“This is calm, and it’s ‘doctor.'”
So, since I’ve been watching and rewatching this series practically nonstop throughout quarantine, I decided now is as good a time as any to turn my obsession into something productive and list out all the reasons why Dr. Spencer Reid is the best part of Criminal Minds.
FIRST OF ALL, this mans can pull off ANY length of hair. Short, mid, long — Spencer hasn’t met a ‘do that he won’t pull off:
Then there’s the matter of his intelligence level. Not only does he have an eidetic memory…
…he can also read 20,000 words a minute, which comes in handy when the team needs to get through a lot of documents in not a lot of time.
This particular set of skills makes him ace at catching tiny details — details a normal mind wouldn’t be able to catch and often solves the case in the knick of time.
But, just because he’s a smarty-pants doesn’t mean he isn’t also #relatable. I think we ALL struggle with workouts…
The above average IQ mixed with his, ahem, lack of social skills, is why he has a heart of GOLD.
This is also precisely why the CM writers room puts Spencer through the ringer, time and time again. Because they know that he can take it!
Like, he overcame addiction.
He survived a wrongful imprisonment.
AND he survived the LOVE OF HIS LIFE dying right in front of his eyes.
But he’s not just a fan favorite — he’s a fave of the B.A.U.’s as well. Enough for JJ and Morgan to name him the godfather of their children…
…and he’s also the namesake of Morgan’s son, Hank Spencer Morgan.
It doesn’t even matter if he has a personal connection with the child — he’s good with all kids!
And yet, SOMEHOW, even with all of this, he can be cheeky and pull pranks.
But, the number one reason why Dr. Spencer Reid is the top dog? BECAUSE HE IS THE TOP DOG!
Two hips and a hooray for Dr. Spencer Reid!
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