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Jason Gideon (Character)
from "Criminal Minds" (2005)

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"Criminal Minds: Extreme Aggressor (#1.1)" (2005)
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: This is Special Agent Spencer Reid.
Jason Gideon: Doctor Reid.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Doctor Reid, our expert in just about everything.

Jason Gideon: Emerson said, "All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle

Derek Morgan: Reid, are you good with this? We've got a woman who's only got a few hours left to live, an incomplete profile and a Unit Chief on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
[Gideon comes in from behind him]
Jason Gideon: They don't call them nervous breakdowns anymore.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It's called a "Major Depressive Episode."
Derek Morgan: I know!

Jason Gideon: [putting his hands in the air] Go ahead, shoot me.
Tim Vogel: You think I'm stupid?
Jason Gideon: I think you're an absolute moron.

Derek Morgan: [breaking into an encrypted computer] In six tries?
Jason Gideon: Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Samuel Buckett.
Derek Morgan: Try not. Do or do not.
Dr. Spencer Reid: [Gideon looks confused] Yoda.

Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Joseph Conrad said "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Nietzsche once said, "If you look long enough into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.

Jason Gideon: I know all about you, Tim. You're at the gym five times a week. You drive a flashy car, you stink of cologne, and you can't get it up. Not even Viagra's working for you. You know what that tells me? That tells me you are hopelessly compensating, and it's not just in your head. It is physical. What did the girls call you in high school? What'd they come up with when you fumbled your way into some girl's pants and she started laughing when she got a good look at just how little you had to offer?
Tim Vogel: Shut up!
Jason Gideon: Short Stack? Very Little Vogel? I got it: Tiny Tim.

Derek Morgan: They want you back in the saddle! You're ready?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Looks like medical leave is over, boss
Jason Gideon: Are you sure they want me?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: [Nods yes] The order came from the director
Jason Gideon: Well, we'd better get started!

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Well, we got the Jeep right
Jason Gideon: And everything else wrong!

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Is it true what he said about CPR? I mean... I didn't know...
Jason Gideon: Want statistics on CPR? Ask Reid!

Jason Gideon: [mid quote] Winston Churchill said: "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see"

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Hey
Jason Gideon: You and Haley picked the baby's name yet?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: You know, it's funny. Haley liked the name Charles, but, you know... all I could think of
Jason Gideon: Uh, Manson!
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Then there was Henry...
Jason Gideon: Lee Lucas
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: And Jeffrey...
Jason Gideon: Dahmer?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: There's just too many of them!
Jason Gideon: Kind of hard to feel good about catching one of them when you know there're 50 more of them still out there!


"Criminal Minds: Plain Sight (#1.4)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: Finding new ways to hurt each other is what we're good at.

Jason Gideon: French poet Jacques Rigaut said: "Don't forget that I cannot see myself. My role is limited to being the one that looks in the mirror."

Jason Gideon: Rose Kennedy once said, "Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Jason Gideon: You havin' fun?
Dr. Spencer Reid: [dully] Yes. Definitely. I'm definitely having fun.
Jason Gideon: Make a wish?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Can I take this hat off?
Jason Gideon: I wouldn't.
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Hey, Spence. First piece for the birthday boy.
Dr. Spencer Reid: [to Gideon] Do you know she's the only person in the whole world who calls me 'Spence.'

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Isn't it amazing he knows what he knows and he's only 24?
Jason Gideon: Imagine what he'll know by fifty.

Jason Gideon: There's someone else on the plane that's a huge Skins fan.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Who?
Jason Gideon: The only person in the world who calls you 'Spence.'

Derek Morgan: Why the Tommy Killer?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: You know the rock opera? Well, this unsub glues his victim's eyes wide open.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He wants them to see him.
Jason Gideon: And feel him.

Franklin Graney: [Gideon confronts the Tommy Killer] I'll shoot her.
Jason Gideon: No, you won't, Franklin.
Franklin Graney: Yes, I will.
Jason Gideon: If you hurt her, I'll kill you. I'll just say we caught a low-life burglar. You didn't turn out to be Tommy after all. You will remain uncaught. After a while, people will forget you. You'll be nothing. Once every five or ten years, I'll do a TV show, I'll ask "Whatever happened to that Tommy guy? Why'd he disappear?" Then they'll stop talking about it altogether. Put the gun down. Come on. Walk outta here with me. I'll make sure your face is splashed across every newspaper and TV in the country. Tommy Killer: Franklin Graney. Everyone will see you then. Bundy, Dahmer, Graney. Whole world will know who you are. It's up to you, Franklin. You can be famous, or you can be invisible.
Franklin Graney: You'll tell everyone?
Jason Gideon: I have a media specialist outside right now. It is your choice.
Franklin Graney: Promise?
Jason Gideon: Yes, sir. I promise.

Jason Gideon: You ever feel like there's something obvious right in front of you, you just can't see it?
Derek Morgan: Yeah, usually right before a woman dumps me.

Jason Gideon: The unsub brought his weapons with him. Tape, glue, wire. He did not leave them at the scene. Took them when he left. He has a kind of killing kit that he carries.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Organized killers usually have a skilled job, likely technology related, which may involve the use of the hands. The crime scenes are far enough apart that he needs a vehicle. This will be well-kept, obsessively clean, as will be his home. He's diurnal, the attacks occurred during the day, so the vehicle may be related to his work, possibly a company car or truck.
Derek Morgan: We believe he watches the victims for a time, learns the rhythms of the home, knows his time frame.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: You're not gonna catch him accidentally.
Jason Gideon: He destroys symbols of wealth in the victims' homes. He harbors envy of and hatred toward people of a higher social class. He feels invisible around them.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Uh, class is the theme of the poem which he left at the various crime scenes. At one point in the poem, the woman attempts to bribe Death, but he doesn't accept it. He says this is the one moment when riches mean nothing. When Death comes, poor and the rich are exactly alike.
Captain Griffith: So, he's poor.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Probably middle-class. A decidedly lower-class person would stick out in a highly patrolled neighborhood. This guy appears to, uh, belong there. He blends in.
Detective Cornelius Martin: Why does he glue the eyes open?
Elle Greenaway: The unsub is an exploitative rapist. Most rape victims close their eyes during the attack, turn their heads. For some rapists, this ruins the fantasy. For this type of rapist, the goal is more related to the victim watching him than the act itself.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: The verses, the staging, the aggressive language, "I am death", this is a guy who, while being in control of the crime scene, almost certainly feels inadequate in the rest of his life.
Jason Gideon: That's why he couldn't wait for you to figure out what he'd done. Why he needed to make sure all his crimes were counted. His victims, they represent whatever it is that's controlling him, and he wants that control back. He is under the thumb of a powerful woman who frightens him. And a final point: He is white.
Captain Griffith: We have witnesses that identify him as a black male.
Jason Gideon: The attacker was black. He is not the Tommy Killer.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Mrs. Gordon's husband came home at the same time that he always does. The Tommy Killer would've known that.
Elle Greenaway: And Mrs. Gordon's attacker wore a ski mask. The unsub knows when he walks into a house, he's going to kill the woman who lives there. If you're not leaving any witnesses, why wear a ski mask?
Derek Morgan: And he wants the victims to see him anyway.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Your attempted rapist is a garden-variety, disorganized young man.
Elle Greenaway: As the victim's age goes up, generally the attacker's age goes down. Mrs. Gordon is about 60, which puts her rapist at about 20.

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: We're going to San Diego.
Derek Morgan: Not for the surfing, huh?
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: They're calling him the Tommy Killer.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Six women raped and murdered in their homes in the last three weeks.
Elle Greenaway: Six in three weeks?
Jason Gideon: That's a short fuse.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: And getting shorter. First two were eight days apart, then the next four in two weeks.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Rapid escalation. You think he's regressing to a psychopathic frenzy?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: No, he's too controlled for that. See you on the plane.

Dr. Spencer Reid: The verses.
Jason Gideon: Found something?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Uh, not an answer. A question. I... I found the full text; he's pretty much following it to a "T", at least the... the Death side of the conversation.
Jason Gideon: But?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Why didn't he leave them at the first three murders? I mean, this ballad is ten verses long, just on the Death side. He's got plenty to work with. But if it's not part of his signature, if it isn't something that he has to do for an emotional reason, then, I mean, why start?
Jason Gideon: JJ. Find out when the press ran the first story on this unsub.
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: When?
Jason Gideon: After which victim.
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Yeah, you got it.
Derek Morgan: What are you thinking?
Jason Gideon: He wasn't getting enough attention.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Police departments sometimes don't even realize they're looking at a pattern.
Derek Morgan: Yeah, until somebody tells them.


"Criminal Minds: A Real Rain (#1.17)" (2006)
Derek Morgan: You've never been to New York?
Dr. Spencer Reid: We've never had an unsub there.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: [to Gideon] I thought you were going to talk to Reid about taking some vacation time.
Jason Gideon: What's vacation time?

[opening quote]
Jason Gideon: W. H. Auden said, "Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness."

[closing quotes - 2]
Jason Gideon: Ghandi said, "Better to be violent if there's violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Ghandi also said, "I object to violence because when it appears to do good the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."

Derek Morgan: With no discernible victim patterns, the killer's practically impossible to stop.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Did you know the original Zodiac Killer actually continually changed his victims. Young, old, men, women, white black.
Jason Gideon: Exactly. And he killed for thirty years without ever being caught.

Jason Gideon: [about citizens supporting the unsub] He's a hero.
Dr. Spencer Reid: The exact same thing happened with the Goetz-New York subway shooting in the early eighties.
Jason Gideon: You weren't even born.
Dr. Spencer Reid: I read a lot.

Dr. Spencer Reid: [after overhearing a conversation between Gideon and Hotch] What happened in Iowa?
Jason Gideon: It was one of the first cases Hotch and I worked together. Small town, two boys had been murdered, same signature. The profile led us to the, uh, local 4-H leader. We went to interview him. The guy, he was suicidal, he had a shotgun, our guns were drawn. And at some point, he turns the shotgun on Hotch. Instead of firing, Hotch talks him down. The guy surrenders.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Sounds like pretty good work.
Jason Gideon: At trial, the guy's wife gave him an alibi for both murders. Small town, they all knew each other. Jurors believed her. Eventually they got him when he killed another boy.

Derek Morgan: [searching for a clue to indicate the unsub's next target] You know, this is a lot of boxes. How are we supposed to narrow it down?
Jason Gideon: Check and see if it ended in acquittal. If it didn't, toss it aside.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: It has to be a capital case. He's escalating. The more brutal, the better.
Elle Greenaway: Why not go by most recent?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Judging by his elaborate filing system, Doyle obviously has obsessive-compulsive disorder. People with OCD often finish tasks, and then go back to the beginning and start over.
Derek Morgan: So he continually goes through the transcripts and the first one to trigger him becomes his next victim.
Elle Greenaway: Here's one. This is a liquor store owner who was shot with his own gun.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Flip to when they present the defense. Did the defendant testify?
Elle Greenaway: No.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Stick with the ones where the accused took the stand. This is personal. He hears their voices.
Jason Gideon: Doyle's victims all claimed to be a type of victim themselves. The first two threw themselves on the mercy of the court, pleading alcohol and drug dependency. The priest said he was a victim, victim of recent hysteria.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Look for key phrases: victim, mercy, anything that signifies they thought their crime wasn't their fault.
Dr. Spencer Reid: I think I might have one, guys: Ted Elmore. He shot and killed both his parents after claiming self-defense for years of physical abuse.
Jason Gideon: Doyle lost his own parents. Hearing someone get away with killing their own, that would haunt him.

Jason Gideon: There's a lot we still don't know, but we do know this: these are not blitz attacks. They're too controlled. These are absolutely executions.
Dr. Spencer Reid: An unsub's signature is his own extremely rare combination of M.O. and ritual. An unsub kills to satisfy an inner need, and he'll continue killing until that inner need, which is based on a ritual, is lived out perfectly. Because reality never lives up to fantasy, this becomes an impossibility.
Jason Gideon: In other words, he's not gonna stop killing until we catch him.

Jason Gideon: If the victim was blindfolded first, the blood would have flowed over the blindfold. He puts it on after he kills them.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: All three charged with a felony, all three found innocent.
Elle Greenaway: And that didn't show up on your men's radar?
Det. Nora Bennett: Acquittals? No. Why is it important?
Jason Gideon: Because we have a new profile.

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: So, you know there was a big hole in the profile you presented back there.
Jason Gideon: Can you pass the moo shoo, please?
Jennifer Jareau: Uh, what's the hole?
Jason Gideon: I left out the possibility our unsub might be a cop.

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Ever crossed your mind?
Jason Gideon: Taking the law into my own hands?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Not the law, justice.
Jason Gideon: What's this about? The boys in Iowa?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: It's just a question.
Jason Gideon: I guess I think if I ever let my mind go there, then the unsubs would be getting into my head instead of me getting into theirs. That wouldn't be a good idea, now, would it?


"Criminal Minds: The Popular Kids (#1.10)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: Sir Peter Ustinov said, "Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares."

Jason Gideon: Playwright Eugene Ionescu said, "Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."

[after finding out the local kids found a dead body in the woods and watched it decompose over a long period of time without reporting anything]
Jason Gideon: This was a human being!

Dr. Spencer Reid: Melted wax?
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Candle wax?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Candles are used in rituals.
Jason Gideon: They're also used on birthday cakes.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Actually, they were originally used to protect the birthday celebrant from demons for the coming year. As a matter of fact, down to the fourth century, Christianity rejected the birthday celebration as a Pagan ritual.
Sheriff Bridges: What kind of a doctor are you?

Jason Gideon: Are there any cults in the area that you know about? Secret groups, people you see you don't know much about, people who stay to themselves mostly.
Sheriff Bridges: This is a very religious area, church on Sundays, fellowship on Wednesday, bible classes. If there was a secret group I'd probably know about it.
Dr. Spencer Reid: That's an inherent contradiction.
Sheriff Bridges: Excuse me?
Jason Gideon: He means if there was a group being secretive you probably wouldn't know.

Jason Gideon: Most of the satanism we've seen is juveniles damaging property, desecrating churches, cemeteries. To my knowledge, there's never been a proven case of a satanic ritual killing in the United States.

Brandi Dreifort: You're one of the FBI agents, aren't you?
Jason Gideon: Is there something you want to tell me?
Brandi Dreifort: Do you think God is vengeful?
Jason Gideon: I don't know.
Brandi Dreifort: You don't think He punishes us?
Jason Gideon: After Hurricane Katrina, I read some essays by religious scholars. One writer said God was punishing America for its immorality; New Orleans was a wicked city, like Sodom and Gomorrah. Another one, a priest from New Orleans, he thought the hurricane was proof of God's love, 'cause the levees didn't break until after the storm was over. If they'd broken sooner, thousands would've died. So... I guess the answer to your question depends on whether or not you think you have something to be punished for.

[last lines]
Jason Gideon: Reid. Deborah Louise Addison. Her husband Tim. Kids are Amber and Keith. Eight and six. 1985, Deborah Louise was walking home from school. She was abducted. She was 13. We profiled the unsub, and we were able to locate her before he harmed her. She writes a letter to the BAU every year. She updates us on her life.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It's nice, but...
Jason Gideon: We all have bad dreams. Everyone on the plane. Who wouldn't? We hunt the worst of humanity, we see the depths of depravity, we dream of monsters.
Dr. Spencer Reid: In my dream, there's a baby in the middle of a circle, and there's, uh, someone on the other side. And I can't get to her before...
Jason Gideon: Every night, I look at Deborah. Helps me... helps me go to sleep thinking of the victims we've saved. We don't always beat the monsters to the babies, but we do enough to make the job worth it, keep the nightmares bearable.

Jason Gideon: You have the sign-in sheets?
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Yeah.
Jason Gideon: Garcia standing by to do background checks on 'em all?
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Yeah. I've got a deputy waiting to take me back to the station. I'm gonna fax her as soon as I get there.
Jason Gideon: Good. This type of unsub can't resist injecting himself into a show like this. He's here with us.


"Criminal Minds: L.D.S.K. (#1.6)" (2005)
[discussing carrying firearms]
Dr. Spencer Reid: You're just saying that to convince me I don't need to carry a gun.
Jason Gideon: I don't care if you carry a gun or not. The deadliest weapon we have is a thorough and accurate profile.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Of course, you believe that.
Jason Gideon: The footpath killer had a shotgun to the back of my head. I'm here, he's not.

Elle Greenaway: What do we call them then?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: L.D.S.K.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Long Distance Serial Killers.
Elle Greenaway: How many of these guys have we caught using a profile?
Jason Gideon: None.

Jason Gideon: This is gonna hit you. And when it does, there are only three facts you need to remember. You did what you had to do, and a lot of good people are alive because of what you did.
Dr. Spencer Reid: What's the third?
Jason Gideon: I'm proud of you.

Jason Gideon: Nietzsche said, "The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

Dr. Barry Landman: You're considering *me* a suspect?
Jason Gideon: Yes.
Dr. Barry Landman: Well, that's disconcerting. I heard what happened to your last suspect.

Elle Greenaway: Three more victims with nonfatal wounds, and it's only been forty-eight hours since the last shooting.
Jason Gideon: The media attention and the FBI presence will only escalate his desire to shoot again.
Detective Shea Clavin: Meaning...?
Jason Gideon: This is gonna get much worse.

Dr. Spencer Reid: Hotch told me that when he came to the BAU, you told him he didn't need a gun to kill somebody?
Jason Gideon: Well, the only truly effective weapon we have is our ability to do the one thing they can't.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Which is what?
Jason Gideon: Empathize. They dehumanize their victims, we humanize the killers.

Jason Gideon: I believe it's a case of hero homicide.
Detective Shea Clavin: What's that?
Dr. Spencer Reid: The best-known case was hospital nurse Richard Angelo. He would inject toxins into his victims, then wait for them to crash so that he could run to the rescue and save them. He killed twenty-five people, and that's just that we know of.
Detective Shea Clavin: If he attacked 'em to save 'em, why'd he kill twenty-five people?
Jason Gideon: Wasn't very good at it.

Jason Gideon: Sometimes it's not what the unsub does that reveals the profile. Sometimes it is what they do not do.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He doesn't kill his victims.
Jason Gideon: Underkill's a unique signature.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: The question is does he shoot them in the stomach intentionally just to wound them, or is he just aiming at the biggest part of the target? Specifically, does the unsub lack the skill to make the head shot, or simply the will to take it?


"Criminal Minds: Compulsion (#1.2)" (2005)
Campus Security Guard: You're one of those FBI guys. A profiler, right? Like, one look at the crime scene you can tell what kind of shampoo a killer uses.
Jason Gideon: You're a bit skeptical.
Campus Security Guard: Maybe a little.
Jason Gideon: Your girlfriend thinks you're going to break up with her.
Campus Security Guard: You're kidding, right?

[the team arrives at the college]
Jason Gideon: No badges. I don't want to satisfy the unsub's need for attention by letting him know we got the FBI here. Try not to look official.
Jason Gideon: [looks at the team's clothing]
Jason Gideon: Try to look *less* official.

Jason Gideon: Faulkner once said: "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors, try to be better than yourself"

Agent Trainee: Weren't you a little bit worried he might just shoot you?
Jason Gideon: I was a lot worried.
2nd Agent Trainee: But how did you find him?
Jason Gideon: I was just stopping for gas. I walked into that store and I saw pieces of a profile that I'd given the Virginia PD almost a year ago. Truck in disrepair, a disheveled young man, severe stutter. James Reese once said "There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How does one collect love, rage, hatred, fear?" These are things we're trained to look for.
2nd Agent Trainee: So anyone else would have just seen a guy who stutters, but you saw the Footpath Killer.
Jason Gideon: Right. But sometimes these guys still found by just dumb luck. Berkowitz was caught because of a parking ticket.
Elle Greenaway: [entering] Except the cop who caught him wasn't staring down a shotgun like you were.
Jason Gideon: This is true.

Derek Morgan: Hey, Reid, you got a statistic on arsonists?
Dr. Spencer Reid: 82% are white males between 17 and 27. Female arsonists are far less likely, their motive typically being revenge.
Derek Morgan: Sounds like our boy's a student.
Jason Gideon: Oh, don't be so sure. You rely too much on precedent, you never allow for the unexpected.

Elle Greenaway: Okay, I'm curious. Why'd he stutter?
Jason Gideon: You're on your way to becoming a part of the behavior analysis team now, Elle. You tell me!

Jason Gideon: [opening quote] Einstein once said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge: knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world"

Jason Gideon: [about the campus security guard's girlfriend] You broke up with her? No more necklace.
Campus Security Guard: Yeah! I kinda want to date someone else.
Jason Gideon: What's her name?
Campus Security Guard: Brian!
Jason Gideon: Oh! That's a very good reason.


"Criminal Minds: Empty Planet (#2.8)" (2006)
[Opening Quote]
Jason Gideon: Robspierre wrote: "Crime butchers innocence to secure prize and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime."

Dr. Spencer Reid: Do you mind if we swing by a book store, I want to re-read Empty Planet before we meet with the author, I haven't read it since I was six.
Derek Morgan: Six? I was still riding my big wheeler at six!
Dr. Spencer Reid: Do you mind, it'll only take ten minutes.
Jason Gideon: To buy it or to read it?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Uh, both, actually.

Derek Morgan: I hope she reads as fast as Reid.
Jason Gideon: [hangs up phone] No one reads as fast as Reid.

[last lines]
Derek Morgan: [quoting Spencer] "A young man that I respect is putting his life on the line"?
Dr. Spencer Reid: [to stares] What?
Derek Morgan: Gideon, I couldn't leave that lady alone to die.
Jason Gideon: I didn't say you were wrong.
Jason Gideon: And what he said I said...
Derek Morgan: Yeah?
Jason Gideon: I said.

Aaron Hotchner: We believe the unsub resides in Seattle. All of the attacks, most of which have just involved property damage, have take place here, and the timing and location indicate knowledge of the area. Even though he escalated to a lethal bombing today, we don't believe that that was necessarily his intention.
Derek Morgan: In fact, anyone not directly next to the device received minor injuries. So we think fear may have been the larger motive.
Special Agent Nick Casey: So he's a terrorist, then.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He is, but it's too vague a description for our purposes. Douglas and Olshaker categorize bombers as criminal, group cause, psychologically disorganized, and personal cause bombers. And we believe this guy to be a personal cause bomber.
Aaron Hotchner: And personal cause bombers are motivated by an underlying emotional conflict.
Dr. Spencer Reid: In an interview from prison, the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, admitted that while he was a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he started having fantasies of becoming a woman. He even got on a list to get a sex change operation, but during a mandatory psychological exam prior to his procedure, he changed his mind. He told the psychologist that he'd made a mistake.
Jason Gideon: But from that moment, through the next three decades of his life, Ted Kaczynski carried out a campaign of isolation and murder.
Derek Morgan: This unsub is male. He lives alone. He's possibly self-employed. He's highly organized, he's meticulous, and he's very smart.
Aaron Hotchner: And he seems odd to those who know him. Angry, distant, prone to sudden violent rage. This is not the kind of guy whose neighbors will be surprised to find out what he's arrested for. This guy's neighbors will have no trouble believing it.
Jason Gideon: Targets appear to be technology, but not the hi-tech variety. The kind of technology we're surrounded by.
Aaron Hotchner: In a city the size of Seattle, we're talking... 10,000 possible targets.

Dr. Spencer Reid: So Seattle's where "it" all began.
Derek Morgan: We just need to figure out what "it" is. And off the top of my head, I can think of grunge music and overpriced coffee.
Dr. Spencer Reid: That doesn't seem significant enough for terrorism.
Jason Gideon: If it's a personal cause bomber, it only needs to be of significance to him.

Professor Ursula Kent: You have a complicated life!
Jason Gideon: Complicated world.


"Criminal Minds: Unfinished Business (#1.15)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: Norman Maclean wrote "It is those we live with and love, and should know, who elude us."

Max Ryan: [reading a letter from the Keystone Killer] "Isn't Scott Harbin an inelegant creature? A monster. There is no light with him. No balance. He is pure evil. Balance is what gives one mercy. You'll be reminded of my brand of mercy tomorrow, Max."
Derek Morgan: What does that mean?
Jason Gideon: Scott Harbin's a predator, just not the one we're looking for.

Derek Morgan: Well, that's gotta be a first: a killer actually leading us to another killer.
Jason Gideon: Oh, come on. We all know they make the best profilers. They admire each other's work.

Max Ryan: Is there anything worse than cop shop coffee?
Jason Gideon: Day-old cop shop donuts.
Max Ryan: You know, at home I actually have to make the coffee bad now to enjoy it.
Jason Gideon: Yeah, I've had what you make. Are you saying you did that to me on purpose?

Max Ryan: Did Jason ever tell you about the time that he found the Director's itinerary in a bomber's car?
Dr. Spencer Reid: What? What?
Jason Gideon: Max, come on.
Derek Morgan: No, no, he never said anything.
Max Ryan: Well, let me fill you in, then. We had this bomber case; it was one of Jason's first. So we had him go over and search the bomber's car, which was in the Quantico garage. Except for me and the guys had planted this piece of paper that had all these times and locations of where the FBI Director was gonna be over the next forty-eight hours. Anyway, Jason takes one look at this piece of paper, and before we could stop him, he takes off, runs up twenty-five flights of stairs to the Director's office, barges in.
Derek Morgan: [laughing] Get out of here!
Max Ryan: Interrupting a meeting with the Attorney General himself.
Derek Morgan: [slapping Gideon's knee] Yeah!
Jason Gideon: The Director didn't find it very funny.
Max Ryan: He was the only one who didn't.

Jason Gideon: You look comfortable up there. Why don't you come back to the BAU for a guest lecture?
Jason Gideon: I am retired, remember?
Max Ryan: Hell of way to relax: 323 pages on the one that got away
Max Ryan: He hasn't gotten away and you didn't count that 8 page prologue

Max Ryan: [reading a note] "In order for the light to shine so brightly, darkness must be present"
Jason Gideon: It's quoting Sir Francis Bacon now
Max Ryan: I used this specific quote...
Dr. Spencer Reid: In your book on page 184. I, eh, read it on the plane
Max Ryan: And you remembered the page number on that quote?
Derek Morgan: Don't ask!


"Criminal Minds: Lessons Learned (#2.10)" (2006)
Derek Morgan: [the team has two days to break a detained terrorist] We have two days to do what the CIA hasn't managed in two months?
Jason Gideon: We could be looking at the first attack on our soil since 9/11.

Jason Gideon: Why? Why is it always those who profess to be the most fervent believers in this war, they always manipulate other people to die for them?
Jind Allah: Does your president go into battle? Or does he send your children?
Jason Gideon: Tonight, all those innocent people...
Jind Allah: There is no such thing Gideon. They were infidels. And they were engaged in activities that spread American policies over the entire world. Your incessant need to own things, material things. Your capitalism rests on the back of third world countries. No one's hands are clean, no one is innocent.

Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Dale Turner mused some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.

Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Ralph Waldo Emerson said "In order to learn the import lessons of life, one must each day surmount a fear."

Jason Gideon: GitMo's runway's perpendicular to Cuban airspace, so approaching aircraft have to negotiate a last-minute, ninety degree right turn in order to land. They call it the GitMo twist.

Jason Gideon: It's amazing what you learn when you talk to people!

Emily Prentiss: Excuse me sir, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate...
Jason Gideon: You don't thank me
Emily Prentiss: Sir?
Jason Gideon: Not a favor
Emily Prentiss: Of course. I know that
Jason Gideon: You're coming to do a job


"Criminal Minds: Secrets and Lies (#1.21)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: The intelligence community's mantra says "Increase the parameter of your enemy's paranoia". Right now, we're the enemy. Whatever you see or are told, please trust no one but me.

Jason Gideon: One thing I've learned over the years profiling CIA agents is spies are some of the smartest liars in the world. Be smarter.

Jason Gideon: Albert Einstein said "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

Jason Gideon: George Orwell said "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

Penelope Garcia: You work for the CIA?
Jason Gideon: Not officially

Jason Gideon: You want my help?
Bruno Hawks: Yeah
Jason Gideon: Then I need my team!


"Criminal Minds: The Fox (#1.7)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: He tells the mother, "Don't scream or I'll kill your children." He tells the children, "If you cry, I'll kill Mommy."

Jason Gideon: When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Jason Gideon: Karl Arnold, he has a boy and a girl, just like the Millers and the Crawfords.
Aaron Hotchner: Target family will be the same.
Dr. Rachel Howard: How could I not have seen it?
Derek Morgan: Well, because he's that good. If he wasn't, we would have caught him sooner.

Jason Gideon: [opening quote] Dr. Thomas Fuller wrote: "With foxes, we must play the fox"

Elle Greenaway: Murder? Suicides?
Jason Gideon: That's what we have to find out!

Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: [On the just arrested unsub] Did he say anything?
Jason Gideon: No. Can we tie him forensically to the other crimes?
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Negative on foreign DNA. He must have washed Crawford's clothes
Jason Gideon: Then we'll need a confession
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Can you get one?
Jason Gideon: Did you do what I asked?
Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Yeah
Jason Gideon: Then maybe


"Criminal Minds: What Fresh Hell? (#1.12)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: You know what program did the most harm to this country, in terms of crimes like this? Child abduction?
Det. Charlotte Russet: No.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Stranger danger.
Jason Gideon: Flooded the schools with it.
Dr. Spencer Reid: I remember them coming to my classroom. It was Officer Friendly with stranger danger coloring books.
Jason Gideon: Taught a whole generation about a scary man in a trench coat, hiding behind a tree. Then we learned that strangers are only a... fraction of the offenders out there. Most are people you see every day - your family, your neighbors, schoolteachers. You know the rest. Prepared our children for 1% of the danger, made them more vulnerable to 99%. So we've been wrong before. All we can do is learn from it, and hopefully be better next time.

Jason Gideon: Hey, Hotch.
Aaron Hotchner: Yeah?
Jason Gideon: Did you send flowers to that tech room girl, Garcia, and say they were from me?
Aaron Hotchner: Yeah.
Jason Gideon: Why?
Aaron Hotchner: Jason, people need to know that they're important, and sometimes you forget that.
Jason Gideon: Well, I already sent her a gift. An mp3 player. They last longer. Unless you drop it or the battery dies, whichever comes first.

William Copeland: I just... I can't just sit around here helpless.
Jason Gideon: When you were first diagnosed with cancer, you could have given up. You didn't.
William Copeland: But there was an enemy... Something to fight.
Jason Gideon: Yeah, but... There's a ghost enemy. Sneaks in, ravages you before you even know it's there, and by the time you do know, you're already losing.

Jason Gideon: [opening quote] The poet W.H. Auden wrote: "Evil is always unspectacular and always human and shares our bed and eats at our table"

Jason Gideon: [closing quote] "Measure not the work until the day is out and the labor done" - Elizabeth Barret Browning

Jason Gideon: [Garcia knocks on his door] Yeah?
Penelope Garcia: Thank you for the flowers.
[Reads from the card]
Penelope Garcia: '"I know I can be challenging, but your work is appreciated", J. Gideon'. I appreciate your appreciation. And btw you're not challenging. Oh, no, you're totally challenging, but you're not challenging at all in a bad way, sir.
[Looks at some picture]
Penelope Garcia: Hey, is this your family?
Jason Gideon: Yeah, sort of
Penelope Garcia: Nice. Thanks again for the flowers
[turns around around to leave, passes JJ who just entered]
Penelope Garcia: Hey
Jennifer Jareau: Hey
Jason Gideon: What the hell does btw mean?
Jennifer Jareau: Internet shorthand for: by the way. You sent Garcia flowers?
Jason Gideon: No


"Criminal Minds: Poison (#1.13)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: Roman philosopher Lucretius wrote "What is food to one is to others bitter poison."

Jason Gideon: Confucius warned us "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

Jason Gideon: Mr. Fisher?
Jack Fisher: Shrink or cop?
Jason Gideon: I'm an FBI profiler, so I guess I'm a little of each.

Jason Gideon: We know there are four types of poisoners who target multiple victims.
Aaron Hotchner: There's the true believer, the political terrorist/religious cult.
Derek Morgan: There's the extortionist, product tamperer who holds a business hostage in exchange for money.
Elle Greenaway: Or the prankster, usually a younger offender who doesn't mean any harm and it's basically just a big practical joke.
Aaron Hotchner: And the avenger. Someone with a personal vendetta who choses poison as their weapon.
Jason Gideon: So we need to find out as quickly as possible which type he is, 'cause with the exception of the prankster, all these types commonly test their poison on a small scale before carrying out a larger attack.
Derek Morgan: Well, let's hope this was just a prank.

Aaron Hotchner: We believe whoever poisoned these people was motivated by revenge.
Derek Morgan: The randomness of the victimology, average people in an average-sized town, all points to a local resident.
Elle Greenaway: We know that people who poison for the purpose of revenge primarily act alone.
Aaron Hotchner: However, he may have manipulated someone close to him to assist him. The unsub usually disposes of these accomplices when they are of no further use to him.
Elle Greenaway: The unsub is likely a cautious, deliberate, and highly functioning male between the ages of 35 and 50.
Aaron Hotchner: He chose LSD for a reason. LSD is about altering perception. We think that this unsub is striking out because he feels that's he's been inaccurately perceived by the community, or a subset of it.
Derek Morgan: He feels that these attacks will affect and alter a reality that he is caught in, that he perceives to be unjust.
Aaron Hotchner: He's so self-centered, he believes his victims will know the reason for the attack and who did it.
Dr. Spencer Reid: This individual was savvy enough to use Rohypnol to obstruct our investigation, erasing the memories of the victims of how they were poisoned.
Detective Hanover: Hold on. If this guy believes that his victims know who he is, why is he covering his tracks?
Jason Gideon: Because these victims aren't his primary targets.
Aaron Hotchner: We... we know from precedent that this kind of offender, the avenger, tests his weapon first. This attack was a test run.
Detective Hanover: A test run for what?
Aaron Hotchner: We don't know yet. What we do know is this is not the first time he's aired his grievances. While it's not likely that he has a criminal record, it is possible that he has filed criminal charges, or pursued a civil action against his perceived adversaries. And now, to measure the results of his test, he's watching.
Jason Gideon: And he wants to see the results of his test. Once he has them, all those years of pent-up rage will be unleashed in the form of a larger attack. Profile indicates a lot of people could die.

Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: [news of the LSD poisoning has been leaked to the media] They didn't name the restaurant.
Detective Hanover: Wh-what is it?
Jason Gideon: Call the local hospital. Make sure they know what's coming. Excuse me.
Aaron Hotchner: Where do your 911 calls get routed?
Detective Hanover: Uh, there's a county phone bank. They contact first responders, the fire department.
Aaron Hotchner: Alert them, too. They're gonna need additional personnel. And any other backup you've got, auxiliary cops, you're gonna have to call them.
Detective Hanover: But why?
Aaron Hotchner: Because we're gonna have a heck of a time calming people down, when we really don't need the confusion to interfere with our investigation.
Uniform Cop: You want me to start making those calls?
Detective Hanover: No, no, no! No. Hey, everybody, please, shut up for a minute!
[the squad room goes silent]
Detective Hanover: Tell me what this is all about.
[telephones around the room begin ringing off the hook]
Jason Gideon: Panic.


"Criminal Minds: Won't Get Fooled Again (#1.3)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: Samuel Johnson once said, "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble."

Jason Gideon: When we're dealing with a bomber, we're talking about someone who's non-confrontational. If you bumped into him at a cafe, he'd apologize; even if it wasn't his fault.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: We would classify this bomber as highly organized, based on the meticulous design of his bombs. It means above average intelligence. He probably has a skilled job, a trade, one that allows him to work alone. That's how he was able to make a sophisticated device without raising suspicion. Furniture maker, jeweler, et cetera.
Detective Morrison: Background in explosives?
Jason Gideon: No, not necessarily. You're thinking about a type who likes to blow things up. Gives them an emotional or sexual release. Death? Secondary.
Officer Worthy: Then what's this guy doing?
Jason Gideon: Murdering. Bombs? Just weapons. And these attacks, they are not random.
Officer Worthy: Well, how do you know that?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: By process of elimination. We know bombers fall into a discreet number of categories according to motive. There's the terrorist, whose aim is to spread fear; we expect him to strike in a populous area like a subway. There's the politically motivated bomber; he makes a statement by choosing a symbolic target like an abortion clinic. Then there's our unsub. He made bombs designed to kill and he chose his victims specifically by placing the bombs at their stoops. That tells us he has a direct motive. Statistically, he bombs for profit or to conceal a crime. And it tells us how we're going to find him - through the people he killed.
Jason Gideon: Somewhere among the three victims there is a direct motive. Keep digging.

Elle Greenaway: [a hostage has been rescued from a necklace bomb] How'd you know?
Adrian Bale: [flashback] And the emotional release I would feel by pressing that button... well, that was just a little too... overwhelming to pass up.
Jason Gideon: He told me. He said given the opportunity of pressing that button, he'd have no choice. All I did was take his word for it.

[last lines]
Jason Gideon: [leading Bale back his jail cell] Despite the fact that you lied to us and your deal is void, I made sure to tell all your friends here how extremely willing you were to give up information on your fellow inmates. You're a rare bird, Adrian. I can't tell you how much pleasure I get just knowing I put you in this little, tiny cage. You might even call it an emotional release.

Jason Gideon: There was a hostage situation. I negotiated with Bale. He agreed to give himself up. He came out of the warehouse peacefully. I gave the okay to send 6 of my agents in and they never came out. It was a mistake. It was my mistake, I was, uhm, I was outfoxed by Mr. Bale. By you. I sincerely regret having made the decision to send those agents in that day. And I sincerely regret and apologize to the families of all those who died that day


"Criminal Minds: Ashes and Dust (#2.19)" (2007)
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: The unsub we're looking for is a highly intelligent, underachieving, 35 to 45 year old white male with a severe narcissistic character disorder.
Jason Gideon: Nothing in his life works for long. If he was married, he's now divorced. If employed, it won't last.
Derek Morgan: What he wants is admiration, but he's got no respect for others. Not their feelings, and most certainly not their safety.
Jason Gideon: He feels entitled. He's like a petulant adolescent. He both resents and he absolutely expects others to take care of him.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: And given that a male relative wouldn't tolerate this behavior, he most likely lives with a female relative; his mother, grandmother, aunt, whom he exploits.
Derek Morgan: His arson kit is expensive. Fire suit, oxygen mask. This suggests that he may be employed, but his personality will not allow him to work closely with others in an office setting.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: This, along with the information about his vehicle, lead us to believe that he's a traveling salesman of some sort who works for a company big enough not to notice that he's a sociopath.
Det. Leah Castro: Okay, this scumbag has issues. We all get it. But why fire?
Dr. Spencer Reid: He's, uh, like a drug addict. Only fire's his drug, and each time an addict needs a fix, they need more of the drug to get off. So his crimes will most likely get much worse. It would be almost impossible for him to quit without help.

Jason Gideon: For them fire is just a substitute for sexual release
Penelope Garcia: Oh great! So, if these guys don't get laid, they start fires?
Jason Gideon: Or in this case, burn entire families to death
Emily Prentiss: No statistic?
Jason Gideon: No, they don't have statistics on this guy. One of a kind
Penelope Garcia: Thank God!

Penelope Garcia: She shoots... she scores... the crowd goes wild...
[... ]
Dr. Spencer Reid: It's Garcia on line one
Penelope Garcia: Brace yourselves. I am gonna teach you the meaning of LUST!
Jason Gideon: Did she say: lust?
Penelope Garcia: Mm, mm, I cross-referenced every known fact on the victims and I just found a website that links both Dennis Cutler and Matthew Jarvis' companies: a list of companies guilty of L.U.S.T.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: I am missing something
Penelope Garcia: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Lt. Ricardo Vega: Where you guys want it?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: This is this spot
Jason Gideon: When he arrives, bring the fake bodies right past us, nice and slow! I want him to get a good look
Lt. Ricardo Vega: Remind me to never play poker with you guys

Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: I catch killers, I save lives, I am a hero until my key hits my front door and then I am just the father and the husband who is never there
Jason Gideon: Yeah, I get that one
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Here's the thing: when I am home, I am in this silent panic because I know that I have to be as good as I can, as fast as I can, because any minute the phone is gonna ring and my time is up.


"Criminal Minds: Derailed (#1.9)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: Robert Oxton Bolt once wrote, "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind."

[to Elle]
Jason Gideon: You're all right?
Elle Greenaway: Yeah, I'm fine, Dad.
Jason Gideon: Elle?
Elle Greenaway: Yeah?
Jason Gideon: Don't ever call me "Dad" again.
[he walks away]
Elle Greenaway: How do you think he'd feel about Mom?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Let me know when you're going to do that so I can, uh, run.

Moretti: He wants "it" removed? Do you know what "it" is?
Jason Gideon: No. We just bought an hour, though, to figure it out.

Moretti: How do we negotiate with a psychotic who won't talk to us?
Jason Gideon: That depends on the level of his particular delusion.


"Criminal Minds: Natural Born Killer (#1.8)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: Hemingway wrote "There is no hunting like the hunting of man. And those who have hunted armed men long enough, and liked it, never really care for anything else."

Jason Gideon: Carl Jung said "The healthy man does not torture others. Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers."

Derek Morgan: [talking through the unsub's murders] Okay, so I've got Helen DiMarco tied to the chair. He probably killed her first.
Jason Gideon: Proof to the others that he had no mercy. Psychological torture before the physical pain.
Derek Morgan: [sigh] Only there was no satisfaction from her death. It was too brief. It was over too quickly. And the husband... with him, he took his time. There doesn't seem to be any wasted effort, no hesitation on the unsub's part. I mean, Gideon, look around. What he did... it's a lot of work. We're either dealing with a professional or...
Jason Gideon: A pure psychopath.

Jason Gideon: Have Garcia go through open files in Maryland, see if any of them involve this level of torture.
Derek Morgan: Got it.
Jason Gideon: Have her check the surrounding states, as well. If... the guy's a pro, why do jobs only close to home?
Derek Morgan: How far back do you want her to go?
Jason Gideon: At least ten years. Guy's no rookie.


"Criminal Minds: Blood Hungry (#1.11)" (2005)
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: [Gideon enters a briefing on crutches] What happened to you?
Jason Gideon: Oh, I got a list of things I want to try before it's too late.
Elle Greenaway: And orthopedic surgery's one of them?
Jason Gideon: No, skydiving. Apparently, it's all about the landing.
[the room snickers]

Jason Gideon: He's taking the blood and organs from the bodies and putting them in cylindrical containers. It's anthropophagy.
Penelope Garcia: Anthro what what?
Jason Gideon: You don't want to know. Give me that.
Penelope Garcia: I'm a big girl, I can take it.
Jason Gideon: Literal Greek translation is "man eating". Guy's a cannibal.

Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: I knew the crutches wouldn't last long.
Jason Gideon: Oh, I'd rather limp. I'll be fine.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Well, you managed to get on Garcia's nerves pretty thoroughly.
Jason Gideon: Who's Garcia?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: [snort of laughter] Penelope? The tech? With the glasses.
Jason Gideon: In the room with the screens?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Yeah.
Jason Gideon: She's great.

Jason Gideon: [closing quote] Harriet Beecher Stower once said: "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone"


"Criminal Minds: Riding the Lightning (#1.14)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: Albert Pine said "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains, and is, immortal."

Jason Gideon: "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed" - Genesis 9:6.

Sarah Jean Dawes: It isn't just my life you have in your hands; it's Riley's life, too. You have the chance to save my son's life.
Jason Gideon: I choose to save yours, too.
Sarah Jean Dawes: My life ended the day I met Jacob.

Jason Gideon: I think you're innocent.
Sarah Jean Dawes: We are all guilty of something.


"Criminal Minds: Machismo (#1.19)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: In my experience, evil is not a cultural phenomenon. It's a human one.

Maria Sanchez: Agent Gideon.
Jason Gideon: Hello.
Maria Sanchez: Agent Hotcher. It's an honor. Our papers are fascinated with the idea of a serial killer. And when Navarro suggested that I invite you in to dispel this nonsense, I immediately saw the wisdom. But, enough formalities. I will let you get down to business. Excuse me.
[Sanchez exits]
Captain Navarro: [to Gideon and Hotch] She's worse in Spanish.

Jessica Brooks: You hold him like a melon
Aaron Hotchner: You think you can do better? You got a chance to show off.
[to baby Jack]
Aaron Hotchner: Its okay, it's for the...
Jessica Brooks: [Now holding baby Jack who immediately stops crying]
Aaron Hotchner: Well, let's see how you profile a disorganized psychopath
Haley Hotchner: [Comes in with a phone] It's your life
Jason Gideon: [On the phone] Hey, I know you're taking the weekend, but I let you know we just get a call
Aaron Hotchner: Ah, amazing, I am so glad you are here sis. And with you coming to town it is so much easier to take time off. And I could never have made a meal like that by myself!
[Aaron comes in]
Haley Hotchner: Go
Aaron Hotchner: It's a briefing, a couple of hours and I'll be back, okay?
Haley Hotchner: It's okay. They need you. Sorry, I am not mad. Go!
[Leaves the room]
Aaron Hotchner: You heard, she said it is alright
Jessica Brooks: You're one hell of a profiler

Captain Navarro: Agent Gideon
Jason Gideon: Captain Navarro
Captain Navarro: You're shorter than I remembered
Jason Gideon: I was on a stage


"Criminal Minds: Somebody's Watching (#1.18)" (2006)
Dr. Spencer Reid: Do I look twelve years old to you?
Jason Gideon: Fourteen?

Jason Gideon: Diane Arbus once said "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know."

Jason Gideon: Bernard Shaw once said "An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country."

Aaron Hotchner: With this unsub, we're looking at a compound profile: a Type-4 delusional assassin with an erotomanic fixation on the actress Lila Archer.
Derek Morgan: Erotomanics are a form of stalker who possess the delusional belief that another person, usually of a higher social status, is in love with them.
Elle Greenaway: In the United States, at any given time, there are over 200,000 people being stalked. Our unsub is having a fantasy love affair with Lila Archer, the way John Hinckley did with Jodie Foster.
Aaron Hotchner: Ms. Archer was not aware of her stalker until yesterday. He wasn't trying to impress her. He was more likely an unwanted, very violent guardian angel.
Jason Gideon: When the stalker feels as if they've been in some way betrayed by their love object, this often leads to violence against the target.
Dr. Spencer Reid: In the case of John Robert Bardo, when actress Rebecca Schaeffer took a role where she had to have a sexual relationship with another character, it was enough to force him to snap and seek her out to kill her.
Aaron Hotchner: Though stalkers can be either male or female, it's most likely we're looking for a single male, a loner, in his late twenties to early forties, very intelligent, with ample time to follow his victim and study her habits.
Dr. Spencer Reid: As of yet, the unsub has not directed any violence towards Ms. Archer. But he has shifted his focus from those around her to her directly.
Jason Gideon: This doesn't preclude the fact that anyone who has the vaguest association with Ms. Archer is a potential target.


"Criminal Minds: The Last Word (#2.9)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: [questioning a surviving victim of the Mill Creek Killer] Was he handsome?
Victim: Yeah, he was. Actually, that's why I stopped.
Jason Gideon: When did his demeanor change?
Victim: After I refused to go to his car. He grabbed my arm so hard, I thought that it would break. I don't know, I've been watching the news about all these women being abducted. And... I just started screaming.
Jason Gideon: You trusted your instincts. Because of that, you're still alive.

Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: This is the story for tomorrow.
[Hands Morgan the printout of the newspaper with the victim's of the Hollow Man]
Derek Morgan: [Reading from the paper] They were our daughters, sisters, mothers and friends.
Jason Gideon: They have every right to be remembered and memorialized.
Dr. Spencer Reid: They didn't mention the shooter.
Aaron Hotchner: He was a nobody who wanted to be somebody by killing people, and they didn't give him that. Good.

Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Elbert Hubbard once wrote "If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate."

Dr. Spencer Reid: The Hollow Man uses simple statements, all first person. Uh, for example, "I won't be ignored." He's obviously tired of feeling this way. It's quite possible he has a job in solitude or one that he feels strips him of his identity. His job might require him to wear a uniform, something that shows absolutely no individuality. Or he may be overqualified for his menial job and feels like he doesn't get the respect that he necessarily deserves.
Aaron Hotchner: But today, he's killed two women, which tells us he's growing confident. This makes him unpredictable and dangerous. And because he has no physical contact with his victims, it's going to make him that much harder to catch.
Derek Morgan: We have more information on the Mill Creek killer, because he spends a lot of time with his victims before and after his kills.
Jason Gideon: Because his victims willingly follow him in broad daylight, he appears harmless. He's most likely handsome.
Agent James Sheridan: Handsome?
Jason Gideon: Yes. These women wouldn't follow an unattractive man. They just wouldn't.
Derek Morgan: He's handsome, and he's got the social skills to trick his victims. Those who know him well, they'd be shocked to learn that he's the man that we're after.
Jason Gideon: He's been able to get his victims away from family, friends. Obviously, this makes him feel powerful.
Agent James Sheridan: If this guy is so smart, why would he risk driving his victims from the abduction site to the woods?
Jason Gideon: Because of the ritual. It's become the most important thing to him. Dominates his thoughts. Woods provide the privacy he needs.
Derek Morgan: The Hollow Man is motivated by external pressures. This is a guy who simply wants attention. The Mill Creek killer, on the other hand, he's driven by internal forces. He's a sexually motivated offender. Now, this makes him a lot more predictable, but don't think for a second it makes him any easier to catch.


"Criminal Minds: The Fisher King: Part 1 (#1.22)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: I'll be lost in a cabin in the woods for the next two weeks. Do not call me for anything. Have a great time. You all deserve a break. Seriously, don't... don't call.

Jason Gideon: [opening quotation, voiceover] Writer Elbert Hubbard said "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

Derek Morgan: Hour be none?
Dr. Spencer Reid: [Walks right in] 3 PM. He Guys, Garcia told me where to find you
Jason Gideon: 3 PM?
Dr. Spencer Reid: It's medieval the days used to be broken into hourly intervals, canonicals hours of the Breviary: Prime: 6 AM, Terce: 9 AM, Sext: 12 noon, None: 3 PM and Verspers: 6 PM
Elle Greenaway: Reid, do not ever go away again!
Jason Gideon: Medieval, that's why the language changed

Jennifer "JJ" Jareau: Hey, um, I just got a really strange delivery...
Jason Gideon: Strange as a head in the middle of the night?


"Criminal Minds: Aftermath (#2.5)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Helen Keller once said "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it."

Jason Gideon: Doesn't anybody ever go home?
Elle Greenaway: You're here
Jason Gideon: Exactly! Trust me; you don't want to model your social life after mine
Jennifer Jareau: If it makes you feel any better: Hotchner and Morgan took off
Dr. Spencer Reid: Hotch is married, Morgan is just, you know, Morgan

Maggie Callahan: Agent Gideon! You're going to have to talk to a lot of victims. It would be helpful to have an extra female presence
Jason Gideon: Can you promise me you'll be sensitive?
Maggie Callahan: As long as you promise to stay pissed off at what happened to them. I've been on this case since day one. I don't want to have to step aside
Jason Gideon: You will not have to. Thank you

Maggie Callahan: [Gideon opens his hotel room door] I figured you wouldn't be sleeping either
Jason Gideon: What are you doing here?
Maggie Callahan: I took a room on the hall
Jason Gideon: But you live four blocks away
Maggie Callahan: Exactly! Why be separated from the work?


"Criminal Minds: Doubt (#3.1)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [voice over, reading the first line of his letter which we find out is to Spencer] I knew it would be you who would come.

Jason Gideon: How long can you hold that lawyer off?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Are you kidding? I was a prosecutor. I can hold him off for days.

Suzanne Cole: Thank you for being here
Jason Gideon: Wish we didn't have to be

Jason Gideon: This last kill had a different signature!
Derek Morgan: I know! I also know that Richard Jewel fit the profile of the Olympic Bomber to the "t" and he was innocent, but the accusations tore apart his life!


"Criminal Minds: No Way Out, Part II: The Evilution of Frank (#2.23)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [opening quote] "I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, my enemies for their good intellects" - Oscar Wilde

Jason Gideon: So what are they going to take? The jet? I prefer the train anyways!

Jason Gideon: Hey Hotch, you're the best unit chief I know!
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Jason, I am the only unit chief you know!

Penelope Garcia: [alone, scared in a car] Nervous whistle. Stop it. Everything is... everything is cool, Garci.
[takes a deep breath]
Penelope Garcia: Gorgeous tech-kitten found in lonely, dark parking lot. Throat slashed, ear to ear... horrific... tragic... with the very files of one of the most prolific serial killers ever. Tonight he remains at large... the blood of Quantico finest
[Jason opens car door]
Penelope Garcia: Oh God! Oh my God!
Jason Gideon: Drive
Penelope Garcia: You're right, drive! Yes drive! Drive where?
Jason Gideon: Just drive
Penelope Garcia: Just drive, just drive
[and drives away]


"Criminal Minds: Distress (#2.17)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [opening quote, voiceover] "Our life is made by the death of others." - Leonardo da Vinci.

[They are next to an open manhole where a murder occurred]
Jason Gideon: Someone has to go down
Derek Morgan: Ah, see, this ain't cool!
[Prepares to descent]
Derek Morgan: I putting in for hazard pay
Jason Gideon: Good luck with that!

Jason Gideon: The first recorded war was 2700 BC. Probably earlier wars, but writing hadn't been invented yet
Aaron Hotchner: Almost 5000 years of killing each other
Jason Gideon: One thing human beings have been consistently good at


"Criminal Minds: Charm and Harm (#1.20)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: The French philosopher Voltaire wrote "There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts."

[last lines]
Jason Gideon: The author Francois de La Rochefoucauld wrote "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves."

Dr. Spencer Reid: Gideon, you do know that Doug Gregory isn't the killer, right?
Jason Gideon: Yes, I know that. But he protected one. And now at least six women are dead because of it.


"Criminal Minds: Sex, Birth, Death (#2.11)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: Paramedics say he wouldn't have made it without you. You saved his life.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He wanted me to let him die.
Jason Gideon: He's sick. He needed saving.
Dr. Spencer Reid: And how many people's lives did I risk in the future?
Jason Gideon: Profiles can be wrong.
Dr. Spencer Reid: What if it's not? What if next time he kills somebody?
Jason Gideon: Then you catch him.

Jason Gideon: In the last 6 months, your husband start asking you to play out sexual fantasies?
Ronald's wife: Excuse me?
Jason Gideon: Possibly even braided you if you played along?
Ronald's wife: I don't think that's appropriate.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: When it finally stopped about a month ago you were relieved.
Special Agent Derek Morgan: Ma'am, you're afraid to ask why we're here. Now, in your heart you know we're not here because Ronald's helping us with this investigation.
Ronald's wife: Good night.
Jason Gideon: You've been glad to have him leave the house at odd hours because he's been angry and frustrated. When he comes home he feels like the man you married again.

Jason Gideon: What's going on?
Dr. Spencer Reid: DC may have a serial killer and I just let him get away!


"Criminal Minds: Broken Mirror (#1.5)" (2005)
Jason Gideon: Euripedes said, "When love is in excess it brings a man no honor, nor any worthiness."

Jason Gideon: [opening quote] Euripides said: "When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good, must suffer with him"

Derek Morgan: [after phone call with the unsub and Trish] Guys, she wasn't blindfolded
Jason Gideon: No
Derek Morgan: If she's seen his face... as soon as he gets that money...
Jason Gideon: He'll kill her!


"Criminal Minds: No Way Out (#2.13)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Aristotle said "Evil brings men together."

Frank: What's your name? Come on, names are a hobby of mine
Jason Gideon: Jason Gideon
Frank: Jason, from the Greek mythology: to heal. Gideon, a hero from the Old Testament, lead the Israelites against the Midianites. Your parents had great ambitions for you! I'm Frank, Germanic 3rd century, derived from the name of type of spear. I wonder what aspirations my parents had for me?

Jason Gideon: If I ever found myself feeling the way you do, I'll kill myself!


"Criminal Minds: Jones (#2.18)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [Opening Quote] Robert Kennedy once said, "Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live."

Dr. Spencer Reid: I guess I needed to see if I could step away.
Jason Gideon: And...?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I'll never miss another plane again.

Aaron Hotchner: The offender we're looking for is friendly, agile, somewhere between 30 and 35.
Jason Gideon: He'll lure with charm, and kill with rage.
Emily Prentiss: We believe he's murdering men to reclaim his power. This unsub suffers from low self-esteem, but he probably covers it well. He dresses impeccably to feed the facade. Jack the Ripper himself was an impetuous lust murderer, whereas this offender is organized, calculating. He might even stalk his victims for days before the actual kill.
Jason Gideon: We believe this killer identifies with Jack the Ripper because he's lost his own identity. Maybe through years of child abuse, or some catastrophic event.
Aaron Hotchner: Because he overcompensates to hide his insecurities, we believe he may hold a position of authority at work.
Emily Prentiss: And since we think he's had medical training, consider EMTs, doctors, veterinarians.
Jason Gideon: Please be careful. To this unsub, the French Quarter's a hunting ground. He's certainly already proven he knows the terrain.


"Criminal Minds: Fear and Loathing (#2.16)" (2007)
Aaron Hotchner: The suspect we're looking for is a black male, statistically between the ages of 20 and 35. We know he's black because of his victims. Sexually motivated killers almost always kill within their own race.
Derek Morgan: The victims he's chosen are good girls. They're good students. No behavioral problems. They're what we call "low-risk".
Emily Prentiss: And the lower the risk of the victim, the higher the intelligence of the unsub.
Jason Gideon: Guy's a smooth talker. Makes people feel at ease. Gains their confidence. You'd be amazed what these guys can talk people into.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Jeffrey Dahmer was once pulled over by police officers for driving over the center line. He'd a garbage bag full of body parts in the back seat of his car, but he was so calm and so self-assured that he convinced the officers not to look in the bag. He then went on to kill at least fifteen more people.
Aaron Hotchner: This guy's a hustler. He may not have a lot of education, but he knows how to trick impressionable young girls. Victor Paleologus used to trawl shopping malls pretending to be a movie producer. He told Kristi Johnson he could get her an audition for a James Bond movie. And that was the last time she was ever seen alive. We think because all these girls are singers, that the unsub may be connected in some way to the recording industry.
Derek Morgan: We know the unsub has a vehicle. Big enough to transport a body. It's clean. It's not too old. Nice enough to make a girl feel comfortable inside, but it's not flashy. This is not a guy who wants to attract attention to himself.
Aaron Hotchner: Probably a large, dark sedan.
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: We recommend putting this profile on the news, the paper, anywhere it might be seen by the people in this county.
Derek Morgan: This guy's ruse didn't work on everybody. Somewhere out there is at least one woman who didn't fall for his game, and... that's who we need to find.
Aaron Hotchner: The key to this unsub's psychology is the souvenir he takes. We don't know what it is yet, but we know that once he has it, his victim then becomes disposable, and that's when he kills her.
Jason Gideon: The unsub's ritual was interrupted when he killed Sandra Davis. We don't believe he was able to take a souvenir from her. We think he may revisit her house or any place she may have frequented.
Aaron Hotchner: We recommend surveillance in locations where the unsub might approach young girls. Churches, high schools, libraries, coffee shops.
Jason Gideon: Stick with the community. The people of this county should be able to offer some good leads.

Jason Gideon: [opening quote, voiceover] "From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate." - Socrates.

Jason Gideon: What are the racial demographics of Groton?
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: Population 42,000, eight percent black.
Jason Gideon: I'd say the mayor has reason to be worried. If it doesn't stop soon, it could flare up into a full-scale race riot.


"Criminal Minds: Honor Among Thieves (#2.20)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: Twenty-three years in prison in the Ural Mountains... doesn't breed a compassionate friend.
Lysowsky: You think you know Russian prison life?
Jason Gideon: I know human behavior.

Derek Morgan: What am I looking for?
Jason Gideon: Anything that helps!

Jason Gideon: We need to talk, Arseny!
Lysowsky: We're on the first name basis? I still don't even know who you are!


"Criminal Minds: Profiler, Profiled (#2.12)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: [about Det. Gordinksi suspecting Morgan is a serial killer] We're dealing with a desperate detective here. Three dead boys, no evidence at all. So he applies a profile directly to someone he already suspected. It's easy to get tunnel vision that way.
Dr. Spencer Reid: One begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of instead of theories to suit facts. It's one of Sherlock Holmes' favorite quotes.

Det. Stan Gordinski: Agent Gideon, right?
Jason Gideon: Yes
Det. Stan Gordinski: I owe you a big thank you! I had no suspects at all until you looked over my case for me and sent me this profile. Everything in it points to that son of bitch, Derek Morgan
[hands over profile]
Jason Gideon: [browses through dossier] I profiled him?
Det. Stan Gordinski: It's all right there
Dr. Spencer Reid: Detective, a profile is just a guide
Det. Stan Gordinski: This one guided me to him
Emily Prentiss: They're really more useful in the elimination of suspects rather than the inclusion
Det. Stan Gordinski: That's not the way you presented it to me
Jason Gideon: If I confused you, I'm sorry
Det. Stan Gordinski: Ah, I'm not confused at all
Jason Gideon: Look, whatever it is in here that made you consider agent Morgan a suspect, has to be coincidence. You cannot rely solely on this
Det. Stan Gordinski: You're right, I'm not


"Criminal Minds: North Mammon (#2.7)" (2006)
Sgt. Tom Sikes: Hope we haven't brought you folks out here for nothing
Dr. Spencer Reid: You don't believe your girls are missing?
Sgt. Tom Sikes: Ah, that's not the kind of things that happen around here, you know?
Jason Gideon: You would be surprised how many times we hear that.

Jason Gideon: He's ahead of us. Has been all along! I've got a bad feeling about this one!
Aaron Hotchner: Me too!


"Criminal Minds: The Big Game (#2.14)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Condemned murderer Perry Smith said of his victims, the Clutter family, "I didn't have anything against them and they never did anything wrong to me, the way other people have all my life. Maybe they're just the ones who have to pay for it."

Dr. Spencer Reid: You all right?
Jason Gideon: What?
Dr. Spencer Reid: You seem unhappy.
Jason Gideon: I am unhappy. I'm tired of people using religion to justify the terrible things they do.


"Criminal Minds: Open Season (#2.21)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: [Opening Quote] "One man's wilderness is another man's theme park." Author Unknown

Emily Prentiss: It looks like they were out there for a long time before they were killed.
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: At least six or seven days.
Derek Morgan: What happened in that week?
Penelope Garcia: I don't wanna to know.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Look at they way they're dressed. They didn't voluntarily go into the woods like that.
Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau: Yeah, neither did this man. Found yesterday with similar wounds. There's still no ID.
Penelope Garcia: Okay, so I'm gonna look for missing persons in Washington.
Jason Gideon: Look everywhere. We don't know where this victim came from. We only know where he ended up.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Kills both males and females.
Aaron Hotchner: Victims were found with their clothes on. No degradation, no experimentation. Doesn't look like he's interested in either.
Emily Prentiss: A serial killer with no sexual preference?
Dr. Spencer Reid: That'd be a first.
Aaron Hotchner: Broken nose, and bark's embedded in his face. Looks like he ran into a tree.
Derek Morgan: Now how do you miss a huge tree?
Aaron Hotchner: Too busy looking behind you.
Dr. Spencer Reid: None of these are defensive wounds.
Emily Prentiss: Courtney Jacobs' hands are torn up.
Derek Morgan: Shane Everett's only got one shoe on. It's like he ran out of the other one.
Aaron Hotchner: He sustained numerous injuries and just kept going.
Jason Gideon: Only one thing you run that hard for. Your life.


"Criminal Minds: The Perfect Storm (#2.3)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Mark Twain wrote "Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."

Elle Greenaway: Dominant one is the mastermind. That's not to say that the submissive partner is in any way pure or innocent in this exchange.
Jason Gideon: If their criminal desire wasn't present, their partnership wouldn't work.
Derek Morgan: The offenders share a common delusion. It's one that you and I would never accept, but it's this bond that justifies their actions.
Detective Robert Portillo: So we're looking for two sick minds who complete each other.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It's kind of like the perfect storm. Once these deviant personalities collide, they're deadly and unstoppable.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Like the D.C. snipers or the Columbine assassins. Sometimes they've met in childhood. Other times, they can be related, like the Hillside Stranglers, Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, psychopathic cousins who terrorized women in Los Angeles. The dominant partner makes the submissive one feel invincible. That's his reward for doing as he's told. Unfortunately, there are countless opportunities for these twisted minds to meet. And once they've pulled off their vicious acts, the two accept this as common behavior and become bored with normal activity. They live only for their new reality. They're obsessed with it, addicted to it. And there's a fierce loyalty between the two. The submissive one, however, is usually less intelligent and easier to catch, and once caught, he is easier to turn.
Jason Gideon: Lack of remorse increases their aggressiveness. Sexual sadists will stop when they're caught.


"Criminal Minds: The Fisher King: Part 2 (#2.1)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: [voiceover] "The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind." - French writer Francois La Rochefoucauld.

Jason Gideon: Gideon.
Unsub: What I had to do was not my fault.
Jason Gideon: Excuse me?
Unsub: It was distasteful and barbaric.
Jason Gideon: Who is this?
Unsub: No one else had to be hurt.
Jason Gideon: Call yourself "the Fisher King"?
Unsub: I told you there were rules.
Jason Gideon: I'm actually more interested in exactly how you got all those burns.
Unsub: Remember this next time you decide to step outside my instructions: Agent Greenaway did not have to die like that.


"Criminal Minds: Legacy (#2.22)" (2007)
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: We're going to provide a psychological profile of the man we're looking for. It contains some unusual, specific personality traits that someone out there is bound to recognize.
Jason Gideon: Which will make him relatively easy to locate. Long-lasting, negative impression he leaves on anyone he might meet.
Derek Morgan: We have a term for the killing behavior this unsub displays: cleaning house. Fixing what's wrong with the world.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He's deeply rationalized this behavior, and while he certainly knows the killing is wrong, he truly believes that he's doing the world a great service.
Derek Morgan: Ultimately, this type of unsub becomes a loner. There won't be too many people that can still tolerate him. Now, if he does have a relationship at all, the person will not be his equal. It'll be someone subservient to him.
Dr. Spencer Reid: He'll be... fastidious, tending toward obsessive-compulsive disorder, and he'll have an overwhelming sense of indignation towards the things that he's judged to be wrong. He wouldn't even consider the reasons why someone might disagree with him.
Detective One: He sounds like a real jagoff.
Derek Morgan: Exactly. Class "A" scumbag.
Emily Prentiss: Detective McGee started noticing the disappearances a year ago. The ubsub probably had a stressor at this time. The death of a family member, or someone who had some semblance of control over him. Right now, no one has control over him.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It's probable that he isn't currently working after this many victims and the devolution that it brings, a job just wouldn't leave him time to practice his true calling.
Capt. Wright: Which is...?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: A predator. A killing machine. By now, it's become all he thinks about.

Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: What's this?
Jason Gideon: It's genius
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: You have Chaplin on film?
Jason Gideon: My great-granddad was an accountant at one of the first movie studios
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: He lived in California?
Jason Gideon: No, no, no, Chicago. Essanay Studios, closed 1920. Back then, 4 out of 5 movies made in US were made in Chicago. They closed down, they let my grandfather take a... , eh, a couple of extra prints home
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: They "let" him?
Jason Gideon: Well, that's a family story, we're sticking to it


"Criminal Minds: P911 (#2.2)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: [voiceover] Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said "The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."

Dan Ash: Hey, I'm just a middleman here, okay? What can I do?
Jason Gideon: There's a little boy for sale on one of your sites. "What can I do" just isn't good enough!


"Criminal Minds: The Tribe (#1.16)" (2006)
Jennifer Jareau: Terra Mesa, New Mexico. Five dead, all from Mesa University. No signs of sexual assault, and no sign of theft.
Derek Morgan: Five nineteen-year-olds, minimal defensive wounds. One of them was impaled on a six-foot wooden pole.
Elle Greenaway: Who'd want to torture five college freshmen?
Derek Morgan: They weren't tied up and no one escaped?
Dr. Spencer Reid: No single unsub could've exerted this much control over so many people.
Elle Greenaway: So you think there were was more than two.
Jason Gideon: I think we're looking at a pack.
Jennifer Jareau: A pack?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Three or more that kill in unison. As in nature, the group dynamic dictates the pack's survival is dependent on their ability to hunt successfully.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: And as in nature, a pack will keep on killing until it runs out of prey or is stopped.
Elle Greenaway: Stopped by what?
Jason Gideon: A stronger pack.


"Criminal Minds: Revelations (#2.15)" (2007)
Jason Gideon: I don't understand: why can't we shut it down?
Penelope Garcia: Because I can't point his IP-address
Jason Gideon: Just remove it once he sends it
Penelope Garcia: It's the internet. Sir, once it out there, you can never take it back
Jason Gideon: Just like history: you can't undo anything


"Criminal Minds: In Name and Blood (#3.2)" (2007)
Rose: You get enough to eat, honey?
Jason Gideon: Oh, yeah.
Rose: Traveling?
Jason Gideon: Yeah.
Rose: Where you headed?
Jason Gideon: Nowhere in particular.
Rose: How will you know when you get there?
Jason Gideon: That's a good question... Rose. That's a very good question.


"Criminal Minds: Psychodrama (#2.4)" (2006)
Jason Gideon: You're okay?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: I was showing those trainees around the offices today. They all want to be in the BAU, you know. I told them what a great job it is and they even applauded when the tour was over
Jason Gideon: I heard
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: And I didn't really tell them the truth, I didn't tell them what it is like to spend your days in this hell
Jason Gideon: It's fun, Eh?
[... ]
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: It gets worse and worse with each case!
Jason Gideon: Save one life, we save the world
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Yeah! Oh, one thing I didn't tell the trainees
Jason Gideon: What's that?
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: You do not get paid enough!
Jason Gideon: You get that right!