Criminal Minds

Season 3 Episode 18

The Crossing

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 07, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the scene where JJ and Emily are talking about bureaucratic red tape, they are seen entering the Bernero Brothers building.

    • JJ refers to a letter that Keri Derzmond wrote to the Silver Spring Police. Silver Spring, Maryland, is an unincorporated part of the county and doesn't have its own police department. There is a Silver Spring office of the Montgomery County Police Department, which is where Keri Derzmond would have contacted.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Rossi has been married three times.

    • The dry-cleaning store in the opening had bars on the window when viewed from the outside and no people waiting at the counter. In the interior shot, the windows had no bars, they had doubled in size, and there was now a line of people out the door.

  • Quotes

    • Hotchner: Trust your instincts and experience. They're the best tools you have.

    • Sarah Henson: (about her mother) She's not bright.
      Hotchner: You mean she's mentally challenged.
      Sarah Henson: No, I mean she's stupid!
      Rossi: This is your mother we're talking about here.
      Sarah Henson: No, we're talking about a woman who killed the only real parent we've ever had.

    • JJ: (on the phone) Hey, it's me. Got a minute? Yeah, I'm fine... fine. Uh, we just really need to talk. I'm pregnant.

    • Rossi: (to Hotch) Happiness is easy to fake when you only have a split-second. You should see how many happy-looking photos I have of me with my exes.

    • Rossi: Hey, Hotch, what the hell do I know? The only people I've ever made happy were divorce lawyers.

    • JJ: Just because there isn't a dead body doesn't mean we shouldn't take the case.

    • Prentiss: Author Christian Nestell Bovee once wrote, "No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities."

    • JJ: Susan B. Anthony said, "A woman must not depend on the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself."

  • Notes

    • Although listed in the press release, Camden Singer (Hannah) and Courtney Henggeler (Jenna) did not end up as credited cast in the final cut that was broadcast.

    • It is revealed in this episode that SSA Jareau is pregnant. This storyline was written into the script because A.J. Cook is pregnant with her first child.

  • Allusions

    • JJ tells Prentiss about a woman who was not granted a restraining order until after she was splashed in the face with acid. This is likely a reference to the recent high-profile case of Maria Djelaj, a Detroit woman who was murdered by her husband only a week after her request for a restraining order against him was denied.