- In "Harvested", the scene before the title credits seems, on first viewing, to be the UnSub stitching up a second victim after stealing a kidney from it. On second viewing, you know that he is actually stitching his father's corpse after putting the victim's kidney in it.
- Space Whale Aesop aside, this episode also has a "friends who pressure you into taking drugs are not really your friends" aesop. When the IRT finds the victim's missing friend, it turns out that he left the victim alone to be with a girl and did not care about him at any point after that.
- In "Iqiniso", Armand Smit calls South Africa a "godforsaken place" and says that he left it to protect his family. At first, it sounds like he is talking about Apartheid South Africa, but after his secret is exposed, you realize that it is democratic South Africa what he doesn't like. And where did he go to escape that place? Georgia.
- Which would make any modern Georgian go, "Dude, what the hell?"
Fridge / Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders