4 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Minds, 'The Bond'

Inside Criminal Minds, 'The Bond'

1. Inside Criminal Minds, 'The Bond'

In "The Bond," we watched as the BAU searched for a motive—and an UnSub—when victims turned up in truck stop restrooms along highways throughout the South. Check out these behind-the-scenes facts from Show Writer Kim Harrison:
Not the typical script

2. Not the typical script

Harrison shared her inspiration for the episode with CBS.com: "I wanted to challenge a child/mother's need to bond—especially from the child's perspective, and [discuss] the lengths you'd go through to please your mother, even if she's a monster."
Episode throwback

3. Episode throwback

How well do you know your Criminal Minds episodes? "Bidwell Trucking," another name on Garcia's list of trucking companies, was named after Donnie Bidwell—the UnSub from Season Eight's "Carbon Copy."
Borrowing books

4. Borrowing books

In the episode, Flora is seen reading “Love’s Sweet Prince," a book featured in Season 10's “If the Shoe Fits." She is also shown with "Bare Reflections," a novel from Season 10's "Breath Play."
Did you notice that TV?

5. Did you notice that TV?

Harrison added a personal touch to this episode by giving a nod to her favorite game show. As a child, she loved watching The Price Is Right, so she subtly incorporated a game show that mirrored it on the TV in the visiting room.

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