Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: Philosopher Khalil Gibran wrote, "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars."
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."
Mary Clemensen: Do you want grapefruit or cranberry?
Frank Clemensen: Coffee
Mary Clemensen: Cranberry it is
Derek Morgan: You're okay?
Penelope Garcia: I am okay? Eh, let me see: I have got images of a girl being tortured burned inside my brain over this strain over this once carefree choice of music. I isolated 4 sources from one track and each one is more distorted that the next. So no, I am not okay, that is going to take a while!
Derek Morgan: Penelope, you know I appreciate your doings
Penelope Garcia: Thank you sugar, but right now even that doesn't feel good
Penelope Garcia: His credit card says Miami, but not all of his alibis check out. And you know if there is one loose thread, I will find it, I will pull it and destroy and completely unravel! A tout a l'heure!
Dr. Spencer Reid: Strange, in this case the abused actually became the abuser!
Penelope Garcia: That doesn't happen a lot?
Dr. Spencer Reid: One in eight
Penelope Garcia: We found the one
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.