Criminal Minds

Season 4 Episode 3

Minimal Loss

Aired Wednesday Oct 08, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Although the investigation occurs in Colorado, the CPS vehicle in which Nancy Lunde is driving has the logo for the State of Utah on the side.

  • Quotes

    • Benjamin Cyrus: Which one of you is it? Which one of you is the FBI agent?
      Reid: Why do you think one of us is an FBI agent?
      Benjamin Cyrus: God will forgive me for what I must do. (points a gun to Reid's head)
      Reid: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Benjamin Cyrus: One of you does. Who is it?
      Prentiss: Me. It's me.
      Benjamin Cyrus: (grabs Prentiss by the hair and drags her) I told you not to put me in this position.

    • Benjamin Cyrus: (quoting Benjamin Franklin) Savages they call us because our manners differ from theirs.

    • Garcia: Apparently, Libertarians do not like paying taxes.
      : Seventeen years for tax evasion?
      Garcia: Oh, no. That would be two for tax evasion and 15 for going after four IRS agents with a Louisville Slugger.

    • Benjamin Cyrus: No one had to follow. God could have stopped me. (Morgan shoots him)
      Reid: He just did.

    • Jim Wells: I'm the attorney general of this state. I demand to know why I wasn't told the FBI was sending undercover agents into the Septarian Ranch.
      Hotchner: The only thing that you're in a position to demand is a lawyer.
      Jim Wells: Who the hell are you?
      Hotchner: I'm Aaron Hotchner, Unit Chief. I'm the guy who's gonna tell the Attorney General of the United States whether to charge you with obstructing a federal investigation or negligent homicide.
      Jim Wells
      : You can't talk to me like that.
      Hotchner: Get off my crime scene.

    • Benjamin Cyrus: I just got a very strange phone call from a news reporter. Is there anything you want to tell me? About a raid maybe? (Prentiss and Reid look blank)
      Benjamin Cyrus: They don't know.

    • Prentiss: (as Cyrus is beating Prentiss, and Rossi, Morgan and Hotch are listening) I can take it.
      Rossi: Wait, wait, listen, listen to what she's saying.
      Prentiss: I can take it.
      Morgan: She's antagonizing him!
      Rossi: She's not talking to him.
      Hotchner: She's talking to us. She doesn't want us to go in.

    • Prentiss: (to Reid when they are on the plane) Hey. I need you to listen to me. What Cyrus did to me is not your fault. It was my decision, and I would do it again. Do you hear me?

    • Prentiss: "Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." Ayn Rand.

    • Reid: "To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly." Benjamin Franklin.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • HRT Leader Dan Torre comments to Rossi that the two had worked together before: at Waco, Ruby Ridge and the Freeman Standoff.

      Ruby Ridge: In August 1992, federal officers attempted to arrest Randall Weaver, a white separatist, on weapons charges at his remote cabin. After the deaths of Weaver's son and a federal marshal, the FBI became involved in the case. Eleven days later, Vicki Weaver, Randall's wife, was killed by sniper fire while she was holding her infant child. Weaver and friend Kevin Harris gave themselves up.

      Waco: The deaths of four ATF agents who were with a group attempting to serve a federal warrant at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, on February 28, 1993, started a 51-day stand-off between federal authorities and cult leader David Koresh. On day 51, the FBI brought in military assault vehicles to secure the fortified compound and, in response, the cult members set multiple fires in their own buildings. When the confrontation was over, Koresh and 85 of his followers were dead.

      Freeman Standoff: On March 25, 1996, two leaders of the Freeman Ranch were arrested and charged with fraud. The FBI staked out the Freeman Ranch in rural Montana hoping to arrest more than a dozen people also involved in fraud and who made threats against a federal judge. Two days later, one adult turned himself in to authorities. As negotiations went on through April and May, more adults left the ranch in ones and twos. After stalled talks, and increasing demands from the Freemen, the FBI shut off power to the ranch on June 3, 1996. The standoff was finally over on June 13, 1996, when the remainder of the Freemen surrendered to authorities.

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