Some say he’s part of the backwoods Appalachian population, others say he’s a confederate holdout trying to start a second civil war to turn brother against brother, but the one thing they all could agree upon is if you go into a darkened bathroom and you chant “I hate the mountain man” three times, he’ll pop up behind you and kill you the next time you hear Lynyrd Skynyrd on the radio. 

Season 9 episode 20, “Blood Relations” (directed by Matthew Gray Gubler) [1/?]

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another, it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
—  Buddha. Said by Jennifer Jareau. Season 6 Episode 1. Criminal Minds quote of the day. 
I ship them hardcore tho 😍
  • Derek Morgan: It sucks, doesn't it?
  • Penelope Garcia: What?
  • Derek Morgan: Just knowing that we couldn't have done any of this without you.
  • Penelope Garcia: [scoffing laugh] Yeah, pretty much.
  • Derek Morgan: I'm proud of you, Penelope. Despite everything that happened, you came back... and you got the job done.
  • Penelope Garcia: The sight of blood used to make me run away. And two nights ago I ran towards it.
  • Derek Morgan: It means you're changing into someone stronger than you realize. You cared enough to risk your own life to try and save someone else.
  • Penelope Garcia: Yeah, but... what's the difference between being strong and being jaded? I'm scared, Derek. I don't want to lose who I am just so I can do this job.
  • Derek Morgan: We are in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I know you see that, don't you?
  • Penelope Garcia: Yeah.
  • Derek Morgan: Then we have nothing to worry about. It's who you are, baby girl. You see the beauty in everything and everyone no matter where you go. That part of you is never gonna change, and I won't let it.
  • Penelope Garcia: I don't need you to protect me.
  • Derek Morgan: Tough. I think I'm gonna stay on the job a little while longer.
  • Penelope Garcia: Yeah?
  • Derek Morgan: Mm-hmm.
  • Penelope Garcia: How much longer?
  • Derek Morgan: Every day of my life.
  • Penelope Garcia: I kind of love you, Derek Morgan.
  • Derek Morgan: I kinda love you, Penelope Garcia.


Then I think about how scared you must be, how you’re in some dark place all alone, but you’re not alone, okay? You are not alone. We are in that dark place with you. We are waving flashlights and calling your name. So if you can see us, come home. But if you can’t, then, then you stay alive, because we’re coming.
—  Penelope Garcia to Emily Prentiss, Lauren, Criminal Minds