Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [Aaron is on a cell phone, trying desparately to get home, where Foyet is waiting and getting ready to kill Haley] Jack, hug your mom for me.
Jack Hotchner: [they embrace] Mama hugged me too tight.
Haley Hotchner: [she releases Jack] I'm sorry.
Jack Hotchner: [Jack sees Haley's tears] Why are you sad?
Haley Hotchner: [trying to smile and sound upbeat] I just love you so much!
Jack Hotchner: [Haley hugs Jack again] I gotta go... I'm working on a case.
Haley Hotchner: OK.
[Jack leaves the room, Foyet watches him]
The Reaper: He's so cute. He's like a little junior G Man.
[calls after Jack]
The Reaper: I'll be right out, Jackie-boy!
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Is he gone?
Haley Hotchner: [drying tears] Yes.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: You're so strong, Haley! You're stronger than I ever was!
Haley Hotchner: [Foyet comes up behind Haley, she's anxious] You'll hurry, right?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [fighting tears] I know you didn't sign on for this.
Haley Hotchner: [much more calm] Neither did you.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: I'm sorry for everything.
Haley Hotchner: [realizing she's about to die] Promise me that you will tell him how we met, and how you used to make me laugh.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Haley...
Haley Hotchner: He needs to know that you weren't always so serious, Aaron. I want him to believe in love, because it... it is the most important thing... but you need to show him. Promise me!
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: I promise.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [Hotch is on his way to his house after learning that Foyet has gotten to Haley and Jack... his cell phone rings, it's Haley] Foyet?
Haley Hotchner: [Foyet is with Haley] Aaron? You're OK?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [stunned by the irony... pauses] I'm fine.
Haley Hotchner: But... he said that... Oh, Aaron.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: He can hear us, right?
Haley Hotchner: Yes... I'm so sorry.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Haley... show him NO weakness... no fear.
Haley Hotchner: I know... Sam told me all about him. Is he, um...
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [quickly... he's lying] No... Sam is fine.
The Reaper: Aaron, Aaron, Aaron... is that why your marriage broke up? Because you're a liar?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Don't listen to him, Haley!
The Reaper: I have Sam's service phone right here. They sent out a mass text about his death. Take a look if you want.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: He's trying to scare you!
The Reaper: Did you even tell her what this was about? About the deal?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: He's just trying to make you angry.
The Reaper: Well she should be! She's gonna
[covers Jack's ears and lowers his voice]
The Reaper: D-I-E because of your inflated ego!
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Ignore him, Haley!
The Reaper: Oh sure, you don't want her to know this part, either.
The Reaper: You know, all he had to do was stop lookin' for me and you wouldn't be in this mess.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Don't react!
Haley Hotchner: What is he talking about?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [pauses] Tell Jack I need him working a case.
Haley Hotchner: What?
Haley Hotchner: Tell Jack I need him working a case!
Haley Hotchner: Jack, did you hear that?
Jack Hotchner: [comes to phone] Hi, Daddy.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [concluding his remarks in the investigation regarding George Foyet's death... he's talking about Haley's murder by Foyet to Strauss] ... and there was nothing that I could do for her. She was already...
Erin Strauss: [puts her glasses on and reads report, uncharacteristically choking back tears] She died fairly quickly... one of the wounds severed her aorta, and they don't think that she...
Erin Strauss: and they don't think she suffered much. Agent Hotchner, what do you think would have happened if George Foyet had gotten up from that floor? If you didn't kill him?
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [quietly] I don't have to think. I know that he would have tried to kill my son too.
Erin Strauss: That's good enough for me.
[turns recorder off and turns to other two investigators]
Erin Strauss: Any questions?
[both shake their heads]
Erin Strauss: Agent Hotchner, I'm so sorry for your loss. And, if you or your son need anything...
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: Thank you.
The Reaper: [Hotch has Foyet down and is beating him] You got me... I surrender. I surr...
[Hotch's beating intensifies as his own life flashes before his eyes... Morgan, Prentiss and Rossi enter, and Morgan restrains him]
Derek Morgan: HOTCH! HOTCH! He's dead! Hotch, stop! Come on, stop! It's over! It's over... it's OK... it's over, man.
[Hotch breaks down sobbing, then frees himself from Morgan's grip]
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [opening quotation, voiceover] "He who fights with monsters might take care, lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Frederich Nietzsche.
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner: [closing quotation, voiceover] Poet Haniel Long said "So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty."
Erin Strauss: [with false solicitude] Are you all right?
Penelope Garcia: [nervous and stammering] I'm just not comfortable with any of this. It's not OK.
Erin Strauss: [sits across from Penelope] What do you mean?
Penelope Garcia: In my opinion? Everyone is asking the wrong questions. Doesn't anyone care what The Reaper did to them? The people he hurt? All anyone seems to care about is... it just isn't right.
Erin Strauss: Do you think Agent Hotchner was acting... agitated or unreasonable?
Penelope Garcia: He... no. No! He... he was freaked out about his family... which, considering what happened, was perfectly reasonable.
Erin Strauss: [Strauss is questioning Rossi] Once the team located George Foyet's potential apartment, why didn't the BAU enter immediately?
[Rossi is looking down at his cell phone and ignoring the question]
Erin Strauss: Agent Rossi?
David Rossi: [clearly disinterested] Hmmm?
Erin Strauss: I asked you a question.
David Rossi: [holds up his cell phone] Gold is still going up. But knowing when to get out, that's the trick.
Erin Strauss: [irritated, shutting off recorder] What are you doing?
David Rossi: [disgusted] What's the point of all this, Erin? Why?
Erin Strauss: So this never happens again.
David Rossi: [contemptuously] There is nothing a bureaucrat can do to make sure that "something like this" never happens again.
Erin Strauss: So we just wait for the next bloodbath?
Erin Strauss: [Pretiss enters interrogation room where Strauss is waiting] Agent Prentiss.
Emily Prentiss: [snarling icily] Ma'am.
Erin Strauss: We understand that Agent Hotchner managed to separate himself from the rest of the team.
Emily Prentiss: [with sarcasm] He didn't "manage" to do that. When Marshall Kassmeyer was in the ambulance...
Erin Strauss: [interrrupting] ... Agent Hotchner volunteered to ride along...
Emily Prentiss: [interrupting back] ... to get answers before he lost consciousness.
Erin Strauss: Why didn't you go with him?
Emily Prentiss: It didn't seem necessary.
Erin Strauss: Did he tell you that?
Emily Prentiss: [angry] Is that what you're looking for? A way to blame this on him? What good could that possibly do?
Erin Strauss: Agent Hotchner was looking for an opportunity to separate himself from the team, and he found one.
Emily Prentiss: That isn't the truth!
Erin Strauss: He was desperate and he didn't want someone with a clear head to stop him.
Emily Prentiss: Is there a question in there somewhere?
The Reaper: [Aaron and Hotch are fighting, and Foyet pulls out a knife while Hotch is down] After I finish you, I'm gonna find that little bastard son of yours. And I'm gonna show him both of his dead parents! And I'm gonna tell him it was all your fault! And then I'm gonna
[Hotch strikes him in the calf]
The Reaper: ... OWW!
Dr. Spencer Reid: We felt that it would take too much time to get authorization for another operation
Erin Strauss: We?
Dr. Spencer Reid: All of us
Erin Strauss: Don't you mean agent Hotchner wanted that?
Dr. Spencer Reid: No, I mean all of us wanted that. I know what you're thinking and, I agree, it would be easy for us to blame him
Erin Strauss: Easy?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yeah, why not just say it's his fault and then we can all just forget about it. But, eh, the problem is I have an eidetic memory and that's not what happened
Penelope Garcia: He is creepy good
Dr. Spencer Reid: How good?
Penelope Garcia: He wiped his hard drive. Might have been in a hurry to leave, but whatever was on there he did not want us to see it
Derek Morgan: Garcia, tell me that you hacked in and you can rebuild it
Penelope Garcia: Watch me work, darling