Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 7

Memoriam

9
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 12, 2008 on CBS
9.2
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As Reid's investigation of a young boy's murder in Las Vegas continues, he discovers possible connections to his own past.

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  • Reid faces his father.

    9.0
    I thought this was a lot better than the last episode with Reid pursuing the killer of a six year old boy and the case is important to him because he thinks his father had something to do with the murder Throughout the episode Reid was so determined to get the truth and all this time he believed his father was a bad man but in the end things aren't what Reid expected when the only part his father played was trying to cover up the blood on Diana's clothes because she slipped in it The episode ended very well with JJ having her baby boy and Reid can now finally sleep knowing he has done what he could for the six year old boy.moreless
  • What a great episode! They did an amazing job on this one!

    10
    This one another favorite on mine, although not my top favorite!



    I loved the storyline to this one. Great to see a storyline centred solely around Dr. Spencer Reid, and I can't wait to see more episodes like this one!



    I thought it was also very nice to see J.J. have her baby, and it was very sweet when she made Reid the godfather! Lovely moments!



    The case on its own was immaculate! Someone else did mention a lack of action, which was true, but I think the case more than compensated for that, with its sheer amazingness!



    Keep it up, Criminal Minds, and I would highly recommend this oepisode!moreless
  • JJ has the baby

    10
    In this episode of Criminal Minds, the following happens. When the team all met up to travel home, Reid informs them that he is going to be staying on to spend some time with his mother. We then see Reid going to the local police station and getting all of the files on the little boys murder, which he keeps having dreams about. When he goes back to his hotel room he sees that Rossi and Morgan have stayed behind, as they believe he is working the case of Reilly Jenkins. He then admits to both of them that he believes that the killer is his own father. JJ brings her replacement in so that she can get to grips with the job before JJ goes off to have the baby. Soon Rossi, Morgan and Reid track down his father and head there. It's been 17 years since he has seen his father. When Reid returns to his hotel room he finds an envelope, with a suspect inside of it. In this episode JJ goes into labour, but doesn't tell anyone until her contractions are only 10 minutes apart. Their main suspect is soon found through CODIS. He has murdered a few years ago and his body only recently found. Who soon learn that Gary Michaels was killed by the father of the little boy who was murdered. And he beat him until he confessed. Then Spencer's mother comes in and admits that she was in fact the boy who informed Reilly's dad about the Gary and what she suspected. She also happened to walk in right after Gary was killed. At the very end of the episode we see everyone in the hospital room with JJ and the baby. JJ asks Reid to be her son, Henry's Godfather. We also learn that she has asked Garcia to be his Godmother.moreless
  • For me, Dr. Spencer Reid is the heart and soul of this show. Character development needs to be at its core right along with bringing us plots featuring gruesome, interesting crimes.moreless

    10
    For me, Dr. Spencer Reid is the heart and soul of this show. Character development needs to be at its core along with bring us interesting crimes. Reid on the shrink's couch with a protective Rossi standing by was too delicious. Seeing JJ going into labor and her teammates rally behind her was great. Great seeing JJ's baby's daddy there too. LOVE that boy from New Orleans! Seeing Reid holding JJ's baby was truly a touching scene that said so much about how Reid is cared for and regarded by his team mates. I absolutely loved that moment of hope and healing for him.moreless
  • Reid centric episode but somehow I expected something more..

    9.0
    After reading what it all will be about, I think I thought it will be better, expected maybe something different - it was little slow in some points and the case.. I do not know - maybe it was a dead end as Rossi's unfinished business - you thought it will be mind blowing but when you see it, it was ok..



    Anyway, this episode definitely goes down as one of the best char development episodes they have done. They have reveled before some facts about Reid, but this time his family is in focus and there are much to learn. And JJ and baby.. great addition to that episode..moreless
Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

SSA Emily Prentiss

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

Det. Hyde

Guest Star

Taylor Nichols

Taylor Nichols

William Reid

Guest Star

Justin T. Wren

Justin T. Wren

Riley Jenkins

Guest Star

Meta Golding

Meta Golding

Agent Jordan Todd

Recurring Role

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Diana Reid

Recurring Role

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart

Det. William LaMontagne, Jr.

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • JJ's son is born in this episode and she had named him Henry. She also asks Garcia and Reid to be his godparents.

    • From the newspapers clips it is revealed that Spencer Reid graduated from Caltech at age of 16 and received a doctorate degree there in mathematics at the age of 17. He also has an IQ of 187. One of Reid's dissertations was on "Identifying Non-obvious relationship factors using cluster weighted modeling and geographic regression." He started working for the BAU when he was 22.

    • When Reid discovers Morgan and Rossi have broken into his hotel room, they are watching The Young and the Restless on television. This show is the daytime drama on which Shemar Moore appeared from 1994-2002 as Malcolm Winters.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Reid: Did dad like kids?
      Diana Reid: Well, yes. If it were up to him you would have a house full of brothers and sisters.
      Reid: So you didn't want more children?
      Diana Reid: Why would I mess with perfection? (winks)

    • Garcia: Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a doctor. I don't even play one on TV, but I believe young JJ is going into labor.

    • JJ: If anything should happen to us, it's up to you and Garcia to make sure that this boy gets into Yale.
      Reid: Ooh Yale, Yale. Do you wanna go to Yale, Henry? That was your godfather's safety school. Don't worry, I can get you into Caltech with one phone call.

    • Rossi: (discussing William Reid) He's keeping tabs on you. That's saying something.
      Reid: Yeah, he Googled me. That makes up for everything.

    • Hotchner: We went back 10 years. No questionable transactions that we could find.
      Prentiss: Well, he did buy a ticket to see Celine Dion six months ago, but I think we can overlook that.

    • Prentiss: I hate Vegas.
      Morgan: Come on, Prentiss, how can you hate Vegas? This is a grown folks' playground.

    • Woman at Bar: Hey, you won, like, two thousand dollars here.
      Reid: Keep it.
      Rossi: You do realize you just gave two grand to a hooker.
      Morgan: Must have been quite a conversation. What was it about?
      Reid: How to stop smoking.

    • Morgan: Yeah, talk to me, baby girl.
      Garcia: I'm not interrupting boy time at Crazy Horse Too, am I?
      Morgan: You know that's not my thing. I'm more for in-room entertainment.
      Garcia
      : I can't help you there, but I do give good phone.

    • Prentiss: (after JJ goes into labor) Agent Todd, I hope you're ready, because your job starts right now.

    • Reid: My mind is sending me signals. I can't ignore them anymore.
      Rossi: Mixed signals -- that's what the subconscious is all about. You know that.

    • Reid: "There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance." Gilbert Parker

    • Reid: "What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I've found in the son the unveiled secret of the father." Friedrich Nietzsche

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