Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 5

Catching Out

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 29, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • JJ: Have you ever actually felt a baby kick? (she puts his hand on her belly) Do you feel that?
      Reid: Does that freak you out?
      JJ: No, not at all. Why, does it freak you out?
      Reid: Very much so.

    • Morgan: I don't know how I could forget a face like hers.
      Reid: You've been with so many girls you can't remember all their names?
      Prentiss: Oh, come on, are you surprised?
      Morgan: This has never happened to me before!
      Reid: It's never happened to me before, either.
      Prentiss: It can't happen to you, you have an eidetic memory.
      Morgan: And besides... you've only got one name to remember.

    • Reid: First few murders were five to eight days apart. This one was just one day since Modesto. If we don't find him soon...
      : ...Goldilocks will be sleeping in someone else's bed tonight.

    • Prentiss: You considering it?
      Reid: Considering what?
      Prentiss: Having baby geniuses one day.

    • Prentiss: "Plenty sits 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

  • Notes

    • The title of this episode is derived from the term used by freight train hoppers who sneak into train yards. The act of leaving a town or area by hopping a freight train is sometimes referred to as "catching-out," as in catching a train out of town.

    • The song heard in the coffee shop scene is "Better" by Mary Arden Collins.

  • Allusions

    • Prentiss: It's like Goldilocks became a serial killer.

      Goldilocks is a young girl from a fairy tale who enters a house that isn't hers to eat the inhabitants' food and she sleeps in their beds.