Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 07, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In "52 Pickup", Hotch angrily disapproves when Jordan Todd lies in order to push forward in a case. However, Rossi lies in this episode and Hotch does not appear bothered.

    • When Judge Schuller first looks at Emma's photograph in his locket, the image is upright with the locket cover underneath. However, when Rossi opened the locket in reverse, the image was still upright.

    • It is revealed in this episode that SSA David Rossi was originally from Commack, New York, and he was a Marine.

    • This episode presented the first name of the character portrayed by D.B. Sweeney, which is Sam.

  • Quotes

    • Sean: Going somewhere?
      Bosola: Hear the joke about the two Irishmen...
      : (after firing two shots into Bosola) Yeah, I heard it. Didn't find it funny the first time.

    • Hotchner: (to Reid) You told me you were cleared to travel. You lied.
      Prentiss: Naughty boy.
      Reid: Uh, no, I didn't. I am a doctor, so technically it wasn't a lie.
      Garcia: What was it?
      Reid: Um... second opinion.
      Garcia: Hmm.. you're my bitch now.

    • Rossi: "Justice without force is powerless. Force without justice is tyrannical." Blaise Pascal

    • Rossi: "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice." Abraham Lincoln

  • Notes

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