Criminal Minds

Wednesday 9:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 22, 2005 In Season



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  • Season 4 Episode 26: To Hell...And Back (2)

  • This is the first episode that features a quote by a character (Aaron Hotchner) rather than by a famous person.

  • Towards the end of this episode, the bloodhounds were very close to where the unsub had been and didn't indicate they had his scent in spite of their being well within their range. Bloodhounds have the most sensitive noses in the canine world.

  • As a quadriplegic, Mason Turner would have required a full-time, skilled attendant to stay alive and to have his medical equipment maintained. Lucas Turner did not have the mental capacity, knowledge, or cleanliness to care for a patient who is extremely prone to infection and needs every aspect of his bodily functions taken care of by someone else. Also, Lucas Turner being gone for days at a time would be very risky for Mason.

  • Mason Turner was not asked about who takes care of him and the BAU did not investigate his medical records to determine when and how he was injured. As a person of interest in the case, the BAU would typically want to know everything about him, especially such important and obvious questions. It would be key to understanding the psychology and the motive of a suspect, and it was obvious that Mason would need an accomplice to carry out the alleged crimes.

  • It is revealed in this episode that Morgan has been with the BAU for seven years.

  • Season 4 Episode 25: To Hell...And Back (1)

  • Goof: The map of Canada/Ontario is incorrect. The map does not show the geographic outline on Canada, or the Ontario province.

  • Reid states once the unsub crosses the border, there's nothing but woods to hide what he's doing. This is incorrect. The majority of southwestern Ontario, outside of towns and cities, consists of farmland and fields.

  • This story was most likely based on the case of Canadian serial killer Robert "Willie" Pickton, who targeted women, many of them prostitutes, in British Columbia. Pickton was a pig farmer, and remains of his victims were found in pig feces on his farm. Pickton was convicted of six murders, charged with another 20, and allegedly confessed to 49 murders in total to undercover police officers. He was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years.

  • The attack on the guard post at the border crossing would not have resulted in the involvement of the RCMP from the way the episode was filmed. It appeared as though William Hightower never actually crossed the Blue Water Bridge, which made his attack and arrest occur in Port Huron, Michigan, and not in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

  • The license tags on the car left by the unsub on the bank of the St. Clair River had the wrong tags for both Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Ontario generally has white tags with blue lettering on them and Michigan plates are a wide variety of color schemes, e.g., green and white, orange and pale blue sunset, or mainly white background with blue lettering. Also, license plates on the front and back of an automobile are not required in Michigan.

  • Although the Blue Water Bridge connecting Port Huron in Michigan and Sarnia in Ontario does make for a clean connection to the farmhouse, the Windsor Tunnel connecting Windsor and Detroit is much closer to where the abductions were taking place, thus making the extra 1-1/2 hour drive from Detroit to Port Huron unnecessary.

  • Season 4 Episode 24: Amplification

  • Reid's cell phone number includes the digits 1414, which can be seen when JJ presses these digits on the conference phone.

  • The entrance to the D.C. subway was substituted with an entrance to the New York City subway. Several of the subway station shots, before the final climax in the subway, are also New York City subway stations, and the shots of the train flying by the camera are also New York City subway trains. The final scenes appear to be shot in the Washington, D.C. system, which is much newer and has different train cars.

  • 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.

  • Season 4 Episode 23: Roadkill

  • 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.

  • Season 4 Episode 21: A Shade of Gray

  • 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.

  • Season 4 Episode 20: Conflicted

  • 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.

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Drama, Suspense


high stake situations, Thrillers, long running show, Murder & Mayhem, Detectives