Emily Prentiss: [closing quote, voiceover] "Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." - Ayn Rand.
Derek Morgan: Garcia, what do we got on Cyrus?
Penelope Garcia: Um... we've got bupkis. It's like the guy never cast a shadow on the known universe. However, his predecessor, Leo Cane, is doing a seventeen year stretch at Dearfield Federal Prison. Apparently, Libertarians do not like paying taxes.
Derek Morgan: Seventeen years for tax evasion?
Penelope Garcia: Oh, no. That would be two years for tax evasion and fifteen for going after four IRS agents with a Louisville Slugger.
Dr. Spencer Reid: [opening quote, voiceover] "To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly." - Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Cyrus: Savages, they call us, because our manners differ from theirs.
Nancy Lunde: We didn't come here to hear you cite scripture, Mr. Cyrus.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Actually, it's Benjamin Franklin.
Dr. Spencer Reid: You're using solar power?
Benjamin Cyrus: Yeah, we're completely self-sufficient. Electricity, food, water. Ben Franklin said, "God helps those that helps themselves." You look surprised.
Dr. Spencer Reid: No, uh, impressed, actually.
Benjamin Cyrus: Thank you.
Dr. Spencer Reid: For what?
Benjamin Cyrus: For admitting that.
Aaron Hotchner: I know I can't go in there.
David Rossi: [nods] I'm going.
Aaron Hotchner: If something happens to Prentiss or Reid, I... I don't know...
David Rossi: You're not alone.
Emily Prentiss: Hey.
Dr. Spencer Reid: [looks up from his book] Hey.
Emily Prentiss: [pulls Reid's book down and takes his hands] Hey, I need you to listen to me. What Cyrus did to me is not your fault. It was my decision. And I would do it again. Do you hear me?
[after a moment, Reid gives an uncertain smile]
Emily Prentiss: Thank you.
Aaron Hotchner: Dave, they've left the choice of negotiators up to me.
David Rossi: I taught most of the hostage negotiation unit. You want a recommendation?
Aaron Hotchner: I'm making you the lead negotiator.
David Rossi: Me?
Aaron Hotchner: Why go to the students when I have the teacher?
David Rossi: Because the teacher is emotionally involved. So is the agent in command.
Aaron Hotchner: I know I am. This is a unique situation. We have two agents who could affect the outcome on the inside.
David Rossi: True, but I can't be objective; I know them too well!
Aaron Hotchner: This outcome depends as much on our ability to predict the moves of Prentiss and Reid as Cyrus. That's why you're the best man for the job!
David Rossi: Assuming that Reid and Prentiss are still in a condition to make moves!
Aaron Hotchner: I know how bad this is; that's why I want you doing the talking.
David Rossi: All right.
David Rossi: No one's going to try to force you out of here, trust me.
Benjamin Cyrus: Trust is earned.
David Rossi: It is.
Announcer: This is a special report from La Plata County, Colorado.
Reporter: We're reminded of Jim McKay's words from Munich: "Our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized." Let's hope it's not the latter as we wait to hear the fate of the women, children, and FBI agents inside the building.
Christopher Cole: I don't understand. Why did you let them go?
Dr. Spencer Reid: They weren't prepared to do what needs to be done.
Christopher Cole: You're not one of us! You don't know what it takes to be prepared!
Benjamin Cyrus: Listen to him.
Benjamin Cyrus: Tell him.
Dr. Spencer Reid: They failed the test. They... they had a chance to prove their faith when Cyrus told them that they'd sacrificed themselves for God, but instead they showed they weren't worthy. That's why he wants the media to bear witness to your true final act of sacrifice.
Christopher Cole: How do you know that?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I'm always looking for signs of things to come.
David Rossi: Reid's talking to us. He wants a sign when we're coming in. He's telling us this is it! Time has run out! We've got to go in!
Dr. Spencer Reid: Jeremiah 29.11: "'I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to bring you hope and a future.'" Is blowing yourself up part of the prosperous future that God wants?
Benjamin Cyrus: You think you know the Word better than I?
Dr. Spencer Reid: No, no. I'm just demonstrating that you can use the Bible to manipulate anything.
Benjamin Cyrus: Matthew 10.24: "Do not suppose that I have come to the earth to bring peace. I did not come to bring peace but a sword."