Prentiss: Sir, I've decided to resign from the FBI, effective immediately. Hotchner: I don't understand. Prentiss: I'm taking a foreign service exam. With my connections, I stand a good chance of landing in the state department.
Hotchner: I think Strauss came to you and asked for dirt on me. Prentiss: Why would she do that? Hotchner: I think if you have your eyes on top leadership at the FBI, you want to know who might stand in your way. Prentiss: And... what could I have told her? Hotchner: That one of my agents might have murdered a suspect in cold blood. Or another might have a serious drug problem which I didn't report, and if Strauss had any evidence, my career would be over. I think she put you on our team and expected something in return. And to your credit, you quit. Rather than whisper in her ear.
Hotchner: If your ready bag isn't here, packed, I won't bug you anymore. If it is, I want you on that plane with me. One more case. Prentiss: I already turned in my badge and my gun. Hotchner: That's just hardware.
Hotch: Garcia,I need a list of parents from the Wauwatosa school district, eliminating any two-parent households or any fathers holding white collar jobs that aren't labor management. Garcia: You'll see it flying over the transom momentarily. Hotch: And one more thing – the glitches in the transfers and resignations stop now. Garcia: Uh... yes, sir. Hotch: And, Garcia... Garcia: Yes? Hotch: Thank you.
Prentiss: Is it weird I'm glad to be back? Hotch: I'll make sure it stays official.
Strauss: How's she doing? Hotch: She's gonna be ok. Strauss: You know, I can't officially approve of how this transpired, right? Hotch: No. The arrest was clean. It would be a mistake to break up this team. Strauss: None of you will ever move up the chain of command. You know that. Hotch: Why would I ever want to leave the B.A.U.?
Morgan: Hotch. You mean that? You're not gonna leave us? Hotch: I don't know. I gotta talk to Haley.
"Spencer, I knew it would be you who came to the cabin to check on me. I'm sorry the explanation couldn't be better. And I'm sorry it doesn't make more sense. But I've already told you, I just don't understand any of it anymore..."
Waitress: You travelin'? Gedeon: Yeah. Waitress: Where you headed? Gedeon: Nowhere in particular. Waitress: How will you know when you get there? Gedeon: That's a good question... Rose. A very good question.
"I guess I'm just looking for it again. For the belief I had back in college. The belief I had when I first met Sarah and it all seemed so right. The belief in happy endings.
--- Writer: Chris Mundy Director: Edward Allen Bernero
Star: Joe Mantegna as Senior SSA David Rossi A.J. Cook as SSA Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau Paget Brewster as SSA Emily Prentiss Matthew Gray Gubler as SSA Dr. Spencer Reid Thomas Gibson as Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner Shemar Moore as SSA Derek Morgan Kirsten Vangsness as Analyst Penelope Garcia
Guest Star: Meredith Monroe as Haley Hotchner Eddie Cibrian as Joe Smith Jane Atkinson as Section Chief Erin Strauss Gordon Clapp as Detective Wolynski Yvonne Jung as Claire Chandler Canterbury as David Smith