Dr. Stan Howard: Is it worse than you thought?
Dr. Stan Howard: It's worse than I thought.
Aaron Hotchner: [opening quote, voiceover] The Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu once wrote "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still."
Aaron Hotchner: [closing quote, voiceover] Eleanor Roosevelt once said "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
Emily Prentiss: So Hotch is even more intense now that Gideon's gone.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yeah, I've noticed.
Emily Prentiss: Do you think that's gonna change?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I certainly think we'll find out.
Emily Prentiss: What about you? You okay?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Oh, I'm- I'm great.
Emily Prentiss: Do you want to talk about it?
Dr. Spencer Reid: What's there to talk about, really?
Emily Prentiss: Gideon.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Oh, no. He, uh- he left a letter explaining everything. Just like my dad did when he abandoned me and my mom.
Emily Prentiss: He addressed it to you.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yeah, yeah. You know, Gideon stood toe to toe with some of the... the sickest people on this planet. I think that took a lot of courage, right?
Emily Prentiss: Yeah.
Dr. Spencer Reid: So, why'd he do this? It's addressed to me, but I'm- I'm not- I'm not the only one that he abandoned.
Emily Prentiss: But why is it addressed to you? I think you need to read that letter again.
Dr. Spencer Reid: I have an eidetic memory, Emily.
Emily Prentiss: Ah, yeah, I know, and an IQ of 187, but what do you remember about your father?
Dr. Spencer Reid: What do you mean?
Emily Prentiss: Well, he gave you ten years before he left, and yet you've erased all those memories. And it's too painful, I get it. But then Gideon leaves. I think you need to read that letter again, and ask yourself why, of all the people he walked away from, did he only explain himself to one person: you.
Derek Morgan: I, um... can't sleep.
Aaron Hotchner: Want me to turn off the light?
Derek Morgan: No. I wouldn't be able to sleep.
Aaron Hotchner: What's the matter?
Derek Morgan: What's the matter with you, Hotch? You're sitting here doing work when you'd normally take a break. Please don't tell me it's about Gideon leaving.
Aaron Hotchner: You know, we made a deal a long time ago not to profile each other.
Derek Morgan: Am I wrong? You know, Hotch, today was a huge, huge victory for all of us. I mean, I never thought I'd say this, but... we're doing just fine without Gideon. Hotch. What's keeping you up tonight?
Aaron Hotchner: Haley's left. And I don't know if she's coming back.
Dr. Spencer Reid: [Morgan pushes several buttons in stuck elevator] Don't! Stop it! Don't!
Derek Morgan: Why? What's problem?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Don't do that.
Derek Morgan: Why not?
Dr. Spencer Reid: 'Cause, there are six elevator related death per year with making ten thousands injuries required hospitalization. Chill out.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It hit me Morgan freaked out when he got stuck in the elevator.
Emily Prentiss: Got stuck in elevator?
Derek Morgan: I freaked?
Dr. Spencer Reid: That's not important. Here's what it is.