Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 17


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2009 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • Prentiss: 'I think he died for me.'
      Prentiss quotes a line from James Joyce's short story, The Dead, published in Dubliners in 1914. This line is spoken by Gretta as she remembers a young boy who was ill and yet ran through the rain to say goodbye to her when she was leaving Galway. Gretta's memory is bittersweet - Michael, the boy, died from his illness within a week. The main character of the story, Gretta's husband, Gabriel, reexamines his life and his own priorities after his wife's nostalgic story.