Criminal Minds

Season 5 Episode 2


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 30, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Hotchner is seen putting his weapon on the right side of his pants and drawing it with his right hand, although the actor is left-handed.

    • The unsub in this episode, Darrin Call, was named after Erica Messer's friend from college, Aaron Call. Erica and Aaron attended a sociology class taught by Dr. Charlie Cipolla. The name of another friend, Tim Cureton, is mentioned when Darrin Call is at the door of the Sterner House.

  • Quotes

    • Hotchner: If we'd studied Foyet's initial crimes, we would have know that a survivor didn't make sense.
      Prentiss: What does he have to do with this?
      Hotchner: All we had to do was stop and look at Foyet's history and we didn't, and we lost two couples and a bus full of people and I'm not making that mistake again.

    • Reid: I've been thinking about it and, in the entire time I've known Hotch. I don't think I've ever seen him blink.
      Garcia: I know - it's weird.
      Reid: Alpha-male behavior.
      Garcia: Do you think he stared down Foyet?
      Reid: Maybe. It could be what saved his life.
      Garcia: Do you think he stared the whole time, like with each... (makes stabbing motion) ...stab?
      Reid: I have no idea.
      Garcia: Is he OK?
      Reid: I wouldn't be, but I'm a blinker.

    • Morgan: Every day that Foyet is out there Hotch loses and you know that.
      Rossi: You know what that makes Hotch?
      Morgan: Distracted!
      Rossi: (shaking his head) Motivated.

    • Hotchner: "There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible, as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man." Polybius

    • Hotchner: Emily Dickinson wrote, "One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material places."

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