Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 18

The Fight

Aired Wednesday Apr 07, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Several characters refer to "Presidio Park",  but San Francisco residents refer to it as "the Presidio".  It was a military base for many decades until it was turned over to the National Park Service in 1994.

    • Jason Wiles, who guest-stars as Ben McBride in this episode, appeared previously on Criminal Minds as Unsub Sheppard in "Psychodrama."

  • Quotes

    • Hotchner: (meeting with Cooper at a gym at his request) You never were one for offices.
      Sam Cooper: Medical condition. I'm allergic to bureaucracy.

    • Hotchner: Mother Teresa said, "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."

  • Notes

    • This episode wrapped on February 24, 2010, and was filmed on location in San Francisco, California.

    • The songs heard early in this episode were "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones and "Shine A Light" by World Parade Song. The song played in the promo was "Goin' Down" by Three Days Grace.

    • Although she did not appear, Mary Steenburgen was originally announced to guest-star as Director Beth Griffith in this episode.

    • This episode introduced the characters for the spin-off of the series called Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

  • Allusions

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