Criminal Minds

Season 6 Episode 16


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 23, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This episode marked the first episode where the closing quotation was presented by a character within the show and not as a voiceover.

    • The song Sammy plays in this episode is called "Brother" by Road Hawgs, which was written specially for this episode.

    • When Sammy's face is splattered with blood, the blood is bright red. Blood begins to oxidize immediately after exposure to air and turns brown. When Sammy arrives at school much later, the blood is still red.

    • The title of this episode ("Coda") refers to the closing section of a musical composition.

    • Guest-star Mimi Kennedy and Thomas Gibson starred together previously on Dharma & Greg, in which Mimi was Greg's mother-in-law Abby.

  • Quotes

    • Prentiss: I know you are watching me.
      Ian Doyle: What's the expression? Keep your friends close and your enemies on surveillance.

    • Ian Doyle: Honore de Balzac once said, "Most people of action are inclined to fatalism, and most of thought believe in providence." Tell me, Emily Prentiss, which do you think you're gonna be?

    • Reid: "Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, but tomorrow is too often a repetition of today." Author James T. Mccay.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • This episode can be compared to "Saving Sammy" from Cold Case. The autistic boy in the Cold Caseepisode had a fish named Sammy; the autistic boy in this CM episode was also named Sammy. Both kids saw the perp.

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