Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Criminal Minds Promo Pictures for the Season Finale 'Hit and Run '

Hotch (Thomas Gibson), Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) go up against a gang of serial killing bank robbers in Washington, D.C., as the team tries to negotiate the situation unfolding inside the bank and the stakes rise for them when one of their own becomes a hostages, on the two-hour seventh season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Izzy Rogers (guest star Tricia Helfer), one of a gang of serial killing bank robbers in holding up a Washington, D.C. tries to avoid capture by the BAU as the the team tries to negotiate the tense situation inside the bank, on the two-hour seventh season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Detective William LaMontagne Jr. (Josh Stewart) tries to negotiate with a gang of serial killing bank robbers in Washington, D.C. as the BAU team to diffuse the situation, on the two-hour seventh season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


  1. WTF. Will is the hostage? He is NOT a team member! I don't give a crap about will!!!

  2. I think some fans are taking the whole hostage situation way too seriously.
    It's just a way to create some temporary drama, and it's not unexpected since it's a season cliffhanger.
    No matter who is held hostage, we know the situation is going to be resolved quickly.

    I know some fans desperately want to see their favorite character in that position to create some good angst and good screen time for said character... but given how short lived the situation is going to be, who is held hostage isn't going to change things much in the end.
    We're not talking about a season long arc here.

    It does look like Will is the hostage, which is fine with me. As long as the situation stays somewhat realistic I'm all good.
    Will is a cop, which could easily explain why he would be here before the team even gets called in.

    And it doesn't mean we won't see the team members shine in their own way.

    As a Reid fan would I like to see Reid in that situation (seeing him working from inside the bank, the team being worried, Reid having to deal with the unsubs,...) ? Sure.
    But I won't mind seeing Reid simply contributing to the case from outside the bank too.

    I'm pretty sure the whole team will have good parts in this episode.

    Last thing, it's not the first time a summary is misleading : in 'Self-Fulfilling Prophecy' we were told a team member would be in danger. It ended up being Strauss, and I wouldn't exactly call her a 'team member'.
    So, for them to call Will 'one of their own' is not surprising.

  3. I second Anon #1. Who the hell cares about Will?

    So the big drama for the two-hour season finale is Will is in danger, and then JJ decides to marry him after all after she rescues him from the big bad serial killers holding him hostage? I am so not interested. *yawn*

  4. I have so missed Reid, Rossi and Hotch(as team leader, not boyfriend) this year. I think maybe everyone is missing their favourites a little this year because, if you think about it, this year had the least amount of term participation of any year of Criminal Minds.

  5. Notice, not a single picture of Reid. Just sayin.
    4 Morgan, 3 JJ, 2 Hotch, 2 Prentiss, 2 Will (?) and 1 Rossi

  6. I am interested. But, not directly because of Will. But, because of *JJ*. Because *she* cares about Will. For me, it follows the same principle as 100. Putting a team member's family in danger interests me because of how it affects the team member. I'm not telling anyone what to feel, but for me, caring about Will isn't necessary to caring about the story. Caring about *JJ* is, and how she's affected by it, and fortunately I do. I don't think I've ever seen JJ really lose it. Even at her most worried, I wouldn't categorize her demeanor as losing it before.

    "And it doesn't mean we won't see the team members shine in their own way."

    Exactly. Will being in danger doesn't necessarily mean the team will be sidelined. It doesn't even mean he'll get the major share of the screen time. Watching the team being excellent at what they do? Watching them care about one of their own, because it's personal for her? I find that's very interesting.

    And, I know it's the season finale and not a regular episode. But, even so, most of the episodes don't have a team member in danger but I still find them interesting. The way I see it, if people other than the team being in danger doesn't affect my interest level all through the season, it's not going to in the season finale.

  7. I am glad that no team member is in danger and I wish Will wouldn`t be in danger either. It makes the show a little too unrealistic and too much like fanfiction if one of the team or a family member are always in peril. What kind of highly qualified team are they if they manage to get themselves into trouble all the time.

  8. This may not be fanfiction, but it is fictional television and is supposed to be entertaining and having beloved characters in peril or people they care about in peril is appealing drama to many. It's not supposed to be realistic and I doubt millions would tune in to watch a realistic depiction of a real life BAU team. I don't think you can nitpick at the things you want to call unrealistic when you're willing to buy the unrealistic world the show offers us in the first place. Reid is unrealistic. A Unit Chief in $3,000 suits is unrealistic. Garcia is unrealist. The jet is unrealistic. It'd be a pretty boring show without all of these urealistic things though so I'm okay with the majority of what they do. It's when they attempt to sell the unrealistic in the world they've created for us (see Garcia in kevlar talking down an unsub for reference purposes) that I kind of feel like my head might explode.

  9. I do not have a problem with team members or their friends or family in danger now and again. But it should be the exception. And we just had Morgan`s cousin as a victim, JJ was already in a dangerous situation this season, Hotch was in a fight, in episode 3 an armed unsub was in the BAU building and a few episodes later Rossi`s ex-wife died. That is for me enough personal drama for one season. The problem I have is that if it happens too often that team members are victims, specially if it is the same team members too often, then I do not really care anymore. The exception makes it special and "enjoyable". But who knows? Maybe I enjoy Will in danger and a distraught JJ. And yes, Garcia talking down an unsub was a really silly storyline.

    An afterthought: I would have liked if they had dealt with Rossi`s ex-wife death differently. She died and an episode later one or two team members asked how he was coping and that was it. IMO they should, when they create drama situations for a team member show more of the aftermath of it. That is lacking this season. Even the Prentiss/Doyle story was more or less ignored. Instead they obviously create drama now for the next character JJ. Less drama storylines , more about the aftermath would make a better show FOR ME.

  10. To sf81387

    I completely agree with you, not every aspect of this show needs to mirror real life.

    For starters, if the show needed to mirror real life the BAU team would almost never be confronted to physical situations. They wouldn't take part in raids, they wouldn't physically chase the unsubs, they wouldn't be the ones who would physically apprehend them,...
    We know the real FBI agents who work as 'profilers' are rarely confronted with physical situations.

    And the team members probably wouldn't be as good looking as they are.

    Your comment about Hotch's suit made me laugh. But the suits certainly fit the character, it's almost a part of who Hotch is (at work).
    They have been a few people like Reid in the real world (or close to at least) - of course we're talking about exceptions (it's like one in a billion) - but I couldn't see someone like Reid wanting to work at the FBI in real life.
    But I'm certainly glad he's part of the team and I would never want the writers to downplay his genius or abilities.

    While they're apparently in the FBI technical analysts as good as Garcia, some of the things she does with a computer are not always realistic (in terms of speed at least). I'm remembering "Lo-Fi" here and how Garcia downloaded the videos of 4468 cameras in a matter of seconds on her computer (to run facial recognition). Even with a very good computer it certainly takes more time than that.

    About characters being in peril, when it's done right I can certainly enjoy it too.
    I'm just trying to not to get too worked up about the whole hostage situation.
    As long as the situation stays realistic (meaning sticks with the rules established by the Criminal Minds universe) I'll probably be okay with what they came up with for that episode.
    Just like you, the scene where Garcia played hostage negotiator in "Hope" with JJ giving her pointers certainly didn't convince me.

    Let's hope this time we're treated to something different.

  11. As much as I have enjoyed Criminal Minds over the years, many of the plots these last few seasons have been ho-hum. The killers either a murderer of one or two (local PD's/detectives would take care of their own local murders in such cases - the FBI would rarely be called in for a couple of local murders! As well as some of the killers have been over-the-top. NOT realistic at all. They wasted Tim Curry as a drug addled freak instead of using his fabulous acting abilities to make him something of a more understated but deadly killer. The villians are more and more comic-book as the series has progressed. And the most frustrating thing is the plots that go no-where such as Reid's headaches with no cause that suddenly disappear. Get with the program and give us some bad guys who aren't soaking-wet cardboard cut-outs of villians from bad movies of the ninteen-forties please!!

  12. I don't think will is the hostage, though I could be wrong. I think the picture could be misleading. No pics of Reid? What if HE is the hostage? And why was there a twitpic showing Garcia in a Kevlar? I think there's a lot of stuff we don't know. I may be a bit annoyed if Will is the hostage...it will turn into a JJ episode, and, as much as I LOVE JJ...it's Emily's last episode. If we don't get some good Emily scenes, I will be upset. At least she won't be the hostage, though. That would be LAME. Oh well. Guess I have to wait till May 16, eh? I'm sure I will like it....CM is my OBSESSION!!

  13. I love JJ, and it's probably her and Will getting married, which is great. But I agree with "Anonymous" before me...There had better be a lot of good Prentiss scenes, we need a good ending for her at least. I hope Will isn't the hostage, even though he might be...We're probably going to have a lot of him and JJ anyway. Reid/Matthew Gray Gubler is my favorite, so I'm fine if he is the hostage...It's been a long time since "Revelations," and I'd be ok with him being hostage because it means more screen time (<3!) and sort of makes up for not explaining the whole headache thing...I mean, so is he going to be schizo or not?! As long as being hostage doesn't make him seem weak or incapable, I'm voting for him. Plus, he and Emily are so close, and it'd be nice if they had a moment in her last episode...
    God I love Criminal Minds...

  14. I believe that it will be Will who is held hostage. i know hes not one of the profiler but come on the pictures lead towards that, also as for the supposed wedding my best guess is that its jj and Will cause they have been engagged for ages


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