I really wish my mind didn't go to these places, but what Trooper Carson found in that bag may have been the unsub's food source.


To abduct, kill and dispose of that many victims takes skill and sophistication. But the man in that video looks like he would have a hard time tying his own shoes.

JJ [to Rossi]

Garcia: Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be out there in nature all by yourself?
Prentiss: No, I'm a city girl, with taxi rides and martinis.

We dammed the river, but the unsub won't stop fishing. He'll just look for victims someplace else.


Reid: According to the Bible, fratricide is the first type of murder ever committed.
Alvez: That is interesting.

Garcia: So you profiled me?
Alvez: Luke Alvez, behaviorial analyst. That's what I do.

Some things never change.


JJ: It's so great to see you, even if it's only temporary.
Prentiss: Well, when Hotch told me the director tapped him for special assignment, I wanted to help out. Moreso when he said that you still have escaped serial killers you have to catch, on top of your normal caseload.

When are you going to tell the truth?


Prentiss [to Alvez]: Let me count the ways: the ass-numbing boredom, the greasy fast food, the cold coffee. And may I tell you how much I hate peeing in the woods?

You should have protected me. A mother protects her child.

Stuart [to Gloria]

Garcia: You know why he doesn't go out with us? it involves someone named Roxie.
JJ: Roxie? Do tell.

Criminal Minds Quotes

Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.

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."