Reid: When you first told me about Savannah, I'd never seen you like that. The decreased levels of central serotonin in your brain causing intrusive thinking. When I finally saw you guys together, that's when I knew for sure. Your pupils dilated, your posture changed, and I saw you involuntarily reach for her hand. Science confirmed you found the one. Do you believe that?
Morgan: Yes.
Reid: Then believe this: our team loves you, and we are not going to stop until we find whoever did this. But we can only do that with a completely dispassionate and unprejudiced point of view. Paternal instinct is a deadly bias that we just can't risk. It's for your protection Morgan, I swear.
Morgan: Okay.

Morgan: The Unsub is a father isn't he?
Reid: Why do you say that?
Morgan: A paternal instinct is a deadly bias. Those were your exact words.
Reid: I meant---
Morgan: I know what you meant, but that's what you said.

Morgan: Hotch know you're here?
JJ: I don't agree with taking you off the case. When someone hurts one of us, when someone hurts a baby.....
Morgan: Yeah.
JJ: Yeah. I'm going to show this to the team, but I wanted you to see it first. I found it in the payphone he used to call Garcia.
Morgan: [reading the note] How does it feel? Do you see red? I see red.

Hotch: The note. "Seeing red." What does it mean?
Morgan: I don't know. You're looking for micro-expressions.
Hotch: You've divided this team when we need to work together. JJ disobeyed orders by going to you, and now you're withholding.
Morgan: I didn't divide this team. You did.

Hotch: Where is he?
Morgan: He's not going to stop.
Hotch: Morgan, tell me where he is.
Morgan: I can't get anyone else hurt.
Hotch: This isn't your call.
Morgan: Come on. You have to know what I'm feeling right now!
Hotch: That's why you either need to come back here, or tell me where you're going.
Morgan: I can't do it. I'm sorry, man. Goodbye Aaron.

Montolo: I'll tell you what I believe. You killed my son.
Morgan: Wrong.
Montolo: You're the last person that saw him alive.
Morgan: Yes I was, but someone else poisoned him.
Montolo: How did he end up in prison?
Morgan: I arrested him. I didn't kill him.
Montolo: That's your belief. Mine is that you killed my flesh and blood, and have no idea what that feels like.....yet!

Garcia: I've got Morgan.
Morgan: Are you all there?
Hotch: Yeah, we're here. Are you all right?
Morgan: He's got a gun with two bullets. Listen to me. I made a decision tonight that lead me to this. This is my fault, you understand? No one else's. And if this is how it ends, it was meant to be.
Garcia: Don't say that.
Morgan: Promise me you'll look after Savannah and my baby.
Garcia: Of course we will. So will you. [gunshot rings out]
Garcia: Derek!

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Morgan: My team was never in danger.
Montolo: You don't know that.
Morgan: This house doesn't have a landline.

It's a boy!


Morgan: I know you hate goodbyes, kid. And change. Hey, it isn't always a bad thing.
Reid: I just can't imagine this room without you.
Morgan: So don't. Don't think about it. Just know I'm always going to be by your side. I'm just a phone call away. I'm sorry I can't stay.
Reid: I don't want you to stay, because I know why you're leaving and I couldn't be happier for you.
Morgan: Well listen, we were going to mail these, but I wanted you to have a birth announcement first.
Reid: Hank Spencer Morgan.
Morgan: Yeah. Hank is for my pops. But Spencer is for the best little brother anybody could ever ask for. I love you, kid.
Reid: I love you.

As a good friend of mine said, every ending is also a beginning. We just don't know it at the time. I'd like to believe she's right.


Morgan: All right, your eyes are starting to do that thing that they do. Let's have it.
Rossi: Have what?
Morgan: It's not my birthday. And I said to you please, no welcome back party.
Rossi: All right, look. I'm not saying, but...I was supposed to distract you. So do me a favor and act surprised when you go in there, all right?
Morgan: All right, I got you covered.

Criminal Minds Quotes

Thomas Merton once wrote "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another."


Reid: There's an old Buddhist saying that, when you meet your soulmate, remember that the act to bring you together was 500 years in the making. So always appreciate and be kind to each other.
Lewis: That's lovely.
Reid: There's a corollary for friends. When you meet a true friend, you will be bound together though space and time for 500 years.