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Season 4, Episode 14
Air date February 11, 2009
Written by Dan Dworkin
Jay Beattie
Directed by Anna Foerster
"Zoe's Reprise"

"Cold Comfort" is the fourteenth episode of Season Four of Criminal Minds.

Summary Edit

The mother of an abducted woman works with the BAU to capture a serial killer. The team is also assisted by a shady psychic, who Rossi believes is a fake.

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Bookend Quotes Edit

  • Jennifer Jareau: "...and so all the night tide, I lie down by the side, of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride. In the sepulcher there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea." Edgar Allan Poe
  • David Rossi: "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." Stuart Chase

Trivia Edit

  • "Cold comfort" is a phrase that means "poor or inadequate consolation".
  • The names Roderick Gless and Stanley Usher are a possible reference to Roderick Usher, a character in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, who is also the source of the quote used at the beginning of the episode.
  • In one scene, a delivery truck parked in an alleyway has a sign reading Bernero Linen Supply, as a reference to executive producer Edward Allen Bernero.

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