Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Principal Rawlings says his friends call him Hayden, and his ID clearly shows his name as Hayden Rawlings. However, the news refers to him as Howard Rawlings.

    • Despite claiming that the agents were in Virgina, when the suspect turns on his car, his radio displays 106.7 KROQ.  This is a well-known radio station in LA, where this episode was likely filmed.

    • This episode takes place four months after the events that occurred in "The Fisher King" Parts 1 and 2.

    • When the unsub is first seen on screen, he is typing on his laptop connected to an ethernet cable. After looking at the TV news report, he comes back to pick up his laptop, only now it is not connected at all.

    • In the opening scene, the unsub's IP address appears briefly. It's easy to tell that it's a faked address because the first half of it is: http://209.2334.

      Digital IP addresses consist of four groups of one to three digits separated by periods, e.g., http://###.###.#.##/. Four-digit groups are not in use.

    • The nickname that Agent Gilroy at the CACU uses is "Peter Pan," the boy who never grew up. The nickname of the unsub is "Man Child."

    • Garcia has four brothers who were all Tadpoles.

  • Quotes

    • Elle: (describing the room where Peter was being kept) It's like a ship in a bottle. He has built the room around the boy.

    • Katherine Cole: I gave up on him. A year ago, I gave up on looking for him – there were so many other kids.
      Gideon: Katie, I'm sure you did what you could.
      Katherine Cole: Do you ever ask yourself how you make a decision like that? How you come to the conclusion that it's time to move on to the next kid? I mean, how do you give yourself that kind of permission? What's happened to that boy in the year that I stopped looking for him?

    • Elle: (running from the car) Hotch? You already got him?
      Hotchner: I told you to stay out of the field.
      Elle: Yeah, I know, but Reid said that you wanted us so I…
      Reid: (indignant) No, I didn't!
      Elle: Yes, you did.
      Hotchner: I'm sure you didn't, Reid.
      Elle: (to Reid, sarcastically) Thanks.

    • Reid: 40,000 images of child porn are posted every week on the internet along with the appearance of 20 new children. The appetite for babies as young as 4 months old has soared. Many of these children have been kidnapped and sold into pedophile rings.

    • Elle: Well, if it isn't Dr. Reid.
      Reid: Elle, wow!
      Elle: Nice haircut.
      Reid: Thanks, uh, I like your haircut, too.
      Elle: Is that a boy's regular?
      Reid: Yeah, it is. What, do you not like it?
      Elle: (laughing) It's totally you.

    • Reid: (Watching Elle break into a locked desk drawer) Did they teach you that in FBI school?
      Elle: No, they taught me that in Brooklyn.

    • Hayden Rawlings: This is all just research.
      Katherine Cole: That's not research. That's a hundred years in a federal penitentiary.

    • Morgan: (to Reid) Come on genius, do something genius-like.

    • Gideon: Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."

  • Notes

    • The character Katherine Cole, portrayed by Mary Page Keller in this episode, was based on real-life Emily Vacher, who is currently assigned to the FBI's Albany Division, Syracuse Resident Agency. She was previously a member of the FBI's Innocent Images National Response Team and was the manager of the FBI's Endangered Child Alert Program.

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode (P911) alludes to the term used in chatrooms that means Parent Alert, which is similar to POS (Parent Over Shoulder).