17 Quotes That Made Us Fall in Love With Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds

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When he's realistic.

1. When he's realistic.

"That makes no sense. You can't catch a falling star, it would burn up in the atmosphere." 

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When he stares death in the face.

2. When he stares death in the face.

"You should see what comes up when you type 'death' into a search engine." 


“Plain Sight” - Season 1, Episode 4
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When he proves he's a genius.

3. When he proves he's a genius.

"I don't believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, and can read 20,000 words per minute. Yes, I'm a genius." 


“Extreme Aggressor” - Season 1, Episode 1
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When he reminds us he's a doctor.

4. When he reminds us he's a doctor.

Garcia: "You lied."
Reid: "No I didn't, I am a doctor, so technically it wasn't a lie."
Garcia: "What was it then?"
Reid: "Umm ... second opinion." 



“Reckoner” - Season 5, Episode 3
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When he's behind the times.

5. When he's behind the times.

"What's Twilight?"


“The Performer” - Season 5, Episode 7
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When he makes fun of himself.

6. When he makes fun of himself.

"Look at me. Without a gun I look like a teacher's assistant!"


“L.D.S.K.” - Season 1, Episode 6
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When he stands up for Star Trek.

7. When he stands up for Star Trek.

"Actually, there aren't that many scientific errors in Star Trek, especially considering how long ago it was made. There are certain improbabilities, but not that many outright errors."


“The Popular Kids” Season 1, Episode 10
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When he knows he deserves a reward.

8. When he knows he deserves a reward.

"I got shot in the leg and I don't get any cookies." 


“Haunted” - Season 5, Episode 2
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When he's sure of himself.

9. When he's sure of himself.

Morgan: "What makes you feel confident?"
Reid: "Statistics."



“52 Pickup” - Season 4, Episode 9
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When he sets the record straight.

10. When he sets the record straight.

"Actually, [candles] were originally used to protect the birthday celebrant from demons for the coming year. As a matter of fact, down to the fourth century, Christianity rejected the birthday celebration as a pagan ritual." 


“The Popular Kids” Season 1, Episode 10
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When he's honest.

11. When he's honest.

"I never have any normal fans."


“Masterpiece” - Season 4, Episode 8
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When he scientifically adjusts idioms.

12. When he scientifically adjusts idioms.

"Actually, it's more like we're looking for a needle in a pile of needles. A needle would stand out in a haystack." 


“Plain Sight” - Season 1, Episode 4
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When he flexes his literary muscles.

13. When he flexes his literary muscles.

"Do you mind if we swing by a bookstore? I want to re-read 'Empty Planet' before we meet with the author. I haven't read it since I was six." 


“Empty Planet” - Season 2, Episode 8
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When he has a sweet tooth.

14. When he has a sweet tooth.

Reid: (wakes up in hospital) "Are you eating jello?"
Morgan: "Hey kid." (to hallway) "
Hey Doc. He's awake."
Reid: (to Morgan) "Is there any more jello?"


“Amplification” Season 4 Episode 24
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When he takes responsibility for a good deed.

15. When he takes responsibility for a good deed.

"I totally saved your life. And I'm pretty certain it was caught on tape." 


“Derailed” - Season 1, Episode 9
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When he teases us.

16. When he teases us.

"I'm about to get naked so they can scrub me down. Is that something you really wanna see?"


“Amplification” Season 4 Episode 24
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When he jokes with Chief Aaron

17. When he jokes with Chief Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner.

"Hotch, I was a 12-year-old prodigy in a Las Vegas public high school.  You kick like a nine-year-old girl."


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