Criminal Minds

Season 7 Episode 7

There's No Place Like Home

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Garcia identifies Travis James, the DOB on his arrest report is 10/28/98, which would make him 13 at the time, rather than 22.

    • The tornado in this episode was referred to as an F-2, which is an obsolete classification and was discontinued in 2007. The correct classification should have been EF-2 from the Enhanced Fujita Scale that is currently being used to describe tornadoes.

    • The book about Baby Star that was being read to Henry by JJ in the final scene was especially created for this episode because no other classic children's books could be cleared due to copyright issues. Virgil Williams wrote the verses himself while thinking of his own children.

    • The text on Garcia's monitor read: "Oaklahoma Department of Juvenile Corrections."

  • Quotes

    • JJ: (to her son Henry on the phone) Once there was a baby star. He lived up near the sun. And every night at bedtime, that baby star wanted to have some fun. He would shine and shine, and fall and shoot and twinkle oh so bright. And he said, 'Mommy, I'll run away if you if you make me say good night.' And then his mommy kissed his sparkly nose and said, 'No matter where you go, no matter where you are, no matter how big you grow, and even if you stray far, I'll love you forever, 'cause you'll always be my baby star.'

    • Garcia: (answering phone call from Morgan) P.G. at your service, don't let the name fool you.

    • JJ: (to Hotch after she says she needs to go home because Henry is sick) Can I borrow the jet?
      Hotchner: I think the budget oversight committee might not appreciate my generosity.

    • Garcia: Okay, ugh, see this is why I can't talk about how my day was at dinner, or breakfast, or lunch. Spencer, you scare me.
      : Join the club.

    • JJ: "Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are." Arthur Golden

    • Hotchner: "For the man sound of body and serene of mind, there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously." George Gissing

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The unsub is trying to "Frankenstein" his brother using body parts from various male victims.
      Frankensteinis a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment. Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself.

    • Garcia: On it, my pretties.

      This phrase was used by the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz as "Fly, my pretties, fly" when commanding her flying monkeys to find Dorothy.

    • The character of Roscoe Gulch was named after Miss Gulch, the character portrayed by Margaret Hamilton in the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz.