Has anyone else noticed that Strauss never shows almost any emotion at all? Especially in the episode 100.
you’re watching the show wrong
people misread Strauss so horribly
like, yeah, she’s a hardass and by-the-book, and she was willing to throw hotch under the bus in season two but in “100” she literally went through this entire report and interview of every person on the team, making most of them lose the respect they had for her, and accepting the place as a secondary villain in their eyes…so that she could make sure that this case could be put away and that it couldn’t come back to hurt hotch or the team later.
she grilled the entire team for every possible detail about that case, because she wanted to make sure that nothing was missed that could be brought up again down the road to hurt anyone. she was decidedly more gentle on Hotch than the rest of them, and i doubt that she even for a second had it in her mind to hurt Hotch through that process. she did things by-the-book to help them.
I don’t think anyone understand how this shit is needed, like
there’s a reason for bureocracy and/or politics
there is a reason for rules
because if you don’t make sure people are dealing with the horrible shit they go through the right way
what happened to Elle will happen to them
and that shit is going to come back and get them when they’re at their weakest
she’s protecting them