Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 22


Aired Wednesday May 09, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When the prostitute is trying to find her way out of the building, she comes to an intersection between two hallways. She looks to her left, then to her right. When she looks to her right, a person's hand can be see on the left side of the screen.

    • When the unsub transports his victims to the kill room, he is whistling the song "Johanna" from the Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – a musical about a serial killer. The words of the sequence he is whistling are:

      I'll steal you, Johanna,
      I'll steal you.
      Do they think that walls can hide you?
      Even now I'm at your window…
      I am in the dark beside you, Johanna.

  • Quotes

    • Prentiss: (speaking to Hotch and Reid) How'd you guys do?
      Hotchner: Well, Reid got propositioned by every prostitute we talked to, but we didn't find anybody who thinks they'd seen the unsub.

    • Morgan: (to Mona, a homeless woman) Be careful, you hear me? This world needs all of its beautiful ladies, and that means you, too, Mona. (Mona smiles and walks away)
      Prentiss: You're a good guy.
      Morgan: Ya think?
      Prentiss: Yeah, you make the people around you feel good.

    • Hotchner: You have Chaplin on film?
      Gideon: My great-grandad was an accountant at one of the first movie studios.
      Hotchner: He was in California?
      Gideon: No no no, Chicago. Essanay Studios closed, 1920. Back then four or five movies made in the U.S. were made in Chicago. They closed down, they let my grandpa take, ehh, a couple extra prints home.
      Hotchner: (amused) They let him?
      Gideon: (laughing) Well, that's the family story… we're sticking to it.

    • Reid: You see, the word "coincidence" implies more...
      Morgan: Hey! Hey, kid. We do not need a vocabulary lesson right now.
      Reid: Right. Sorry.

    • JJ: (on the plane to Kansas City) This may be a wild goose chase.
      Hotchner: But as someone I greatly respect suggested, 63 people may be in trouble and I think that that's worth the chase.

    • Det. McGee: I am telling you, I can... I can talk to somebody at lunch, and by dinner time they are wiped off the face of the earth.
      JJ: Okay, um, how many is it?
      Det. McGee: 63.
      JJ: 63 people?
      Det. McGee: At least 63.

    • Hotchner: What do you think happened to them, Captain?
      Capt. Wright: I told you, I don't think anything happened to them.
      Hotchner: Oh, that's right. You think they all got houses and jobs.

    • Hotchner: What if they were cheerleaders?
      Capt. Wright: Excuse me?
      Hotchner: Or teachers, or mothers? How did you put it, "Can bums even be missing?" Well, sir, they can. They can be hurt, they can be scared, and they can be killed.

    • Morgan: What was it the Yorkshire Ripper said about his victims?
      Reid: The women I killed were filth. Bastard prostitutes that were littering the streets; I was just cleaning up the place a bit.
      Morgan: (about the unsub) He's a house cleaner.
      Reid: Mission-based killer who believes his murders are helping society.

    • Hotchner: "Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed." Herman Melville.

    • Hotchner: "Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles." Charles Chaplin.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Gideon: (to Hotchner) I gotta couple "Little Tramp" reels, if you have time.

      Charlie Chaplin drew the well-loved character of "The Little Tramp" from his early life experiences. Chaplin grew up in orphanages and workhouses as his mother spent a lot of her time in mental hospitals. On his own from age 10, Chaplin's tramp character's costume and mannerisms reflect an innocent poverty and faith in the ability to overcome his circumstances.

    • Morgan: What was it the Yorkshire Ripper said about his victims?

      The Yorkshire Ripper – Peter Sutcliffe – murdered 13 women between 1975 and 1980, and attacked 7 others who managed to survive. During trial Sutcliffe admitted his crimes, but claimed to have been following orders from God to kill prostitutes. The jury didn't believe him and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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