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Anonymous asked: I'm the anon that asked about Reid's partner references in 4x5. I just wondered because there was a tweet from Jeff Davis that Reid was originally envisioned to be bisexual, but the way that he ended up being portrayed in reality seems somewhere between hetero and asexual. I know he's romantically connected to a few female characters but he never seems to have, or be particularly interested in, a sexual relationship.

szejo:

CBS shot down Jeff’s original idea— which is why they showed Reid being attracted to JJ. I never got that he was asexual, although a lot of people seem to want to see him that way. He has shown that he is attracted to women, but that he has trust issues as well as self esteem issues. He’s been misled in the past and humiliated by girls, so he is a bit afraid to open himself up to further ridicule. He’s been shown checking women out. 

He was clearly interested in Lila, but he was conflicted because he didn’t want to violate the rules and he didn’t want to deceive her. He had a hard time believing that she legitimately liked him and that it wasn’t because she was in a stressful situation and trying to seek comfort. Obviously that relationship didn’t pan out. 

I think that once Reid was able to push aside his anxieties and fears, he was actually interested in a sexual relationship with Maeve. He wanted to marry her and have children with her. Unfortunately the writers couldn’t picture him in a real physical relationship like that so they took a page from the women in refrigerators protocol.

I know a lot of fans want to keep seeing Reid as an innocent virgin, but I wish they would give him a legitimate love interest where he gets to explore  physical intimacy (we don’t need to see it, mind you) and cohabitation. Unfortunately I don’t think the writers can imagine Reid like that and I don’t trust the current batch to pull it off in a believable manner.

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szejo:

I always loved this scene. It showed that Reid was truly affected and despite his reservations and feeling like he couldn’t do his job, he actually could do it. But he struggled and he opened up to Morgan about it. 

Of course, I do miss the alternate deleted scene where he totally messed with Morgan’s head. I wish they had found a way to put that deleted scene in another episode somehow or work it in and do it again.

This is something they don’t often touch on in the show anymore— that Reid (and some of the other team members) truly know what its like to be the victim.

I wish they would touch on that more often and have a trigger that reminds Reid of his experience and have him really empathize with someone. I don’t want him to break down or be unable to focus, but I want to see him use it. Or maybe he can use it with an unsub that went through a similar experience.

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anagnori:

"Oh please, you’re only identifying as [thing] because you heard about it on Tumblr."

Well gee, maybe if there were proper resources out there, public visibility and community support for people like us, we wouldn’t have to wait until we randomly stumbled across a post on Tumblr to understand what we are.

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slavocracy:

sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

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