Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We at Criminal Minds Roundtable are wishing the cast, writers and crew of Criminal Minds a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

To all our readers, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year fill with lots of good Criminal Minds episodes!

We wish you all happiness, good health and success in 2013!

The staff of Criminal Mind Roundtable.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Criminal Minds finish 2012 on a strong note as the #1 drama

The Eye dominated the program rankings last week, claiming 13 of the top 16 non-sports series in adults 18-49 -- including No. 1 comedy "The Big Bang Theory" (5.4 rating/17 share in adults 18-49, 16.74 million viewers overall) and No. 1 drama "Criminal Minds" (3.1/8 in 18-49, 12.01m). It also was tops among the Big Four in the demo on five of seven nights.

CBS continues to click on Thursday, where "The Big Bang Theory" dominated its slot and "Two and a Half Men" (4.1/12, 13.34m) again retained a good chunk of that lead-in. On Wednesday, "Criminal Minds" (3.1/8, 12.01m) has been fall's most consistent drama performer, and was tops among all hours in 18-49 for the week for the first time this season.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CRIMINAL MINDS Sesaon 8 - 812. Zugzwang - Press Release


Michelle Trachtenberg Guest Stars As Diane, Genetics Research Assistant

“Zugzwang” – When Reid discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by her stalker, he and the BAU team band together to find her before it’s too late, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michelle Trachtenberg guest stars as Diane, a genetics research assistant.

Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner)
Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)
A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Alex Blake)

Michelle Tractenberg (Diane)
Jay Hayden (Bobby Putnam)
Robert Mangiardi (Joe Donovan)
Nancy Linari (Mary Donovan)
Benmio McCrea (Dr. Lawrence Becker)

WRITTEN BY: Breen Frazier

Monday, December 17, 2012

Criminal Minds writer Janine Sherman Barrois nomminated for a 2013 Image Award

Congratulations to Criminal Minds writer Janine Sherman Barrois for her nommination at the 2013  Image Award!

 Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
• Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – God’s Work (TNT)
• Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – The Pact (CBS)
• Shonda Rhimes – “Grey’s Anatomy” – Flight (ABC)
• Shonda Rhimes – “Scandal” – Sweet Baby (ABC)
• Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – This Magic Moment (ABC)

for a complete list of the nomminations DeadlineHollywood

Criminal Minds episode review : The Magnificent Light

Criminal Minds episode review : The Magnificent Light

The Lady of the Lake wishes to apologize for being so tardy with this review.  What with a very busy schedule of holiday parties, concerts and shows, she has been a tad over-committed these past weeks.  Also, she was not overly fond of this episode, so procrastination came easily.

The episode opens with a single flame burning as a voice speaks and says “Your life is about to end; you will all die.” The disembodied voice continues and the stage lights come up and we find we are at a motivational speaker’s show,   Barry Flynn, the motivational speaker, rouses the audience and singles out audience members, calls their names, spotlights them, tells them to live their dreams.

After the show, Barry meets one-on-one with Cynthia Strobel and encourages her to live her dream.  He walks her out and tells his assistant that he needs some private time and leaves.  Cut to the backstage door where a hooded figure follows Cynthia.

When Cynthia gets home, she puts one of Barry’s motivational CD’s into the player, gets a glass of wine, and sees the hooded figure, who kills her.

Back at the BAU, the B story begins with Garcia and Morgan talking about an invitation he received to attend a dinner at the British Embassy.  Morgan doesn’t want to go, but Garcia tries to talk him into it, saying that she would go with him and even wear her contacts!

As the team meets, Garcia briefs them on two murders in Seattle:  Lincoln Bell on Friday night and Cynthia Strobel, the previous night. Both were killed in their own apartments and the message “Hear your evil.  See your evil” was written on the walls of their apartments in what they presume to be blood.  

Once on the ground, the team splits up, Rossi and Reid to the ME and the rest to Cynthia’s apartment.

The ME tells Rossi and Reid that the blade that killed Lincoln and Cynthia had a distinct curvature to the blade, and they also find out that the message written on the wall was written in red paint, not blood.

At Cynthia’s apartment, they find Barry Flynn’s CD in the player and a ticket stub to the show.  They then go to the theatre and talk to Flynn’s manager who doesn’t know where Flynn went after the show.

The team has Garcia investigate Flynn and she gives them information about Flynn and seems to completely buy into Flynn’s message – so much so, that later in the episode, she is drinking out of one of Flynn’s promotional coffee cups – my favorite parts of the episode.

Cut to a bar - Flynn is seen in a bar and a man sits down, introduces himself as Ricky, trying to pick him up. They make small talk. He asks if Flynn wants a tour guide and they finish their drinks and leave.  Total pick-up, if you know what I mean, wink, wink!

Back at the local PD, the team discusses the fact that Flynn has been missing since Cynthia left the theater and they also learn that Lincoln Bell was a follower of Flynn and that’s the connection to Cynthia.

Garcia gives them the 411 on Barry Flynn, which is his stage name.  His real name is Harold Kerwin; he had some assault charges years ago, spent twelve years as a car salesman. Then he disappeared into the desert for three years and came out transformed into Barry Flynn. Soon he was selling out venues as a motivational speaker. Garcia tells Morgan that she hopes he isn’t the UNSUB because she likes him and wants Morgan to find him.

Meanwhile, Barry Flynn wakes up handcuffed to a bed. His CD is playing and a man sits in a chair. The man rises holding a weapon with a distinctly curved blade.  He says, “you made me do this, Barry Flynn.”

The team finds the bar that Flynn had been to, not really sure how they did it, but they did.  They realize that it is a gay bar and understand Flynn’s need for secrecy—why he disappears and doesn’t tell his manager where he is going. They find blood that’s the same type as Flynn’s and find a 100 decibel personal alarm near Flynn’s car.  They realize that Flynn is not the UNSUB but now think that he has been kidnapped by an “extreme fan.”

Back with the UNSUB, who identifies himself as Carl Finster, tells Flynn that Flynn helped him see that he had to use his gift. He talks about his gift and his past.  Flynn tries some of his psycho-babble on Carl, but Carl isn’t buying it. He tells Flynn that he is Flynn’s biggest success story. 

Carl tells Flynn that he doesn’t hear things the way that most people do; he sees what they say. The doctor’s said it was like a birthmark; the wires in his brain are crossed. Carl says that he’s realized now that it’s a gift. Barry asks what he’s planning to do; Carl says he will show him.

Back at the command post, J.J. says that if the UNSUB has poor social skills, he must have had help to lure Flynn out of the bar. She is going to let the media know that he may have had a temporary partner. Morgan calls Garcia; and she tells Morgan that Flynn has 2 million followers; 100,000 of those are unstable. She tells Morgan that Flynn really helps people and reads the offer on his website. Morgan makes her promise she didn’t sign up.  Garcia promises as she takes a sip of coffee out of a Barry Flynn coffee mug. :P

Garcia tells Morgan that she researched the event at the British Embassy that he was invited to and tells him that Madonna and Steven Hawking are going. She tells him that Reid would kill him if he turned down an opportunity to meet Steven Hawking. Morgan blows her off and then tells her how to cross reference Flynns fan base to narrow down the suspect list.

Carl visits his old employer and downloads a file onto a USB drive. His old boss confronts him; Carl asks why he was fired and is told he had complaints from customers and co-workers. It just isn’t the right place for him.

A man comes forward after JJ makes a statement to the media about the UNSUB having a temporary partner.  He told the team that a man paid him 200 bucks to get Flynn out of the bar. He says the guy was weird, couldn’t look him in the eye when he talked and kept talking about a magnificent light.

Back with Carl and Flynn, who is now bound and gagged in the back of Carl’s van.  He tells Flynn that he got the transcripts of the calls he handled.  Flynn begs Carl to let him go, but Carl tells him that when he was a kid he had a dream that he was a super hero with a partner and that they killed evil people with a powerful knife. Gesturing to his USB drive, he says he’s going to kill these evil people.

Carl drives to the next victim’s home, Janet Dodd.  He goes in and kills Janet while Flynn screams from the back of the van.  When the team arrives at the crime scene, there is a new message painted on the wall, “Hear your red, See your red.” The team feels that the UNSUB is devolving.  They find out that Janet was divorced and having financial problems.  They check her phone and find numerous calls to an 800 number for LUXOR bank cards.

They give that information to Garcia who comes up with one name after cross-referencing her lists of Flynn fans to those with anger management issues and LUXOR bank cards. She says there is a 100% chance that Janet talked to Carl Finster; the call logs show he talked to her three of the times she called.

The team goes to LUXOR and talks to Carl’s former boss and find that not only had Carl been fired several months previously, but that he had been there that afternoon, and his former boss thought he might have downloaded information from the company computers.  He told the team that Carl threatened to kill a co-worker and then played the team a tape of a call that Carl had been on to show them how off-script he went and how verbally abusive he had been on the calls. 

The team goes to Carl’s home and searches it.  They find the knife and pictures he has drawn.  Reid hypothesizes that Carl transcribed his calls and put the words in different colors and made his hit list.

Back to Carl and Flynn.  They go to the next victim’s house, a Howard Jepson, but find out that the family living there isn’t the Jepson family.  The man says he isn’t Howard Jepson; he’s Steven Caldwell. They’re renting the house and never met him. While he is talking, Carl sees the words Steven is saying in white text spelled out around Steven’s head.  Carl believes him because his words are white. Flynn tells Carl that they should leave because they have the wrong man and Steve says that they won’t call the police if they leave, Carl sees Steve’s words spelled out in red text this time – meaning that he is lying, so he hauls off an hits Steve with his gun. 

Meanwhile, the team is trying to get a handle on the list they found at Carl’s house.  There were over 150 names on the list and he wasn’t going alphabetically.  Morgan realizes that Carl is going in reverse order.  The team splits up and go to the homes of the next two possible victims. 

The showdown.

Flynn tries to reason with Carl.  Carl sees that Flynn’s words are changing colors and asks him how he’s kept his true self hidden for so long. He fires the gun and says no one is leaving. Flynn tells Carl that he doesn’t have to do this.  He tells Carl to do the right thing and let the people go. Carl says that Flynn knows nothing about him and slices at him with the knife.

The team arrives and talks to Carl, who sees all their words as white.  He tells them he once called the police when he saw an evil man and they did nothing and that a few hours later a woman and her child were dead. Rossi tells him that the man he reported didn’t kill them and the police caught the killer. Morgan explains that the colors he sees aren’t a reflection of the other person; they’re his own feelings about what is being said. “If you kill this man, you’ll be destroying a magnificent light.” Morgan’s words are white so Carl believes him; He drops the knife and the gun.

Back at the BAU, Morgan looks at the invitation to the British Embassy as s Garcia enters behind him, carrying a gift bag. She asks him not to be angry, she did research on Jason Ryder and found out he was Morgan’s father’s partner. She asks if there was a falling out. Morgan says that Jason moved to New York after his father died and was a hero in 9/11. That’s why he’s being honored. Morgan tells her that at one time, he was supposed to speak in honor his own father and froze on the stage and felt it would be disrespectful to his father if he honored someone else. Garcia tells him to get over it and stop beating himself up; she knows he won’t.

Garcia says that what she brought him is totally pointless now then. She tells Morgan that she talked to Flynn about the issue. He sent his boxed CD set and she hands Morgan an envelope as another incentive. Inside is a car key… “You only have it for twenty-four hours.”

The next scene is totally James Bond.  Morgan drives up to the British Embassy in a super fancy sports car.  He gives his speech and talks about his dad and how Jason Ryder was the only man his father looked up to. Garcia is in the audience and dabs at the tears in her eyes while he speaks.

While Morgan gives his speech, a waiter (in gloves) approaches the table where Garcia and Morgan were seated and clears the glass Morgan had been drinking from.  The waiter leaves the room and slips the glass into a plastic bag.   At this point, we realize that it the season-long UNSUB.  He takes the glass to a room where he sees a picture which prompts a flashback of a screaming man restrained on a table.  The man is marked and dismembered with a saw. The UNSUB puts the picture up on the wall amongst pictures of dead victims interspersed with photos of the BAU team.

I loved the interactions where Garcia is totally drawn into Flynn’s motivational message.  I also liked the ending with the season-long UNSUB rearing his ugly head.  The rest, I didn’t love.  I am still trying to figure out Alex’s place on the team.  I don’t dislike her, but I can’t figure out what she adds to the team.  To me, this episode was disjointed.  There was too much jumping from the UNSUB to the team and back again.  Too much UNSUB, not enough team.

The Lady of the Lake

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 8 - 811. Perennials - Comments Thread

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CRIMINAL MINDS Season 8 - 810. The Lesson - Review

This review is on the verge of being late because quite honestly, THE LESSON made me cringe so mightily that I had a difficult time re-watching it once, much less twice. Between the demonstration of the rack on Connie Foster (thank you, nameless contortionist hired by CBS) and the bloody crucifixion of one male victim's hand...yuck! (The cringe quotient seems unusually high this season. Are the writers going for shock value or torture porn? We don't need to SEE everything in detail to be absorbed or frightened.)

Although the opening scene in Winslow, AZ (which caused The Eagles' song TAKE IT EASY to irresistibly float through my mind), set in a nursing home, turns out to be tangential to the main case, I found the diabolical patient Mr. James (played by Hans Howes) and his unnerving attendant fascinating. Their vicious interaction made me wonder if we were going to have an Angel of Mercy case. (Hmmm... wonder what happens to those two?)

But no, it was a masterful introduction to our UnSub, Adam Rain (played by the magnificent Brad Dourif), who shriekingly emerges from a coma with no warning, startling Mr. James, his attendant, and the audience!

A few implausibilities aside (which I'll get to in a moment) this episode was tightly woven. As written by co-executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois, and directed by Matthew Gray Gubler, Adam's erstwhile friend Mr. Conrad (Mark Povinelli) was drawn vividly, yet with enough subtle hints so that the final reveal about his true status was not a huge surprise.

Referring to the minor quibbles I mentioned above: (1) who in this day and age lets a total stranger into their home -- regardless of the apparent emergency -- instead of keeping them on the porch and offering the use of a cell phone? Ah well, Darwinism eventually triumphed in that case. Hurrah! (2) If the FBI comes to your store asking about clothes found on a victim, shouldn't you tell them the information they're seeking instead of running off to warn your friend who's "been acting kinda funny" since he came out of a coma?? Just a thought. (But yes, I get that it's more dramatically effective to have him run into Adam's lair.)

Behind the scenes photo by @JSBarrois

THE LESSON also finally reveals Reid's mystery lady, Maeve. I was happy to find out that @BethRiesgraf, who plays the thief Parker on LEVERAGE, is portraying the mysterious and brilliant Maeve. Reid deserves a unique actor to portray his love interest, and not a bland starlet (sorry Amber Heard, a\k\a Lila Archer in 1x18: SOMEBODY'S WATCHING). And Beth Riesgraf's Maeve was so different in every respect from her Parker that I completely did not recognize her, even AFTER looking her up on IMDB!

Suzanne Krull has only one set of scenes as the outspoken coroner, Dr. Glenn, but her uncensored commentary was hilarious and certainly made a vivid impression. (Also, kudos to Janine Barrois for casually slipping in an accomplished LGBT professional without fanfare.)

On the other hand, I found Hanna Hall's depiction of the weepy captive Connie Foster highly irritating, but I guess it's hard to be feisty if all of the joints in your body have been dislocated.

However, the entire episode truly rests upon the shoulders of our sociopathic Geppetto and Brad Dourif rises to the challenge. I've always found him creepy (Dr. Gediman in ALIEN: RESURRECTION), if not downright slimy (Wormtongue in LOTR: THE TWO TOWERS) but here he also has a pathos peeping through the insanity. That's truly impressive, since he repeatedly mangles his captives without compunction.

Behind the scenes photo courtesy of CBS Press Releases
Thanks to Matthew Gray Gubler's disturbing direction, I will NEVER be able to hear gentle, tinkling "childhood" music without squirming in fear (see also: MOSLEY LANE). With his fourth outing as a CM director, he's confirmed that his episodes are worth the anticipation.

The team interaction was great throughout the episode (and Reid's encyclopedic speed-talking was thankfully not so intrusive). My favorite bits were:
  • Hotch's brusque "Blue van!" which he practically snaps at Garcia when she asks him to guess about the vehicle used to abduct two new victims (THANK YOU, HOTCH! Now is NOT the time for 20 Questions, PG!)
  • Morgan and JJ's banter in the thrift shop regarding Reid's love-life 
  • Blake's perceptive glances at Reid (Whereas Prentiss was more like an older sister, Blake strikes me as an almost maternal figure with Reid. The poor guy certainly needs someone to nurture his social confidence.) 
  • The interactions during the elevator scene at the end were priceless, most especially the glance exchanged by Hotch and JJ upon learning of Reid's lady friend.
Overall, a highly effective episode with a mesmerizing turn by Brad Dourif. Hats off to @JSBarrois and @GUBLERNATION! 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Criminal Minds Promo for episode 8.11 "Perennials"

Criminal Minds comments thread for episode 8.10 "The Lesson"

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Matthew Gray Gubler on directing and Reid's girlfriend

by Douglas Wolfe

To many, Matthew Grab Gubler has changed the face of fictional nerds, thanks to his portrayal of the brilliant and fascinating Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds.

With the actor on board to direct tonight's episode, "The Lesson," TV Fanatic chatted with him about the psychology of the series, his unauthorized documentary and much more...

To read more go to TVFanatic

'Criminal Minds': Matthew Gray Gubler Reveals 'Beautiful' Yet 'Horrifying' Scene

By Philiana Ng

The actor, who also directed Wednesday's episode, hints to THR that Reid and his mystery girl's first meeting will be out of the norm: "When they do finally meet, it's under a very, very, very unique circumstance."

Matthew Gray Gubler steps behind the camera on the latest episode of CBS' Criminal Minds.

 For the series star, who plays Dr. Reid on the long-running procedural, each opportunity he gets to direct his co-stars has been memorable -- for their own distinct reasons.
"Each one has been its own gem to me, but..."

To read more go to HollywoodReporter

Matthew Gray Gubler on Directing "Magic Realism" and Reid's First Date Ever SPOILER

by Joyce Eng

Wednesday's Criminal Minds is the fourth episode Matthew Gray Gubler has directed — and the episode itself might not have even been made if he hadn't directed his first three.

"The whole impetus behind this story is very bizarre and when the network heard that I was directing this one and they knew that the last one I did was slightly strange and worked, they gave us the go-ahead," Gubler, who plays Reid, tells "They were like, 'We trust your writing. We trust Matthew's directing and we're going to let you do this crazy thing. Good luck.' That was the sign-off. I felt I had a little favorable treatment since the last ones I've done have been odd but effective. I've paid my dues!"

to read more go to TVGuide

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Criminal Minds minor SPOILER

   picture  @Jsbarrois  JanineShermanBarrois

source: EW

Criminal Minds scoop, PLEASE!! — Kelly

OK!! Episode 20, which will be the second directed by star Matthew Gray Gubler this season, will be “something unlike you’ve ever seen,” he says Not enough? “Female unsub is all I’ll say.”

Criminal Minds TVGuide MegaBuzz SPOILER

picture @Jsbarrois JanineShermanBarrois

Since the season-long unsub on Criminal Minds has a connection to the BAU, is it someone we've seen before, like an old unsub? — Pat

ADAM: That would make sense, right? Unfortunately, the show is currently casting someone new to play The Replicator. (However, showrunner Erica Messer hasn't ruled out 

to read more  go to TVGuide

EDGE interview with Joe and Gia Mantegna

by J.M. Stewart

There is no greater joy for a father than seeing his daughter follow him into the family business. Because of the business he's in, Joe Mantegna is granted the added pleasure of literally watching his daughter, Gia, as she makes a name for herself on stage and screen. Every Hollywood family deals with this dynamic a little differently, of course. Yet as J.M. Stewart discovered during a leisurely meal at Taste of Chicago in Burbank, Joe and Gia handle it particularly well. If you’re one of those people who thinks that acting is an art and parenting is a job, well, this interview may change your mind. For the Mantegnas, it's clearly the other way around.

EDGE: I would like to start by avoiding the obvious question, which goes something like, 'Gia, what have you learned about acting from your father...'

(simultaneously) JM: Everything.

(simultaneously) GM: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

EDGE: Okay then. Well, in the spirit of avoiding that question, Joe, what have you learned from watching Gia?

JM: Part of what I've learned is that what we do is inherent. It's just there. When I became an actor, I saw the children of actors working and wondered, What's that about? Would they have even gotten into acting if they weren't following their parents? I came from a background of no actors, nobody in my family... To Read More:

Criminal Minds Sneak Peek episode 8.10 "The Lesson"

Thursday, November 29, 2012

‘Criminal Minds’ Episode Helmed By Thomas Gibson Reunites Erica Messer And Ken Olin

producer/showrunner Erica Messer landed her first staff writing job on the ABC spy drama Alias. During her two-season stint on the show, she wrote three episodes, all of them directed by Alias executive producer/director Ken Olin. Now the two get to work together again on an episode of a primetime drama written by Messer, this time with Olin in front of the camera: Actor-turned-director Olin is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds, which will shoot in  January and air in February. Fittingly, the episode will mark the drama directing debut of another actor venturing behind the camera, Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson.

To read more Deadline Hollywood

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Criminal Minds Promo video for episode 8.10 "The Lesson"

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 8 - 809. Magnificent Light - Comments Thread

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Criminal Minds Review "Wheels on the Bus"

Review "Wheels on the Bus"


Sir Bedivere

The 8th episode of this season’s Criminal Minds starts with every parent’s worst nightmare; a busload of teens riding the school bus home from a Virginia high school is hi-jacked. Two men using a disabled vehicle as a ruse board the stopped school bus, shoot the driver in the leg and commandeer it.  Reminiscent of the kidnapping that happened in Chowchilla, CA 36 years ago, you start to wonder why the kidnappers targeted a school bus. In that real-life case it was for ransom, in this case it was for something much more sinister. 
After the team joins the investigation, the bus driver is found dead.  While searching the area 14 of the missing students are found safe and sound. However, 10 students are still missing as is the bus monitor that was on board. The captive students are made to wear shock collars all numbered 1 thru 10 as well as ear pieces. They are taken to a different location and held in a caged cell.  What are these unsubs after? They want their captives to play human game pieces in a video game that they have decided to bring to life. It is a very real game of life and death where the “winner” is the player whose pawn kills their opponent. The teens are pitted against one another with very real guns and ammo. Kid against kid one kills her schoolmate to save her own life.  The unsubs were less important to me than the teens and their will to do whatever necessary to make it out of this situation alive. 

Where the story as written by Kim Harrison might seem a little far-fetched, I can actually see it happening. Maybe not to the elaborate set-up that these unsubs had with their laptops, shock collars, headsets and the weapons they used but with all of the violent video games that are played these days, you can see how some people could become desensitized to the reality of ending someone’s life.   It has already happened to some degree or another where people playing a game have taken it to a whole other level and it has ended in loss of life. Case in point, it happened in Madrid (Spain), in April 30th, 1994, when a 21 year old and his 17 year old friend decided to bring to life a role-playing game with a strong racist undertone devised by the former. Their initial idea was to find a teenage girl to be their victim, but circumstances made that impossible and in the end, they opted to go after a 52 years old worker that was waiting for the bus to go back home after a long work-night. Hours later a bus driver found him dead after having been stabbed 19 times. The police caught them when they were already looking for their next victim.
This story was well-written and well-acted especially by the young actors playing the teens forced to kill their friends to save their own lives. In that respect it reminded me of the classic CM episode North Mammon. Would you be willing to take the life of your friend to save your own? Let’s hope you and I are never put in that position.

Video and small interview with Thomas Gibson from the Legoland Tree Lighting 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Criminal Minds Sneak Peek at 'Magnificent Light'

Thomas Gibson lightning the LEGOLAND tree - VIDEO

Legoland Christmas lights holiday cheer

To read more about this event to go LEGOLAND

Thomas Gibson at LEGOLAND California 2012 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Criminal Minds Star Thomas Gibson did Light the Legoland Christmas Tree at the LEGOLAND California 2012 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

"Gibson, a father of three and long-time LEGOLAND fan, currently stars on the CBS hit crime drama “Criminal Minds” and his credits range from comedy (“Dharma and Greg”) to drama on the big screen (“Eyes Wide Shut”). 

More than 11,000 LED lights have been added this year to illuminate LEGOLAND California’s tree which is created out of more than 245,000 forest green DUPLO bricks. Adorned with 400 LEGO ornaments, the tree towers over Fun Town in the 128-acre family theme park in Carlsbad.

At the ceremony, on Gibson’s behalf, LEGOLAND California is donating $10,000 to Haven for Hope, the largest, most comprehensive Homeless Transformation Campus in the United States. Twenty-five percent of the homeless receiving assistance at the Haven for Hope Campus in San Antonio, Texas, are children; half of which are under the age of five."

source: Legoland Press Release.

Matthew Gray Gubler on the Craig Ferguson show "The Late Late Show "

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Monday, November 26, 2012

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 8 - 811. Perennials - Press Release


CHEAT TWEET: Copy & paste - the BAU pursues an UnSub eerily similar 2 a spree killer from 30 yrs ago. #CriminalMinds 12/12, 9pm!

Perennials” – The BAU heads south to investigate a fast-moving UnSub whose signature matches that of a serial killer from 30 years ago. Also, the team learns that someone is tracking their cases and replicating crimes the BAU is solving, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Dec. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner)
Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)
A.J. Cook (Jennifer “JJ” Jareau)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Alex Blake)

Bill Tangradi (Willie Kestler)
Kim Robillard (Sheriff Mitchell)
Erika Godwin (Floressa)
Sarah Benoit (Doris)
Stephan Duvall (Otis)
Scott Vance (Dr. Frank Chapman)
Danielle Hoetmer (Brianna Wells)
Bethany Orr (Stephanie Carson)
Jon Rudnitsky (Kyle Owens)
Kristen O’Meara (Jane Sissler)
Jarid Root (Aidan)
Kevin Ryan (Cop)
Patrick Holder (Russell Smith)
John McCool Bowers (Bill Kestler)
Rebecca Flinn (Beverly Kestler)
Chad Anthony Miller (Hospital Clerk)
Merrick McCartha (Anesthesiologist)
Steven Connor (Doctor)
Annzella Victoria (Nurse)

WRITTEN BY: Bruce Zimmerman
DIRECTED BY: Michael Lange

CRIMINAL MINDS - More pictures from the 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade

CRIMINAL MINDS - The Cast at the 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade Video

Criminal Minds cast at the 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade

Matthew Gray Gubler on the Craig Ferguson show Monday Nov 26

Criminal Minds Star Matthew Gray Gubler will be on the Craig Ferguson show The Late Late Show Monday November 26 2012. Airdate Nov 26 11:35pm or Nov 27 12:35am airdate for Late Late show depends on time zone and local channels.

Thanks to @suceress for the information! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Criminal Minds SPOILER for an upcoming episode by E!Online

Jill in New Orleans: I will take scoop on Criminal Minds. Please and thank you. 

Criminal Minds is planning an episode that revolves around a conversion camp. For those of you not in the know... to read more E!Online

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 8: 7 Clues About the Season-Long Unsub, Reid's Girlfriend and More by TVGuide

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by Joyce Eng

Criminal Minds has not one, but two ongoing mysteries this season — and showrunner Erica Messer didn't even realize it. "I didn't really think about that until now!" she tells "But I guess it's true. We've got a good mystery with Reid's girlfriend and a scary mystery with the season-long unsub. We didn't really plan for it this way, but they both just sort of worked out for this season."

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Criminal Minds TVGuide MegaBuzz SPOILER

by Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams

Now that JJ's not going undercover anymore on Criminal Minds, what will she be doing? — Nancy

ADAM: JJ will have "a lot of emotional stuff" coming up involving her family, executive producer Erica Messer tells us, but don't worry — to read more TvGuide

Monday, November 19, 2012

Criminal Minds small SPOILER for upcoming episodes

by Matt Webb Mitovich

Criminal Minds: The matter of this season’s big bad — a serial killer replicating the MOs of captured unsubs — will soon be revisited. And considering how collectively smart the BAU team is, ...To read more go to TVLine

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Criminal Minds Review "The Fallen"

Incredible episode.

I have several more words I can use to describe an episode that I believe shows off the wonderful things that a Criminal Minds ep can be, but I'll stick with incredible. This outing, penned by the always fantastic Rick Dunkle, was a tribute to the heroic soldiers who have protected us. It offered this up, however, without being overly sentimental. It felt truthful without being cynical, and it was emotional without being cloying.

The overall story was about the team hunting down a former firefighter who was killing homeless folks in Los Angeles because he saw them as less than human. The bigger story was about David Rossi coming face to face with his Marine Corps platoon leader from his time in Vietnam, played by Meshach Taylor. 

I've always been a fan of Mr. Taylor. I grew up with his flamboyant and often hysterical turn on Designing Women. This was so much more than that. This was such a lovely and beautiful acting job. With his rich gritty aged voice, Mr. Taylor (and Mr. Mantegna, who was phenomenal) brought tremendous honor to the Marine Corps and vets everywhere, not shying away from the horror of war all while highlighting the heroism of it.

A couple other things which stood out:

-Loved the JJ/Morgan/Rossi scene at the warehouse. Beautifully executed. I'm a bit surprised they didn't have JJ and Morgan shoot the UnSub after he let himself on fire. Terrible way to die even for a sociopath.

-The music at the beginning and the end was great. Would love to know the names of those songs.

-Small of the small moments of the ep were especially grand such as Reid having the woman drink milk (?) to ease the bleach down her throat. It was a small thing and if it hadn't been there, no one would have noticed, but that it was helped really authenticate the episode and enhance the gravity of what had just happened.

All in, one of this seasons' finest eps.

Sir Gareth 

Editor note: the songs played were "Keep Holding On" by A.lav played by Brooke Adams "Born On The Bayou" by Creedence Clearwater Reviva "Home" by Rockie Lynne. Thanks to muccia12