When JJ and Morgan are staking out Doyle, Reid calls JJ's cell phone. The back light on her iPhone is actually locked rather than shown as an active call screen.
During the closed-door Senate hearing, Senator Cramer says to SSA David Rossi, "..., but I'm not the one on trial, Agent."
An U.S. Senate hearing is not a trial, as it is a hearing. A better phrasing might have been, "I'm not the one under investigation (or review)."
Cramer: Do you realize what you've done?
JJ: Yes, we put an international criminal with terrorist connections in federal custody.
Rossi: Well, that's a good look. Seen Jack yet?
Rossi: Well, he'll love that beard.
Hotchner: Yeah, we Skyped every day. Not a fan.
Prentiss: The only people I know who could accomplish that mission just walked out. They do their jobs with integrity and most importantly they honor their oath; I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Prentiss: I haven't seen Ashley.
JJ: Uh, well, she transferred to Andi Swann's unit.
Prentiss: Good for her!
Reid: A young boy's live was at stake. I ran the probability of his survival and it wasn't good. If you want to punish me for taking a risk, then I encourage you do do that, but do not put the rest of my team on trial for something that I suggested.
Cramer: Calm down, Agent.
Reid: This is calm...and it's Doctor!
JJ: Queen Elizabeth 1 said, "The past cannot be cured."
The title of this episode is a possible reference to the book entitled It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us that was written by Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1996.
Beginning with this episode, Ed Bernero was credited as Consultant rather than Executive Producer for the series.