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ERIN STRAUSS
Call in S.W.A.T., secure the perimeter, wait for him to come out.
DEREK MORGAN
Ma'am he's holding a woman inside.
ERIN STRAUSS
We don't know that for certain. We don't have probable cause.
AARON HOTCHNER
She's right.
ERIN STRAUSS
If he's got her he waits 48 hours, he's not gonna kill her yet.
DEREK MORGAN
He's changed the pattern of the dump sites, now he's changed how he abducts them. Do we really want to gamble that he's sticking to the rest of the model?
COP
So let's pound on the door! Maybe he'll panic.
AARON HOTCHNER
But he could spook just enough to kill her early.
EMILY PRENTISS
I want to go in alone. The boy's in the family room, he'll answer the door.
ERIN STRAUSS
No.
EMILY PRENTISS
We need to get invited in that door. He's looking for female authority figures. If he lets me in I can signal as soon I see anything that gives us cause.
ERIN STRAUSS
Technically you're not even in the FBI.
AARON HOTCHNER
All the better.
ERIN STRAUSS
She's interfering with a federal investigation!
EMILY PRENTISS
Well if I'm no longer in the FBI then you have no authority over me. I'm just a civilian knocking on a little boy's door.
DEREK MORGAN
Prentiss. [hands her a gun]
EMILY PRENTISS
Thanks.
AARON HOTCHNER
As soon as you have probable cause, give us the signal and get out of there.
EMILY PRENTISS
Okay.
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DR. SPENCER REID
Normally, you'd use a computer to examine all the combinations, but in this case it was faster just to write it all out longhand until I found the right code.
EMILY PRENTISS
[Poking Reid's cheek] He's so lifelike!
7
DR. SPENCER REID
[Watching Prentiss play with a wooden toy puzzle] What is that?
EMILY PRENTISS
It's called a 'star puzzle'. It's basically impossible to figure out.You have to put all of the pieces back together to form a perfect star. But the origin of it is, um, kind of a romantic tale. [She abandons the puzzle to explain as the rest of the team stops what they're doing to listen] There was this young prince who wanted to win the heart of the fairest maiden in the land, so he climbed to the top of the tallest tower in the kingdom and he caught a falling star for her. Unfortunately, he was so excited that he dropped it and it smashed into all of these pieces. So he frantically put it back together again to prove his undying love to her and he succeeded and they lived happily ever after.
DR. SPENCER REID
That doesn't make any sense.
EMILY PRENTISS
What do you mean?
DR. SPENCER REID
You can't catch a falling star. It would burn up in the atmosphere.
EMILY PRENTISS
Yeah, but it's not literal, Reid, it's a fable.
DR. SPENCER REID
But there's no moral. Uh, fables have morals.
EMILY PRENTISS
Okay, so it's just a romantic little story. [Reid picks up the pieces and begins assembling it] And the point is, it's basically impossible to do because you have to take all of those pieces and fit them together exactly - [Reid sets the completed star on the table] There's a lot to hate about you, Dr. Reid.
6
EMILY PRENTISS
Thank you.
DR. SPENCER REID
For what?
EMILY PRENTISS
For being you.
DR. SPENCER REID
Aw, thanks. I don't know how to be anyone else.
6
EMILY PRENTISS
He's so lifelike...
5
JJ
Nothing's happening.
REID
Shhh watch [the rocket launches, JJ and Garcia scream, and it hits Emily in the head]
EMILY PRENTISS
Ooh ow, what was that?
REID
Oh, I am so sorry Emily!
GARCIA
Don't you recognize a rocket when you see one?
REID
I was merely demonstrating a physics law. I didn't mean to..
EMILY PRENTISS
Ooh show me!
REID
Turn around.
EMILY PRENTISS
Turn around?
JJ
Yeah, he's not gonna show you how it's done.
REID
A magician never reveals his secrets.
EMILY PRENTISS
I thought you said this was physics?
REID
Physics...magic !
4
DEREK MORGAN
[looking at J.J. and Will kissing in the hallway with Prentiss and Reid] Well, finally.
EMILY PRENTISS
Mm. I thought she was never going to admit it. [walks away]
DR. SPENCER REID
Yeah, what's it been like, a year? [follows Prentiss]
DEREK MORGAN
Yeah, something like that. [walks away, opposite of Reid and Prentiss]
4
PENELOPE GARCIA
[quickly to Hotch via webcam] The kid is tech savvy sir, but fret not. I am tech savvier. Is that a word? That sounds like a word. If it is a word, I am it.
EMILY PRENTISS
D.C. time, Garcia.
PENELOPE GARCIA
[looks at the clock] 11:17 a.m.
EMILY PRENTISS
D.C. - decaf.
PENELOPE GARCIA
Oh, right. [turns webcam off]
3
EMILY PRENTISS
[touches Reid's face after he has wowed them yet again] He's just so life like...
3
DR. SPENCER REID
[after Hotch throws him a folder] What's this?
AARON 'HOTCH' HOTCHNER
You told me you were cleared to travel. You lied.
EMILY PRENTISS
Naughty boy.
DR. SPENCER REID
Uh, *no* I *didn't.* I *am* a doctor, so *technically* it wasn't a lie.
PENELOPE GARCIA
What was it then?
DR. SPENCER REID
Um... second opinion?
PENELOPE GARCIA
Hmm. You're my bitch now. [leaves the room as Morgan chuckles]