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Season: 2 Episode # 19 Original Air Date: March 21, 2007

Ashes and Dust

A serial arsonist who targets the homes of upper-middle-class families as they sleep is investigated. The BAU determines the arson victims are linked together through corporate development companies that have been accused of building on contaminated land.
Set in:
San Fransisco, CA
Best Moments Between Characters:
  • When Hotch stays with Charlotte Cutler until she dies.
  • When Gideon and Morgan hold Hotch back as he tries to enter a burning building to save Evan Abby.

Best Lines:
  • Garcia: "Brace yourselves. I'm going to teach you the meaning of L.U.S.T."
    Gideon: "Did she say lust?"
    Garcia: "I cross-referenced every known fact on the victims and I just found a website that links both Dennis Cutler and Mathew Jarvis' companies on a list of businesses guilty of L.U.S.T."
    Hotch: "I'm missing something."
    Garcia: "Leaking Underground Storage Tanks."
  • Gideon: "When he arrives, bring the fake bodies right past us nice and slow. I want him to get a good look."
    Lt. Vega: "Remind me never to play poker with you guys."
  • Vincent Styles: "What are you doing?"
    Evan Abby: "The right thing."
    Vincent Styles: "Why? You didn't know any of those people."
    Evan Abby: "Neither did you!"
  • Vincent Styles: "How do you plan to get out?"
    Evan Abby: (holding a cigarette lighter) "I don't."
  • Prentiss: "The EDF? The ecoterrorist group?"
    : "They aren't ecoterrorists. They're environmental activists."
  • Reid: "Statistically, 94% of all serial arsonists are male, 75% are white and few, if any, are ever caught."
    Prentiss: "Few? You don’t have a percentage?"
    Reid: "16%. Those 16% set 30 plus fires before they’re ever apprehended. I’m trying to be more conversational."
    Prentiss: "Oh. It’s not working."
  • Hotch: "I catch killers, I save lives, I'm a hero until my key hits my front door and then I'm just the father and the husband who is never there."
    Gideon: "Yeah, I got that one."
    Hotch: "Here's the thing, when I'm home, I'm in this silent panic because I know that I have to be as good as I can as fast as I can. Because any minute the phone is going to ring and my time is up. And that panic is exactly what I saw in Abby."
  • Reid: "He's like a drug addict, only fire's his drug. Each time an addict needs a fix, they need more of the drug to get off, so his crimes will most likely get much worse. It'd be almost impossible for him to quit without help."
  • Doctor: (of Charlotte Cutler) "I'm giving her as much painkiller as I can. She asked about her husband and son. She passed out again before I had to answer."
    Prentiss: "She doesn't know?"
    Doctor: "Whatever you tell her, she won't live long enough to know different. I'll be right back."
    Prentiss: "Did she just tell us to lie to a material witness?"
    Hotch: "No, she told us that we could."

The turning point in the investigation:
When they show Abby the pictures of the men coming out of his meeting and he identifies one man as the unsub, who Abby dies stopping (the unsub dies too).

Vincent Styles, an E.D.F. member.


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rcijeg Ashes and Dust 0 Jan 17 2011, 4:24 PM EST by rcijeg
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watching this episode now, when Hotch is at the bedside of the arson victim, BEST sad face I have seen in a long time!! love this charactor.
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