Criminal Minds

Season 2 Episode 12

Profiler, Profiled

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 13, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Throughout the episode, it was stressed that Morgan found the first boy in 1991 at the age of 15. Now, 15 years later that would put his age at 30. However, from records pulled by Garcia, Morgan's D.O.B. is listed as June 6, 1973, which would put his age at 33.

    • Morgan lost his father at the age of 10.

    • In this episode we find out Morgan was molested as a child.

    • It is revealed that Morgan had a full athletic scholarship and graduated cum laude from Northwestern Law, where he was the star quarterback. He severely injured his left knee in his sophomore year and never played again.

    • It is revealed Reid has a passion for performing magic tricks.

  • Quotes

    • Morgan: You trying to say something to me right now.
      Gideon: Only if you're hiding something you need to trust us. Trust us enough to tell us about it.
      Morgan: Gideon. It's not about trust. It's about having a little privacy. I got the right to keep something to myself. Look at us, man, we practically live together already.

    • Carl Buford: (as he's being arrested) Wait. Wait. Derek, isn't there something you can do for me?
      Morgan: You go to hell.

    • Carl Buford: Are you saying I had nothing to do with making you who you are?
      Morgan: No, Carl, actually I'm saying that you had everything to do with making me who I am. Because of you I'm somebody who gets to spend the rest of his life making sure that guys like you go down.

    • Morgan: Call me Agent Morgan.
      Det. Gordinski: You'll always just be Derek to me.
      Morgan: And you'll always be a racist son-of-a-bitch to me.

    • JJ: (discussing evidence against Morgan) This is all just coincidence.
      Det. Gordinski: Heck of a lot of coincidences.
      Prentiss: It's purely circumstantial.
      Det. Gordinski: So is a fingerprint.

    • Gideon: (discussing Morgan) I don't like them calling him a suspect.
      Hotchner: Neither do I.

    • Reid: Actually, law enforcement officials are just as probable statistically to commit a crime as anyone else. You look at the cross-section of a society there's a general population and a small fraction of this percentage.
      Prentiss: He's not actually saying he believes Derek is involved in this.

    • Hotchner: (discussing Morgan) Since when is a criminal history of a suspect not relevant?
      Gideon: You just called him a suspect.

    • Morgan: The FBI invented this stuff, you simple bastard. We teach it.

    • Hotchner: Physics magic?
      Reid: Yes, sir.
      Hotchner: Reid, we talked about this.
      Reid: I'm sorry, sir.
      Hotchner: Really starting to get some distance on those (turns away smiling).

    • Carl Buford (to Morgan): I never hurt you. You could have said no.

    • Hotchner: We can't have people on this team who have secrets.
      Gideon: Hotch, we all have secrets. Would you want us profiling you?

    • Reid: 'One begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.' It's one of Sherlock Holmes' favorite quotes.

    • Det. Gordinski: Did you get some sleep?
      Morgan: You know I didn't.
      Det. Gordinski: Slept like a baby, myself. Didn't even want to get out of bed.
      Morgan: Really? So that wasn't your donut eatin' ass on the other side of that glass all night then, huh?

    • Morgan: "All secrets are deep, all secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets." Writer, Cory Doctorow.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Notation after opening credits of this episode: All secrets are deep, all secrets become dark, that's in the nature of secrets. Writer: Cory Doctorow

      Doctorow (1971) is a Canadian writer and a strong advocate of liberalizing copyright laws. His novels are released under Creative Commons licenses, allowing for the electronic editions to be circulated freely, provided they are not used for profit or to create derived works.

    • Reid: "One begins to twist facts… "

      This quote can be attributed to both The Sign of Four, and Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: "I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."