Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 1

Faceless, Nameless

Aired Wednesday Sep 23, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The apartment building where Hotchner lives, The Langham, is the same building that he observed Elle Greenaway exiting in the Season 2 episode "The Boogeyman."

    • It is revealed in this episode that SSA Aaron Hotchner is 43 years old.

    • Garcia said Patrick Meyers (the father of the dead boy) was 45, but his ID showed he was born on 1-16-1990, which would make him his son's age.

  • Quotes

    • The Reaper: You can't show me fear?
      Hotchner: If you don't see fear, maybe it's because I'm not afraid of you.

    • The Reaper: Now I understand that profilers think that stabbing is a substitution for the act of sex. That if someone is impotent, they'll use a knife instead. Is that what you think, Agent Hotchner? Maybe this will change the way that you profile.

    • U.S. Marshal Sam Kassmeyer: (discussing Haley and Jack Hotchner) I know Aaron's worried. Tell him I'll protect them like they're my own.

    • Prentiss: You know Foyet having your credentials had nothing to do with any of this. It was just his way of trying to torture you.
      Morgan: Yeah, I know. Foyet's about power and control; he was hoping to watch me fall apart and now he wants to destroy Hotch.
      Prentiss: Exactly. That's his plan. And now we fight it.

    • Rossi: Karl Kraus said, "A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards."

  • Notes

    • The correct title for this episode is "Nameless, Faceless."

    • After Matthew Gray Gubler sustained a serious injury to his knee while promoting (500) Days of Summer, an injury to his character was written into the storyline to explain why his character was seated most of the time beginning with this episode.

    • The songs heard in the promo for this episode were "Livin' On Borrowed Time" by Puddle of Mudd and "Tears of Pain" by The Harmalators.

  • Allusions

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