Thursday, October 10, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - 905. Route 66 - Press Release


Meredith Monroe and C. Thomas Howell Reprise Their Roles As Haley Hotchner and George Foyet/The Reaper, Respectively

“Route 66” – As Hotch fights for his life due to complications from his stabbing at the hands of George Foyet, a.k.a. “The Reaper,” he experiences visions of his late wife, Haley, and his nemesis, Foyet. Meanwhile, the BAU searches for a missing teenager and investigate her estranged father as a suspect in her disappearance, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Meredith Monroe and C. Thomas Howell reprise their roles as Haley Hotchner and George Foyet, respectively.

CHEAT TWEET: The Reaper returns 2 haunt Hotch when complications from the stabbing put his life at risk #CriminalMinds 10/23, 9pm

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)

Meredith Monroe (Haley)
C. Thomas Howell (George Foyet/The Reaper)
Cade Owens (Jack Hotchner)
Todd Stashwick (Eddie Lee Wilcox)
Madison Davenport (Samantha Wilcox)
Colin Woodell (Tommy Burns)
Angela K. Thomas (Paramedic #1)
Devin Rumer (Paramedic #2)
Courtenay Taylor (Melody Grimes)
Granville Ames (Gas Station Attendant)
Bruce Katzman (Doctor #1)
Rajesh Bose (Doctor #2)
Molly Baker (Jessica Brooks)

WRITTEN BY: Virgil Williams
DIRECTED BY: Doug Aarniokoski

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - 906. In The Blood - Press Release


“In the Blood” – When the BAU investigates victims of possible ritualistic murders in Utah, clues lead them to believe that the UnSub they are looking for might have a fascination with the Salem Witch Trials. Also, Garcia prepares for a “Day of the Dead” celebration at her apartment, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

CHEAT TWEET: The BAU must conjure up magic 2 find an UnSub obsessed w/the Salem Witch Trials on #CriminalMinds 10/30, 9pm

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)

James Immekus (Leland)
Tom Irwin (Sgt. Joe Mahaffey)
Jeff Griggs (Herbert Sykes)
Peggy Dunne (Linda Grunwell, M.E.)
Sarah Jane Morris (Yvonne Carpenter)
Catilin Carmichael (Kylie)
John Lee Ames (Parker Mills)
Aubrey Manning (Charlotte Novak)
Charlotte Ubben (Gloria Carlyle)

WRITTEN BY: Bruce Zimmerman
DIRECTED BY: Michael Lange

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - BTS: 909. Strange Fruit

This post may contain spoilers, probably small, but they may be big too; proceed with caution!
This post will be updated when more images of our dear gang are shared from the set

Thank you @JoeMantegna for the pic proving I do work.
Unlike one of my boys in the background? - Photo by John Hatchitt
TICKLE TICKLE BABY BOY!!!! Just another day goofballin on the set of #criminalminds - Photo by Shemar Moore
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... The pretty, sexy, silly Canadian who I get to look at n work with... @ajcookofficial (Twitter)
- Photo by Shemar Moore
The boyz getting ready to play in the rain. - Photo by John Hatchitt
Criminal Minds camera crew hard at work - Photo by Dayne Johnson
Garcia's tools for crime solving - Photo by Joe Mantegna
Lots of chaos before we head out into Griffith Park. - Photo by John Hatchitt
So this is what we do here on CM while waiting for darkness. Closest to the pin bets !!!! - Photo by John Hatchitt
Night fall with added smoke makes Griffith Park a scary looking place. - Photo by John Hatchitt
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Our girls @Jsbarrois and @PamLeonte going over details with Gus. Best multi-taskers in the business.
- by John Hatchitt
My buddy Hana makes the Best Banana Pancakes in the world.
Good thing weight is not a prob with me. - Photo by John Hatchitt
This is our on-set decorator "Fleabag". You will not find a more colorful character
in the business. Piece of work ! - Photo by John Hatchitt
New Crustecean Mechanics on CBS tonight. @shemarmoore only bites off camera. - Photo by Kirsten Vangsness
Back in this lil room with these two masters of their trade. Watching the two of them as been amazing.
- Photo by John Hatchitt
For those willing to learn, watch this cat in action @GlynnTurman. A true professional thru an thru, 8 fun days.
- Photo by John Hatchitt
Watching @ajcookofficial acting while I wait to do acting with @ajcookofficial she's tiny & off to the left
- Photo by Kirsten Vangsness
love, love, love and my nerdling @ajcookofficial - Photo by Kirsten Vangsness

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS Sason 9 - 902. The Inspired - REVIEW

9x02 The Inspired (Part 2 of 2)

The first time I saw the promo for 9x02 at the end of 9x01, I was in disbelief. EVIL TWINS?! You can't be serious. And then I thought, "Well at least they've never done THAT tired trope before now... except for Reid's wisecrack about the EVILER twin in season 4, in THE ANGEL MAKER... saaaaay... Hmmm..." And then, THEN I realized it would be a Breen Frazier-Larry Teng episode, so instead of jumping the shark, it might be a DEEP BLUE SEA situation, where the shark eats the headliner in a truly startling fashion. HA! (Not saying who, in case you haven't seen the movie.)
Opening Quote - Derek Morgan:
"We are not only our brother's keeper, in countless large and small ways we are our brother's maker." Bonaro Overstreet
Another installment of the increasingly enjoyable Rossi & Blake Show:
Blake: TWINS. What are the odds?
Rossi: 3.5 per thousand.
Blake: [see stare, above]
Rossi: I asked Reid.


I love Breen Frazier. I love @LarryTeng. I really, really love when they team up together to deliver a smashing episode of CRIMINAL MINDS. Their previous collaboration was GOD COMPLEX in Season 8. @LarryTeng also worked with @RickDunkle on the excellently disturbing BROKEN last season.

(Side note: Breen selected excellent bookend quotes. While the bookends sometimes sounded pretentious in Seasons 1 and 2 (a\k\a The Gideon Era), by now, the show has settled into its own skin, and has an ever wider array of sources, so the quotes are like sprinkles on top of a gory cupcake.)

The first time I watched THE INSPIRED, it kept me guessing all the way through to the end credits. The second time I watched it, I admired all of the craft – no, artistry – that went into its execution... and made notes for what to watch for during my third viewing. The THIRD time... the THIRD time I realized that I had never watched an episode - repeatedly - with such absorption since the days of Andrew Wilder (LUCKY, NORMAL, OMNIVORE, etc.).

Fred Koehler as Jesse Gentry (L.) and Wallace Hines (R.) 


Camryn Manheim: Like a gun on the mantel in a mystery play, when you bring her on as a guest star she had BETTER go off by the final curtain. Happily, she blew everyone away like a howitzer! (Yes, I am cackling with maniacal glee.) Her tearful, sympathetic performance in THE INSPIRATION (9x01) evolved into the malignant narcissist that Hotch so accurately tagged her as in THE INSPIRED.

She is Mommy Dearest from hell, because not ONLY does she appear so normal to outsiders (who are not BAU profilers), but she expertly messes with the minds of the insiders, her unfortunate sons.  For example, Carla Hines' comments are frequently ambiguous – it IS hard to be a single mother, without help, and of TWINS no less. But THEN, something else slips out of her mouth that leads to a "WTH?" moment.

Fred Koehler: was a marvel in the dual roles of Wallace Hines and Jesse Gentry. Poor Wallace was doomed by nature – a paranoid schizophrenic for a birth father, a sociopath for a birth mother – AND nurture (nothing like having 100% of said mother's attention focused on you to really fertilize any psychopathic tendencies). He had to subtly (but not TOO subtly) indicate which twin he was portraying at any given moment using only his acting (!) and the occasional baseball cap. Watch his facial expressions and body language as the dynamics between Wallace and Jesse change.

Honorable mention goes to John Michael Herndon, who played the twins' father, Bill Robbins, the scatological artiste.

The infamous Hotch Glare: methinks he does NOT approve of Carla Hines' parenting skills.


The BAU profiles! Yes!!! There was a whole lotta UnSub screen time, but we also got to see the team in action, trying to puzzle out a nuclear [like a bomb] unit that made The Collins clan in A FAMILY AFFAIR (8x16) seem tame (no slight against @iKimHarrison; Kathy Bates and William Russ were still jaw-droppingly demented, but I've known adoptees who have JUST a few anger issues with their birth parents).

Closing Quote - Aaron Hotchner:
"They mess you up, your Mom and Dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had. And add some extra, just for you." Philip Larkin

Another favorite moment: Hotch the former prosecutor facing off against the partner at Jesse's firm (Douglas Olsson playing Mark Anderson, JD). All of the partner's scenes were vaguely distracting because I finally realized today: he bears a nagging resemblance to Robert Shapiro, one of the original OJ Simpson attorneys. Ack!

And Hotch's interrogation scene with Carla? Priceless.

Okay, gotta go. Need to watch this episode again. (At which point, I may write an even longer and more obsessively detailed critique on my blog page, because there were just so many scenes that made me cackle with delight, such as Reid's straight-faced compliment of Bill Robbins' artwork. Brilliant.) See ya!

~~~~ Chaucer

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - Cast and Crew Golf Tournament

@Cheekv: #criminalminds golf outing today... [Sunday, Oct 6th]
@LLPOS: Golfers to your carts!
@LLPOS: Why do I always find the sand traps?
@LLPOS: Thumbs up instead of Wheels up.
@LLPOS: Golf tourney was awesome! Our music team won.
My team was 4th. CBS team came in 2nd.
Everyone had a ball. So fun.
Hosted by the always helpful, fun and kind Criminal Minds Executive Producer Larry Bring, a new edition of the Criminal Minds Cast and Crew Golf Tournament took place this last Sunday.

72 players were divided in 16 teams, with prizes for the four best teams..., and the last team too! In the end, the top teams were:
  1. CM Music Department
  2. CM Transport Department
  3. CBS Publicity
  4. CM Producers
  5. CM Location Department
Congratulations to the awards winner, congratulations to all the players for their sportsmanship and the fun day enjoyed, and specially congratulations to Harry Bring for the well deserved success of the event.

@LLPOS: Golf awards and banquet. Lot's of good prizes.
[Harry Bring, Master of Ceremony and organizer]

Monday, October 7, 2013

The CRIMINAL MINDS Cycling Team rides for Multiple Sclerosis Research

California, Ventura - Bike MS: Coastal Challenge 2013
"I Can Make a Difference" - Shemar Moore

@shemarmoore: I've picked up the bike again on behalf of my mom, who has been living with MS for the last 14 years.
I will ride to MAKE MY MARK and do my part to make a difference in the lives of those living with MS.
Join me and the #CriminalMindsTeam as we #RIDEFORMS on October 12, 2013.
Donate to MS Research here:
@johnhatchitt: Had no idea it would be so hard finding three black guys on bikes in the Santa Monica Mtns.
Lots of laughs & Luv. [#CriminalMindsTeam training]
@johnhatchitt: Just saw @shemarmoore is the top MS fund raiser at $17,552 with week to go.
Hope everyone is able to join us afterwards for Fun/Food/Beer.  [#CriminalMindsTeam training]

Multiple Sclerosis is one of those cruel illness that can affect anyone of us at anytime without warning, but will change your life forever. If you can help, finding a cure is a worthy cause. Thanks.