|Sgt. Harrison Scott|
One of Criminal Minds very own must bid farewell to a dear friend. While many of you already have heard the news, we, the Knights and Ladies of the Criminal Minds Round Table blog, wanted to express our condolences to Joe Mantegna and the family of Meshach Taylor, on Meshach's passing after a long fought battle with cancer. Our hearts and prayers go out to all.
Through Joe and their off screen friendship, Meshach was brought on board Criminal Minds to portray Rossi's friend and former Marine Sgt. Harrison Scott. Meshach gave us a powerful portrayal of the often times sad conditions that our returning veterans experience; especially those from the Vietnam Era. His performance was inspiring as well as heartfelt, the friendship between Joe and Meshach clearly visible in each scene they shared. We are lucky too, that we got to have some closure for Sgt. Scott in the Season 9 episode "The Road Home", which turned out to be Meshach last onscreen job. Again Joe, and Meshach allowed their long time off screen friendship to bind the characters together even more.
The sky will shine a bit brighter from now on with Meshach’s Star having joined so many others who have come before him. Rest in Peace.
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