Criminal Minds

Season 6 Episode 23

Big Sea

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 11, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The drug used by the unsub, as originally written, was changed to "trilamite" because the network didn't want to advertise the actual drug used to treat seasickness, which is extremely dangerous.

  • Quotes

    • Hotchner: What do we know about the first victim?
      Reid: You know, that one's tough. He or she has been in the water so long, they're mostly bone fragments. I can attempt to reconstruct...
      Hotchner: You've got three hours.
      Reid: I can do it in two.
      Hotchner: Make it one.

    • Morgan: "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came." John F. Kennedy

    • Rossi: "The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness." Joseph Conrad

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic – July 31, 2012 on Prima family

    • The idea of this episode came to Jim Clemente when he was on Myrtle Beach two years ago, and they were doing a beach reclamation project (restoring the beach after a very harsh winter). The workers pump sand through a big pipe from deep water and spray the sandy water onto the beach. The sand falls out of the mix and the water runs off into the sea, and that is how the beach is rebuilt. Sections are added to the pipe until the whole beach is built up to its original height. One of the workers jumped off a bulldozer and waded into the spray from the pipe and picked out a megoladon tooth (dinosaur shark tooth) from the sandy water. He said he gets good money for them so he is always watching out for them. At the time, Jim said to himself, "What if he found human bones instead?"

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