Strauss: I believe you are no longer effective in your post. I am questioning your ability to lead your team.
Strauss: It's time for Agent Hotchner's career to come to an end. Agent Prentiss,you're going to help me make that happen.
"I knew it would be you who came to the cabin to check on me. You must be frightened. I apologize for that. I never meant to cause you any pain. And I also never envisioned writing this letter. I've searched for a satisfactory explanation for what I'm doing. All I've come up with is... a profiler needs to have solid footing. I - I don't think I do anymore. The world confuses me. The cruelty, the indifference, the tragedy. When my dear friend Sarah was murdered, it tore a hole in me. And I truly believe the way I handled the pain was to get back to our work as quickly as possible. Get on to helping somebody else until I could handle Sarah's murder. Work through it. Remember the first case we had after? It was on a college campus."
Gideon (V.O.) : You see, I met Sarah at college, on a campus just like that one, 31 years ago. Campuses are supposed to be places of life and excitement. They're supposed to be about the future, figuring out who you are and who you're gonna be. They're supposed to be about dreams, not nightmares. They're supposed to be about hope. I just apparently don't understand the world anymore.
Gideon (V.O.) : All homicide scenes are tragic, but when the victim is someone young, their life ripped away before they've even had a chance to live.
Gideon (V.O.): In this line of work, I was afraid I would lose the ability to trust. But I realized I can't really look at anyone without seeing their death. And as bad as losing faith in humanity seems, losing your faith in happy endings is much worse.
Gideon (V.O.) : How many victims have we seen? How many crime scenes? Hundreds? A thousand? Pictures, families, victims, both alive and dead. I was always able to stay objective, to stay at arm's length. Now all I see is Sarah in them.
Nathan: You wouldn't do that,would you? A Girl: What? Nathan: Make a baby with somebody and then take her away. A Girl: No. No. Nathan: You swear? A Girl: What? Nathan: Swear to me. A Girl: I swear. Nathan: You're not a liar, are you? A Girl: No. Nathan: My ex-wife is a liar. A Girl: Um, this is my parking lot. Nathan: I'll drive you to your car. A Girl: It's ok. Nathan: No,the entrance is right around the block. A Girl: Please. Nathan: Don't argue with me!
Morgan: Nathan Tubbs! Hands where I can see 'em! Hands where I can see them!
Gideon (V.O.) : Nathan Tubbs - he was easy. There was a time in my career when I would have asked the question I should have asked. The worst trap for a profiler to fall into is pride, forgetting that for all your skills, profiling is just a tool.
Gideon (V.O.) : They believed in us. Believed in me. The way Sarah believed in me. And, as with Sarah, I feel that I led them right to the slaughter.
Gideon (V.O.) : Was I even doing there? How many times have I told you that a profiler cannot do the job if the mind is unfocused? If anything is going on in your personal life that would cloud your judgment. My mind has never been more unfocused than it was on that campus.
別の可能性。ネイサンに仲間がいたのか。彼の非強調的で反社会的な性格からすれば、仲間がいるような可能性は極めて低い。Kenneth Bianchiの様に、全くの他人を犯人に仕立て上げている可能性もある。あの手紙のメッセージ。"I'm still out there." 犯人はネイサンという男に何かを求めているのだとギディオン。しかし、結局ネイサンは釈放。ギディオンは監視カメラの映像を要請した。彼が犯人である可能性はまだ消えてはいない。
Gideon (V.O.) : Two more dead. Was it a price that needed to be paid? Is death ever worth it? Was the world always this gray? Is it only in the movies that it's black and white? Is that just an illusion? I used to know. I used to understand my place, my direction, where I was headed.
Gideon (V.O.) : Profiling requires belief. Belief in the profile. Belief in yourself. After sarah, I no longer trust myself at home. But after Tubbs, I no longer trust myself in the field. And without that, I have nothing.
Gideon (V.O.) : And that was the last domino. The death of that girl. Hotch being suspended over something that was my fault. I said at the beginning of this letter that I knew it would be you to come up here. I'm sorry the explanation couldn't be better. And I am so sorry that it doesn't make more sense, but I've already told you I just don't understand any of it anymore. I'm sorry.
--- Director: Gloria Muzio Writers: Jeff Davis, Chris Mundy
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: Shawn Michael Patrick as Det. Jim Griffith Jayne Atkinson as Section Chief Erin Strauss Moira Squier as Sarah Vince Grant as Nathan Tubbs Shelly Cole as Anna Begley)