Saturday, October 1, 2011

From Buddy TV: 'Criminal Minds' Spoilers

The team is reunited and on the trail of some nasty serial killers again this season on Criminal Minds. But more complicated than tracking down their nasty targets might be the emotional fallout from Prentiss' (Paget Brewster) staged death. The show's seventh season promises to roll up its sleeves and really explore the outside lives and connections between our favorite crime fighters. What does this mean for the BAU team? It looks like there might be some bumpy times ahead.

Beware, Criminal Minds spoilers ahead! This is your last chance to turn back!

An Ex Comes Back Into the Picture

Agent David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) has been married a grand total of three times. It's something the character has often joked about, particularly to old friend Hotch (Thomas Gibson). Now it looks like Rossi's romantic past will become his present this season when one of his ex-wives turns up for a visit.

The first of Rossi's three leading ladies will pop up in a two episode arc this season. She'll be played by the lovely Isabella Hofmann from Homicide Life on the Street. Why the sudden reappearance? It looks like Rossi's starter wife finds herself in a bit of trouble. Who better to turn to than an ex-husband in the FBI?

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Criminal Minds Episode Thread for 7.02 'Proof' Beware of SPOILER

Here you can discuss the Criminal Minds episode 7.02 'Proof' starring Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook and Kirsten Vangsness and written by Janine Sherman Barrois.

"The BAU is called to rural Oklahoma when women are being murdered after being blinded with sulfuric acid solution. Meanwhile, Reid treats JJ and Prentiss with deliberate disregard as he tries to deal with their deception regarding Prentiss's fake death."

Criminal Minds beat X-Factor once again in total viewership

 From CBS


"CSI" Wins At 10:00 PM, Topping "Revenge" in Viewers,

Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Criminal Minds" Averages More Viewers Than "X-Factor" For the Second Consecutive Week

"Survivor:  South Pacific" Steady Against "X-Factor" and Comedy Competition

            CBS won Wednesday in viewers as Criminal Minds finished ahead of "X-Factor" in viewers while CSI took over demo leadership at 10:00 PM, topping "Revenge" in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sept. 28.

SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC was first in adults 25-54 (4.3/11), tied for first in households (6.3/10, with FOX), second in viewers (10.46m, -230,000 viewers behind FOX) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09).

At 9:00PM, Criminal Minds was first in households (7.8/12) and viewers (12.62m) while averaging 4.6/10 in adults 25-54 and 3.6/09 in adults 18-49.

At 10:00PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION was first in households (7.3/12), viewers (11.64m), adults 25-54 (3.8/09) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

CBS won the 10:00PM hour for the third straight night in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

For the night, CBS was first in households (7.1/11), viewers (11.58m), second in adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (3.3/09, with ABC).

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TV Guide - AJ Cook: It Makes Sense for JJ to Become a Profiler

Now that A.J. Cook is back on Criminal Minds, she has one goal: to get beat up.

"I have volunteered to get beat up! I want to get into a really bad fight this year," she tells "I'm like, 'Everyone else has gotten the crap beaten out of them! It's JJ's turn!'"

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Criminal Minds Scoop From TvGuide SPOILER

Are JJ and Will still together on Criminal Minds? — Lisa

ADAM: You all want to know what she meant by "It's a long story," right? The good news: She and her baby-daddy are still together. The better news: to read more go to TvGuide

Criminal Minds: The Cartoons

For the fun of it here is a Criminal Minds cartoon: Team's Presentation made by HDodream

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Thomas Gibson on The Talk

Monday, September 26, 2011

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 7 - 701. It Takes A Village - Review

The Lords and Ladies of the Criminal Minds Roundtable loved It Takes A Village so much, we had to have a jousting contest to see who would win the honor of writing a review of the Season 7 premiere episode.

The two lucky winners have penned the following reviews. We hope you enjoy them!

Review #1:

Happy Criminal Minds fans rejoice! Criminal Minds had their highly anticipated Season 7 premier this past week. The build-up to Wednesday night’s episode had the fandom all worked up. We knew that we were getting AJ Cook’s Jennifer Jareau and Paget Brewster’s Emily Prentiss back on our team. The questions were how were they going to pull this off and how would it impact the team.

Erica Messer’s script wove an intricate story of how the team was brought back together. Telling the story in both present tense and flashbacks she was able to pull it all together into one cohesive story. The team told the story of what happened as they faced a Senate Inquiry Committee because the BAU went on a manhunt single-handedly; crossing jurisdictions and bypassing proper protocols with other agencies along the way. We saw our team handle themselves with conviction and strength.

We saw the newly returned JJ provide testimony before the committee with grace and poise as she explained the first part of what happened two weeks prior. We saw that Hotch had been on assignment in Pakistan while Morgan secretly worked on finding his friend’s murderer with his girl Friday, Garcia. All their hard work prevailed and they finally had their man. Ian Doyle was in custody. What they weren’t bargaining for was that Doyle’s son was in still in danger - while Morgan and Doyle had been looking for Declan, so had his mother.
About 26 minutes into the episode, we start to get the story of Emily’s death. Emily nearly died that night in that Boston warehouse but the doctors were able to stabilize her. We already know Hotch and JJ made the decision to let everyone think that Emily had died that night. It was the only way to keep Doyle away from her. Once Emily was stable, she was secretly airlifted from Boston to Bethesda.

And at the 27 and a half minute mark we get what we have all been waiting for…the resurrection of Emily Prentiss. The looks on the team’s faces registered various degrees of shock. Hugs were given all around and then they knew the reunion was over and there was a little boy that needed their help.

Yes there was a case here but this episode was more about the team being brought back together. JJ and Emily shared a nice personal moment showing not only their friendship but the friendship shared by the actresses that portray them. If we had to bring the Doyle case full circle to have the ladies back, that was fine by me. The case was solved, Doyle and Declan’s mom were both killed and the little boy that Emily worked so hard to protect was safe once again.

At the end of the Senate Inquiry, the team was reinstated because Emily convinced them that this was the only team that could have pulled this off as quickly as they did. She convinced them that this team was the very epitome of what the FBI stood for and it was very moving when Emily recited the FBI oath to the committee.

Lots of hard feelings I’m sure will surface. Betrayal is very hard to overcome. Nearly half the team was in on a secret that the others knew nothing about. They suffered knowing that their friend and colleague was dead. They looked at her picture on the wall every day when they walked down the hall. It will be very interesting to see what happens over the next few weeks as the team learns to heal.

All in all, as a huge CM fan, I was very pleased with this episode. Maybe it’s just because the magic 7 are all back together. Either way, this CM fan has had a smile on her face since last Wednesday and is really looking forward to where this season takes us to.

Review #2

The much-anticipated season seven premiere of Criminal Minds did not disappoint!

It was well-written, well-conceived, well-directed and of course, well-acted by our beloved cast – all together again! I always know when it is a good episode, because the time just flies by when I watch it, and this one flew by at warp speed! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

The whole team, the writers, the cast, the director and crew did a fantastic job to create and tell the tale of Prentiss’ return. There was a case, which was apprehending Doyle and rescuing Declan, and it brought Prentiss back from the dead.

I thought about doing a recap of the episode and then telling you what didn’t work for me and what worked for me, but I don’t think I can do the episode justice with a recap.

It wasn’t perfect, no episode is completely perfect, but it was a great way to start the season.

What didn’t work for me was pretty minor. I really wish they could have done a 2-hour episode or back-to-back episodes because they packed a whole lot into the first 15 minutes and I got a little confused with who was doing what when the senator said to JJ that only 4 people remained on the team, 1 was reassigned, 1 was on sabbatical, etc. I really wish we could have had even 5 or 10 more minutes telling us what the team had done during the past 3-1/2 months.

What I loved:

The flashback formula.

JJ and Prentiss being back!

JJ and Prentiss walking arm in arm to the round table room – it shows their great affection for one another – I really appreciate that they made all the women friends and not frenemies or backstabbing one another.

JJ seems so much more mature and capable. She seems so much more self-assured – take the scene with Strauss while they were watching the interrogation where she points out the physical characteristics about Doyle to prove her point that Doyle was genuinely upset and didn’t know where Declan was. She knows her stuff.

I also like the more assertive Reid. We saw a little bit of the Reid from Uncanny Valley in this episode, and I loved that Reid. After 7 years, he has to mature and grow as an agent. He can still be quirky, and clueless about things, but I like that he is showing that growth as a person and an agent. I also loved his stance with the Senator – looking him in the eye and telling him not to punish HIS team for something that was his idea and when the senator told him to “calm down, agent”, responding with “this is calm and call me doctor”. Yeah, the senator got TOLD!

I think we got a hint about a future episode when Morgan and Garcia, while trying find Doyle’s son Declan, were going through the belongings of Emily’s friend who had been killed during Valhalla. He had been a forger and Morgan said something about that there couldn’t be many fake ID’s for children and Garcia saying “you’d be surprised”. Something to think about and look forward to!

The look between Rossi and Strauss while they were observing Doyle’s interrogation; what happened between them? It brings to mind the line between JJ and Garcia that Rossi was one of the main reasons for the fraternization rules in the FBI. Hmmmm, food for thought!

The looks on all the characters faces when Hotch told them Emily was alive, were so true to each character: Rossi was somewhat bemused (idk who feeds him the inside FBI information, but I think he may have had some inside information that she was still alive); Garcia was happily surprised, Reid was confused and Morgan was highly incensed. Hotch didn’t say anything about JJ being in on the secret (although she stood next to him and faced the team thereby aligning with him when he revealed that Prentiss was still alive), but I don’t think JJ will skate by with no one finding out that she knew, there will be some fall out there.

And finally, I loved the ending. Strauss told them that the committee would not support a rogue team, but what Emily told them saved the team and that all their suspensions had been lifted. Morgan asked Emily what she told the committee and it cuts back to her alone facing the committee and saying:

“The only people I know who could accomplish that mission just walked out – they do their jobs with integrity, and most importantly they honor their oath:

I will support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic
I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same
That I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion
That I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office for which I am about to enter
So help me God.”

Criminal Minds ratings Live + 3 days viewing for Episode 7.01 'It take a Village'

The Season Premiere of "Two and a Half Men" Gains an Additional +3.34 Million Viewers to 32.08 Million and +1.4 Rating Points in Adults 18-49 to 12.1

Preliminary live plus 3-Day ratings for the beginning of the new season show significant gains over live plus same ratings, according to just released Nielsen live plus 3-day program data for Monday through Wednesday.

All of CBS's premieres delivered at least an additional one million viewers or more and at least half a rating point in adults 18-49.



Two and a Half Men 32.08m
NCIS 22.32m
2 Broke Girls 21.09m
NCIS: Los Angeles 18.46m
Criminal Minds 16.49m
Unforgettable 15.93m
CSI 15.35m
Hawaii Five-0 14.85m
How I Met Your Mother 13.59m
How I Met Your Mother 12.11m
Survivor 11.94m

Adults 18-49


Two and a Half Men 12.1
2 Broke Girls 7.9
How I Met Your Mother 6.0
How I Met Your Mother 5.4
NCIS 5.2
Criminal Minds 5.0
Hawaii Five-0 4.3
NCIS: Los Angeles 4.2
CSI 4.2
Survivor 3.8
Unforgettable 3.4

Adults 25-54


Two and a Half Men 14.3
2 Broke Girls 9.5
NCIS 7.0
How I Met Your Mother 6.6
Criminal Minds 6.2
How I Met Your Mother 6.0
NCIS: Los Angeles 5.7
Hawaii Five-0 5.6
CSI 5.3
Survivor 5.0
Unforgettable 4.8

source: CBS

Thomas Gibson Talks about Criminal Minds on KTLA News SPOILER

Here is a video of Thomas Gibson who plays SSA Aaron Hotchner on Criminal Minds talking about the CBS hit show on KTLA News. Link to the Video here KTLA

Sunday, September 25, 2011

John Salley Interview with Shemar Moore and Joe Mantegna SPOILER

John Salley sat down with Shemar Moore who play SSA Derek Morgan and Joe Mantegna who Play SSA David Rossi on Criminal Minds to talk about his career, you can see the video here Salley

John Salley Interview with A.J Cook and Paget Brewster SPOILER

Screencap Recap - Episode 7x01

We all know a picture is worth 1000 words so the knights and ladies of the Round Table have decided to attempt to tell the story of each episode through some of the key shots of that episode. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy putting them together.

Note: click on the image to see actual size!

Criminal Minds Promo video # 2 for Episode 7.02 'Proof'

Esprits Criminels - Promo de l'épisode 7.02 (#2) par kevin4050