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The quotation from Philip Larkin's "This is the Verse" read by Hotchner at the end of the episode was altered to pass the censors.
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 mirror in the bedroom was already broken during the scene when the last victim comes out of the shower. This was before it was punched by the unsub.
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.
The school bus was seized at 1 pm after dropping two kids off at their homes. However, high school ends between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
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.
When a student asks why he never heard of the serial killer described, Morgan names three others that never received national attention: Efren Saldivar, David Parker Ray, and John Edward Robinson. All of them were real serial killers at one time or another. Of the three, only Ray was never convicted for his crimes.
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.
As Prentiss and Morgan chase a suspect, she radios in that the suspect is moving at a high rate of speed north on Van Buren. Enid Oklahoma (where this episode is set) has at least three different streets named Van Buren: Van Buren Avenue, Van Buren Place and Van Buren Street.
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