Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 17


Aired Wednesday Feb 21, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Reid: (at the homeless shelter) Do you keep a list of everyone who comes through here?
      Angie: We have a sign-in sheet but we don't force anyone to sign if they don't want to. Some who do don't even use their real names. Elvis eats here a lot.

    • Prentiss: What is the matter with you?
      Reid: What do you mean, what's the matter with me?
      Prentiss: I have never seen you act like this.
      Reid: Oh, really? Oh, in the months that you've known me you've never seen me act this way? Hey, no offense, Emily, but you don't really know what you're talking about, do ya?

    • Morgan: And, Garcia? I'd better not ever find any Photoshop pictures of me.
      Garcia: Oh, trust me, my vision, you will never find them.

    • Hotchner: We're looking for a homicidal serial criminal in a neighborhood populated by criminals. The challenge will be separating him from the rest.

    • Reid: I'll map out the area and see if I can find any place the victims would have visited in the neighborhood.
      Prentiss: Good. Maybe we can find a connection between them. I'll help you with that.
      Reid: I can handle it.
      Prentiss: (taken back) I wasn't suggesting that you couldn't.
      Reid: Well, isn't that what "I'll help you with it" means?

    • Roy Woodridge: It wasn't safe.
      Gideon: I know.
      Roy Woodridge: Is the boy all right?
      Gideon: Yes, Sergeant. Yes, the boy's all right.

    • Dana Woodridge: He has a hard time with loud noises. He can't be in crowds. He has nightmares and wakes up in cold sweats. The smells are the worst. If he smells something burning, like a barbecue or gas or fire, he gets sick.

    • Det. Fuller: This guy may be messed up, but that doesn't change the fact that he has killed four innocent people. Now why don't we just do a grid search?
      Max Weston: You set a grid search, and he confronts one of your men, you'll be planning a funeral.

    • Hotchner: We did everything we could for him you know.
      Gideon: Yeah. Sometimes knowing that just isn't good enough.

    • Garcia: Why isn't Derek answering his phone?
      Reid: Yeah, he's probably stuck underground somewhere.
      Garcia: Underground?
      Reid: I'll explain later.

    • Reid: Are we ready for a profile yet?
      Hotchner: We're missing something. How did this homeless man learn to kill so efficiently?
      Prentiss: You know what we need...
      Hotchner: We need to get lucky. We need him to make a mistake.

    • Det. Fuller: (watching Morgan walk away) Where's he going?
      Gideon: Find out when he comes back.

    • Gideon: Someone has to go down.
      : Aw... See, this ain't cool! (takes off his sunglasses and lowers himself into the manhole leading into the sewer) I'm putting in for hazard pay.
      Gideon: (humorously) Good luck with that.

    • Morgan: He's reliving the worst moment of his life, he's got to be terrified.
      Reid: Yeah.

    • Dana Woodridge: He never really came home. I lost him 14 years ago. It's been like living with a ghost. … Help him, please, help him.

    • Max: Look, if this is Roy you're not gonna find him. He's trained and skilled in survival, he knows how to hide.
      Gideon: We think he has a gun.
      Max: Well, he doesn't miss.

    • Gideon: The first recorded war was 2700 BC. Probably earlier wars, but writing hadn't been invented yet.
      Hotchner: Almost five thousand years of killing each other.
      Gideon: One thing human beings have been consistently good at.

    • Gideon: Well we were right about him being homeless, in a sense. Wherever he is in his mental state, he's certainly not at home.

    • Garcia: Are you lonely in the Lone Star State? And are you wearing chaps?
      Morgan: Only in your dreams, Garcia.
      Garcia: Oh, not necessarily. I have Photoshop.
      Morgan: Hey, hey, behave. Focus your little twisted mind for me, okay?

    • JJ: The city is trying to return to its splendor, and that means Houston's poorest are getting kicked out of their homes.

    • Hotchner: "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine.

    • Gideon: "Our life is made by the death of others." Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Notes

    • The song at the very beginning of the episode is "Sumpin'" by The Pimps. The song used near the beginning of the episode is "Ghost Towns Along The Highway" by John Mellencamp.

  • Allusions

    • Max Weston: Yeah, we both are, we were in Special Ops, 75th Ranger Regiment, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion. Roy… he retired shortly after things went bad in Mogadishu.
      Reid: That was back in 1993.

      This reference is to Operation Gothic Serpent, which was depicted in the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden and in the film that followed.

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