Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles. - Charlie Chaplin
Criminal Minds - 2x22 - Legacy
REID: I was winning.
PRENTISS: Actually, he would have had you on three.
REID: Look at me, without a gun on my belt I look like a teacher’s assistant.
GIDEON: You’re not worried about how you look.
REID: Hotch told me that when he came to the BAU you told him he didn’t need a gun to kill somebody.
GIDEON: Well, the only truly effective weapon we have is our ability to do the one thing they can’t.
REID: Which is what?
GIDEON: Empathize. They dehumanize their victims, we humanize the killers.
REID: You’re just saying that to convince me I don’t need to carry a gun.
GIDEON: I don’t care if you carry a gun or not. The deadliest weapon we have is a thorough and accurate profile.
REID: Of course you believe that.
GIDEON: The Footpath Killer, he had a shotgun to the back of my head. I’m here, he’s not.
GIDEON: Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
REID: Samuel Beckett.
MORGAN: Try not. Do or do not.
GIDEON: He’s a hero.
REID: The exact same thing happened with the Goetz New York subway shooting in the early eighties.
GIDEON: You weren’t even born.
REID: I read a lot.
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