The names Garcia sees as she reviews the unsub's visitor log when he was in prison are actual names of various crew members.
In the beginning of the episode, Prentiss mentions the case is going to interrupt her "Sin To Win" weekend in Atlantic City. EA Games held a "Sin to Win" contest starting at 2009's Comic-Con to promote its game based on "Dante's Inferno" that was released in February 2010.
Greg Jennings, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, guest-stars as an evidence tech at the crime scene in this episode. He received the opportunity due to a chance meeting between Ed Bernero and Jennings' parents, Greg and Gwendolyn, during a Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears game at Lambeau Field. The Jennings and Bernero, a huge Chicago Bears fan, told Greg's parents he ever wanted to be on the show to let him know.
Rossi: (after Garcia identifies the unsub from his prison tattoo) Garcia, remind me never to try to hide from you.
Hotchner: Gandhi said, "I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul."
Rossi: "A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing." Painter William Dobell
"The Illustrated Man" referenced in this episode is both a collection of short stories by science fiction author, Ray Bradbury, and a movie released in 1969. Published in 1951, the book contained 18 short stories while the movie addressed only three. Rod Steiger played the title role in the movie version.