Is Kim Harrison the one who was once told she got continuity wrong and responded with "my continuity rocks"? Or was that JSB?
A few things that were mentioned in other forums that show Kim doesn't know her continuity:
the Beotch (Beth/Hotch) scene at the beginning had the trite dialog about what if Hotch missed his triathlon? And Hotch said he would go to hers instead. Problem: Beth's race was in January. This was February. Fail.
At the chat Kim Harrison said that Garcia was the one taking Salsa lessons and got JJ and Prentiss to come along. Rewind to last season and it was Prentiss who was taking Salsa lessons. Fail.
Also, the last time we saw these three having a girl's night out I think they were shopping for baby Henry and not drinking. Before that they didn't seem to be drinking in excess and made fun of "Brad" who said he was an FBI agent. So why would these three intelligent professional women choose to get so incredibly drunk-- all three of them. No designated driver. Especially when we know Reid has probably lectured them on the dangers of drunken behavior. They know very well what can happen when they are not in full control of their senses.
Had they actually been at one of their houses (and made reference to it) instead of out in public, it would have been less of an issue for me. But I still wonder how JJ managed to make it home. I suppose she could have used a cab... It just didn't seem necessary or in character to me.
Plus the whole thing was superfluous and didn't fit with the story. They could have done the Beotch / triathlon stuff in this one and girl's night out in another episode.
Some things of note from the chat last night:
Kim said that Reid was the hardest character for her to write. No shit. I actually found myself thinking it would have been better for Reid to have not even been in the episode to spare him of the bad dialog.
Oh, and get this: She had Reid babysit to show him being "responsible" and she wanted to change things up a bit. WTF? Since when has Reid not been responsible? He's a 30-year-old man who has been working at this job since he was 22. He had to be responsible for himself AND his mother from the time he was 10. He has a hell of a lot of experience being responsible and that is no "change". People leave their kids alone with inexperienced teenage girls as babysitters, so why would it be such a big deal for a mature grown man with caretaker experience (albeit with a mentally ill mother) who has proven himself over the episodes to be quite good with children to watch a small child for a couple of hours?
Kim did confirm that the rest of the team were going to breakfast with Beotch and Jack.
She also said that Will was pulling double duty (or something like that) and got home to find Reid asleep on the couch with Henry and then JJ came home. So Will watched Henry while they went to the triathlon.
She joked that Reid read his favorite bedtime story to Henry. It was something about US Department of Labor Statistics.
It was cute, but it shows she doesn't have the slightest grasp on Reid's character at all.
Remember in "Seven Seconds" when Reid pulled the DVD of Babar the Elephant out of the player and said it was his favorite movie when he was little? I don't think Reid would forget that so he would probably pick up any one of numerous children's books at JJ's and read them.
I'm actually now relieved that we didn't see girls' night out or Reid babysitting because I'm sure it would have sucked.
Did I mention that Kim said if she could change anything about the episode it would be that she would demand to show girls' night out. I think for future reference I will call that GNO.
And despite all of that, I almost enjoyed parts of the episode. I wasn't feeling entertained but I was at least interested. It's a shame the story was so convoluted.
Edit to add: I think Kim Harrison is a sweetheart and I appreciate that she even participated in the chat. Some writers don't like to do that sort of thing. She was pleasant enough. I have no issue with her personally, I just take issue with her writing (and the writing of many other people on the show).
Edited by zanneej, Mar 2, 2012 @ 7:16 AM.