- Favorite Hotch/LEO dynamic: 6.07 Middle Man
While I couldn’t stand watching unsubs part of the episode (although middle man concept was interesting), I really loved Hotch and Sheriff Salters’ dynamic in this episode. I loved all the scene of them. I loved Hotch approached sheriff with honest bluntness and never backed down and also trusted sheriff’s conscious as a sheriff and as a father. I loved how the sheriff listened Hotch in the end. I loved the sheriff wasn’t just a jerk but he really did love his son and just didn’t know how to love him. I loved how they build their (kind of) friendship and trust at the end. And I loved the sheriff and his son’s story itself, too. Although it’s not new, it was well played out.