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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).
In the second season episode "No Way Out (2): The Evilution of Frank," a photograph of Strauss' son is shown and he has brown hair. The actor who plays him in this episode is a blonde.
Rossi mentions the Tylenol cyanide mass poisoning of 1986. He dates the event in error. It actually occurred in September of 1982, in Chicago. He seems to have mixed up the case with a similar one in 1986 where a woman murdered her husband and a teenaged girl with cyanide hidden in Excedrin in Auburn, Washington.
Hotch tells Jack to have fun visiting the Statue of Liberty without him. Because of Hurricane Sandy, though, the Statue has been closed since October 2012, and will not reopen until July 4, 2013.
Rodney Harris (Keith Tisdell), Julius Tennon (Carl Buford), and Det. Stan Gordinski (Skip Sudduth) were last seen in "Profiler, Profiled." In the meantime, Gordinski was promoted to captain.
The first time Garcia accesses Bidwell's record on her computer, his birth date is listed as February 6, 1970, but when the hospital record appears his birth date is February 6, 1981.
The book the Replicator holds while he watches the secret recording of Blake's lecture is "The Route Of Linguistics" by Alex Blake, Ph.D.
Garcia's text message to Alex Blake on her cell phone during her lecture reads: "Penelope Garcia AVENGERS ASSEMBLE".
"AVENGERS ASSEMBLE" is the famous catchphrase of the popular Marvel Comics superheroes, The Avengers.
When discussing the unsub's birthday, and whether he could be telling the truth, Spencer postulates "If the unsub is in his mid-to-late 20s it means he was born between 1987 and 1992." This is incorrect, the unsub would have to have been born between 1982 and 1987 to be in his mid-to-late 20s.
When JJ and Reid are in the morgue, there's a sign that says "OXYGENO". It should say "OXIGENO", the proper spanish translation for "OXYGEN"
Alex: The unsub made Ridgeway look like a saint. He even used his own kid to bait the victims.
Morgan: Well, we've seen that before. No doubt we'll see that again.
Morgan references "In Birth and Death" where the unsub was using his child as bait to lure victims as well.
Garcia's rant about Agent Blake reveals she was recruited by the FBI at the age of 24, is a professor of forensic linguistics at Georgetown University, graduated from Berkeley with a double major and a doctorate, and was a star in the Unabomber case. Later, Blake demonstrates her fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the cast as Supervisory Special Agent Alex Blake in this episode. She joins Thomas Gibson at the end of the opening titles sequence and is added to the group photo at the end of the sequence. Tripplehorn is billed as "with," and Gibson is still assigned "and" billing.
While at D.C.'s fictional version of Comic-Con, Sci-Fi Gate, Reid dressed as the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) – long scarf and fedora – while Garcia dressed as the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) – bow tie and fez.
The character David Zimmerman (portrayed by Zack Weinstein) was named by Virgil Williams as a shout-out to fellow writer on the show, Bruce Zimmerman.
The case presented in this episode was loosely based on Henry Lee Lucas, who was convicted of murder in 11 different cases and was once listed as America's most prolific serial killer. Lucas died in prison on March 13, 2001 from heart failure at the age of 64.
Around the 27-minute mark, Garcia brings up a map showing where a grocery store is located. Instead of Chicago, it's a map of Rockford, Illinois, which is about a 90-minute drive from Chicago.
Cindi introduces her son, Anthony, to Morgan as his Uncle Derek. However, if Cindi is Morgan's cousin, then Anthony would be Morgan's second cousin (or cousin once removed) and not his uncle.
During this episode, Laura Heathridge's left arm is missing and she wears a prosthetic limb. At the end of the episode, she opens the door to a mystery man using a real left hand (not seemingly part of her delusion), then also reaches to the man using a real left hand. It could be argued that her real left hand is part of her delusion, but if this is the case then she should have had a real arm from the moment the doorbell rang (presumably also part of her delusion).
Reid mentions the drowning test to discover if someone is a witch was used during the Salem witch trials. That is incorrect. There were never any kind of tests performed on supposed witches in the infamous 1692 trials; they were convicted based only on accusations and spectral evidence.
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