a.--and i quote--"the sexiest hacker ~ above the planet." Granted she speak truth, but come on. This woman is so batting because that the various other team (or at the very least switch-hitting). Meanwhile, Hotch and also Morgan space at the coroner"s lab. They discover out the claimed bite marks to be not led to by a bite but by a "boring instrument" of some kind. Well, there"s definitely some boring keep going here, although no in the very same context. Reduced to an ominous shoot of a pair of female foot clad in tights and also black boots being dragged along a rocky surface ar by someone that is clearly the killer.