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Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds Title.png
Intertitle
Format Police Procedural,
Drama, Thriller
Created by Jeff Davis
Starring Mandy Patinkin
Thomas Gibson
A. J. Cook
Shemar Moore
Paget Brewster
Matthew Gray Gubler
Joe Mantegna
Lola Glaudini
Kirsten Vangsness
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 108 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) The Mark Gordon Company (2005-present)
Touchstone Television (2005-2007)
ABC Studios (2007-present)
Paramount Television (2005-2006)
CBS Paramount Television (2006-2009)
CBS Television Studios (2009-present)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 22, 2005 (2005-09-22) – present
Chronology
Related shows Minds 2.0
External links
Official website
Production website
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural drama series that premiered September 22, 2005 on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) at Quantico, Virginia. Criminal Minds differs from many criminal system procedural dramas by focusing on the criminal rather than the crime itself. The show is produced by The Mark Gordon Company in association with CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios. The original title for Criminal Minds was Quantico, and the pilot was filmed in Vancouver. In the Quantico script, Jason Gideon was named Jason Donovan.
On May 20, 2009, CBS officially renewed Criminal Minds for a fifth season, which premiered on September 23, 2009 at 9:00 PM EST.[1] A spin-off to the show, Minds 2.0, has also been announced, [2] and is set to premiere on September 2010, when Criminal Minds is renewed for a sixth season.
CBS announced in October 2009 that Legacy Interactive will develop a video game based on the show. The game will require players to examine crime scenes for clues to help solve murder mysteries.[2]

Contents

Background

An earlier cast of Criminal Minds
Originally, the series centered on Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin), Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) and the rest of the BAU team. For the first season, that included Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), Jennifer Jareau, or "JJ" (A. J. Cook), and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness).
During the second season, Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini) left after the sixth episode, "The Boogeyman," and Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), replaced her in the ninth episode, "The Last Word." At the beginning of the third season, Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) departed after two episodes, making his last appearance in "In Name and Blood." After a gap of several episodes, David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) came out of retirement in episode six, "About Face," to replace him.
The frequently-used term "UNSUB" stands for "unknown subject" of an investigation.

Characters

Season FBI Unit Chief Supervisory Special Agent SSA - Media Liaison Technician
1 Aaron Hotchner
(Thomas Gibson)
Jason Gideon
(Mandy Patinkin)
Derek Morgan
(Shemar Moore)
Elle Greenaway
(Lola Glaudini)
Spencer Reid
(Matthew Gray Gubler)
Jennifer Jareau
(AJ Cook)
Penelope Garcia
(Kirsten Vangsness)
2 Emily Prentiss
(Paget Brewster)
3 David Rossi
(Joe Mantegna)
4
5 Derek Morgan
(Shemar Moore)
Aaron Hotchner
(Thomas Gibson)
Aaron Hotchner
(Thomas Gibson)
Derek Morgan
(Shemar Moore)

Current BAU Team

FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent/Unit Chief Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
Played by Thomas Gibson, Hotchner used to be a prosecutor, and was formerly assigned to the FBI Field Office in Seattle. His attempts to balance his family life and his job successfully had been an ongoing theme on the show. Shortly after he and his wife, Haley, were divorced, his family was threatened by The Reaper. Haley is eventually killed and Hotchner takes a leave of absence, likely to make up on lost time with his son, Jack. Hotch later returns to the team to help catch a criminal who has escaped from custody.
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent/Temporary Unit Chief Derek Morgan
Played by Shemar Moore, Morgan is a confident, assertive, and often hot-tempered character, the son of an African-American father and Caucasian mother. He went to Northwestern University on a football scholarship, holds a black belt in Judo, runs FBI self-defense classes, and served in a bomb squad unit and as a Chicago police officer. Former unit chief Aaron Hotchner promotes him to unit chief in Hotchner's place, a promotion Morgan sees as only temporary until the "The Reaper" is captured. He returned the unit chief position to Hotchner after "The Reaper" is killed.
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi
Played by Joe Mantegna, Rossi, a "founding father" of the BAU, was in early retirement until his voluntary return to the BAU in 2007. He had retired in order to write books and go on lecture tours, but returned to settle some unfinished business which wasn't immediately specified but later revealed.
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid
Played by Matthew Gray Gubler, Doctor Reid is a genius who graduated from a Las Vegas public high school at age 12. He is almost always introduced as Dr. Reid, even as the others are introduced as S.S.A. 'blank'. This was explained by S.S.A. Gideon in the first (pilot) episode that the reason why he gets called that by the other members of the team is to deflect comments about his age. It has been revealed that he holds Doctorates in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Engineering, BAs in Psychology and Sociology, and is working on a BA in Philosophy. After being kidnapped by an unsub in Revelations, he is drugged with the narcotic painkiller Dilaudid and becomes addicted, but later cleans up after going to a series of addiction support meetings specifically for members of law enforcement. He is godfather to Jareau's son, Henry.
The current cast of Criminal Minds
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
Played by AJ Cook, Jareau acts as the team's liaison with the media and local police agencies. She is dating William LaMontagne, a New Orleans Police Officer. The two have a son together, Henry. Her older sister committed suicide when she was 11.
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss
Played by Paget Brewster, Prentiss is the daughter of an ambassador. After Agent Elle Greenaway left the BAU, Prentiss showed up with papers stating she was the newest member of the BAU. At first it is implied that she pulled some strings through family ties to get her placement on the team. However, it is later revealed that FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss placed her there to have leverage on a team member in order to later undermine Hotchner. She refused to do so, deciding to resign rather than help Strauss undermine Hotch. She decides to stay with the BAU, but refuses to help Strauss get rid of Hotch. She is a self professed nerd and is also well spoken in some foreign languages. In the episode "Demonology", Prentiss's good friend from her childhood was killed. She later explains to Agent Rossi that she had gotten pregnant and her dead friend had brought her to get an abortion and the friend was the one who helped her out.
FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia
Played by Kirsten Vangsness, Garcia is the team's computer technician at BAU Headquarters in Quantico, VA. She is flamboyant, fun-loving, and provides the rest of the team with comic relief. She lost both her parents at a young age and then lived off the grid as a computer hacker. Garcia brought the attention of the FBI upon herself after illegally accessing some of their equipment. She had little choice but to join the ranks of the bureau to avoid a jail sentence. She is god mother to Jareau's son, Henry. Garcia also got shot while on a date.

Former BAU Members

FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon
Played by Mandy Patinkin, Gideon was the BAU's best profiler and former Unit Chief (was Unit Chief prior to the series, but replaced by Hotchner before the series began). Prior to the series timeline he was said to have had a nervous breakdown (or "major depressive episode") after sending six agents into a Boston warehouse with a bomb in it. All six were killed and he was heavily criticized for his decision. It can be inferred that this was the reason Hotchner remained the Unit Chief of the BAU instead of Gideon retaking his old position. Gideon is also skilled at chess, having continually beaten Dr. Reid throughout the series.
Gideon also provided classified behavior analysis service for the CIA, and it is unknown how deep his assignments penetrated into the government. While it is an unofficial rule that the team not profile each other, Gideon was often seen counseling his agents and helping them through their problems. After a series of emotional cases, and the murder of his friend Sarah in Gideon's own house by fugitive serial killer "Frank", Gideon began to feel burned out. The last straw was Hotch's two-week suspension, for which Gideon felt responsible. He retreated to his cabin (the one place where his job couldn't find him) and left a letter for Dr. Reid, who he knew would be the one to come looking for him. When Reid arrived at the cabin, it was empty except for the letter and Gideon's badge and firearm. Gideon was last seen remarking to a Nevada diner waitress that he didn't know where he was going or how he would know when he got there, leaving the diner and subsequently driving off in his vehicle.
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Elle Greenaway
Played by Lola Glaudini, Elle was formerly assigned to the FBI Field Office in Seattle, Washington, and assigned to the BAU as an expert in sexual offense crimes. Her father was a New York City Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty. She is half Cuban and speaks Spanish. Elle suffered extreme emotional trauma after she was shot by a psychotic UNSUB, who proceeded to stick his hand in her wound and write on the wall using her blood. She returned to the BAU rather quickly after the incident, against the advice of the rest of the team. Not long after, she staked out and shot a suspected serial rapist in cold blood because of his crimes against women (and, probably, her part in accidentally ensuring his freedom). Her ability as a profiler was questioned by Hotchner and Gideon because of this, even though the local police force deemed it self-defense. She turned in her badge and her gun to Hotchner, declaring that it wasn't "an admission of guilt."
FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Jordan Todd
Played by Meta Golding, Jordan was JJ's handpicked replacement to serve as the BAU's Media Director during JJ's maternity leave, from late 2008 through early 2009. Jordan had formerly served in the FBI Counterterrorism Division, but had only followed JJ for one day of shadowing when JJ went into labor (4x07, "Memoriam"). Thus, Jordan started somewhat abruptly into a job that she found more stressful than it appeared. Jordan seemed to get along well with most of the team, even flirting platonically with Derek Morgan. She was especially close with David Rossi, who was seen to counsel her while they were on cases. However, Jordan clashed several times with Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner. The first was after she lied to the mother of a victim in order to gain information to be used in the team's victimology (4x09, "52 Pickup").
Later, she was overwhelmed by her emotions during the Los Angeles Freeway Killer case. Feeling responsible for the death of another victim after a press conference she gave, she was visibly angry and emotional near television cameras, leading Hotch to tell her, "Tell me right now, can you do this job, or can't you?" Jordan did manage to get things under control, though the cumulative effect of that case and the files she had to look through every day seemed to be catching up with her. At the end of 4x13, "Bloodlines", she told Hotch that JJ would be waiting for them at the BAU by the time they returned. Though she had liked working with the team, she was glad to be going back to Counterterrorism. She advised Hotch that "a family takes on the character of its leader" and told him to make sure that JJ knew she wasn't taken for granted.

Other characters

Haley Brooks Hotchner
Played by Meredith Monroe, she was the high school sweetheart, and then wife, of Aaron Hotchner. According to 1x22 ("The Fisher King, Part 1"), Hotch spotted her in the hallways and was instantly smitten. Since she was in the school musical production, he joined as well, playing "the worst Fourth Pirate ever." Together they have a son named Jack, born in late 2005. Their marital issues were a running theme early on, specifically Haley's feelings that Hotch devoted more time to the job and the team than he did to his family. It all came to head in the first episodes of Season 3, and by the end of episode 3x02 ("In Name and Blood," also entitled "In Birth and Death"), Haley moved herself and Jack out of the house. At the end of episode 3x03 ("Scared to Death") Hotch mentioned to Morgan that he wasn't sure if Haley was coming back. Hotch was served with divorce papers as he was leaving the office for the day, at the end of episode 3x11 ("Birthright"); at Haley's request, and without retaining a lawyer, he signed them three episodes later (3x14, "Damaged").
Until 5x01, she and Jack were apparently still living in the house she and Hotch had shared. After being mentioned, but not seen, for nearly two seasons, Haley appeared in 5x01 ("Faceless, Nameless"). George Foyet, the Boston Reaper, stabbed Hotch, and stole Haley's address from Hotch's address book. Though she and Jack were soon found unharmed, they were taken into protective custody, intentionally leaving Hotch unaware of their new location. This left Hotch devastated, knowing that he would only be able to see Haley and Jack again once the Reaper was caught. In episode 5-09 "100", Haley is lured to her old home by George Foyet, who has led her to believe that the agent addressed to protect her is dead as well as Hotch. Once in the house with Foyet, he has her call Hotch and she realizes the peril she is in. Hotch tells her to be brave and show Foyet no fear as they tearfully say their goodbyes to each other. Foyet then shoots Haley to death while Hotch and the team listens over the phone.
Diana Reid
Played by Jane Lynch, she is Dr. Spencer Reid's mother. She first appeared in 1x22 ("The Fisher King, Part 1"), when it is discovered that she is connected to the serial killer Randall Garner, the man who shot SSA Elle Greenaway. Garner was institutionalized at the same mental hospital as Diana and it was her telling him about Reid that leads Garner to target the team. Like her son, Diana has a genius IQ. She was once a university literature professor, but is no longer, since her diagnosis of schizophrenia. She currently resides at the Las Vegas-based Bennington Sanitarium where Spencer committed her when he was eighteen. Her husband, William Reid, left her when Spencer was a child in part due to her schizophrenia.
Much of Diana and Spencer's time while he was growing up was spent with her reading to him. Spencer writes her a letter every single day. In episode 4x07 ("Memoriam"), while Reid is investigating the cold case of a murdered boy, it is discovered that Diana was involved. Reid had believed that his father was the boy's murderer, but it was revealed that Diana had figured out that the boy was murdered by a pedophile after the man had also approached Reid when he was four. Diana then informed the father of the murdered boy who in turn killed the pedophile. Diana had entered the house after the murder and suffered a psychotic episode, causing the family to move because she was under the belief that Reid's life was in danger (forgetting that the pedophile was dead), and causing such family stress that father left his wife and son.
FBI Section Chief Director Erin Strauss
Played by Jayne Atkinson, she is the BAU's direct superior. Her job lies in administration, and she had no actual field experience before accompanying the team to Milwaukee in 3x02 ("In Name and Blood"). She was under the impression that Hotch's team was disorganized, and posed a threat to the BAU. (It was also suspected by Hotch that she saw him as a threat to her own advancement within the FBI.) After placing Emily Prentiss on the team in early season 2, she attempted to enlist Emily's aid in spying on the team. Emily refused, instead briefly resigning. Strauss then used his and Gideon's handling of the Flagstaff, Arizona case as pretext to suspend Hotch for two weeks from the BAU, with a pending investigation on his methods. After seeing first-hand what the team's job is like (while catching Milwaukee serial killer Joe Smith), Strauss eventually backed off on her attempts at reorganizing the team and removing Hotch from the BAU. She instead made it clear that none of the team members would ever be promoted to any higher positions within the FBI.
However, the fact that a season later, Morgan was being looked at to head the New York field office makes her power to back up her claim questionable. Because of Hotch's questionable actions since being stabbed by George Foyet (aka the Boston Reaper) in 5x01 ("Faceless, Nameless"), Strauss is forcing Hotch to step down as Unit Chief, be reassigned or possibly be fired. Hotch decides to step down and promote Morgan, as this internal promotion will at least keep the team together. Morgan agrees, but says he will only serve in that role until George Foyet is apprehended (episode 5x05, "Cradle to Grave"). Strauss heads the investigation in the 100th episode involving the incident with Hotch and George Foyet. The team is hostile to her (Morgan, most notably) and though she seems to have it out for Hotch, shows genuine compassion for him at the end of his testimony and clears him of any suspicion.
Detective William LaMontagne Jr.
Played by Josh Stewart, Detective LaMontagne was first seen in 2x18 ("Jones") as a New Orleans detective investigating a serial killer case which had initially belonged to his father. Detective William LaMontange Sr. was a detective and had made a breakthrough in the case right before being killed in Hurricane Katrina. The unsub was believed to have suffered the same fate, but when evidence to the contrary arose, Detective LaMontagne took over the case using the work his father had done and a single clue carved on the wall by his father, just before he had died. Detective LaMontagne Jr. called in the BAU to assist him, and they were ultimately successful in capturing the unsub. LaMontagne Jr. spent much of his time on the case choosing to work closely with Agent Jareau.
In 3x17 ("In Heat"), it was revealed that they had been involved for over a year, and in 3x18 ("The Crossing"), JJ called Will to tell him she was pregnant with his child. In the season three finale ("Lo-Fi") Will showed up in New York City while the BAU was on a case, reiterating an off-screen proposal of marriage, and further telling JJ that he would be willing to give up his shield, move to Virginia, and raise their baby. As of early season 4, Will had moved to Virginia, and is apparently now serving as stay-at-home dad to their son, Henry. JJ has not, as yet, canonically accepted the marriage proposal, but they did exchange rings with insets of Henry's birthstone, citrine. He is seen briefly in the 100th episode getting medicine for Henry with JJ.
FBI Technical Analyst Kevin Lynch
Played by Nicholas Brendon, Kevin first appeared in 3x09 ("Penelope") in which he was required to search Garcia's computer to learn who shot her. Kevin sent the team live video alerting that the unsub was in the BAU headquarters. He was intensely impressed by Penelope's computer skills, and the feeling was mutual. At the end of the episode Garcia was introduced to Kevin, and the two have been romantically involved ever since. Though Garcia was briefly worried about violating FBI rules against fraternization after being "caught in the act" in her house by Rossi in 3x14 ("Damaged"), her worries did not bear fruit. Kevin visits the BAU often to spend time with Garcia, and seems to have been accepted whole-heartedly by the rest of the team.
In episode 4x23 ("Roadkill"), he told Garcia that he had applied for a better-paying job with the NSA, and asked whether she would be willing to move with him if he got it. Garcia struggled with this decision, eventually telling Kevin that the BAU was her home and she did not feel she could leave. Kevin then told her that the NSA position had just been withdrawn, due to a breach in security. Penelope let it slip that "you wouldn't have been happy in Karachi anyway," suggesting that she had hacked into the NSA mainframe to learn about the job. However, Kevin did not seem to be disturbed by her actions, and the relationship is, to all appearances, still going strong. He is seen briefly in the 100th episode and helps Penelope search for Foyet.

Episodes

The first season ran from September 22, 2005 to May 10, 2006, and the second season ran from September 20, 2006 to May 16, 2007. The series' third season, ran from September 26, 2007 to May 21, 2008 and was interrupted in late 2007 by the industry-wide WGA strike. On May 14, 2008, Criminal Minds was renewed for a fourth season, which ran from September 24, 2008 to May 20, 2009. As of fall 2009 the series is in its fifth season.

Spin-off

DVD releases

CBS DVD (distributed by Paramount) has released the first four seasons of Criminal Minds on DVD in Region 1. [3]
In Regions 2 & 4, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Buena Vista Home Entertainment) has released seasons 1-4 on DVD.
DVD Name Ep# Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season 22 November 28, 2006 February 12, 2007 April 18, 2007
The Complete Second Season 23 October 2, 2007 May 5, 2008 May 5, 2008
The Complete Third Season 20 September 16, 2008 April 2, 2009 March 18, 2009
The Complete Fourth Season 26 September 8, 2009 March 1, 2010 March 10, 2010

Ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Criminal Minds on CBS:
Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Wednesday 9:00 P.M. September 22, 2005 May 10, 2006 2005-2006 #27 12.80[4]
2 Wednesday 9:00 P.M. September 20, 2006 May 16, 2007 2006-2007 #22 14.01[5]
3 Wednesday 9:00 P.M. September 26, 2007 May 21, 2008 2007-2008 #23 12.70[6]
4 Wednesday 9:00 P.M. September 24, 2008 May 20, 2009 2008-2009 #11 14.89[7]
5 Wednesday 9:00 P.M. September 23, 2009 May 2010 2009-2010 #13 15.10
Series high: 26.31 million viewers (10:30pm ET; week of 1/29/07) (following Super Bowl XLI-93.18 million, and Super Bowl XLI Post Game-57.34)[citation needed]

DVR ratings

The show ranked number nine in DVR playback (2.35 million viewers), according to Nielsen prime DVR lift data from 9/22/08 - 11/23/08.[8]

Syndication

The series is now in syndication on A&E Network and ION Television.[9]

Merchandise

In October 2009, Legacy Interactive announced a licensing agreement with CBS Consumer Products to develop a video game based on the Criminal Minds television series. The videogame, slated to launch in the fourth quarter of 2010 on the PC, will be the latest addition to their Hollywood Hits™ game series.[10]

References

External links

Preceded by
Grey's Anatomy
2006
Criminal Minds
Super Bowl lead-out program
2007
Succeeded by
House
2008

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Criminal Minds (2005-) is an American CBS television show about an elite squad of FBI profilers that analyzes the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipates their next move before they strike again.^ Posted on 27.11.2008 at 03:23 in TV Shows by Will The Behavioral Analysis Unit is composed of an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they can strike again.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Criminal Minds S04E09 REPACK HDTV XviD-0TV 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: General]

^ CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.
  • About Criminal Minds - CBS.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC wwwimage.cbs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Criminal Minds: Season 3 | LOGOOnline Shop 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC shop.logoonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Next Shermar Moore stars as a member of an elite squad of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted, criminal minds, anticipating their next move before they strike, (Wednesday, October 5 at 9 p.m., ET) on CBS. Others scheduled to appear this week include: .
  • 'Criminal Minds' | Jet | Find Articles at BNET 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: News]

Contents

Season 1

Extreme Aggressor [1.1]

.Gideon: Joseph Conrad said, "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary.^ "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary.
  • Criminal Minds 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Joseph Conrad "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."
  • Criminal Minds 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."^ The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
  • Quotations Weblog » Archive » Criminal Minds 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.quotationspage.com [Source type: General]


.Hotchner: This is Special Agent Spencer Reid.^ Fans will be able to take on each role of the Behavioral Analysis Unit led by Special Agent Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner.
  • Do You Have Criminal Minds, Gamers?! - Pulse Of Hollywood 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.pulseofhollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thomas Gibson is team leader Supervisory Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner, who tries (sometimes unsuccessfully) to balance his professional and personal lives.
  • THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- CRIMINAL MINDS: THE SECOND SEASON 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.thecinemalaser.com [Source type: General]

^ The one who was caught in the blast was Supervisory Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson).

Gideon: Doctor Reid.
Hotchner: Dr. Reid, our expert on...well, everything.

[dog barks and jumps on Reid]
Hotchner: It's ok, it's what we call it the Reid effect; it happens with children, too.

Hotchner: This is Dr. Reid
Heather’s Brother: Doctor? You seem too young to have gotten into medical school...
.Reid: They're PhD's, three of them.^ Rossi and Prentiss and Garcia, all three of them, they're taking the strain of the two who struggled most in this episode.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Heather’s Brother: Are you a genius or something?
.Reid: I don’t believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory and can read 20,000 words per minute.^ I don’t believe intelligence can be accurately quantified; I did and IQ 187, eidetic memory and can read 20,000 words per minute… Yes, I’m a genius.” – Season 1, Episode 1.
  • Criminal Minds/Spencer Reid - The TV IV 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tviv.org [Source type: General]

^ Remember...they showed a very touching flashback scene of her reading him Faust or someone to him, and those seem to be special memories that Reid possesses.
  • HELP Criminal Minds 2/7 - Zap2it Forums: Talk About TV, Movies and More 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvbb.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Matthew Gray Gubler is Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, the teams resident genius with multiple PhDs, who specializes in statistical analysis, has the ability to read twenty thousand words per minute, in addition to spotting complex patterns.
  • THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- CRIMINAL MINDS: THE SECOND SEASON 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.thecinemalaser.com [Source type: General]

[gets a weird look] Yes, I’m a genius.

.Morgan: Reid, are you good with this?^ I usually write slash (Morgan/Reid), but could write a gen fic if you want.

^ You made some good points, especially regarding Morgan.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I remember Morgan telling Reid that you never should get involved with anyone connected with their job, but seems to be doing it himself.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.We’ve got a woman who’s only got a few hours left to live, an incomplete profile and a Unit Chief on the verge of a nervous breakdown.^ The show follows a special team with the FBI called the Behavioral Analysis Unit who profiles serial killers by thinking like an "unsub" (unknown subject).
  • MySentimentExactLee: Pictures From the Set Of Criminal Minds! 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.mysentimentexactlee.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tonight's Criminal Minds (The Fox; episode 7) The Behavioural Analysis Unit pieces together a profile of a serial killer who takes families hostage and lives with them as a father figure during what is supposed to be their family vacations....
  • AntBlog701: Search Results 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC sillydog.org [Source type: General]

^ The show follows the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), which consists of profilers, who are charged with analyzing crime scenes, and looking for underlying behavioral patterns.
  • Criminal Minds Hits a Milestone: Crime Procedural TV Series Features Its 100th Killer 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC prime-time-dramas.suite101.com [Source type: General]

.Gideon: [enters the room] They don’t call them nervous breakdowns anymore.^ They don't want to be called on it, questioned, confronted, and that's what Prentiss was doing to Reid, because who the hell was she to him?"
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Reid: It's called a major depressive episode.

.Morgan: [to Elle] Next time, show a little leg.^ Then slip on some boots and put on a nice fitted top or a cute little dress to show off the legs a little bit.
  • Criminal Minds | OK! Magazine - The First for Celebrity News 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.okmagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Last time Agent Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini) left the show.
  • AntBlog701: Search Results 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC sillydog.org [Source type: General]

^ Networks will not have a lot of time to make judgments on existing shows” between now and next fall’s scheduling announcements in May, Bill Carter reports.


Gideon: Emerson said, "All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle."

Gideon: "Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
Reid: Samuel Beckett.
Morgan: "Try not. Do, or do not."
Reid: Yoda.

.Garcia: You've reached Penelope Garcia in the FBI's office of Supreme Genius.^ Truly one of the funniest people I've ever spoken with, you'd think Prentiss was a comedian and not a serious FBI agent.
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ve spoken before about my love for Criminal Minds’ Penelope Garcia .
  • Criminal Minds: They Went There :( | The Hathor Legacy 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

Morgan: Hey it's Morgan. .I need you to work some magic here.^ I watch the team at work and I enjoy every episode, while I agree with some of you that the show is dark; I also found that it has a real human side to it as well.
  • Criminal Minds in Criminal Minds in AETV Community Center 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC boards.aetv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ I'd like to show you some awesome nature related work from more or less unknown artists which deserve more attention - this is a MUST SEE, you won't regret it!!!
  • Criminal Minds on Location by $Heidi on deviantART 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC heidi.deviantart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ CBS posted some new stuff...kinda Thursday Dec 1 Take the "Profiler Quiz" here to see if you have what it takes to be a behavioral criminologist.

.I've got a program called Deadbolt Defence and a girl with only a couple hours to live so what do you know?^ In each episode of We've Got You Covered, Conor Knighton catches you up on everything you need to know about what's in this week's magazines.
  • Criminal Minds // Current 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know it's tempting when you see the NCIS: LA ratings -- number two for last week, topped only by NCIS! -- but please, refrain.
  • CBS brainstorms 'Minds' spinoff - Criminal Minds, TV 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

^ For those of you that have been following the CBS series “Criminal Minds” would know that it was the two hour season finale last night.
  • Criminal Minds Season Finale 2009: behind the scenes : In Entertainment 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.inentertainment.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Garcia: You've got a problem- Deadbolt's the #1 password crack-resistant software out there.^ Deadbolt's the number one password crack-resistant software out there.
  • "Criminal Minds" (2005) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Penelope Garcia : You've got a problem.
  • "Criminal Minds" (2005) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Penelope Garcia : Well, gorgeous, you've been re-routed to the office of Too Frickin' Bad.
  • "Criminal Minds" (2005) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You're gonna have to get inside this guy's head to get the password.^ In this episode they take you inside the head of a killer dead and buried.
  • Watch Criminal Minds Online 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It says that you’re a lie: you aren’t the calm, controlled guy you pretend to be.” .

.Morgan: I thought I was calling the office of Supreme Genius.^ Derek Morgan : I thought I was calling the office of Supreme Genius.
  • "Criminal Minds" (2005) 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Garcia: Well gorgeous, you've been re-routed to the office of Too Frickin' Bad.^ If you've ever dealt with an addict, that was actually written well because addicts know what they're doing and they just don't want to be stopped.
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OK, Criminal Minds fans (I’ve seen the ratings, I know you’re out there), what’s your take on this potential version 2.0?
  • Exclusive: CBS Eyes 'Criminal Minds' Spin-off | Ausiello | EW.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC ausiellofiles.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Garcia : You’re just saying that ‘cause it’s true.


Reid: [referring to Gideon] Do you know why he always introduces me as Dr. Reid?
.Hotchner: Because he knows people see you as a kid and he wants to make sure they respect you.^ You want people to be happy.
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You make a living entertaining people.
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So make sure you watch them all.


Gideon: Winston Churchill said, "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see."
[Accurate for show quote, inaccurate according to Winston Churchill page]

Hotch:[to Morgan] ...guess what Gideon means?
Reid: [Walking past] Mighty Warrior. Appropriate.

Gideon: Nietzsche once said, "When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you."

Compulsion [1.2]

.Gideon: Faulkner once said, "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.^ Also, if I put your story in and you don't want it there, just private message me and I'll be glad to take it out.
  • Criminal Minds Communities - FanFiction.Net 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.fanfiction.net [Source type: General]

^ Somehow telling Reid that he wasn't as good as Gideon said, he just told him those things so he wouldn't feel bad.
  • Criminal Minds Community Message Board - CBS.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC veronicamars.com [Source type: General]

^ A repeat ( Modern Family ) that did better than your last appearance.
  • Criminal Minds | Tag Archive | TV Envy 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC television.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Try to be better than yourself."^ Thursday, November 12th, 2009 From the mouth of Criminal Minds “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974) .
  • Alison Kent's Blah Blog » Criminal Minds 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.alisonkent.com [Source type: General]

^ November 12th, 2009 From the mouth of Criminal Minds “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974) .
  • Alison Kent's Blah Blog » Blog Archive » From the mouth of Criminal Minds 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.alisonkent.com [Source type: General]


Elle: Chemical accelerant could mean chemistry student.
Reid: It could also mean chemistry professor.
Elle: I say student. .You need self-confidence to lecture in front of a classroom full of 30 college kids.^ READERS, I NEED YOUR HELP! I'm upgrading my website, to make it brighter and sharper and more full of stuff you'll like.

Arsonists are socially incompetent. This guy doesn’t go on dates, doesn’t go to parties, doesn’t feel comfortable in front of groups. [Reid looks at Elle] And of course he’s a total psychopath.
Reid: Of course.

Gideon: No badges. .I don’t want to satisfy the unsub’s need for attention by letting him know the FBI is here.^ Sure he will be missed, but we don’t need him.
  • Criminal Minds Season Finale 2009: behind the scenes : In Entertainment 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.inentertainment.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm glad Hotch is ok, but knowing that Haley and Jack need to be in protective custody until the reaper is caught is awful for him.

^ I let them know that while I support their filming and aid to the economy, I don't appreciate the rudeness and unacceptableness of the hour.
  • Historic Core Braces for "Criminal Minds" :: blogdowntown 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC blogdowntown.com [Source type: General]

Try not to look official. (looks at the team) Try to look less official.

.Patrol Guy: You’re one of those FBI guys.^ It might have been the wrong one—you're definitely supposed to question the morality of it—but it's not at all clear-cut.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ This is NOT a re-run for those of you that e-mailed me and thought this week's episode indeed was.

^ Truly one of the funniest people I've ever spoken with, you'd think Prentiss was a comedian and not a serious FBI agent.
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A profiler, right? .Like, one look at the crime scene you can tell what kind of shampoo a killer uses.^ But, if you happen to be one of the people who do tune in week after week to see what kinds of crimes that team can solves then you'll know there's a hidden gem of in the midst.
  • Criminal Minds » Hollywood Crush 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC hollywoodcrush.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Going into a criminal's mind is not that easy, you have to act like one and be like one, now thats the challenge of this investigative team.
  • Blogenius Search Engine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.blogenius.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The show continued with several scenes involving prostitutes, including one scene where a killer drives up to two female prostitutes and mercilessly guns them down.
  • Criminal Minds 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.parentstv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gideon: You’re a bit skeptical.^ Gideon : I think you’re innocent.

Patrol Guy: Maybe a little.
.Gideon: Your girlfriend thinks you’re going to break up with her.^ Gideon : I think you’re innocent.

^ Just set up an account and you're good to go.
  • Watch Criminal Minds Online 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tell us what you're thinking...
  • Watch Criminal Minds Season 5 Episode 11 · TV-Dome : Your Movie and TV HQ 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tv-dome.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.Patrol Guy: You’re kidding, right?^ You're also right that not many families would be able to hold up under what our heroes have been through.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anonymous: I think you're right, and they are doing a really good job of getting that strain of the relationships across.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It says that you’re a lie: you aren’t the calm, controlled guy you pretend to be.” .

(Later)
Gideon: You broke up with her. No more necklace.
.Patrol Guy: Yeah, I kinda wanted to date someone else.^ I’ve dated guys who have wanted to fix something for me, when all I wanted was for them to try to understand that something.
  • Criminal Minds: They Went There :( | The Hathor Legacy 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

Gideon: What's her name?
Patrol Guy: Brian
Gideon: Oh. .Well, that's...that's a pretty good reason.^ Daddy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You : Reid, as well as Jack Hotchner in season five.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Well, even if you have guessed, all you fans have a good reason to be happy about.

^ They're both equally good for different reasons......but nothing compares to how pretty I am and how amazing my hair is.
  • Watch Criminal Minds Online 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Garcia: Okay, you know how on Star Trek when Captain Kirk asked McCoy to do something totally impossible and McCoy says, "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a miracle worker!"?
Morgan: Hey, what are you telling me? Not to expect a miracle?
Garcia: No, I'm saying I'm not a doctor.
Morgan: That's my girl.

.Morgan: You know there’s got to be a faster way to do this.^ Morgan: You know what you are, Garcia?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ You and your team are doing so much good for the Jefferson Parish.  I believe the community in knowing that Seagal is out there...can focus on meeting you in a positive way...not while you are arresting someone for a criminal act.
  • criminal minds - AETV Community - Real Life. Drama. 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC community.aetv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But, if you happen to be one of the people who do tune in week after week to see what kinds of crimes that team can solves then you'll know there's a hidden gem of in the midst.
  • Criminal Minds » Hollywood Crush 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC hollywoodcrush.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.How about we just change the first question to "have you recently dated a homicidal pyromaniac?"^ How’s it changed from when you were a kid?

^ I particularly liked how the end of the Season Opener leaves you in doubt about whether the suspect arrested was really the Un-Sub or not.
  • Criminal Minds: Season 3 | LOGOOnline Shop 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC shop.logoonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ok, I know I need to use chemicals when I do an actual water change, but I think I'll do as you do and not use them for just topping-off!!
  • Ok, one last question before Criminal Minds & Bone - Oscar Fish Advice Forum - Oscarfishlover.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.oscarfishlover.com [Source type: General]


Elle: Well, what is the most sinful place on campus?
.Morgan: Come on Elle, when I was in college it was everywhere.^ Morgan : Come on, Elle, when I was in college, it was everywhere.


Student: Clara, is the building on fire?
Clara: Not yet.

.Garcia: If I figure it out, does it earn me a night of passionate love-making?^ AND… just want to say – Hotch can’t die yet – he’s a big part of what makes it a great show… I’m also glad they finally figured out that they had to include Garcia more in each episode… Fingers Crossed for another season !
  • Criminal Minds Season Finale 2009: behind the scenes : In Entertainment 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.inentertainment.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Spinning in devil's grip by frenhu reviews You wish you could have stayed that night, figuring out what that meant for both of you.
  • Criminal Minds FanFiction Archive - FanFiction.Net 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.fanfiction.net [Source type: General]

^ Did love Garcia and Morgan - hope she can shake him out of it.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Morgan: Most definitely, sweetness. With Reid.

.Student: [to Hotch] Can you solve the three-body problem?^ He also lampshades it when he says to Hotch: "Do you know how much you have to study the human body to stab yourself repeatedly and not die?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ All I'm asking for is for you to focus 2.5% of your income into helping solve a problem that's causing crushing poverty in the world.
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(Reid nods in the background) The gravitational pull of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon? (Reid nods vigorously)

.Gideon: You rely too much on precedent, you never allow for the unexpected.^ You never know when we might come up with another update on your much loved television series.


.Gideon: James Reese once said, "There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined.^ There is an art to reading the clues at a crime scene —of knowing what is a real clue and what might have been staged, being able to figure out how marks such as blood splatters or tire tracks might have been made, being able to spot the tiniest detail that is out of place and potentially a great source of information.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are hundreds of books about Jack the Ripper and JonBenet, but you just don't hear about crimes like this very often.
  • Leopold and Loeb's Criminal Minds | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Criminal profiling is the examination of a crime scene in order to determine the type of person who would have committed the crime.
  • Entering the Minds of Serial Killers - World - Javno 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.javno.com [Source type: General]

How's one collect love, rage, hatred, fear...? .These are things that we're trained to look for."^ So how these guys [real profilers] actually do this and look at the worst things human beings can do, I don't know."
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Gideon: Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge.^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She has made her presence felt in subtle ways more than once and we have grown to love this chubby girl on the show.

^ Jason Gideon ) Einstein ha detto, "L'immaginazione è più importante della conoscenza.
  • Criminal Minds - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC it.wikiquote.org [Source type: Academic]

Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."

Won't Get Fooled Again [1.3]

Gideon: Samuel Johnson wrote, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble."

Mrs. Walker: Are you single?
Elle: Yes.
Mrs. Walker: I have a word of advice. Don’t marry the first guy that proposes.

Elle: I may have something. Barbara Keller was having some trouble insuring some coins she bought. The insurance company thought they might be fake.
Hotchner: So the insurance company is blowing up annoying clients?

.Morgan: My bomb fragments- let’s start putting this bad boy together.^ He throws his gun to them and is about to come out, but then Gideon, in another building puts all the pieces to the puzzle together, and realizes that the cornered guy is strapped with bombs.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Garcia: Why bother, don’t you just dust for prints and...stuff?^ There are hundreds of books about Jack the Ripper and JonBenet, but you just don't hear about crimes like this very often.
  • Leopold and Loeb's Criminal Minds | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you've ever dealt with an addict, that was actually written well because addicts know what they're doing and they just don't want to be stopped.
  • Paget Brewster Feels like a Superhero on Criminal Minds - Jacki Garfinkel - TVMaven - MediaBizBlogger - Jack Myers 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.jackmyers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You don’t just pull a package off the shelf, install it, and suddenly start rolling,” he says.
  • Criminal Minds - Undesignated - Tech Decisions 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tech-decisions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Morgan: Garcia, what are you doing in the FBI?
Garcia: I didn’t get into medical school.

[Piecing together the bomb]
.Garcia:: If there was a longer rod, it could've fit here and gone all the way through...^ Hotch has been fantastic after all he's gone through.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thank you for always being there through the evolution of JJ. She has come a long way.

^ If we ever get to a single format for electronic medical records, there is a vast amount of unstructured information that could be introduced in a meaningful way.” .
  • Criminal Minds - Undesignated - Tech Decisions 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tech-decisions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(Morgan looks a her in surprise)
Garcia: Tetris.

Hotch: I spent most of my childhood looking for a 1958 nickle valued at over 10 thousand dollars
[everyone stares]
Hotch: Yes, I was a little bit of a nerd, is that so surprising?

Plain Sight [1.4]

Gideon: French poet Jacques Rigaut said, "Don't forget that I cannot see myself. .My role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror."^ But oddly enough, it's actually Morgan who ends up being drawn into the situation through his sympathy for Tamara, a sister of one of the victims.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One example of profiling which has recently been in the news is the profiling of individuals who looked as if they were of Middle-Eastern descent.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We can’t just look at one claim and see what the indicators are and whether fraud is being committed.
  • Criminal Minds - Undesignated - Tech Decisions 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tech-decisions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Elle: [seeing Reid having trouble blowing out the candles] I thought you were full of hot air, Reid.^ The one that will shock the viewers, so all of you out there, brace yourselves to see something that you would never even imagined in your dreams.
  • Download Criminal Minds | Watch All Seasons, Episodes of Criminal Minds and much more – Download-tvshows.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminal-minds.download-tvshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elle : You think they’ll ever run out of new things to do with their victims?


Hotchner: [about Reid] Isn't it amazing he knows what he knows and he's only 24?
Gideon: Imagine what he'll know by fifty.

.Reid: [to Gideon, after JJ says :Spence, come get your cake"] She's the only person in the whole world who calls me Spence.^ Gideon has more intellect than Rossi, and also, he, like Reid(to a point), always seems to have some little interesting tidbit of info relating to each case, words can't really do this post justice on who is better, but I say Gideon.
  • Watch Criminal Minds Online 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As SSA Hotchner struggles with his return to work, the team is called upon to profile a suspect with an unusual personal obsession who is abducting certain.
  • Blogenius Search Engine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.blogenius.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gideon : Euripedes said, “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.


Morgan: Why the Tommy Killer?
Hotchner: You know the rock opera? Well, this unsub glues his victim's eyes wide open.
.Reid: He wants them to see him.^ Already there was a rumor that Ed Murrow, the CBS correspondent, wanted him to appear on his television show "See It Now."
  • Leopold and Loeb's Criminal Minds | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m a 68 year old grandmother that wants to see more pictures of him!
  • Exclusive Interview: Alex O'Loughlin Talks MOONLIGHT and CRIMINAL MINDS | the TV addict 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC thetvaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't understand why the Reid fans sees him as if he needs constant attention.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Gideon: And feel them.

The Poem between Death and the Lady
'Fair Lady, throw those costly robes aside,
No longer may you glory in your pride;
Take leave of all your carnal vain delight,
I'm come to summon you away this night.'
'Talk not of noon! you may as well be mute;
There is no time at all for vain dispute,
Your riches, gold, and garments,jewels bright,
Your house, and land, must on new owners light.' - Death and the Lady by Lesley Nelson-Burns

.Reid: You should see what comes up when you type "death" into a search engine.^ I should have searched you out myself, but well…" he trailed off.

^ You never know when we might come up with another update on your much loved television series.

^ I remember Morgan telling Reid that you never should get involved with anyone connected with their job, but seems to be doing it himself.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Morgan: No wonder you can't find a date.

.Gideon: Finding new ways to hurt each other is what we're good at.^ Gideon : Well, finding new ways to hurt each other is what we’re good at.

^ The acting isn't as good as some other shows but it doesn't matter - cause its all about the action and finding the serial killers before they strike again.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/1638701/Criminal-Minds-Season-1/Product.html 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ We can do DNA tests, fingerprint identification, and use technology in so many other ways to figure out who is doing what to whom—to find and examine evidence.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Morgan: I hate not having a plan. We’re looking for a needle in a haystack.
.Reid: Actually, it’s more like we’re looking for a needle in a pile of needles.^ Actually, they’re looking to catch a serial killer.

^ Looking forward to when MGG has recovered enough so that Reid can get more screen time again, miss my favorite character.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Morgan: What?
Reid: A needle would stand out in a haystack.

.Reid: Do you think it's weird that I knew that ballad?^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.Elle: Reid, I don't know how you know half the stuff you know, but I'm glad you do.^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m curious: in what senses do you or don’t you “write what you know”?

^ He also lampshades it when he says to Hotch: "Do you know how much you have to study the human body to stab yourself repeatedly and not die?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Reid: Do you think that's why I can't get a date?^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Elle: Have you ever asked anyone?
Reid: [Reid shifts his eyes] No.
Elle: That's why you can't get a date.

Gideon: There’s someone else on the plane that’s a huge Skins fan.
Reid: Who?
.Gideon: The only person in the world who calls you 'Spence.'^ The BAU is called to Atlantic City to profile a suspect with an unusual personal obsession who is abducting and killing certain a certain type of woman.
  • Criminal Minds on TV.com 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This could mean you would be thought to be a person who would be more likely to perform a terrorist act.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As SSA Hotchner struggles with his return to work, the team is called upon to profile a suspect with an unusual personal obsession who is abducting certain types of women.
  • Criminal Minds Episode List - TVLoop 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

Reid: Checkmate

.Gideon: Rose Kennedy once said, "Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them."^ After four years of this grueling and taxing work, why shouldn't they begin to act like normal people?
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Broken Mirror [1.5]

Gideon: Euripides said, "When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him."

Morgan: So what happened with you and JJ at the Redskins game?
Reid: Top secret.

[after seeing another agent flirt with Morgan, and seeing girls stare at him]
Reid: Must be tough, man.
[Morgan laughs]
Morgan: Not really.
Reid: What do you mean? .You don't DO anything and these women are throwing themselves at you.^ They might worry, but these are things you just pick up upon, don't go around asking about them every single day.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Morgan: Strictly off limits, Reid.
Reid: There's no code of conduct that says agents can't socialize.
.Morgan: See, my code of survival says never mess with a woman who carries a gun.^ Which I try to keep in mind as I remain in writer’s block purgatory and try to see my way to what I want to say and how I want to say it.

^ I was also surprised by Morgan's behavior with the young woman who was the sister of one of the victims.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]



Reid: I don't know everything. I mean, despite the fact that you think I do.
Morgan: I never said that. When have I ever said that?
.Reid: Every day since I met you.^ Calvin : (laughing) You’ve just described every surgeon I’ve ever met.

^ And every time you do, it affects your mood in court, and youre not having a very good day.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ They might worry, but these are things you just pick up upon, don't go around asking about them every single day.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Elle: This morning at breakfast.
Hotchner: Yesterday when he beat you at cards.

Mr. Davenport: [talking to Reid] Excuse me c-can you actually read that fast?
.Reid: Our conscious mind can process 16 bits of information per second, our unconscious however can process 11 million.^ Criminal Minds Season 4 Episode 16 Loading Time: Slow Host: youku Submited: 11 April 2009 Download in High Definition with Vuze .

^ Criminal Minds , TV , Posted by Antony Shen on May 28, 2008 11:16 AM .
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[Mr. Davenport looks over at Gideon with a questioning look] Yes, I, I really can read this fast.
.Kidnapper:On the Phone If You hang up,I'll rip Her open...^ Thanks for hanging in there with us, and if you were subscribing by email, please sign up again.

Gideon: I'm Sorry,You must have the wrong Number
[Disconnects the Call]
Mr. Davenport:What the Hell are You doing?
Gideon:Saving Your Daughter,Mr. Davenport

.Elle: [regarding Cheryl claiming that she can feel when something is wrong with her twin] You think Cheryl's a wackjob because she says she can feel her sister's anxiety?^ You need to recognize whether [the claim] is something perpetrated on us intentionally by an insured or whether it was another person stealing the car,” says Adam.
  • Criminal Minds - Undesignated - Tech Decisions 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tech-decisions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If a book came with, say, 3-D glasses, and you read it without them, wouldn’t you feel a little ripped off?

^ You know, now that I think about it, do you think it's because of all the M/G supporters?
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Morgan: I never said wackjob [Reid walks in]
Reid: Actually there may be a physiological basis for it.. reuniting with her sister.
Morgan: Don't ask.
Reid: Reversed egg symmetry, eggs split late between 9 to 12 days, the DNA matches right down to the last stranded code, there are sporadic documents of shared physiological pain.
Morgan: And you believe it?
.Reid: No I'm just saying its possible...^ Not to say that it wasn't good, it was, it's just....well, like you said, poor Reid.
  • Criminal Minds #2: How May We Save Your Ass Today? - Page 2 - Talk CSI 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC talk.csifiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just have to say I don't agree with the people going after Hotch for not talking to Reid about his injuries, I think he's doing the right thing.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]


.Gideon: Euripides said, "When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness."^ Gideon : Euripedes said, “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.

L.D.S.K. [1.6]

Gideon: Nietzsche wrote, "The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

Hotchner: Shakespeare wrote, "Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable."

[Reid hits the target in the groin area while aiming for the upper torso]
Hotchner: Did Elle teach you that?"

Reid: Look at me, without a gun I look like a teacher's assistant!

.Hotch: You know why they took away Boy Genius' gun?^ Why then did Morgan have a problem with Hotch walking away?
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He also lampshades it when he says to Hotch: "Do you know how much you have to study the human body to stab yourself repeatedly and not die?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ The Morgan/Garcia tension made me sad, but I adore how they both started with, "you know I love you."
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Philip Dowd: Why?
Hotch: He failed his qualification. .Twice a year I gotta listen to him whine about requalifying so I tutored him, and he fails again.^ Gibson says his years of work on the show have made him understandably fascinated about the mind of Maj.

Philip Dowd: You think you got it rough? These people have done nothing but undermine me since I got here.
Hotch: Go next to the barricade. .That way when they blast their way in both of our problems are solved.^ The show goes on as they all fight to solve the crimes and other problems.

^ While there are many social issues that remain a problem for our culture, our children at least know that both racism and family violence are wrong.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You could ruin a cop's career.
Philip Dowd: You are one sick dude.
.Hotch: How do you think I found you?^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hotch: ( trying to quiet a crying Jack ) You think you can do better?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Power Walk : The team doesn't get as many of these as you might think, but special mention has to go to Hotch, Rossi, and Prentiss's in "Hopeless".
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]


Hotch: (to Dowd) Can I ask you a favor?
Philip Dowd: You could ask.
.Hotch: I figure the chances of my getting out of here alive are pretty slim.^ Here is where a private detective can really help a victim to figure out who is stealing the information and to track the chain of crimes that have been committed.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Philip Dowd: So?
.Hotch: (about Reid) Will you let me kick the snot out of this kid?^ "Revelations" has an unsub who believes he is living out the Biblical book of Revelation, and also contains several major, more mundane revelations about Reid's backstory.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I just have to say I don't agree with the people going after Hotch for not talking to Reid about his injuries, I think he's doing the right thing.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

He's made my life miserable for three lousy years.
Philip Dowd: Knock yourself out.

.Hotch: (to Reid, as he kicks him in the stomach) I'll school you now, smart guy!^ Reid: I'll get back to you on that.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ People what do you expect Hotch and everyone else to say to reid???
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now Hotch isn't behaving like Hotch and though Morgan might have sympathy for the guy, primarily it's his own alarm bells he's hearing.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

It's front sight, trigger press, follow through! It's not that hard, a Dalmatian could do it!

.Philip Dowd: (about Hotch kicking Reid) You feel better now?^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hotch: ( trying to quiet a crying Jack ) You think you can do better?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ This troper feels that Hotch is overtaking Reid in this category, given that she goes "Oh Hotch :(" pretty much every five minutes as of this season.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Hotch: I think he got the message.

Hothchner: (About head shot) That was a nice shot.
.Reid: ...I was aiming for his leg.^ "L.D.S.K." when Reid claims, after shooting an unsub in the head, that he was "aiming for his leg."
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Hotchner: Well, I wouldn't have kept kicking you, I was afraid you didn't get my plan.^ Daddy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You : Reid, as well as Jack Hotchner in season five.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Reid: I got your plan the minute you moved the hostages out of my line of fire.^ You wear a fake Rolex because you pawned the real one to pay your debts, my guess is to a bookie.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ There are books out there that do require you to sit near your computer.

^ The last episode was last night and it was the one where Reid (also my favorite character) was held hostage the guy with three different personalities.
  • Criminal Minds #2: How May We Save Your Ass Today? - Page 2 - Talk CSI 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC talk.csifiles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hotchner: Well I hope I didn't hurt you too badly.
.Reid: Hotch, I was a twelve year old child prodigy in a Las Vegas public high school.^ Hotch met Haley when they were both in a high school production of "Pirates."
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Original Air Date— 4 November 2008 A child abduction case in Las Vegas causes Reid to have strange nightmares which appear to be connected to an event in his past.
  • "Criminal Minds" (2005) - Episode list 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Here, we saw Reid investigating the case of a young boy’s murder in Las Vegas.

.You kick like a nine year old girl.^ He clutched a Chinese girl under each arm, aiming for their small breasts but too drunk to find them, the girls giggling like professionals, eyes old and shrewd and experienced.


.Reid: I know I should feel bad about what happened.^ The one time that Reid is held hostage but not the one the Bad Thing happens to, he's guilty about it for the rest of the episode.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

I mean, I killed a man. .You know, I should feel something...but I don't.^ I’m curious: in what senses do you or don’t you “write what you know”?

^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ One Tree Hill 7×11: You Know I Love You, Don’t You .
  • Criminal Minds 5×9: 100 | Dude Videos! 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC videos.repph.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gideon: Not knowing what you feel, that’s not the same as not feeling anything.^ Guile Hero : Jason Gideon Prentiss : When did you know you were going to have to trick him?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ All you Criminal Minds fans will jump with joy to know that, developers of the show and the CBS network have announced to launce a videogame based on the same plot.


.Gideon: This is going to hit you, and when it does, there's only three facts you need to know.^ Guile Hero : Jason Gideon Prentiss : When did you know you were going to have to trick him?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ It's frustrating, but at a certain point, there's only so much you can do.

^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

You did what you had to do, and a lot of good people are alive because of what you did.
Reid: What's the third?
Gideon: I'm proud of you.

The Fox [1.7]

Gideon (Dr. Thomas Fuller),"With foxes we must play the fox."

Gideon: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

JJ: (discussing Hotch's newborn baby) He's so gorgeous.
Haley: Thank you.
Reid: If you find baldness and wrinkles attractive.

.Reid: Nobody takes therapy these days without a healthy dose of medication.^ Information searches these days are a lot more detailed than they used to be and they take far less time.
  • Criminal Minds – Crime Behaviors, Criminal Profiling, and Crime Info 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalminds.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Garcia: What are you implying, Reid?
Reid: That everyone is medicated.
.Garcia: Did you just make a joke?^ Apparently, must-bleed-TV may just make you eat and shop more.

^ Garcia : You’re just saying that ‘cause it’s true.

Reid: No, I mean, statistics, they-they show it-
.Garcia: Reid, next time just say yes.^ I just have to say I don't agree with the people going after Hotch for not talking to Reid about his injuries, I think he's doing the right thing.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Garcia : You’re just saying that ‘cause it’s true.


.Morgan: That's what everybody says until they find the body in the basement.^ When actors say that they love the TV show they’re on, they really mean that they love it — until a chance at silver screen success comes along.


Morgan: You move, I'm gonna break your neck.

Reid: Are you hacking into the government HMO database? Is that legal?
Garcia: Of course not. We'll go to prison and you'll become someone's bitch.
Reid: Really?

Natural Born Killer [1.8]

Gideon: Hemingway wrote, "There is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else.”

Hotchner: You were just responding to what you learned Vincent. When you grow up in an environment like that, an extremely abusive and violent household.. it's not surprising that some people grow up to become killers.
Vincent: Some people?
Hotchner: What's that?
Vincent: You said some people grow up to become killers.
Hotchner: ...And some people grow up to catch them.

Gideon: Take your tie off for once in your life would ya.

Reid: What are these tapes?
.Morgan: I don't know, why don't you and Garcia go take a look, let us know.^ Please let us know!!
  • Criminal Minds - Find all the songs and music played in this show---we're your TV show soundtrack source! 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC www.tunesonthetube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Morgan: You know what you are, Garcia?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ I take it that you don't take "I was aiming for his leg" literally?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Garcia: Yeah, movie night, I'll go make popcorn.

[Garcia enters the room with a cardboard box.]
.Morgan: Please tell me you brought some breakfast.^ You made some good points, especially regarding Morgan.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Haley : Please tell me you’re kidding Elle : What… what is the most sinful place on campus?

^ I remember Morgan telling Reid that you never should get involved with anyone connected with their job, but seems to be doing it himself.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

Garcia: Trust me, sugar. .You're not going to want to eat when you see what's in here.^ Click here, if you want to watch the clips from the upcoming episodes of Criminal Minds .

^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Here you go, smartypants ( hands Jack to Jessica, who causes him to stop crying immediately ) Hotch: ...
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]


Russo: Look, I don't speak smart ass. So, you got something to say to me?

.Gideon: Carl Jung said, "The healthy man does not torture others.^ Gideon : Euripedes said, “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.

Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”

.Elle: Here's something...[puts her coffee cup on Garcia's desk]...What can you tell me about Vincent Sartori?^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Well, without tormenting you any further, let me tell you that I am talking about Kirsten Vangsness, who plays the role of Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds.

^ He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee.

[Garcia chucks coffee cup in the bin]
Elle: I was still drinking that.
Garcia: Not only is this equipment expensive, it's also extremely sensitive.
[Reid and Elle share a weird look]

[Elle is speaking about a criminal's sealed records]
Elle: Can you get into those records?
.Reid: Despite the fact that they were probably expunged, she can find the faintest echo of deletion, successfully recreate the file, thereby sending us all to prison for computer felony fraud counts.^ Stripped naked Reid was tied to the goal post and despite all his begging no one helped him.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Hotch: Well, Reid got propositioned by every prostitute we talked to, but we didn't find anybody who thinks they'd seen the unsub.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ I miss Reid, too, but I believe these epis were probably written prior to his need for surg and they are doing what they can to include him.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

[Elle and Garcia share a weird look]
Elle: We can make bail.

Derailed [1.9]

.Gideon: Robert Oxton Bolt once wrote, "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."^ Robert Oxton Bolt ha scritto, "Una convinzione non è solo un'idea che la mente possiede è un'idea che possiede la mente."
  • Criminal Minds - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC it.wikiquote.org [Source type: Academic]


Morgan: And remember, play into the guy's fantasy, believe it yourself.
.Reid: Actually, did you know that dentists and surgeons have been secretly recruited to implant these during otherwise normal medical procedures?^ Guile Hero : Jason Gideon Prentiss : When did you know you were going to have to trick him?
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

This has been happening on and off since the late 1930s. [Morgan looks at him] Told me to believe.

.Reid: Could at least one of you look like you're going to see me again?^ Yours are going to look just like them."
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

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  • Watch Criminal Minds Online · Minimal Loss · TV Show · Show Links TV 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC show-links.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Watch Criminal Minds Online · Catching Out · TV Show · Show Links TV 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC show-links.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So what I'm going to share with you is a scene from the pre-publication Chapter One of City of Dragons .


.Morgan: Come on, Reid, what are you talking about, a magic trick?^ What do you need to talk to him about?” .

^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Now, it’s the turn of the episode which must be talked about when it comes to review the fourth season of Criminal Minds.

Reid: Yeah I'm talkin' about a magic trick.

.Elle: Gideon, will you tell him that I don't need to go to the hospital?^ I think Hotch just realized it was as far as it was gonna go, they don't really need BAU to add firepower to perps who are committing suicide by cop.
  • Criminal Minds Fanatic Blog: CRIMINAL MINDS SPOILER THREAD FOR "HOPELESS" 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC criminalmindsfanatic.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He does it again in "100": "I'm going to find that little bastard son of yours and show him your dead bodies and tell him it's all your fault."
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Here you go, smartypants ( hands Jack to Jessica, who causes him to stop crying immediately ) Hotch: ...
  • Criminal Minds - Television Tropes & Idioms 10 February 2010 13:50 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Gideon: Regulations are regulations. You all right?
Elle: I'm fine, Dad.
Gideon: Elle?
Elle: Yeah?
Gideon: Don't ever call me Dad again.
[Gideon walks away]
.Elle: I wonder how he'd feel about Mom?^ Hotch later works to smooth it over, but we can see Rossi watching him, and can't help but wonder how the heart feels under the intellect for him to fail in his usual tact.
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^ I still wonder about how Bobby Franks' family adjusted to the loss of their son, and what the dynamics were between the families after the murder.
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^ I also enjoyed his scenes with the local detective, but I’m not sure how I feel about Hotch’s and Rossi’s reaction at the final stand-off.
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.Reid: Let me know when you're going to do that so I can, uh, run.^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
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^ You know it makes me angry when a very good show is running successfully on screen and suddenly we hear that now it will never come back.

^ Guile Hero : Jason Gideon Prentiss : When did you know you were going to have to trick him?
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.Elle: Um, Reid you probably saved my life in there.^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
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Reid: Probably? I totally saved your life. And I'm pretty certain it's caught on tape.

Reid: Albert Einstein asked, "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or the others crazy?"

The Popular Kids [1.10]

Gideon: Sir Peter Ustinov said, "Unfortunately, a super abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares."

Morgan: So tell me, what does keep young Dr. Reid awake at night? Wait, let me guess. Memorizing some obscure textbook? No, no, no. Working on cold fusion? No, I got it, I got it, I got it. Watching Star Trek and laughing at all the Physics mistakes?
.Reid: Actually, there aren't that many scientific errors in Star Trek.^ But if there were actually that many serial killers out there, no one would ever leave their houses.
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.Especially considering how long ago it was made.^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
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There are certain improbabilities, but not that many outright errors.
Morgan: Right.

.Gideon: [after finding out the local kids found a dead body in the woods and watched it decompose over a long period of time without reporting anything] This was a human being!^ In The Blood : Subverted in "Birthright"; while it turns out that the killer's father was also a killer, this is not portrayed as being genetic, and rather the result of an teenager who was raised to worship his dead father finding his dad's old journal and deciding the carry on the family tradition .
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^ He does it again in "100": "I'm going to find that little bastard son of yours and show him your dead bodies and tell him it's all your fault."
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^ Hey Its That Guy : It took this troper a long time to stop referring to Hotchner as "Special Agent Greg " Not to mention Inigo Montoya as Gideon.
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.Morgan:[To Reid] You want some coffee with that sugar?^ I love me some Morgan but I want him to have a job related story.
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^ Morgan and Garcia on the phone in "Mayhem", when Morgan is in the ambulance with the bomb about to go off : Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
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^ There haven't been whole-team interactions for a while, and Morgan and Reid, and even JJ, seem to be separated from Hotch by some sort of insurmountable wall.
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Reid: What happened?
.Morgan: Him bringing us down here was way too much of a coincidence?^ Morgan could get emotionally attached and ths sister could lean too much on him.
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Reid: No I got that, but you had to tackle us both?
.Morgan: You're welcome Reid.^ Hotch : You're welcome.
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^ I remember Morgan telling Reid that you never should get involved with anyone connected with their job, but seems to be doing it himself.
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Gideon: Playwright Eugene Ionesco said, "Ideology separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."

Blood Hungry [1.11]

[Gideon walks in using crutches]
Hotchner: What happened to you?
Gideon: Oh, I got a list of things I try before it's too late.
Elle: And orthopedic surgery is one of them?
.Gideon: No skydiving, apparently it's all about the landing.^ He throws his gun to them and is about to come out, but then Gideon, in another building puts all the pieces to the puzzle together, and realizes that the cornered guy is strapped with bombs.
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Gideon: Garcia?
Hotchner: Penelope...? The tech with the glasses...?
Gideon: The room...the one with all the screens...? [Hotchner nods] She's great.

[Morgan walks in and startles Elle]
Elle: Dude!
Morgan: Dude? You're way too tense.

Hotchner: How is it having Gideon around?
.Garcia: You can have him back whenever you would like.^ I would like you to leave now.” .

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^ Double doors: you could escape if you wanted to, but who would want to with a waiting room like this?


Hotchner: Sometimes what we don't do is every bit as powerful as what we do.

Gideon: Harriet Beecher Stowe once said "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."

What Fresh Hell [1.12]

Gideon: "The poet, W. H. Auden wrote, 'Evil is unspectacular, and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our table.'"

Journalist: Come on, JJ. Gimme something. For old times sake.
JJ: [sighs] Okay... [looks around, steps closer, whispers]) You may wanna rethink that tie.

Garcia: Penelope's house of "how may I save your ass today?"

.Gideon: Hey Hotch, did you send flowers to that tech room girl Garcia and say they were from me?^ I am going to watch it again and then come back and post but I did want to say thank you for the great chat a few days ago!
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^ People what do you expect Hotch and everyone else to say to reid???
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^ It's cute to see Morgan and Garcia flirt but if they did get together that would be weird!!
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Hotchner: Yeah.
Gideon: Why?
.Hotchner: Jason, people need to know that they're important and sometimes you forget that.^ Hotchner : You’re a genius.

^ Anonymous: I think you're right, and they are doing a really good job of getting that strain of the relationships across.
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^ And it's not just the agents that are heroes, but the people in their lives that give them the support and love they need to do what they do.
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Gideon: I already sent her a gift, an MP3 player. .It lasts longer unless you drop it or the batteries die, whichever comes first.^ First of all, a big thank you to Tom and Andre for coming to chat with us.
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Hotchner: So she got two gifts?
Gideon: What if she thinks I'm sweet on her!

Gideon: "Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done." Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Poison [1.13]

Gideon: Roman philosopher Lucretius said, "What is food to one, is to others bitter poison."

Gideon: Confucius warned us, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

Riding the Lightning [1.14]

Gideon: Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. (Genesis 9:6)

Gideon: Albert Pine said, "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Unfinished Business [1.15]

.Reid: What do you think of Ryan?^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
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Hotchner: He hasn't changed much.
Reid: I think we can learn a lot from him.
.Hotchner: What could you possibly learn that you don't already know?^ I’m curious: in what senses do you or don’t you “write what you know”?

^ Maybe they are building up to a point of "this is the breaking point" I don't know many families that could survive the stress and trauma our heroes have been through .
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^ One Tree Hill 7×11: You Know I Love You, Don’t You .
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.Reid: Hotch, repetitive thinking is a death knell for the brain.^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
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^ I just have to say I don't agree with the people going after Hotch for not talking to Reid about his injuries, I think he's doing the right thing.
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For complete brain usage, diverse stimulation is the key.

Ryan: [reading second note] In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Gideon: He's quoting Sir Francis Bacon now.
.Ryan: I used this specific quote in my...^ My only real disappointment was in not getting to use this quote from Cornell Woolrich, which was to open the book in Part One: .

Reid: In your book on page 184. I read it on the plane.
Ryan: And you remember the page number and the quote?
Morgan: Don't ask.

Morgan: So they've been here all night?
Hotchner: Apparently.
Elle: Where else would any of us be on a Saturday night? It's not like we have lives or anything.
Morgan: Speak for yourself.

Ryan: Miss me?
Gideon: No.
Ryan: Just here to buy a book then, huh?
Gideon: What can I say? Profilers, they fascinate me.

.Gideon: Norman Maclean wrote, "It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us."^ People who are complaining should rewatch those episodes then they would get a clue as to what is going on.
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^ An infectious disease specialist, he's a brilliant diagnostician who loves the challenges of the medical puzzles he must solve in order to save lives.

^ I wanted us to know him and love him on his own terms so we could understand what Hannah lost when she lost her brother.


Gideon: Hmm...You look comfortable up there. .Why don't you come back to the BAU for a guest lecture?^ Hope you come back soon.
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^ It was great having you here and I hope you come back soon.
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^ I am going to watch it again and then come back and post but I did want to say thank you for the great chat a few days ago!
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Ryan: I'm retired, remember?
Gideon: Hell of a way to relax, 323 pages on the one that got away.
Ryan: He hasn't gotten away - and you didn't count that eight page prologue.

Elle: Abraham Lincoln once said "In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

.Hotch: He moved to be closer to the crime scenes.^ The scene at the end with Hotch, Emily and Rossi walking away from the crime scene and then having a drink, was great.
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Elle: That's retirement?
Morgan: BAU-Style.

The Tribe [1.16]

Hotchner: Nietzsche wrote, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe."

Blackwolf: [to Gideon] You look like a college professor. [to Reid] You look like his student. [to Hotchner] You look like FBI.

Blackwolf: We don't do massacres. You do.
Hotchner: Me personally?
Blackwolf: Your government.

Officer: Are you trying to tell us that Indians wouldn’t be so brutal?
Blackwolf: No, I’m saying that Indians wouldn’t be so confused.

Hotchner: This is a surprise. Haven’t cut your hair since Thanksgiving.
Sean: That’s what you said at Christmas.

Sean: You saying that I can't take care of myself?
Hotchner: No. .This is my way of saying that I'm a jackass.^ Which I try to keep in mind as I remain in writer’s block purgatory and try to see my way to what I want to say and how I want to say it.

Sean: I guess it's hereditary.

JJ: That’s Hotch’s brother? I don’t see it.
Hotchner: Sean, listen to me. .All I’m saying is that you’re 25 years old.^ Daniel Craig says – reply to this 20 Re: EvaChangingEyes – were you crying in the shower again.
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^ YourLittleSpies says – reply to this 38 I love the show, and unless the new "too old" is fourteen, I think you're mistaken.
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^ Cindy Rankin, a 46-year-old Seattle writer, says it's not crime shows that "ring her death bell," but the evening news.

Sean: You know what? Don’t profile me Aaron. [storms away]
JJ: Now I see it.

Elle: Brother…as in that’s Hotch’s brother?
Garcia: Maybe Hotch is adopted?

Gideon: Are the Ga'he good spirits or bad spirits?
Blackwolf: They're both. Like men.

Blackwolf: Samuel, tell the men from the FBI who the Ga'he are.
Reid: The Ga'he are mighty spirits who dwell in desert caves.
Hotchner: Reid, is your name Samuel?
Reid: Sorry.

Reid: She's answering every question with just her name and Social Security Number.
Hotchner: Like a prisoner of war.

Gideon: What do you see?
Blackwolf: There's a saying, 'Once too much blood has been spilled on the same ground, the ground develops a thirst for it.'

[Blackwolf examining the dirt of a crime scene]
Reid: I notice you don't carry a gun.
Blackwolf: Twenty-one feet.
Reid: What?
Blackwolf: Ask Agent Hotchner there, he's the real gun-hand.
Hotchner: Why do you say that?
Blackwolf:You carry two guns.
Hotchner: [To Reid] The maximum distance an attacker with a knife can close and the time it takes to react, draw your sidearm, and fire is twenty-one feet.
Blackwolf: Inside twenty-one feet I win. Outside twenty-one, I have other options besides shooting a man.
Reid: Like negotiating.
Blackwolf: Like running.
Hotchner: Why do you say I carry two guns?
Blackwolf: Your right instep print's heavier than your left and since your don't appear to have a clubbed right foot.
.Hotchner: You can't tell that from my footprints, there's no perceptible difference between them.^ There’s no doubt that Banks’ musical taste is a telling window into the character.

^ Ode to My Parents There She Goes Again How did you write that?

Blackwolf: Your problem isn't with your prints. It's with your perception.

[Hotch draws his gun]
Blackwolf: Put that away.
Hotchner: What?
Blackwolf: You don't need it. Use your baton.
[Hotch exhales]
Blackwolf: There are many paths to the same place. Trust me.
.Hotchner: Just so you know, you sound like a fortune cookie.^ Just click on my website, http://www.shanegericke.com/ , and vote for which pose you like best: friendly Shane or serious Shane.

[Hotch whips out his baton]

Gideon: Children?
Hotchner: They're fine. We got them out before they got here. We took down these four.
Reid: Without firing a shot?
Blackwolf: Captain America here shot number five.
Hotchner: You're welcome.
[Hotch and Blackwolf pause to trade looks]
.Hotchner: Number six is cut up pretty bad, I don't think he's gonna make it.^ I think Hotch just realized it was as far as it was gonna go, they don't really need BAU to add firepower to perps who are committing suicide by cop.
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^ Also, I don't think that Hotch was "giving up" when he decided to leave.
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Blackwolf: At least I didn't shoot him.
Morgan: Think I'd rather be shot.
Hotchner: There's an old Apache saying, 'You can take many paths to get to the same place.'
[Blackwolf smirks as Hotch walks off]

A Real Rain [1.17]

Gideon: Gandhi said, "Better to be violent if there's violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence."
Hotchner: Gandhi also said, "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent."

.Morgan: Do you have any idea how many cases run through there every year?^ You're also right that not many families would be able to hold up under what our heroes have been through.
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^ Why do many of you slam the show when Morgan get more story line?
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^ The Morgan/Garcia tension made me sad, but I adore how they both started with, "you know I love you."
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Garcia: 122,998.

Hotchner: You’re a genius.
.Garcia: You’re just saying that ‘cause it’s true.^ It says that you’re a lie: you aren’t the calm, controlled guy you pretend to be.” .


Reid: I'd like to see New York.
.Morgan: You've never been to New York?^ He talked to Morgan twice, once to say he wouldn't give him a recommendation for the job in New York and once after Omnivore which was really a requirement.
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^ I remember Morgan telling Reid that you never should get involved with anyone connected with their job, but seems to be doing it himself.
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Reid: We've never had an unsub there.
.Hotchner: [to Gideon] I thought you were going to talk to Reid about taking some vacation time?^ I just have to say I don't agree with the people going after Hotch for not talking to Reid about his injuries, I think he's doing the right thing.
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^ In some of the episodes, such as "Normal" or "Haunted", we spend quite a lot of time with the unsubs and learn about their motivations, but in others, we deal mainly with the fallout, and this is one of them.
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^ Perhaps there was so little screen time for Reid because of The Gublenator missing some work time due to injury-related surgeries/doc appts and such??
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Gideon: What's vacation time?

.Elle: You guys, we're here in New York and even when we aren't talking about our case we end up talking about another profiler.^ Hope you guys can do another one!
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^ What do you need to talk to him about?” .

^ You're also right that not many families would be able to hold up under what our heroes have been through.
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.Hotchner: You’re right.^ Anonymous: I think you're right, and they are doing a really good job of getting that strain of the relationships across.
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^ You're also right that not many families would be able to hold up under what our heroes have been through.
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So Elle, you seeing anyone?

Reid: [to the waitress, after having difficulty with his chopsticks] Excuse me, could I get a fork perhaps? [group laughs] Did you know that experts credit Confucius with the advent of the chopstick. He equated knives with acts of aggression.
.Morgan: You don't know how to use them, do ya?^ I’m curious: in what senses do you or don’t you “write what you know”?

^ The Morgan/Garcia tension made me sad, but I adore how they both started with, "you know I love you."
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^ One Tree Hill 7×11: You Know I Love You, Don’t You .
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Reid: It's like trying to forage for dinner with a pair of number two pencils.

Reid: It’s absolutely incredible, 1.3 billion people stay nourished because of these things.

Officer: So are we looking for an ex-con or some nut job with an Amazon account?

Female Officer: [after hearing the unsub's profile] So we're looking for a small, angry, white guy with a day job?

Hotchner: Ok, here's what we know. Blitz attackers are almost always male.
.Morgan: Well, he got picked up in the pouring rain by a New York cabbie, so we definitely know he's not a brother.^ He talked to Morgan twice, once to say he wouldn't give him a recommendation for the job in New York and once after Omnivore which was really a requirement.
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Gideon: W. H. Auden said, "Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness."

Somebody's Watching [1.18]

Gideon: Diane Arbus once said, "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know."

Reid: Gideon, there are actually people taking photos of us from the next yard.
Detective Owen Kim: Welcome to LA.

[Reid is trying unsuccessfully to convince Lila to come out of her swimming pool]
Lila: Really, Spencer, you should live a little.
Reid: Live a little? I've known you for 48 hours and I feel like I've aged 10 years!

Garcia: [answering phone] Oracle of Quantico. Speak if you deign to hear truth.

.Morgan: [mimicking Lila after she shares Reid's drink] You don't mind sharing with me, do ya?^ Not much reid in this one but then MGG been hurt and had to have surgeries so I don't mind.
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^ While Morgan is where he's not supposed to be, we see Prentiss, Rossi, and Hotch sharing a drink back at the office.
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^ I remember Morgan telling Reid that you never should get involved with anyone connected with their job, but seems to be doing it himself.
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Reid: Shut up. [turns and walks away]
Morgan: Go get 'em, lover.

[At an art exhibit, the artist Pinky accompanied by Gideon]
Pinky: One of my earliest works, totally boring.
Gideon: Oh, I don't think so. I mean nothing's just a picture. If viewed correctly--whatever that means--one can see world views, obsessions, manifestations of the subconscious.
Pinky: If I weren't a lesbian, I'd jump your bones. .[Gideon has a blank stare] I've always had this thing for middle-aged men and you have these piercing discerning eyes which, remind me of my father who was a shrink, and I'm like, 'I am so hot.'^ They might worry, but these are things you just pick up upon, don't go around asking about them every single day.
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[Pinky is called away by someone] Don't go away. [Pinky walks off]
Lila: [looking at a painting with Reid] This will make you feel anything.
Reid: Like what?
Lila: I can't tell you how to feel.
Reid: Right now I feel pretty good.
[Gideon walks pass Reid]
Gideon: We're leaving.
Reid: We're still looking at the exhibit.
Gideon: Now. [Reid turns to Lila and back to Gideon] Now. Now.
Reid: I guess we're leaving.
Gideon: Reid, now.

Parker Dunley: Spencer. Spencer Reid. Dude, dude. Look at you. You look just the same. Look at you dude, nothing’s changed. [to Gideon] Spencer was the only twelve year old in our graduating class. [to Reid again] Just the same.

Reid: Do I look twelve years old to you?
Gideon: ...fourteen.

Gideon: Bernard Shaw once said, "An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country."

Machismo [1.19]

Hotchner: Anthony Brandt wrote, "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."

Haley: Go, it’s all right. I’m not mad. [walks away]
Hotchner: You heard her. She said it was all right.
.Jessica: You’re one hell of a profiler.^ You're the one who's in trouble!
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.Jessica: You’re holding him like a cantaloupe.^ You're also right that not many families would be able to hold up under what our heroes have been through.
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Hotchner: Why? You think you can do better? Here you go, smartypants.
[Baby quiets down in her arms]
Hotchner: Fine. .Let’s see you profile a disorganized psychopath.^ You probably should tell your receptionist to look for weapons before letting people see you.” .


Morgan: Nothing like jet sleep, right?
Elle: Yeah, kind of like a night of drinking without the drinking.

[Garcia rattles off some bad Spanish]
.Morgan: Easy there, Garcia.^ Well, only two of them died, which tells us that there will be a trial, and Garcia's warning will probably come back to haunt Morgan.
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I think you just offended somebody’s mother.
Garcia: Shut up you. I took French. What can I say?
Morgan: Penelope, your last name is Garcia.
Garcia: Yeah, I know. It’s my stepfather’s name. Do you want my genius or not?

.Hotch: How do you say 'doghouse' in Spanish?^ People what do you expect Hotch and everyone else to say to reid???
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^ Hotch is especially getting on my nerves and I agree, you'd think he would have said more to Reid than "How long do you need that?"
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Reid: La ca-sa del pair-o
Elle: La casita del perro.
Reid: That's what I said
Elle: Face it chico, you are only a genius in English

Elle: [upon seeing the skeleton] Hotch!
Hotchner: A little late.

Hotchner: Serial killers make lousy tourist attractions.

JJ: At least you get to spend your birthday weekend in Mexico.
Hotchner: Yeah, what's 'doghouse' in Spanish?

Gideon: In my experience, evil is not a cultural phenomenon - it's a human one.

Hotchner: Mexican proverb, “The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.”

Charm & Harm [1.20]

Gideon: The author François de la Rochefoucauld wrote, "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves."

.Morgan: Why are you acting so weird?^ Why do many of you slam the show when Morgan get more story line?
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Elle: We're sitting with a guy who knows that there are 800 kernels of corn on the average cob...
Reid: ...Arranged in 16 separate rows.
Elle: And you're calling me weird?

Gideon: [after finding Gregory's fake IDs] Look at all these driver's licenses, he could start his own DMV.

[Elle's phone rings]
Morgan: Aww, that must be the boyfriend.
Elle: Yes, it is. [answers phone] Hey, Gideon.

Elle: You really don't know someone till you take a road trip with them.
Morgan: What are you trying to say?
Elle: Look at this car, man. There's empty soda cans and fast food wrappers everywhere. You're a slob. You know, back at Quantico your desk was all neat, but I bet if you looked in those drawers you'd find a mess.
Morgan: Okay, we have been on the road way too long.

Doug Gregory: Are you telling me that young boys aren’t curious?
.Gideon: Sure, they’re curious, but not all peek into windows.^ Rossi and Prentiss and Garcia, all three of them, they're taking the strain of the two who struggled most in this episode.
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Reid: How old was he when this happened?
Doug Gregory: Ten.
Reid: Were they close?
Doug Gregory: She was his mother!

Garcia: Aaron, do you have any idea how many people drown every day?
Hotchner: Well, yeah. They’re more in the summer for obvious reasons, but I think it averages to about 6500 a year, which is... 17 a day?
Garcia: Is this Reid?

Gideon: The French philosopher Voltaire wrote, "There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts."

Secrets and Lies [1.21]

Gideon: Albert Einstein said, "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

Gideon: Only beach you’ll see is on a postcard I send you from my vacation.

Gideon: Do you want my help?
Bruno: Yeah.
Gideon: Then I need my team.

JJ: What do you suppose this is about?
Reid: Call me cynical, but considering it's 2 a.m., I doubt it's good news.
JJ: You are a genius.

Elle: [to Gideon] You said you would send a postcard from a beach. You lied.
Reid: Yeah. You hate the beach.

Gideon: One thing I've learned over the years profiling CIA agents, spies are some of the smartest liars in the world. Be smarter.

Garcia: Hey, you do know what this means? We can find out if Princess Diana's death really was accidental!
JJ: I think that's exactly the kind of thing that got you on the list.

Reid: [after learning the CIA staged the victim's suicide] Boy, I'm glad not to have that job.

Gideon: George Orwell said, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

The Fisher King (Part 1) [1.22]

Gideon: Writer Elbert Hubbard said, "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

Morgan: [about Reid] He look OK to you?
Elle: He looks about the way I would if I was gonna spend two weeks with my family.

JJ: [about the incredible Sir Kneighf] Please don’t tell me you have a crush on a fictional character.
Garcia: He’s not fictional. He’s the online alter-ego of a real person.
.JJ: Hmmm, you don’t even know anything about him, even if it is…him.^ Just so you know we are super excited about our soon to be released game based on the Murder She Wrote license in November.
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Garcia: Look, we meet online at specified times that he is never late to. We spend hours adventuring and chatting during which time I have his undivided attention and he lavishes me with flattery. When was the last time you had a date go that well?
JJ: See if he’s got a fictional brother.

Morgan: Well, you all right there, Greenaway?
Elle: Go away.
Morgan: See you tomorrow?
Elle: Afternoon.
Guy: Afternoon?
Elle: Don't speak.

Elle: [after Reid explains the medieval significance of the word "none"] Reid, do not ever go away again!

Jamaican Cop: Where is the victim’s head?
Elle: Well, I must have dropped it on my way in here.

Killer: [on videotape] You will understand why it must be this way. You may even thank me.
Elle: Don't hold your breath, scumbag.

Season 2

The Fisher King (Part 2) [2.1]

Gideon: "The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind." French writer François de la Rochefoucauld.

Hotchner: He's delusional. He thinks he's a mythological king.
Gideon: But delusion and this level of organization are almost mutually exclusive.

Reid: [discussing a Chaucer poem] My mom used to read me that. It's widely considered as the first Valentine's poem.
Garcia: Your mom read you Valentine's poems? Hello, therapy.

Hotchner: What the hell was that?
Reid: He had a bomb.
Morgan: You didn't think we needed to know that?
Reid: I told you to go downstairs.
Morgan: You didn't say "bomb!"

Reid: "It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." Rose Kennedy.

P911 [2.2]

Gideon: Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."

[After the team has just caught a paedophile who was auctioning off a seven year old child]]
Katie:Peter's real name is Dustyn Powers. He abducted him in Newark, New Jersey when he was one.
Gideon:Sometimes it seems there's no punishment enough.

Morgan: [to Reid] Come on genius, do something genius-like.

The Perfect Storm [2.3]

Gideon: Mark Twain wrote "Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."

Reid: Strange in this case the abused actually became the abuser.
Garcia: Doesn't happen a lot?
Reid: One in eight.
Garcia: You found the one.

Joey Daven: This is my third strike, I am not going down for this [draws a gun]
Morgan: whoa whoa whoa! [draws gun, Gideon sloooowly draws his gun, then the officer shoots Joey Daven]
Officer: I had to do it, he wouldn't put the gun down

Hotchner: Philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."

Psychodrama [2.4]

Hotchner: "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth," Oscar Wilde

Hotchner: Well there's one thing I didn't tell the trainees.
Gideon: What's that?
Hotchner: We don't get paid enough.
Gideon: You got that right.

Hotchner: It doesn't make sense, they're children.
Gideon: He's playing out a fantasy.
Hotchner: Yes, but it's his fantasy and it's someone else's children.

.Garcia: Uhm, pals, don't be ticked, but I think I might have missed the glaringly obvious; how would you make yourself taller without being a different person entirely or having some weird Chinese surgery?^ I watch the show and its the kind of show that really makes you thik and you try to figure it out yourself so its kinda like a game already.
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Hotchner: It took you nine minutes to call 911.
Bank Manager: I was collecting the tapes.
Hotchner: Before you called 911?

Garcia: Hey, I got four bank robberies worth of security footage, what do you want me to do with them?
Hotchner: You know your digital perspect whatever software?
Garcia: Digital Perspective Analysis rendering?
Hotchner: Yeah.
Garcia: Honey not only do I know it, I helped develop it.

Garcia: [after Hotchner asked her to review surveillance footage] Honey, if he opens his mouth I'll tell you the length of his teeth.
Hotchner: Just keep it clean. And don't call me "honey."

Gideon: Ready?
Morgan: Let's go rob a bank.

Gideon: Save one life, we save the world.

Hotchner: "The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone," Milan Kundera

The Aftermath [2.5]

Morgan: Oh, one last thing. Look up the words "sexy" and "brilliant" in that computer of yours, and tell me what you come up with.
Garcia: Look at that, it's me.
Morgan: You are a goddess, woman. Ciao. [to surrounding fertility clinic patients, most of whom are paying rapt attention] ...It was a work call.

Gideon: Doesn't anybody ever go home?
Elle: You're here.
Gideon: Exactly. Trust me, you don't want to model your social life on mine.

Callahan: I figured you wouldn't be sleeping either.
Gideon: What are you doing here?
Callahan: I took a room on the hall.
Gideon: You live four blocks away.
Callahan: Exactly. Why be separated from the work?

Reid: Hotch is married; Morgan's... you know... Morgan.

Reid: Elle, he's dead. You're-- you're right here. You won.
Elle: [holds up glass] Then here's to winning.

Morgan: I'd like to make a request.
Garcia: With that sultry voice? You name it.

Reid: I thought maybe... you might want to talk.
Elle: Don't go all profiler on me.
Reid: Elle, you got shot in your own home, and then came back to the BAU like nothing even happened. Thinking you might want to talk isn't profiling, it's Psych 101.

Gideon: Helen Keller once said "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."

The Boogeyman [2.6]

Reid: Garcia, I'm sitting in the dark alone, thanks.
Garcia: While you're waiting for a potential murderer to come home? Kind of dangerous. Kind of sexy.

Garcia: Reid, seriously, people that go inside that house never come out. Spoooky.
Reid: Garcia, could you at least pretend not to enjoy that rumor so much since I have actually entered that house?

Morgan: The only thing I was afraid of was the dark.
Reid: Some of us still are.

JJ: The woods were the only thing I was afraid of when I was a kid.
Morgan: Seriously? I thought you grew up in a small town.
JJ: Yeah... surrounded by woods.

Reid: Did you guys hear that Elle was cleared?
Morgan: Self-defense.
Reid: So it was a good shoot?
JJ: Well, she hit what she was aiming for.
Reid: That's not what I meant.
JJ: I know.

Gideon: Why'd you hurt those kids?
Jeffrey: Because I wanted to.

Morgan: [about Elle] She almost died. I'd be drinking, too.

Morgan: [while in Finnegan's house looking at hunting trophies] When this is all said and done, I'd like to hang his head on my wall.

Morgan: [after Morgan and Reid learn the story JJ told them wasn't true] JJ, that was pretty good. Just know that paybacks are a bitch.
JJ: I'm shakin'.

Morgan: Yeah Reid, why are you still afraid of the dark?
Reid: Because of the inherent absence of light!

Gideon: Unopened bowls of creamed spinach thrown into the trash, each one wrapped with duct tape.
Reid: One with each tray.
Morgan: So we're looking for a guy who really, really, hates spinach.
Reid: Who doesn't?

Elle: I really wanted to be a part of the team.
Hotchner: You were.
Elle: But when I needed the team, I was all alone. I was alone in the one place that I have the right to feel safe, and that's my home.

Elle: You know, when I first joined the team, I couldn't figure out why you never, ever smile. Now I think I'm actually gonna miss that.
Hotchner: [after Elle has walked away] I'm gonna miss you too.

Hotchner: Plato wrote "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

North Mammon [2.7]

JJ: Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said: "It's not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it."

Chief Yates: Listen, these people...they're my friends. They're my neighbors, good people. I don't want anybody assuming that they're involved.
Hotchner: We just got here. We're not assuming anything.

Hotchner: I thought everybody wanted to become a profiler.
JJ: Sorry.

Garcia: He who seeks the "Queen of All Knowledge," speak and be recognized.
Reid: Garcia, we're sending you some cigarettes.
Garcia: Why not a flesh-eating virus? It'll be faster and far less painful.

Reid: We need some butts rushed to the lab for DNA analysis.
Garcia: Reid... I love it when you say 'butts.'

JJ: "The ultimate choice for a man, in as much as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate." Erich Fromm

Empty Planet [2.8]

Gideon: Robespierre wrote "Crime butchers innocence to secure a prize, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime."

Garcia: Je suis toujours ici pour toi, mon cher.
Morgan: Drives me crazy when you talk that "voulez coucher" stuff to me. [teasing] Stop it.

Gideon:(to Morgan) Ever talked to someone who wants to continually show you he's smarter than you?
Morgan:(motions to Reid) Every day.

JJ: [while playing gin] Oh I'm beating you, genius.
Reid: Genius Doctor Reid let you win.

Ursula Kent: [reading the bomber's manifesto] Aside from the sections of my novel that were blatantly plagiarized, I didn't recognize anything. It's just page after page of the ravings of a lunatic.

Morgan: Hey dollface, ready to work some magic for me?
Garcia: Challenge me, you beautiful behavioral analyst.

Reid: [Referring to the bomber's phone call warning of an attack "where it all began"] So Seattle's "where it all began."
Morgan: We just need to figure out what "it" is, and off the top of my head I can think of grunge music and overpriced coffee.

Dr. Cooke: A cognitive scientist at MIT once said, "Coincidences seem to be the source for some of our greatest irrationalities."
Reid: Our minds see coincidences and seek out-
Gideon: I understood him.

Reid: I need to stop by a bookstore and pick up a copy of Empty Planet. I'd like to reread it before we talk to the author... I haven't read it since I was six.
Morgan: Six? I was still riding my Big Wheeler at six years old.
Reid: Do you mind? It will only take ten minutes.
Gideon: To buy it or to read it?
Reid: Uh... both, actually.

Garcia:...A guy went crazy on a bunch of computers at a science lab, screaming, "We will soon be the slaves and the machines will be the masters."
Garcia: [Looking around at her many computers] Yikes. That would totally suck for me. [Whisper] I'm surrounded in here.
Morgan: Come on, what are you worried about? You've got me to protect you.
Garcia: Hah! Now that gets my blood up.

The Last Word [2.9]

Hotchner: Elbert Hubbard once wrote "If men could only know each other, they would never either idolize or hate."

Hotchner: Mahatma Gandhi once said "All through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always."

Lessons Learned [2.10]

Gideon: Dale Turner mused "Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future."

Reid: Yet the words 'holy' and 'war' never appear together in the Qu'ran.

Gideon: We receive comfort from our prayers.
Jind Allah: We?
Gideon: Human beings. [pause] I say something wrong?
Jind Allah: You placed us on the same level.
Gideon: Aren't we?
Jind Allah: Well, here, I am thought of as less than human.
Gideon: And in your jihad, I am.

Jind Allah: Who is your worst enemy, Agent Gideon?
Gideon: It's not a who, it's a what. Ignorance.

Agent Bingaman: Two weeks ago, word got out that one of the other detainees was spilling secrets. Jind Allah managed to have a three-minute conversation with him in the shower line. That night, the other detainee committed suicide.

Garcia: Dream on, JJ. No one wants the other kids peeing in their sandbox.

Gideon: Ralph Waldo Emerson said "In order to learn the important lessons in life, one must, each day, surmount a fear."

Sex, Birth, Death [2.11]

Reid: T.S. Eliot wrote "Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow."

Gideon: This last victim definitely had a message. You don't dump a body across from the Capitol Building by accident.

Reid: I know what it's like to be afraid of your own mind.

Reid: There's nothing in the juvenile records.
Garcia: Okay, so think like a high school student.
Reid: I was 12 and hadn't gone though puberty yet when I was in high school.
Garcia: Okay, reset. I'll think like a high school student, you think like a profiler.

Reid: You're not him. Who we are is constantly evolving. I'm a lot older than you and I'm changing. This job changes me... you changed me.

Reid: [Regarding saving Nathan's life] How many people's lives did I risk in the future?
Gideon: Profiles can be wrong.
Reid: What if it's not? What if next time he kills somebody?
Gideon: Then you catch him.

Reid: T.S. Eliot wrote "Between the desire and the spasm, between the potency and the existence, between the essence and the descent, falls the shadow. This is the way the world ends."

Profiler Profiled [2.12]

Morgan: All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets — writer Cory Doctorow.

JJ: Nothing's happening.
Reid: Shhh watch [the rocket launches, JJ and Garcia scream, and it hits Emily in the head]
Emily: Ooh ow, what was that?
Reid: Oh, I am so sorry Emily!
Garcia: Don't you recognize a rocket when you see one?
Reid: I was merely demonstrating a physics law. I didn't mean to..
Emily: Oh show me!
Reid: Turn around.
Emily: Turn around?
JJ: Yeah, he's not gonna show you how it's done.
Reid: A magician never reveals his secrets.
Emily: I thought you said this was physics?
Reid: Physics...magic !
Garcia:Trust me, it will do you no good to argue with him.

Hotchner: Physics magic?
Reid: Yes, sir.
Hotchner: Reid, we talked about this.
Reid: I'm sorry, sir.
Hotchner: [smiling] You're really starting to get some distance on these things.
Emily:So he does have a sense of humor?

Hotchner: We can't have people on this team who have secrets.
Gideon: oh come on, Hotch, we all have secrets. Would you want us profiling you?

Reid: "One begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." It's one of Sherlock Holmes' favorite quotes.

Det. Gordinski: Did you get any sleep?
Morgan: You know I didn't.
Det. Gordinski: I slept like a baby myself. Didn't want to get out of bed.
Morgan: Really? So that wasn't your donut-eatin' ass on the other side of the glass all night then?

JJ: [to Garcia, regarding Morgan's sealed criminal record] Unseal it.
Garcia: [in a somewhat desperate voice] But its a SEALED file.
JJ: Garcia, helping him.
Garcia: Right. HELPING him. HELPING him...

Morgan:[to Det. Gordinski] The FBI invented these tricks you simple bastard!!

Carl Buford: [to Morgan] I never hurt you. You could have said no.

Morgan: I KNEW I should've told somebody about you when I was a kid! God, I was so afraid of you. I was afraid of the cops, what people would say. I was afraid of losing everything I was gaining.

Morgan: One kid steps up and breaks the dam, just one, and then another one, and another one, because they're not afraid of you anymore.

Morgan: I'm the KIND that has to spend the rest of this life making sure guys like YOU go down!

Morgan: The only body I'd seen before that was my father, and I was 10.

Morgan: I felt responsible for him, I mean I was the one who found him, right?

Morgan: And you feel like you have to do everything you can for him because hes the closest thing you have to a father.

Morgan: [looking outside the oneway mirror] I can wait as long as you guys can!

No Way Out [2.13]

Gideon: Aristotle said, "Evil brings men together."

Hotchner: [introducing the team to the sheriff] Aaron Hotchner. This is Derek Morgan and the guy who sometimes forgets his manners is Jason Gideon.

Garcia: What are you doing?
JJ: I'm mapping out where all the victims were found, starting with Gideon's first case file.
[JJ jabs a pushpin to the map]
Garcia: Ow! Stabby!

Frank: [to Derek] If I had your looks, do you know how much easier my life would be?

Frank: Jason... from Greek mythology... to heal. Gideon... a hero from the Old Testament who led the Israelites against the Midianites. Your parents had great ambitions for you. I'm Frank… Germanic… third century. Derived from the name of a type of spear. I wonder what aspirations my parents had for me.

Mark Davis: But that man... he also killed the school bus driver.
Sheriff Georgia Davis: How? We had the whole town shut down. There was no way out.

Frank: [to Gideon and Morgan] But you know what's an even more interesting question? What the psychopath's got in the bag, Jason.

Frank: [to Morgan] Beauty can cover a multitude of sins, but underneath we all look exactly the same.

Frank: Do you think me insane?
Gideon: Do not play me. You know exactly what you are. A psychopathic sexual sadist. You get off on the brutal torture of others.
Morgan: And you knew the moment we arrived in this town, you had no way out.

Prentiss: All of these killings… the work of just one man?
Gideon: Most prolific serial killer ever.

Frank: My hope is that one day you'll feel the way I do too.
Gideon: If I ever find myself feeling the way you do, I'll kill myself.
Frank: Call me first. I'd love to pick your brains.

Prentiss: These wind chimes are made of bone. I think it's human rib bones.

Sheriff Georgia Davis: [discussing Jane's story of captivity] What about the fact that she could see herself?
Gideon: A mirrored ceiling.
Sheriff Georgia Davis: So his victims could see themselves being dismembered. … Every time I think it can't get any worse, it does.

Gideon: [to Frank] I thought I'd seen the very worst of what humanity had to offer, 'til you.

Reid: A psycho with a whistle. That's not too weird.

Garcia: [looking at photos of convicts with prison tattoos] Oh, this is SO not a way to a girl's heart!

Gideon: Did you kill the children, too?
Frank: You've been profiling me for a long time, Jason. You know that I don't kill kids. It does nothing for me.

The Big Game [2.14]

Gideon: Condemned murderer Perry Smith said of his victims, the Clutter family "I didn't have anything against them and they never did anything wrong to me, the way other people have all my life. Maybe they're just the ones who have to pay for it."

Prentiss: [watching Morgan dance between two women] Hey, Morgan, be careful. The one in the back could steal your wallet!
Morgan: That's all right; I'll be a broke, happy man!

Reid: Referring to oneself in the third person is common for an unsub. Ted Bundy gave detailed accounts of the murders, but he never admitted doing them, he'd just say, "the killer."

Tobias: This is a warning, not a show. What's wrong with you people?

Morgan: The unsubs are right about one thing. The world is pretty screwed up.

Reid: You seem unhappy.
Gideon: I am unhappy. I'm tired of people using religion... to justify the terrible things they do.

Reid: You can't scream with your throat cut.

Reid: May we come in?
Tobias: I´m sorry. I don´t let anyone in the house.
Reid: Actually, I really have to, you know, go.
JJ: You do?
Reid: Yeah, for thirty minutes.
JJ: Why didn´t you say something in the car?

Revelations [2.15]

Hotchner: There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. Ecclesiastes 7:20

Reid: If you tell me where we are, I can tell my friends, and they'll save us.
Tobias: We can't be saved.

JJ: [about Reid being kidnapped] I keep thinking the one thing we need to crack this case is, well, Reid.

Hotchner: Think of this house as a witness. If it could talk, what would it tell us?
Garcia: My guess is, it would tell us to get the hell out.

Tobias: They're gone.
Reid: Who are they?
Tobias: It's just me now.
Reid: Who, who are you?
Tobias: I'm Raphael.

Reid: You don't have to do this.
Tobias:[as Raphael] I'm just an instrument of God.

Morgan: [Regarding Hankle brutally torturing Reid] I'm gonna put this guy's head on a stick.

Reid: The Lord spake unto Moses saying 'speak unto all of the congregation of The Children of the Lord and say unto them, you shall be holy for I the Lord your God am holy.'
Tobias: You know Leviticus?
Reid: Every word of the Bible. I can recite it.
Tobias: The Devil knows how to read too.
Reid: I'm not a Devil. I'm not a Devil, I'm a man, my name is Spencer Reid. I have a mother and I have a father just like you and they taught me the Bible. Let me, let me just recite the Bible.
Tobias: It's time to confess, Spencer Reid [whips Reid's foot repeatedly]

Hotchner: [desperately] We're not getting any closer.
Gideon: Reid's brilliant. He'll figure out a way to survive.
Hotchner: You know I always take advantage of Reid for his brain, but I never actually teach him how to deal with things emotionally.
Gideon: You lead by example.
Hotchner: What kind of example is that?
Gideon: [softly] He'll make it.

Tobias: [after Reid shot him, regarding his second personality] You killed him.
Reid: [sorrowfully] Tobias.
Tobias: I get to see my mom again.
Reid: I'm sorry.

Hotch: [gently] Reid, you alright?
Reid: [while hugging Hotch] I knew you'd understand. [Reid turns and hugs JJ]
JJ: I am so sorry.
Reid: It's alright, it wasn't your fault.

Fear and Loathing [2.16]

Gideon: "From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." Socrates

Mayor Hughes: What do you think is gonna happen if I go to the press and tell them the killer is black?
Morgan: Hey, the best way to stop all this is to find the killer. We just gave you a way to do that.
Mayor Hughes: By telling everybody to look for an anonymous black man? They're gonna say that's racial profiling.
Gideon: It's not racial profiling. Racial profiling is targeting suspects because of their race. We gave you a complete profile which, includes race.
Mayor Hughes: Look, the point is I-I've never even heard of a black serial killer and neither will the African-Americans in this community already upset by what's been happening here.
Hotchner: You can believe in black serial killers or not but the fact is, they do exist and it's only a matter of time before he kills another girl.

Morgan: [to Reid] You all right?
[Reid doesn’t move.]
Morgan: Reid.
Reid: Hmm?
Morgan: I said, are you all right?
Reid: I'm fine. [glances behind him] Thanks for broadcasting it.
Morgan: Hey, talk to me. Whatever you say to me in confidence is between us, you know that right?
Reid: I don't have anything to tell you.
Morgan: Reid, listen to me. What you went through out there nobody expects you to re- [Reid interrupts]
Reid: I can still do my job alright? I'm not gonna freak out.
Morgan: You think I don't know that?
Reid: Its the crime scene photos.
Morgan: Crime scene photos?
Reid: The dead girls in the leaves.
Morgan: Reid, we've seen worse.
Reid: I know, I know we've seen worse but for the first time I know, I look at them and, I look at them and I know what they were thinking what they were feeling like right before...
Morgan: [Morgan nods] It's called empathy... and that's a good thing.
Reid: [Reid appears troubled] It's not, I mean it's got me all messed it. I don't know how to focus. I can't do my job as well. [Reid pauses] So, what do I do?
Morgan: You use it. Let it make you a better profiler, a better person.
Reid: [Reid seems relieved] Better person.

Reid: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." Cicero

Distress [2.17]

Gideon: "Our life is made by the death of others." Leonardo da Vinci

Garcia: Are you lonely in the Lone Star state? And are you wearing chaps?
Morgan: Only in your dreams, Garcia
Garcia: Oh, not necessarily. I have Photoshop.

Morgan: Garcia, I had better never find any Photoshopped pictures of me on your computer.
Garcia: Oh trust me my vision, you will never FIND them.

JJ: How do we find a man who's trapped inside his head?

Hotchner: "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine

Hotchner: He's reliving the worst moment of his life, he's got to be terrified.
Reid: Yeah.

Hotchner: [construction work in the background] What's that?
JJ: [with mouth full] One of the detectives' wives made us cookies.
Emily: Wow, homemade cookies!?
JJ: Yeah I guess that's what they mean by 'southern hospitality'.
Reid: What are you saying?
Emily: 'Southern Hospitality'.
Reid: [runs over to window and shuts it] How can anyone hear with all this work going on?

Jones [2.18]

Gideon: Robert Kennedy once said "Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live."

Garcia: What was the thing that Jack the Ripper took from one of his victims, besides, well, you know, her life?
Emily: Oh, uh...
Garcia: Mmm. Tick, tock, tick, tock.
Emily: I don't know.
Garcia: A kidney. How horrifyingly fantastic is that?
Emily: Mmhmm, and are you going anywhere with this?
Garcia: Just that I found an unsolved murder that happened four months ago in Galveston, Texas, with the same MO - the victim missing that very organ. I amaze myself.
Emily: Yeah, me too. Great work.

Ethan: My music makes me happy. It doesn't take a profiler to see that you're not.
Reid: It's not easy. And it's not - I ... don't think you'd believe some of the things that I've seen.
Ethan: John Coltrane. He was a genius too. Died of cancer. But most people think it was the booze and the heroin that did him in.
Reid: What are you trying to say?
Ethan: You look like hell.
Reid: I'm fine...
Ethan: Come on man, I'm a jazz musician in New Orleans, I know what it looks like when someone's not well. It's maybe the one time I can tell you something you don't already know. [points at Reid's drink] It may make you forget, but it won't make it go away. And if I can tell... You're surrounded by some of the best minds in the world. If you think they don't notice, well... For a genius, that's just dumb.

JJ: You're the best ever.
Garcia: Awww... And you're the most perceptive!

Reid: I missed that plane on purpose.
Gideon: I know.
Reid: I'm struggling.
Gideon: Well... anybody who's been through what you've been through recently... would.
Reid: This is all I was groomed for. I never even ... I never even considered another option.
Gideon: Now you're questioning whether or not you're strong enough to be here?
Reid: Yeah.
Gideon: I have been playing at this job in one way or another for almost 30 years. I've felt lost. I've felt great. I have felt scared, sick, and insane. I don't know, I guess the day this job stops gnawing at your soul... and your hands, your hands stop feeling cold, maybe that's the time to leave.
Reid: I guess I just needed to figure out if I could step away from this job.
Gideon: And?
Reid: I'll never miss another plane again.

Ashes to Dust [2.19]

Hotchner: "The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul," John Calvin.

Garcia: Brace yourselves. I'm going to teach you the meaning of L.U.S.T.
Gideon: Did she say lust?
Garcia: I cross-referenced every known fact on the victims and I just found a website that links both Dennis Cutler and Mathew Jarvis' companies on a list of businesses guilty of L.U.S.T.
Hotchner: I'm missing something.
Garcia: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks.

Gideon: When he arrives, bring the fake bodies right past us nice and slow. I want him to get a good look.
Lt. Vega: Remind me never to play poker with you guys.

(JJ introduces Reid to Det. Castro as he clumsily drops everything he’s carrying.)
Det. Castro: A genius you said?
JJ: Yeah, uh, his coordination drops off when he’s thinking.

Prentiss: All those people, no booze or music. That's either a very lame going away party, or an EDF meeting.

Hotchner: I catch killers. I save lives. I'm a hero until my key hits my front door and then I'm just the father and the husband who's never there.
Gideon: Yeah I got that one.
Hotchner: Here's the thing. When I'm home, I'm in this silent panic because I know that I have to be as good as I can, as fast as I can because any minute the phone is gonna ring and my time is up.

Hotchner: Gandhi said "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."

Honor Among Thieves [2.20]

Prentiss: An old Russian proverb reminds us, "There can be no good without evil."

Reid: These tattoos are like books on their skin. It tells their whole life story.

Natalya: I am just like my mother. When she is upset, she cooks.

Arseny Lysowsky: [to Gideon and Reid] Would you like something to eat? This borscht is exquisite, it is my mother’s old country recipe.
Reid: Didn’t you forsake all your relatives when you swore the Thieves' Code?
Arseny Lysowsky: I didn’t forsake her recipes.

Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss: How are you enjoying your assignment to the BAU?
Prentiss: Well, enjoying is an odd description.
Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss: Is it?
Prentiss: We deal with some pretty horrible things.
Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss: I thought that was where you wanted to be.
Prentiss: It is.
Ambassador Elizabeth Prentiss: Then you do enjoy it.

Anton Gorban: I mind my own business.
Gideon: You've been watching us since we got here.

Garcia: [answering phone] Your friendly neighborhood Oracle of all things knowable and unknowable at your service.

Garcia: [regarding Lysowsky] He served 23 years in four remote prisons at Perm, that is a remote region of the Northern Ural Mountains, for those of you playing the home game.

Morgan: How could I have not seen this?
Reid: How could any of us, man?

Reid: They didn't wait?
Gideon: They cut off his ear. They increased the ransom and left a note.
Reid: How much money do they think they have?

SSA Josh Kramer: [to Gideon regarding the lack of statement from the victims] Cause we're dealing with criminals.
Reid: Obviously.
SSA Josh Kramer: Not just the kidnappers, genius.

Prentiss: "Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in it's own way," Leo Tolstoy.

Open Season [2.21]

Prentiss: [in a bar, acting very excited] Ladies, this is Brad – a real FBI agent!
JJ: Really? No way!
Garcia: That's exciting! What's it like at Quan-ti-co?

JJ: Must be tough keeping all those secrets.
Brad: It’s a skill, like anything else. Carpenters are good at building stuff, measuring. The FBI’s good at keeping secrets and kicking criminal ass.

Prentiss: Can we see it?
Brad: See what?
Prentiss: Your badge.
Garcia: Please?
Brad: I'm sorry, that's classified.
Prentiss: [she holds up her badge] Tell me Brad, does it look anything like this?
JJ: [hold up hers] Or this?
Garcia: [holds up hers] Or maybe, this?
[Brad hurries away]

Gideon: "One man's wilderness is another man's theme park." Author unknown.

Prentiss: The British historian James Anthony Froude once said, "Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."

Legacy [2.22]

Morgan: [to Mona, a homeless woman] Be careful, you hear me? This world needs all of its beautiful ladies, and that means you, too, momma.
[Mona smiles and walks away]
Emily: You’re a good guy.
Morgan: Ya think?
Emily: Yeah, you make the people around you feel good.

Hotchner: You have Chaplin on film?
Gideon: My great-granddad was an accountant at one of the first movie studios.
Hotchner: He was in California?
Gideon: No no no, Chicago. Essanay Studios closed, 1920. Back then four out of five movies made in the U.S. were made in Chicago. They closed down, they let my grandpa take, ehh, a couple of extra prints home.
Hotchner: [amused] They let him?
Gideon: [laughing] Well, that’s the family story... we’re sticking to it.

Reid: You see, the word "coincidence" implies more...
Morgan: Hey! Hey, kid. We do not need a vocabulary lesson right now.
Reid: Right. Sorry.

Morgan: What did you guys get?
Hotch: Well, Reid got propositions from every prostitute we talked to, but we didn't find anybody who thinks they've seen the unsub.

Hotchner: "Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed." Herman Melville.

Gideon: "Nothing is permanent in this wicked world— not even our troubles," Charles Chaplin.

No Way Out (Pt. 2): The Evolution of Frank [2.23]

Gideon: "I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellect." Oscar Wilde.

JJ: [to Reid] No matter what happens this time, we don't split up, clear?
Reid: Crystal clear!

Erin Strauss: I believe you're no longer effective in your post.
Hotchner: Modern furniture...strategically placed magazines, the framed diplomas, the art in the wall...they're all in conflict with your family photos. You have three children but you favor the middle one, your son.
Erin Strauss: What do you think you're doing?
Hotchner: Of course, you love all your children but not like your son
Erin Strauss:That's enough!
Hotchner: The bonsai you obsessively nurture is to compensate for feelings of failure as a mother...
Erin Strauss:Agent Hotchner I said that's enough!! My position is not in question here. As your superior, I am questioning your ability to lead your team...
Hotchner: My team? Let me tell you about my team: Agent Morgan fought to protect his identity from the very people who could save him. Why? Because trust has to be earned, and there are very few people he truly trusts. Reid's intellect is a shield which protects him from his emotions, and at the moment his shield is under repair. Prentiss over-compensates because she doesn't yet feel she's a part of the team; she needn't worry. Everyday Agent Jareau fields dozens of requests for our team, and every night she goes home hoping she has made the right choices. Garcia fills her office with figurines and color, to remind herself to smile as the horror fills her screens... And Agent Gideon in many ways is damned by his profound knowledge of others, which is why he shares so little of himself, yet he pours his heart into every case we handle. I stand by my actions, and I stand by my team, and if you think that you can find a better person for the job, then good luck.

Hotch: Frank.
Frank: Agent Hotchner. We haven't had the pleasure of a formal meeting.

Season 3

Doubt [3.1]

Gideon: Spree killings in a confined area are a race. He's racing to kill as many as he can; we're racing to stop him.

Gideon: How long can you hold that lawyer off?
Hotch: Are you kidding? I was a prosecutor; I can hold him off for days.

Prentiss: (about Nathan Tubbs) I'll sleep when he confesses.
JJ: We all will.

Morgan: I know how bad cops wanna believe they got the right guy. I've been on both sides of that.

Section Chief Strauss: You’re suspended for two weeks without pay pending an investigation of your conduct. And, Agent Hotchner, if it was solely up to me? You would never get these credentials back.
Hotch: Always a pleasure.

In Birth and Death [3.2]

Morgan: What if we don’t want a new Unit Chief?
Hotchner: Well maybe the next one won’t be such a drill sergeant.
Morgan: Look, man, are you a pain in my ass? Yes, sir! But wantin' to hang out with you, and needin' you to lead this team are two very different things.

Section Chief Erin Strauss: None of you will ever move up the chain of command, you know that.
Hotchner: Why would I ever want to leave the BAU?

Morgan: Garcia, baby girl, please tell me something I want to hear.
Garcia: You are a statuesque god of sculpted chocolate thunder.
Morgan: How about something I don't already know?
Garcia: (after an intentional pause) I have a sweet tooth.

Garcia: [answering phone] Talk dirty to me.
Section Chief Erin Strauss: This is Section Chief Erin Strauss.
Garcia: [horrified and red-faced] Ma'am, I think it goes without saying that I was expecting it to be someone else.
Garcia: [answering phone later] FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia speaking.

Haley Hotchner: Aaron, stop! Don’t make me the monster here. I feel sick about these women, but when this case is over there will be another one, and another one, and another one. It is never going to stop.
Hotchner: This is who I am.
Haley Hotchner: No. This is what you do.
Hotchner: I’m trying to do the right thing – here and there – and I would really appreciate a little support.
Haley Hotchner: Oh, that’s right, because you always need to be the hero.
Hotchner: Don’t give me that.
Haley Hotchner: No, obviously a happy life isn’t enough for you.

Hotchner: George Washington said, "Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone."

Gideon: I guess I’m just looking for it again – for the belief I had back in college, the belief I had when I first met Sarah and it all seemed so right. The belief in happy endings.

Scared to Death [3.3]

Hotchner: The Taoist philosopher Lao-tze once wrote, "he who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still."

Reid: It hit me when Morgan freaked out when we were stuck in the elevator.
Prentiss: You got stuck in an elevator?
Morgan: I freaked?
Reid: That’s not important.

Dr. Stan Howard: (to Hotchner) I think your greatest fear is that you can't save everyone. It is worse than I thought.

Hotchner: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

Children of the Dark [3.4]

Prentiss: "In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological - resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul." - Barbara Ehrenreich

Prentiss: These guys are killing the Cleavers.
Reid: Strange.
Hotch: The pattern?
Reid: No, the Cleavers. Of all the names for a 1950s idyllic TV family. I mean it’s rife with violent implication. Kind of makes you wonder how the writers really felt about suburbia, huh?
Hotch: Focus, please!

Morgan: Hey girl you're on speaker. Behave.
Garcia: Or what, you'll spank me?
[Morgan gets an exasperated look.]

Seven Seconds [3.5]

Hotchner: Dostoyevsky once said, “Nothing is easier than denouncing the evildoer. Nothing more difficult than understanding him.”

Morgan: [examining camera surveillance footage' Well, can't you get a better angle?
Garcia: Sugar, I'm not London here; I can only work with what they have. And, believe me when I tell you, the 1980s just called. They want their security system back.

Officer: Thing is, there's still a man out there who hasn't been caught.
Hotch: I know. And there always will be. But today we made a difference.

Hotchner: G.K. Chesterton wrote: "Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed."

About Face [3.6]

Hotchner: "Now what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?" Erasmus.

[referring to Garcia]
Rossi: She's different.
Hotchner: You have no idea.

Rossi: I'm just saying... sharing is a learned skill.

Garcia: [answering phone] Speak and be recognized by your empress, mortal.
Rossi: Is this the technical analyst girl?

Identity [3.7]

Rossi: "An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects." Martin Luther.

Emily: (teasing Reid about coloring in a map) You know I could have gotten you a coloring book at the airport.
Reid: I'm creating a topographical map weighing down and geocoding all key locations looking for algorithms.
Emily: (nods, confused) Yeah, thats exactly what I thought you were doing.

Garcia: [reviewing Goehring's records] He also appears in a federal database for - get this - aggressive militia groups.
JJ: Aggressive militia groups. Is there any other type?
Garcia: Uh hmm. That's your federal government at work. We specialize in redundancy.

Trailer Park Manager: What the hell do you want? Can't you read?
Reid: I'm not a salesman. I'm with the FBI.
Trailer Park Manager: FBI? You're not serious! You look like a pipe cleaner with eyes. I could snap you like a twig.
Rossi: But then... [steps into frame and flashes credentials] ...he isn't alone.

Reid: A popular theory among leading astrophysicists estimate that the hyper-matter reactor would need about 10 to the 32nd joules of energy to destroy a planet the size of Earth. Now, Lucas said it took 19 years to build the first Death Star, right, but if you look at the new essential chronology there’s a test bed prototype for a super laser that’s been… Where you going?
Morgan: Taking back the last five minutes of my life.

Lucky [3.8]

Morgan: “Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters.” - Francisco Goya

Morgan: 16th century English novelist Thomas Deloney wrote, "God sends meat and the Devil sends cooks."

[After fixing the computer of a complete stranger, he proceeds to introduce himself]
Stranger: James. James Baylor. My friends call me Colby.
García: Penelope. García. My friends call me Wonderful.

Morgan: [to García] Good morning, princess.
García: Good morning.
Morgan: Hold your brakes. [Motion to García to aproach him] Everyday I say 'Good Morning'. Everyday you say 'I'll show you a 'Good Morning' hot stuff' Everyday. Not today?.
García: I hate profilers. You know that?
Morgan: Spit it out.
García: Well, I met a guy...
Morgan: You did what? Where?
García: Coffee Shop. Smoking hot. I fixed his computer and then he asked for my number.
Morgan: And you just...?
García: Gave it to him. Can you believe that? A complete stranger. Did I mention he was smoking hot?
Morgan: Uh, yeah, yeah. I think you did.

Morgan: My mother took us to church every Sunday until I moved out. This whole devil thing doesn't spook me at all.
Reid: Maybe that's because you never truly bought the God part either.
Morgan: No offense kid but you don't know what I believe.
Reid: Well, I mean, logic dictates that if you believe in the one you have to reconcile the existence of the other.
Hotchner: People's reactions to Satan is what gives it appeal to these offenders. It has power and it would be a mistake to underestimate it.

Emily: Hey, whats going on with you and Morgan?
Garcia: I told him about this guy I met at the coffee shop...
Emily: Oh.
<Emily hangs up the phone and walks over to Morgan who has been eavesdropping behind her>
Emily: When a woman tells a man about her feelings, she doesn't want him to fix her, she wants him to shut up and listen.

Penelope [3.9]

Garcia: William Shakespeare wrote, "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."

JJ: She's in surgery, there's no word.
Reid: This is crazy.

Emily: Where's Morgan?
JJ: He's not answering his cell.
Reid: I'll call him again.

JJ: [Morgan walks in] She's been in surgery a couple hours.
Morgan: I was in church; my phone was off.
Reid: There's nothing you could have been doing here.

Hotch: [considering if the killer shot Garcia just to steal her purse.] Why does he risk coming into an enclosed courtyard?
Rossi: World's boldest purse-snatching?

Morgan: [Referring to Garcia] I asked her to go out last night but she was pissed at me; she blew me off.
Reid: So you ended up at church?
Morgan: Yeah, what does it mean? On one hand if she had gone out with me she would have never got shot. On the other hand, what are the odds the first time I pray in 20 years she's on the table?

Garcia: [To Reid and Morgan] When I was in the ambulance I could hear the song "Heroes" playing in my head. I kept flashing in and out of consciousness and I remember thinking, "Wait. Is David Bowie really God?"

Garcia: Have fun getting out the wormhole.

Garcia: Go. Be free, my love.
Morgan: Hey, I'm not going anywhere.
Garcia: Oh, I'm fine. I got my goon squad parked out front.
Morgan: Goon squad or not goon squad, that couch right there is going to be my best friend until we catch this guy. Now leave it alone.
Garcia: Okay... But if you're thinking of trying to take advantage of me, let me call my doctor so you can revive me afterwards. [They both laugh]
Morgan: Hey, Silly Girl.
Garcia: Hmm?
Morgan: I love you, you know that, right?
Garcia: I love you, too.

Emily: [To Garcia] Oh, don't worry about your reenstatement papers: he'll sign them as soon as his hands stop shaking.

Morgan: [Handing Garcia a gun] Take this and stay put.
Garcia: No no no, I don't believe in guns!
Morgan: Well trust me they're very real. Now take it.

True Night [3.10]

Garcia: Honey, I know you love me, but the prospect of you whirling around here trying to fix this is actually more frightening than getting shot.

Reid: "Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities." Author Clive Barker.

Reid: You should have listened to me.
Morgan: It wouldn't have saved that much time, Reid. Let it go.
Reid: The interchange between to 405 and 101 freeways is consistently rated the worst interchange in the entire world.
Morgan: Why do you know that?
Reid: It's in the government report.
Morgan: So what?
Reid: So, you work for the government. You don't read the reports?
Morgan: On traffic patterns in a city twenty-five hundred miles away from where I live?
Reid: Twenty-two hundred and ninety-five miles.
Morgan: Do not make me smack you in front of all these people.

Reid: Sometimes for an artist, the only difference between insanity and genius is success.

Morgan: [on the phone with Garcia] Just leave it alone until I get there. Hey, hey, hardhead. Don't make me spank you when I get back.
Reid: Don't listen to him Garcia, he's all talk. [Morgan smacks Reid's head] Ow! JJ, he just hit me!
JJ: [not looking up] Boys, behave or I will ground you both.

Garcia: Do you know who Frank Miller is?
Morgan: Frank Miller... Sounds familiar. Un-sub?
Garcia: [laughs] No, graphic novelist. 300? Sin City?
Morgan: Oh, right, right, right. Cool movies.
Garcia: He said something once and it makes me think of you. "The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He's dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he's a hero the whole time."

Birthright [3.11]

Hotch: The American poet Anne Sexton once wrote "It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was."

Hotch: You ok?
JJ: You stop caring, you're jaded. If you care too much, it'll ruin you.
Hotch: Just know that you did everything you could. Sometimes we get it right with a little luck and most of the times we don't. That's the job. It's never perfect. It's still better to care.
JJ: You really believe that?
Hotch: I believe it's never perfect.

JJ: Wordsworth wrote, "A simple child. That lightly draws its breath. And feels its life in every limb. What should it know of death?"

3rd Life [3.12]

Hotch: "No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies." Daisy Bates

[Reid is looking through Mr Vaughan's computer]
Mr Vaughan: Um... Can I help you?
Reid: Um... hey... um... I was just, uh, checking to see if Lindsey had contacted anyone- P-predators tend to do that.
Mr Vaughan: Is that right?
Reid: Yeah, um, statistically, uh, forty three percent of predators-
Mr Vaughan: Lindsey doesn't like computers.
Reid: Oh. (pause) Cool.
[walks out quickly]

Hotch: "It is a wise father that knows his own child." William Shakespeare.

Limelight [3.13]

Rossi: "I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils." Euripides.

Rossi: "For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Damaged [3.14]

Rossi: "...within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be." Neuroscientist Dr. R. Joseph.

Garcia: There is really no acceptable excuse for violence, but for you I am making an exception. [opens the front door] Oh my God, Agent Rossi!

Garcia: I might be in big trouble.
JJ: (looking at her files, sarcastically) Come on in.
Garcia: I can't believe he showed up at my apartment.
JJ: It's not like I'm doing anything here...
Garcia: We just had a seminar on fraternization last week!
JJ: I really have a lot of work to do, Garcia...
Garcia: So you don't want to hear how Agent Rossi showed up at my door in the middle of the night while I was enjoying a post-coital shower with fellow FBI technical analyst Kevin Lynch?
JJ: (head snaps up) Sit.

Kevin: Agent Rossi we need to talk....about Penelope......man-to-man.
Rossi: Man-to-man?
Morgan: What about Penelope?
JJ: [in a sing-song voice] Garcia and Kevin sitting in a tree... [walks away]
Morgan: Get out of here... you serious? [walks away]
Prentiss: Just when I thought that nothing scandalous was ever going to happen around here.
Reid: What? What does that mean?
Prentiss: Didn't you hear JJ?
Reid: The song meant something? No. No, I missed it!
Prentiss: It... it... it... You know what? Never mind.

Hotchner: "There is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings." Arthur Rubinstein.

A Higher Power [3.15]

Rossi: "There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession." - Daniel Webster

Prentiss: Is there any possibility that, while we've been talking, you've been multitasking?
Garcia: What? Find Redding's address?
Prentiss: I love you, Penelope Garcia.
Garcia: Get in line!

Prentiss: "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering." - Ben Okri

Elephant's Memory [3.16]

Reid:"A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ." John Steinbeck

John: Here... Take this. It's my one-year medallion, took me six years to get it. For the past thirteen years I've never left home without it. Because I know if I forget that, I'll lose my gun, my credentials, my home... everything. Hold on to it.
Reid: I only have ten months.
John: I know.
Reid: It's your most prized possession.
John: It is.
Reid: You're just giving it to me?
John: No... In a couple a months, when you get your year, you can give it back to me.
Reid: I really don't understand.
John: You will.

Reid: Sorry I'm late.
Rossi: I hope she was worth it.
Morgan: I hope it was a she.

Garcia: (drinking coffee) The kid's tech savvy, sir. But fret not. I am tech savvier. Is that a word? That sounds like a word. If it is a word, I'm it.
Prentiss: D.C. time, Garcia.
Garcia: 11:17 a.m.
Prentiss: D.C. Decaf.

Rod Norris: (speaking to a creaking tree) You wake me again tonight... there'll be a chainsaw for you.

Reid: "We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered." - Tom Stoppard

In Heat [3.17]

JJ: "There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses." - George Bernard Shaw

Prentiss: He could be suffering from Cluster B.
Det. Tina Lopez: Cluster B?
Reid: Uh... a cluster of personality disorders. It's also called the erratic, dramatic, emotional cluster, an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differentiates itself markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture. It manifests itself-
Morgan: [cutting in] This guy's a sick dude.

Garcia: [via phone to team] Prints belong to Deacon Rogers, Odessa, Texas. He's had a couple of minor arrests - one for marijuana possession, one for lewd behavior, which I'm guessing is code for "gay" in Texas.

JJ: "If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find." - John Churton Collins

The Crossing [3.18]

JJ: Susan B. Anthony said, "A woman must not depend on the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself."

Prentiss: Author Christian Nestell Bovee once wrote, "No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."

Tabula Rasa [3.19]

Hotch: "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." - Anatole France

[about a photo]
Reid: It's remarkable. Something like this makes you question everything you thought you knew.
Garcia: Yeah. Like the monolith in 2001.
Reid: So there was actually a time when something like this was socially acceptable?
Garcia: Oh, you're young. The eighties left a lot of people confused. This is especially sad, though.
[the photo is revealed to be of Prentiss in high school, dressed in punk clothing]

Det. Jarvis: You're a little young, aren't you? No offense.
Reid: None taken. In fact neuroprocessing speeds reach their maximum at around age 15, so when it comes to being affected by crime scenes and other graphic visual input we are all really the same age.

Garcia: If you look to your cursor, you'll notice that it's moving on its own. That's me hacking your secure network. Now I've got her file, now I've got her social, and because you're grumpy, I'm going to send your boss those Jamaican vacation photos. Check you out, no tan lines.

Mr. Corbett: ... Poetry was something they shared. It's Wordsworth. "What though the radiance that was once so bright be now forever taken from thy sight, though nothing can bring back..."
Reid: "Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not, but rather find strength in what remains behind."

Lo-Fi [3.20]

Hotch: Voltaire said, "The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities, is an enthusiast. The man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic."

Prentiss: [speaking about Hotch and Joyner] They, um, liased when she was at Scotland Yard.
JJ: [Nodding] Of course.

Rossi: We think we might have a serious problem.
Hotchner: What is it?
Rossi: We have multiple unsubs. They're disciplined, they're using counter-surveillance. They know the FBI movements, there's a hierarchy. What does that usually equal?
Hotchner: Terrorism.

Season 4

Mayhem [4.1]

Hotch: Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. - Ernest Hemingway

Hotch: My opinion doesn't matter. The job's yours if you want it.
Morgan: Hotch! Your opinion matters to me.
Hotch: My life matters to me, and I have and always will entrust you with it. Would you do the same for me?

Morgan: There's something I really want you to know, Garcia.
Garcia: Save it! Just get out!
Morgan: No, no, no, I'm not quite there yet.
Garcia: Morgan...
Morgan: Just listen to me.
Garcia: Morgan, please.
Morgan: You know what you are, Garcia?
[The scene changes and then comes back to Garcia]
Garcia: Morgan!
[The ambulance where Morgan was driving that had a bomb in it explodes]
Garcia: Derek? [looks like she's close to crying]
[The scene changes again and then comes back to Morgan]
Morgan: Garcia? [Garcia sighs with relief] I'll tell you what you are to me. You're my God-given solace. Woman, you promise me one thing: whatever happens, don't you ever stop talking to me...
Garcia: I can't right now 'cause I'm mad at you.
Morgan: I can wait.

The Angel Maker [4.2]

Hotch: "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever. The goal is to create something that will." Chuck Palahniuk

(poking Reid gently in the cheek after he has mentioned how it was quicker to solve the Bacon Cipher longhand instead of using a computer)
Emily: He's so lifelike...

Reid: What if he has a twin?
Morgan: Oh Reid, please tell me you're not talking that good twin evil twin stuff?
Reid: No, no... I'm talking evil twin, eviler twin... just think...
(everyone gives Reid a funny look)

[about a possible cipher hidden in one of the Angel Maker's letters]
Rossi: What do you need to crack it?
Reid: The ability to clone myself and a year's supply of Adderall.
Rossi: I'll put on the coffee.

Hotch: Wendell Berry said, "The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it."

Minimal Loss [4.3]

Reid: "To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly." Benjamin Franklin.

Prentiss: "Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." Ayn Rand.

Paradise [4.4]

Hotch: Thomas Fuller wrote, "A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell."

Hotch: Roman poet Phaedrus wrote, "Things are not always what they seem; The first appearance deceives many. The intelligence of a few, perceives what has been carefully hidden."

Prentiss: Well, "roadside hotels" definitely go on my list. (No response from Reid or Rossi) Of things to never do again.
Reid: You have a list?
Rossi: You don't?

(Hotch, JJ and Reid are talking to Garcia via. phone.)
Reid: Thanks Garcia.
Garcia: You, my fine furry friends, are welcome!
(Garcia hangs up)
Hotch: Remind me to have here drug tested

Catching Out[4.5]

Prentiss: "Plenty sit still. Hunger is a wanderer." Zulu proverb.

Prentiss: "Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea, And the East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be." Gerald Gould

(Reid looks back after watching JJ through a window.)
Prentiss: "So, are you considering it?"
Reid: "Considering what?"
Prentiss: "Having baby geniuses someday."
(Reid gets a thoughtfull look on his face.)

(on feeling JJ's baby kick)
Reid: Does that freak you out?
JJ: No. Why, does it freak you out?
Reid: Very much so.

Rossi: What if he's already inside a house?
Hotch: Then we'll find more bodies in the morning.

Prentiss: So is there anything you want to tell us?
Morgan: Nope.
Prentiss: Your forehead's sweating.
Morgan: No, it's not.
Prentiss: Oh and he's avoiding eye contact!
Reid: His blink rate just sped up.
Morgan: Y'know what you guys, I don't feel like that burger after all.
Prentiss: You can't run from us!
Morgan: Oh, watch me!
(Morgan waves goodbye as the elevator closes, leaving Reid and Prentiss behind. Prentiss laughs)

The Instincts [4.6]

Hotch: "Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest response." Amos Bronson Alcott

Reid: "I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay." Bob Dylan

Memoriam [4.7]

Reid: "What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father." Friedrich Nietzsche.

Reid: "There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance." Gilbert Parker.

Masterpiece [4.8]

Rossi: "Let us consider that we are all insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles..." Mark Twain.

Rossi: "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." Martin Luther King, Jr.

[at an FBI recruitment talk given by Rossi and Reid]
Student: [to Rossi] What did you study?
Rossi: Criminal justice, although "sports appreciation" was full up at my community college. [gestures to Reid]
Reid: I hold doctorates in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering. I also have BAs in Psychology and Sociology.
[everyone gapes at him]
Another student: How old are you?
Reid: Twenty-seven, as of last month.

[during a lecture at a school about joining the FBI]
Reid: [after telling about the studies he's undergone] I'm also completing an additional BA in Philosophy. Which reminds me that I have a joke.
[Rossi looks at him sceptically]
Reid: How many existentialists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Rossi: [whispers] Don't.
Reid:: Two. One to change the light bulb, and one to observe how it symbolizes an incandescent beacon of subjectivity in another world of cosmic nothingness.
[chuckles, the group remains silent]
Reid: [awkwardly] An existentialist...
Rossi: [interrupts] Okay, before he does his quantum physics knock-knock joke [the group laughs] do we have any other questions about opportunities in the FBI?

[after the lecture]
Rossi: You do know that we actually want them to join the Bureau?
Reid: What? Yeah.
Rossi: We want these kids to think it's a cool place to work.
Reid: I understand that...
Rossi: [referring to Reid's existentialist joke] Existentialism?
Reid: Existentialism is known as...
Female Student: Hey? Reid.
Reid: [absent-mindedly] Hi. [continues speaking to Rossi]] That was a funny joke, what do you mean?
Rossi: Yeah, to Sigmund Freud.
Reid: I tell them they shouldn't send me here and they keep sending me here, I don't know why.
Rossi: Because you're young.
Reid: "Young" or "Jung"?
Prof Rothchild: [butts in] Dr Reid, wouldn't they sit in the dark and hope that the bulb decided to light again?
Reid: Excuse me?
Prof Rothchild: An existentialist would never change the bulb, he would allow the darkness to exist.
Reid: [realizes] Yeah, that's pretty good.

Prof Rothchild: (upon being told that Reid has more important things to do than interview him) You have something more important than me?
Rossi: My dry-cleaning is more important than you.

Prof Rothchild: (after being told his rights by Morgan) Next time, bring Dr Reid back with you.
[later]
Reid: How come I never have any normal fans?

52 Pickup [4.9]

Prentiss: Author Harlan Ellison wrote, "The minute people fall in love, they become liars."

[Reid has taken Morgan's advice and done a magic trick to charm the bartender, Austin, and show her the sketch of their UNSUB]
Austin: Okay, how'd you do that?
Reid: That's classified information.
Austin: So...what should I do if I see him [the UNSUB]?
Reid: You should definitely call us. Even if you just think you see him, you should call us.
Austin: [smiling flirtatiously] And if I don't see him?
Reid: Excuse me?
Austin: Can I still call you?
Reid: [squeakily] Yeah. Yeah, you can call me.
Austin: Cool. [Reid turns to leave] Oh wait...I don't have your number.
Reid: Oh, it's behind your barrette.
[Austin reaches into her hair and pulls out Reid's card. He smiles and leaves. She watches him go, smirking]
Morgan: See? That's what I'm talking about. That's called Game!

Rossi: P. J. O'Rourke wrote, "Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely."

Brothers in Arms [4.10]

Morgan: "We are all brothers under the skin, and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it." Ayn Rand.

Morgan: "... for he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." William Shakespeare.

Normal [4.11]

Hotchner: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." H. L. Mencken.

Rossi: "There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were." President Dwight Eisenhower.

Soul Mates [4.12]

Reid: "No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore." Sigmund Freud

Morgan: British historian C. Northcote Parkinson said, "Delay is the deadliest form of denial."

Rossi (in response to question, "Where did you get this kid [Dr. Reid]?"): He was left in a basket on the steps of the FBI.

Bloodline [4.13]

Prentiss: Winston Churchill said, "There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained."

Hotchner: Mario Puzo wrote, "The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other."

Cold Comfort [4.14]

JJ: "And so, all the night-tide, I lay down by the side. Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride. In the sepulchre there by the sea. In her tomb by the sounding sea." Edgar Allan Poe

Rossi: "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." Stuart Chase

Zoe's Reprise [4.15]

Rossi: "I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." Albert Einstein

Rossi: Austrian novelist Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote, "In youth we learn; in age we understand."

Pleasure is my Business [4.16]

Hotchner: "The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture." Camille Paglia

Demonology [4.17]

Prentiss: "He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done." Leonardo da Vinci

Prentiss: Is Hotch still here?
Garcia: Oh, I'm pretty sure he lives here.

Rossi: "There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being." James Joyce

Omnivore [4.18]

Hotchner: "Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity." Roman author Publilius Syrus

Hotchner: "Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny." John Hobbes

House on fire [4.19]

Hotchner: "We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out." Tennessee Williams

Hotchner: "I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, is the only sensible way to love." Françoise Sagan

Conflicted [4.20]

Reid: "Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." Terry Pratchett

Reid: "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win." Stephen King

A Shade of Gray [4.21]

Rossi: Dr. Burton Grebin once said, "To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself."

Rossi: "Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold." Andre Maurois

The Big Wheel [4.22]

Hotchner: "In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Francis Bacon

Morgan: "No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible." George Chakiris

Roadkill [4.23]

Hotchner: "I'm not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization." Booth Tarkington

JJ: "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience." Mahatma Gandhi

Amplification [4.24]

Reid: "It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt." Exodus 9:9

Reid: [to Morgan, waking up from the anthrax attack] "Are you eating jello?"
Morgan: "Hey kid. Hey Doc, he's back!
Reid: Is there any more jello?

Reid: "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it." Helen Keller

To Hell... And Back (Part 1) [4.25]

Hotchner: "If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity." Flannery O'Connor

To Hell... And Back (Part 2) [4.26]

Reid: "Do you ever get the feeling that a case isn’t going to end well?"

Hotchner: "Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right, and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something have been done to prevent the tragedy in the first place? Eighty-nine murders at the pig farm, the deaths of Mason and Lucas Turner make 91 lives snuffed out. Kelly Shane will go home and try to recover, to reconnect with her family but she'll never be a child again. William Hightower, who gave his leg for his country, gave the rest of himself to avenge his sister's murder. That makes 93 lives forever altered, not counting family and friends in a small town in Sarnia, Ontario, who thought monsters didn't exist until they learned that they spent their lives with one. And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won't ever recover the pieces of themselves that this job takes? Like I said, sometimes there are no words. Sometimes, the day just... ends."

Season 5

"Faceless, Nameless" [5.1]

Garcia: (to Reid) You know, for a smart boy you sure ask a lot of dumb questions.

Rossi: "A weak man has doubts before a decision. A strong man has them afterwards." Karl Kraus

"Haunted" [5.2]

Hotchner: "One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place." Emily Dickinson

(talking about Hotch)
Rossi: He was evaluated.
Morgan: Come on, we wrote those questions. Hotch knows exactly how to answer them.

(talking about Reid's leg)
Garcia: Does it hurt?
Reid: It really only hurts when I think about it, which is pretty much all the time.

Hotchner: "There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man." Polybius

"Reckoner" [5.3]

Rossi: "Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical." Blaise Pascal

Hotch: You told me you were cleared to fly. You lied.
Reid: I am a doctor, so technically it wasn't a lie.
Garcia: What was it then?
Reid: ...A second opinion?
Garcia: You're my bitch now.
[Morgan laughs]

Rossi: "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice." Abraham Lincoln

"Hopeless" [5.4]

Morgan: Kingman Brewster, Jr. said, "There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness."

Morgan: William Shakespeare wrote, "These violent delights have violent ends."

"Cradle to Grave" [5.5]

JJ: Journalist William D. Tammeus wrote, "You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back."

(talking to Reid over speaker)
Garcia: Super skeezy. I've got a spreadsheet from one of them expecting compensation for the baby I'm having.
(Morgan walks in)
Morgan: Something you wanna tell me Garcia?
Garcia: Aw, that's the sad part my prince. The genetically perfect offspring of Penelope Garcia and Derek Morgan wouldn't fetch top dollar.

"The Eyes Have It" [5.6]

Morgan: "And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee." Matthew 5:29

Morgan: "Dwell in peace in the home of your own being and the messenger of death will not be able to touch you." Guru Nanak

"The Performer" [5.7]

Reid: "In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of the vampire - a pariah even among demons." Writer Montague Summers.

Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, "Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."

"Outfoxed" [5.8]

Morgan: "Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it's an enemy." Albert Einstein

"100" [5.9]

Hotchner: "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

Rossi: What's the point of all this Erin? Why?
Strauss: So this never happens again.
Rossi: There is nothing a bureaucrat can do to make sure that something like this never happens again.

Hotchner: Poet Haniel Long said, "So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty."

"The Slave of Duty" [5.10]

Hotchner: W. S. Gilbert wrote, "It's love that makes the world go round." And if that's true, then the world spun a little faster with Haley in it. Haley was my best friend since we were in high school. We certainty had our struggles but, if there's one thing we agreed on unconditionally, it was our love and commitment to our son Jack. Haley's love for Jack was joyous and fierce. That fierceness is why she isn't here today. A mother's love is an unrivaled force of nature and we can all learn much from the way Haley lived her life. Haley's death causes each of us to stop and take stock of our lives, to measure who we are and what we've become. I don't have all those answers for myself, but I know who Haley was. She was the woman who died protecting the child we brought into this world together, and I will make sure that Jack grows up knowing who his mother was and how she loved and protected him, and how much I loved her. If Haley were with us today she would ask us not to mourn her death, but to celebrate her life. She would tell us... she would tell us to love our families unconditionally and to hold them close because in the end they are all that matter. I met Haley at the tryouts of our high school's production of the 'Pirates of Penzance'. I found our copy of the play and I was looking through it the other night, and I came upon a passage that seemed appropriate for this moment. "Oh dry the glistening tear, that dews that marshal cheek, thy loving children hear, in them thy comfort seek, with sympathetic care, their arms around thee creep, for oh they cannot bear, to see their father weep."

Hotchner:"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes

(Prentiss kneels over Joe the unsub, pinning him the ground)
Prentiss: Fantasy's over. Is that what you did to them? You hit them to shut them to up and then forced them to play along with your sick delusion?
Joe: I love them.
Prentiss: You're finally gonna meet your soul mate Joe, in prison. Only you're not gonna be able to push them around the way you did those women. And when he comes over you in the middle of the night, when you're least expecting it you do me a favor, play along.

(standing at Haley's grave)
Rossi: I had a feeling I'd find you here. Have you told her yet?
Hotchner: Told her what?
Rossi: That you're coming back to the team, that fighting the bad guys is who you are.
Hotchner: I don't have to tell her, she already knows.

Hotchner: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Retaliation" [5.11]

Prentiss:"Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure." Tacitus

(after Prentiss gets hit by a truck)
JJ: How are you?
Prentiss: I feel like I got hit by a truck.

Prentiss:"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love." Washington Irving
Schrader: "It's madness for the sheep to talk peace with a wolf." Thomas Fuller

"The Uncanny Valley" [5.12]

[Reid reads a series of books outdoors while next to Eric, who is playing chess against himself]
Eric: We missed you out here.
Reid: Oh thank you. Thanks, I uh, I had to take a little break.
Eric: How come?
Reid: Used to play with a co-worker friend of mine, he's probably the best mind I ever went up against. One day he just, decided that he didn't want to play anymore.
Eric: So you gave up too?
Reid: Just the opposite. I attempted to play through every permutation of moves on a chess board.
Eric: That's an infinite number of games.
Reid: It's not infinite. It's just, it's exponentially large.
Eric: You couldn't have played through them all.
Reid: There's an average of forty moves per chess game and I'll tell you something. The more I play, the more I realize that every single match, every single chess game is really just a simple variation on the exact same theme, you know? Aggressive openings, patient mid-game, inevitable checkmate, and I realized when my friend quit he was tired of repeating the exact same patterns and expecting a different outcome.
Eric: So you have a life time of chess strategy in your head and you're just sitting on it?
[Reid's phone rings]
Reid: I still use it, I just uh, I apply it differently. I have to go, it's good seeing you.

Reid: Mildred Lisette Norman wrote, "Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness, possesses you. And in this materialistic age, a great many of us are possessed by our possessions."

[Reid refers to two female serial killers]
Reid: They didn't care about race or hair color, it's men that do.
Garcia: [on webcam] Damn straight, men do.
Morgan: Well hello Red. Look at you. Guys. [moves laptop for better view of Garcia's new red hair]
Prentiss: Wow.
JJ: Wow.

Reid: Isaac Asimov wrote, "In life unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."

Cast

  • Joe Mantegna - Senior Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi (2007-present)
  • Mandy Patinkin - Senior Supervisory Special Agent Jason Gideon (2005-2007)
  • Thomas Gibson - Unit Chief, Supervisory Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner (2005-present)
  • Shemar Moore - Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan (2005-present)
  • Lola Glaudini - Supervisory Special Agent Elle Greenaway (2005-2006)
  • Matthew Gray Gubler - Supervisory Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (2005-present)
  • Kirsten Vangsness - Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia (2005-present)
  • A.J. Cook - Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (2005-present)
  • Paget Brewster - Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss (2007-present)

External links

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