The Criminal Minds Scene That Went Too Far

"Criminal Minds" is a show that loves to make you squirm, hide your face, and check your locks repeatedly before going to bed, but sometimes the show goes too far. The Season 8 episode "The Lesson" features some truly hard to watch scenes as the unsub kidnaps people and turns them into living marionette dolls.
To do this, he uses medieval torture devices, it isn't bloody, but the unnatural position and movement are enough to make anyone shiver in disgust. The painful torture combined with the victims' complete lack of power, yet full awareness of the situation made the entire episode hard to watch.
This episode is directed by Matthew Gray Gubler, who portrays Spencer Reid on the series, and is known for directing particularly creepy episodes, which delights some fans. On Reddit, one fan said: "I love and hate this episode. Love it because everything about it was so well done. Hate it because, well, everything about it was so creepily well done."