Criminal Minds

Season 1 Episode 20

Charm and Harm

Aired Wednesday Apr 19, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Elle and Morgan arrive at the motor vehicle wreck, the police vehicle that pulls into the scene behind them reads "Tennessee State Police." There is not a law enforcement agency in Tennessee that uses that name. It would be either Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, or a local police department.

    • In the beginning of this episode, the man eating a steak is using an empty fork.

  • Quotes

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

    • Morgan: (hearing Elle's phone ring) 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: OK, 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.

    • 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. There're more in the summer for obvious reasons, but I think it averages to about sixty-five hundred a year, which is 17 a day?
      Garcia: Is this Reid?

    • Morgan: Why are you acting so weird?
      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: 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."

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

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Reid asserts that many serial killers make a hobby of photography. Joel Rifkin, BTK Killer Dennis Rader, Ted Bundy, and William Richard Bradford, among others, were all amateur photographers.

    • The title of this episode may have been taken from the movie The Princess Bride, in which Mandy Patinkin starred.

    • Hotchner: Like Edmund Kemper and Andrew Cunanan, they save their most meaningful kills 'til last.

      Edmund Kemper targeted female hitchhikers, but the last person he killed was his mother. He's serving a life sentence. Andrew Cunanan's killing spree ended in Florida, when he shot famous fashion designer Gianni Versace. Cunanan killed himself before he could be captured.

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