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When Rossi takes the anthrax medication, he says "Cent'anni! May you live 100 years!". "Cent'anni" is Italian for "a hundred years" and is a common toast at birthdays in Italy. Also, the complete sentence is used by ChefMD on his show.
In the episode "52 Pickup," Agent Todd gets in trouble for lying to a civilian. However, in this episode, Prentiss is told that lying is a part of their job.
Both Dale Midkiff and Timothy Carhart guest-starred on the Lie to Me episode "Control Factor."
Although uncredited, writer Jay Beattie made an appearance in this episode as the man in the parking garage elevator who was unable to keep the door from closing.
Before Kyle's father handed off Kyle to Detective Lancaster, he kissed him on the forehead. The forensics team could have collected the saliva from the kiss and gotten a DNA match to Kyle's father.
The structure of the plane in this episode is slightly different from other episodes. Near the beginning of the episode, we were shown a view from the front left with JJ presenting the case. However, the seats where Morgan and Reid were sitting usually faced the other direction where the team would gather around the table with four seats and Penelope talking from the laptop placed on it.
Adam Jackson said he grew up "just across the bridge" in Corpus Christi. To be accurate, he would have lived in Brownsville, Los Fresnos, or San Benito. Corpus Christi is located 179 miles north of South Padre Island, and the drive takes approximately three hours and 45 minutes by car.
The young couple is killed after suffering two flat tires on a deserted-looking road surrounded by trees near a stop sign. This road is listed as Route 128 in Needham, Massachusetts. Route 128 in Needham is a major six-lane divided highway that connects a large part of the state.
In the scene where The Reaper is telling Ray Colson what to write, an orange strip on the barrel of the gun can be seen clearly, which indicates it as a prop gun and not a real one.
In the second murder scene, the Lanessas are driving a 2008 Toyota Camry. While trying to keep the killer out of the car, the wife cranks up her window. However, Camrys produced after 2007 have no manual window available.
Although referenced in this episode as a cathedral, Santiago de Compostela is not a cathedral. It a city located in the northwest of Spain in the Province of A Coruña that has a cathedral. There is a tomb in the cathedral that allegedly contains the remains of one of Jesus Christ's 12 Apostles, specifically St. James, son of Zebedee and brother of the Apostle St. John.
J.J. says that Father Silvano was "invited to say mass at the Washington National Cathedral," which would never happen because the Washington National Cathedral is Episcopalian, not Catholic.
At the very beginning of the episode when Prentiss drives up to the bar, the reflection of the neon "bar" sign on her car is not backward, as a reflection should be.
Trent knocks his drink off the table as he looks around for Megan, and leaves it on the floor after she arrives. Later in the scene, as Megan takes Trent's hand, the glass is back on the table. When they sit drinking the wine, the glass is gone again.
In the opening scene where the unsub is sharing a drink with her second victim, she has two glasses, one is smooth and the other is twisted. She keeps the smooth glass and walks across the room and puts it on the table to answer her cell phone. After she watches her victim die, she picks up the glass, but it is the twisted glass not the smooth one that she had put down.
After Megan Kane searches for "Hotchner" on the internet, the video of the press conference she watches was taken from "Brothers in Arms."
JJ tells Rossi she heard him speak when she was at Georgetown University. However, in "North Mammon," JJ said she went to college in Pittsburgh.
The story the unsub forces his victims to read to him is an old Danish fairytale called The Troll's Daughter.
In the scene when Brooke Lombardini is rescued, Hotchner tells the paramedic that she was dosed with barbiturates and the paramedic orders 2 mg of Narcan. Narcan (naloxone) is for opiate overdose only (heroin, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) and would have no effect on barbiturates.
In the scene at the restaurant with Hotch, Prentiss and Det. Fulwood, the green van in the background is lettered "Bernero Linen Service." The same van was used in "Mayhem," but the signage was "Bernero Hospital Linens."
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