Criminal Minds

Season 9 Episode 5

Route 66

30
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2013 on CBS
8.1
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Episode Summary

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Hotch's stab injury makes him have visions of Hayley and Foyet; meanwhile the BAU looks for a missing teenager.

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  • Hotch and Garcia the Best,

    7.5
    Garcia and Hot is what i enjoyed the most,. wish she has better scripts and time. And JJ annoys me
  • Disappointment

    2.5
    I normally like Hotch, but his storyline this time was boring, and having Garcia hovering around didn't help at all. her screen time is just wasted time for me since she became more and more annoying as time went by. And I just rolled my eyes when JJ got an idea to save the day at the end. Up to that moment, the second storyline was just ok (not marvellous though), but they just ruined with JJ talking 'again' (and about her dead sister. I was expecting a lot more. This is one of those episodes I will re watch with my finger close to the FW button...moreless
  • Boring and disappointing.

    6.0
    To make up for a boring storyline where a father kidnaps his own daughter and goes on the run, they decide to spice up the episode with Hotchner at deaths door from an old injury having bizarre dream sequences with his dead wife in a theatre. Boring and disappointing.
  • moving episode

    8.0
    Really liked the moving part of the was sweet!

    unsub was good as twist on the whole parenting theme!
  • Route 66

    7.0
    Didn't like Aaron having his flashbacks and battling his demons. The scenes were not particularly full of great acting, and they just didn't mix with the episode at hand.



    While the kidnapping seemed like a pretty generic storyline, it ended up being pretty entertaining. Fairly strong episode, but leave the dream sequences for other shows.
Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Senior SSA David Rossi

Jeanne Tripplehorn

Jeanne Tripplehorn

SSA Alex Blake

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore

SSA Derek Morgan

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler

SSA Dr. Spencer Reid

A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook

SSA Jennifer "JJ" Jareau

Molly Baker

Molly Baker

Jessica Brooks

Guest Star

Todd Stashwick

Todd Stashwick

Eddie Lee Wilcox

Guest Star

Madison Davenport

Madison Davenport

Samantha Wilcox

Guest Star

Cade Owens

Cade Owens

Jack Hotchner

Recurring Role

C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell

George Foyet/The Reaper

Recurring Role

Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe

Haley Hotchner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The license plate on the car that drove Hotch to the theatre in his dream was '509 905'. That's probably in reference to the episode where he killed George Foyet (season 5 episode 09) and this episode (season 9 episode 05).

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Hotchner: "Life is a dream. Realize it." Mother Teresa

    • Haley: You have to go back now.
      Hotchner: I want to stay with you.
      Haley: I know you're the big boss man, but you can't always have your way, you know. Sometimes you just have to roll with it.
      Hotchner: I don't know how.
      Haley: Happiness is a choice. So choose.
      Hotchner: But how? How do I choose?
      Haley: Get out of your head. The heart is the one that knows, so follow it.

    • Reid: Hey, you want to read? I always do when I'm anxious.
      Morgan: "The Magical Mathematics of Quantum Physics." Ohh. Nope. I'm good. I'll wait for the movie.

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