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When Garcia is speaking to Hotch and Rossi, she says, "Safe travels, mon ami." In the French language, this phrase should have ended mes amis.
At 23:25 Matthew Gray Gubler walks on camera, says his line, then tries to stifle a laugh. He looks at Rachel Nichols, who does the same. In the United Kingdom, this is called corpsing, which is a theatrical slang term used to describe when an actor breaks character during a scene by laughing or by causing another cast member to laugh.
Meredith Joy is played by internet personality iJustine (Justine Ezarik), who Rick Dunkle met at ComiCon this past summer. About two minutes into meeting her, he asked if he could kill her in a cornfield. Several months later, he did.
This episode takes place in Johnson and Tippecanoe Counties, Indiana, where Rick Dunkle grew up. Meredith Joy is named after two writers assistants: Erica Meredith and Ticona Joy. Ernstrom College is named for a writers production assistant, Greg Ernstrom. Rick's traditional Franklin reference is seen on one of Garcia's screens when she locates the address of Michael Kosina.
Director Charlie Haid and guest star Michael Warren worked together previously on Hill Street Blues.
Garcia stated in this episode that she was an only child. However, it was established in "P911" that she has four brothers.
Mike Smith, who portrayed Paul Wilson, is a professional stuntman. As such, he performed his own stunts in this episode.
Chris Marquette (Jimmy Barrett), Michael Welch (Syd Pearson), and Joe Mantegna all starred together in Joan of Arcadia.
The number "62" on the jersey worn by Ellie Spicer in this episode was intended as a shout-out to Ed Bernero, who was born in 1962.
Reid says he doesn't have email, but in "Cradle to Grave" he checks his email after Morgan asks about new cases.
Joe Mantegna originally had a line in the scene where Rossi enters the BAU office wearing a tuxedo, "It's OK. Ringo will have other parties." Joe loved this line, but it was subsequently cut from the episode.
The shopping scene between JJ, Prentiss and Garcia was originally written for "The Slave of Duty" (without the reference to Mick Rawson and his accent). When the decision was made to kill off Haley Hotchner in "100," the episode was completely rewritten.
Deputy Jace Stiller was named after the two writers' production assistants: Erik Stiller and Jace Sparks.
When Garcia refers to her speed dial setting as "lucky number 7," this was in inside joke. Kirsten Vangsness is #7 on the cast call sheet.
Sheriff Steve Rhodes and Dedaimia Swanson were named after professors at Franklin College, where Rick Dunkle studied for three years before moving to Los Angeles.
The "Xana-don't" line was improvised by A.J. Cook.
Franklin, Alaska, is a fictional town created by the writer of this episode, Rick Dunkle, as homage to his hometown of Franklin, Indiana. Lafayette and Bloomington are also mentioned, and these are towns in Indiana where he frequented his youth. There is, however, a town called Franklin in Alaska that is a ghost town now.
The names Garcia sees as she reviews the unsub's visitor log when he was in prison are actual names of various crew members.
In the beginning of the episode, Prentiss mentions the case is going to interrupt her "Sin To Win" weekend in Atlantic City. EA Games held a "Sin to Win" contest starting at 2009's Comic-Con to promote its game based on "Dante's Inferno" that was released in February 2010.
Greg Jennings, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, guest-stars as an evidence tech at the crime scene in this episode. He received the opportunity due to a chance meeting between Ed Bernero and Jennings' parents, Greg and Gwendolyn, during a Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears game at Lambeau Field. The Jennings and Bernero, a huge Chicago Bears fan, told Greg's parents he ever wanted to be on the show to let him know.
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