Thursday, December 19, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - BTS: 915. Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

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.

Read-thru time! #CriminalMinds #Mr&MrsAnderson w/ @iKimHarrison @Vangsness & @rickdunkle
- Photo by CM_SetReport
And now, @iKimHarrison -- I pass the social media baton to you.
Happy Shooting, Boo! #CriminalMinds #Mr&MrsAnderson
- Photo by Rick Dunkle 
How cute is @ajcookofficial puppy ? - Photo by John Hatchitt
Watching #criminalminds and shooting #criminalminds at the same damn time. - Photo by Mustafa Harris
Ep 915 " Mr & Mrs Anderson"written by @iKimHarrison directed by Felix Alcala takes us from the Desert to the Snow. - Photo by John Hatchitt 
Behind the scenes of #CriminalMinds 9x15 "Mr & Mrs Anderson". - Photo by CM_SetReport
Skype-ing with my mother today. She's 98 and still kicken. - Photo by Joe Mantegna
#CriminalMinds #Mr&MrsAnderson w/ @iKimHarrison - Photo by CM_SetReport
Look at this sweet couple - Photo by Linda De Andrea
Night time alley work and the Temp is starting to drop. Let's get this done and inside.
- Photo by John Hatchitt 
Look who's back! #CriminalMinds 9x15 #Mr&MrsAnderson w/ @Vangsness & @farmersimon
- Photo by CM_SetReport
Double date? @shemarmoore @rochelleaytes @Vangsness @farmersimon #criminalminds - Photo by Kim Harrison
Working with the beautiful and talented @rochelleaytes tonight! 😍 #wcw
- Photo by Mustafa Harris
Penelope and Savannah on Criminal Minds. Fun set with great people. :)  - Photo by Rochelle S. Aytes
This is what we do while waiting for the other cast members to join us. - Photo by John Hatchitt
Look what they put on this truck #fleabag #FLH #AMF #HarleyDavidson #harleydavidsonnation #harleysofinstagram #ElectraGlide #CriminalMinds #QuixoteStudios - Photo by Fleabag
Me and @melanderson11 on an epic Starbucks run for the crew. #palife #setlife #filmlife wouldn't trade
it for the world. - Photo by Mustafa Harris
Last Criminal Minds lunch before Xmas hiatus. Our caterers treated us to filet mignon and lobster. Yum!
- Photo by Harry Bring
Baby Boy n Baby Girl 2014 back in the saddle... #criminalminds - Photo by Shemar Moore
And we are back and into full swing again. - Photo by John Hatchitt
@joseph17981 and myself trying to figure out exactly what we are doing in this hallway.
Might be here for a while!!! - Photo by John Hatchitt
@CM_SetReport Thanks 4 filming 2blocks from my place 2day! If I had enough courage
I'd go 2 that business & say hi. - Photo by pollielobster [fan]
Never has it been this close 2 home...too cool! Was nice seeing u again @shemarmoore .Thx 4 the hug. @GUBLERNATION - Photo by pollielobster [fan]
Just chilling in my trailer waiting to shoot more scenes for #criminalminds - Photo by Shemar Moore
#CriminalMinds episode 915! @PamLeonte - Photo by Kim Harrison
@PamLeonte is in the zone! #criminalminds - Photo by Kim Harrison
Joe and AJ kicking some ass on a Wed night here in LA LA land. - Photo by John Hatchitt
With the swift slash of a pen @iKimHarrison can turn a beautiful day into a nasty snow scene.
- Photo by John Hatchitt
I ❤️ this crew! #CriminalMinds - Photo by Kim Harrison
And we are off and running with the first shot of day-8 for Ep 915 Mr & Mrs Anderson. Written by @iKimHarrison
- Photo by John Hatchitt 
Morgan n Rossi got there a lil too late.. Another Sexy Baby Girl Bites the dust!!! Show love to @britnizzlet #criminalminds - Photo by Shemar Moore
A wonderful day to be back on set !😋#makeup #criminal minds - Photo by britnizzlet
Day One Down Baby! -  Photo by Jarvis George
with Kim Harrison, the Writer, and the Director, Felix Alcala. - Photo by Jarvis George
with Joe Mantegna and bombed by Matthew Gray Gubler -  Photo by Jarvis George
with Matthew Gray Gubler, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Thomas Gibson -  Photo by Jarvis George
Check me out on Criminal Minds tomorrow night @ 9pm on CBS! - Photo by Wendy Davis
Truly fantastic episode of #CriminalMinds tonight written by @iKimHarrison !
Proud to know you, Boo! (9/8c on CBS) - Photo by Rick Dunkle

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS - Thomas Gibson ('Criminal Minds'): "Someone will die tonight" - Interview

by Nathalie Chuc

A beautiful deep voice sounds on the phone, it is Thomas Gibson, - alias, Aaron Hotchner of Criminal Minds, the Unit Chief of a team of FBI profilers. In all simplicity, the actor tells us more about the double episode that ends tonight, Season 8 on TF1.

NC: The killer, "The Replicator", seeks, more than ever, to harm the team of profilers: someone will die... A cast member said goodbye - we don't disclose who. Thomas Gibson, how was it?
TG: It's always difficult, especially since it's an actress I've known for a long time. We played together in theater in the 80s. All good things come to an end. But I can tell you that she'll be back in Season 9... in flashbacks! [laughs] In series, goodbye is never final.

NC: In this double episode, your character spends quality time with his girlfriend and his son, it is rare to see Hotchner smile!
TG: Indeed! It's nice for me too. I think it's important to show that our characters have a life after work. Like real FBI agents, they are struggling to balance career and personal life. In particular Hotchner,  who is very - perhaps too - invested in his job. He is torn because he would like to be the best father and take care of his girlfriend, Beth. In Season 3, we saw that his marriage failed because he was working too much. He has learned several lessons since then.

NC: Will we see again, in Season 9 for example, his girlfriend Beth?
TG: Yes, but it's complicated because Bellamy Young, the actress who plays Beth, is a regular in another series, Scandal. She plays Mellie Grant, the First Lady! So it is difficult for her to find time to come to Criminal Minds, but our common goal is certainly to bring her more often.

NC: His private life is definitely at the heart of the intrigue tonight, because everything begins with his reunion with his brother Sean...
TG: Yes! Moreover, we had not seen Sean (Eric Johnson), the brother of my character, since Season 1. It's been a while. So, with this plot (Brothers Hotchner), we understand what happened to him during that time. And fans of the series will be pleased, I think, to discover another facet of Aaron, to see him as a big brother.

NC: You've directed an episode of Season 8, the 14th: will you repeat the experience?
TG: This is very timely because I am right there preparing to direct another! I cannot wait actually. It's a good story too; will begin to film right after the Christmas holidays - the team takes a break. With directing, I'll be busy in January! [laughter] It should be Episode 16. I love being a director and I'm pleased that they let me. It's a lot of work but it's so interesting and I have the support of all.

NC: Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, plays a key role in the finale...
TG: It was fantastic to have him among us, it's Luke Skywalker afterall! He's just lovely. He's an icon in the United States. On the set, we all asked him to take photos and to sign us autographs. He happily played the game. For me, it is one of our best guest stars. And the icing on the cake, he's a fan of the series, which is always a plus.

NC: Jeanne Tripplehorn (Basic Instinct) was a rookie this Season 8: your verdict?
TG: Jeanne has really found her place. It turns out that I also knew her well before she came among us - we went to the same school in New York. In fact, if you work long enough, like me, in Hollywood you always end up finding old friends on a shoot! We are lucky to have her with us. Her talent is obvious. And she watched the series too...

Thomas Gibson is 51 years old. He began on stage at the age of 10. In 1997, he was revealed to the public thanks to the role of Greg in the sitcom Dharma & Greg, with Jenna Elfman. Recognition became global in 2005 when he landed the role of Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner in Criminal Minds.

Due to the fact that the original interview was published in French, we have posted it in its integrity after being translated into English by us. To read the original feature go to: Le Figaro

CRIMINAL MINDS - Q&A: Thomas Gibson Talks 'Criminal Minds' & Directing - Interview


CBS’s hit crime drama Criminal Minds is now in its ninth season and Thomas Gibson, the actor who plays special agent Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner, has been there since the beginning. The show reaches another milestone next year with its 200th episode, which is slated to air on February 5, 2014.

We caught up with the star—who spends half his time working in LA and the other half with his family in Texas—to get the scoop on what to expect in the coming season, hear about his work as a director, and more.

What's happening this season on Criminal Minds?

THOMAS GIBSON: Oh you know, murder and mayhem. We're actually shooting...

To Read More: L.A Confidential

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - 911. Bully - Review

Beginning quote from Blake:
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. Vietnamese proverb.

As the episode begins we see someone open a trunk and pulling out a woman who was trussed up, crying and about to be killed. The Unsub hears a noise, which stops him for a moment, and in bursts the BAU and saves the woman. In the scuffle, Blake suffers gunshot wound in her arm. She is fine, bandaged up and says she is bullet-proof. I was thinking - a flashback episode? I thought they were going to do that for the 200th episode, would they do that twice in one season? But, no, Blake gets a phone call from her father, a retired Captain of the Kansas City Police Department. He thinks there is a serial killer in Kansas City, but seeing that he is now retired, the BAU might not be welcomed. Blake tells him that she will bring the team and check it out. This is the real case.

There are three victims. The newest victim a 50 year old man was found beaten to death, stripped and in woman's underwear - his clothing was found nearby. A year prior, two victims left a house party and were found beaten to death. The younger couple were fully clothed.  Blake's father thinks the crimes were related. The team debates taking the case since Blake's father is retired and it wasn't an official invitation. Hotch decides to check it out.

The scene cuts to a pumped-up guy shooting up what we believe are steroids and hitting a punching bag to some loud music.

It's hard for Blake to return back home. Blake deals with her issues internally and sometimes that leaves her friends feeling deliberately pushed out. Rossi tells JJ and Morgan that Blake's older brother was killed while on duty as a cop and Morgan is a little put out about it and asks how come they never knew that. Rossi said it happened 25 years ago, but Morgan presses the point and says he lost his father the same way to which Rossi replies that he (Morgan) never talks his father either.

Blake's brother, Scott, is a detective on the Kansas City Police Department. He wonders why his father had to drag his sister all the way from Washington just to deal with a case at home. It was embarrassing for him to have his father go over his head. Their dad wants to reunite his kids for this case because he sees how distant they've grown.

Going on her father's instincts, Blake and Scott reinterview the father to the teenage boy who had been killed the year before. After a tiff between Alex and Scott, Alex asks the father if his son and girlfriend were clothed and the father confesses that they were naked and his son had been wearing her underwear. He couldn't let them be found like that so he dressed them and then called the police.

The killer strikes again. This time he broke into an occupied house and attacked an older married couple. Whoever the killer is; he's escalating. Violent overkill and breaking into a home.

Through the technical wonders of Penelope Garcia, a connection was made between all the victims. Everyone had either attended or worked at Jefferson High School four years previously, except for the married couple, but their daughter went there.

The only notable thing that happened that Garcia could find was that a senior, Riley Wilson, was killed in a car crash that many believed to be a suicide as his tox-screen was clear. Riley had been a straight A student, with nothing in his disciplinary file. He had been there at the same time as the previous victims. Hotch asks for a list of all students and employees, and parents who were affiliated with Jefferson High School.

The team figures that the killer must have a connection to that school as well. Everyone is split up into teams to go and question possible suspects.

The scene cuts to a home with a man, Charles, working on the computer. The doorbell rings and it is Scott wanting to ask questions. The Unsub was in the house and listened to Scott and Charles talk and suddenly bursts into the room, beats-up Scott who winds up in the hospital and kills his former classmate. While at the scene, Blake reads her brother's notes and notices he had written words "Charles and Riley, good friends" and the words "good friends" were underlined and recalled that he used underline words when he was irritated. Their mother used to make them write notes/letters to one another to resolve their conflicts as she thought it was a good way for them to learn to express their feelings. She wonders what got to him about the words "good friends".

JJ interviews the daughter of the couple recently killed. Her name is Laurie. She tells her that the killer struck again. She asks her about Charles and Riley Wilson. She says Riley didn't have any friends. She says they used to bully him all the time - tease him and beat him up, and then there was the underwear thing. Some of the jocks thought it would be funny to steal his clothing in gym class and made him wear a pair of girls panties. They sent a mass text to everyone telling them to line the hallways and Riley had to walk throughout the halls in girl's panties with basically the whole school watching. JJ asks whose idea it was to pull the prank, and it was Laurie's ex-boyfriend, Lance Tate. She says he was a jerk. JJ asked where the teachers were and Laurie said that Mr. Ramsey and some substitute teacher (victim #3) broke it up and sent everyone back to class. JJ asked if Lance got into trouble for it and Laurie said no. Then JJ asked if any of the other kids were bullied or if Riley was the only one. Laurie said others were bullied and then asks if that was what this was all about, if that is why her parents were killed!

Garcia finds someone who had been friends with Riley. Ronald Underwood, who dropped out of school after Riley died. Ronald's father is out of the picture and his mother has had 4 DUI's. He spends an incredible amount of time on the internet mostly looking at porn and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) sites and oh, it is also where he buys his anabolic steroids.

The team thinks he could have been bullied himself, may feel responsible for what happened to Riley and may be targeting the bullies and adults who did nothing to stop it. They find out the teacher is still working at the high school and go out to find him and to search for Ronald Underwood.

We see the teacher, Mr. Ramsey in his car. His phone rings and it is Blake calling him to warn him about Ronald Underwood, but it is too late; Ronald breaks the car window and takes Mr. Ramsey.

Ronald takes Mr. Ramsey to the locker room, beats him and strips him. Mr. Ramsey doesn't know why Ronald is doing that to him and Ronald screams "RILEY". He said Ramsey knew what they did to them and he wanted them to shake their hands!?! Did he actually believe that would solve anything?!? Ronald is making Ramsey walk through the halls where the team finds him. Blake talks to Ronald and gets him to let Ramsey go. The act of cuffing him, freaks Ronald out. I kind of think that it reminded him of getting attacked by the bullies in high school.

Afterwards JJ and Blake are talking and JJ asks Blake if she wants a ride to the hospital to see he brother. We learn that the hospital is where her mother and big brother Danny died, so she isn't in a big hurry to go there.

Blake does go to the hospital though because the next scene see her in the car with Scott, driving him home from the hospital. They seem to come to an agreement, leaning towards a better relationship. He tells her that he misses her. He chides her that she is a hotshot linguist and she can never say anything, she never calls, she never writes... Blake apologizes and tells him coming home is hard for her, but she will work on it, and that she misses him, too.

The final scene, which is one I love, is at her dad's house, and Garcia walks into the room. The look on Blake's face is priceless. The whole team is there in the backyard for some Kansas City Bar-b-que.

Closing quote by Blake:
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

I really like the closing scenes from several episodes this season, showing the team doing things together, decompressing and enjoying one another's company.

I really liked this episode. I am glad we finally got to know something about Blake. She had always been a generic character to me, and this episode made her feel real. Virgil Williams did a really great job showing the sibling rivalry and relationships between Blake and her brother Scott.

And more importantly, this episode touches on a very important topic: Bullying. I hope the message touches someone's heart.

~~~~The Lady Of The Lake

Sunday, December 15, 2013

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 9 - 200th Episode Party - What Happens in Vegas...

Remember the Criminal Minds 200th Episode Party at the Quixote Studios set we got to peek a couple days ago? This weekend they've moved it to Las Vegas, and again, we get to peek a bit into it... only a bit!

The journey begins #criminalminds200 #vegasbaby - Photo by Erica Meredith
Let the odds forever be in your favor! - Photo by Kim Harrison
And so the party begins, I didn't get @Dayne9165 Grey Goose so in the dog house. - Photo by John Hatchitt
The Great @Dayne9165 boarding with the Hatchitt Clan. Trouble is on the horizon :) - Photo by John Hatchitt
The love of my life/best friend ready to fly to a destination unknown. More picks to follow if able !!!
- Photo by John Hatchitt
Off to a land far far away - Photo by Dayne Johnson
Getting closer.. - Photo by Dayne Johnson
It's all starting to go down, still able to hold camera :) - Photo by John Hatchitt
Hey look. Rascal Elvis, me, and Zach Phillipinakis. #vegas #jobbyjob #criminalminds - Photo by Dylan Hay-Chapman
Our crew sitting down for dinner at The Blue Ribbon before party Time. - Photo by John Hatchitt
Hanging at Bond with Scotty & Raeal before heading to party. - Photo by John Hatchitt
The 200th party!!@sleewatson @VirgilWilliams @Esai_Morales @CM_SetReport - Photo Janine Sherman Barrois
@Jsbarrois @CM_SetReport the 200th party rocks. Thank u all!! - Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
The 200th and my man!! @JoeMantegna the genius!! Love him!! - Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
Oh snap! CM_SetReport @CrimMinds_CBS - Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
@GUBLERNATION party time with the gubes! - Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
Uh-oh! @shemarmoore @VirgilWilliams @CM_SetReport - Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
The gang! @CM_SetReport @CrimMinds_CBS @CrimMinds_spain @CriMiFeed @criminalmindsrt
- Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
See ya! 200 in Vegas! Yeah,baby!! - Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
Ok that's it ! @CM_SetReport @GUBLERNATION what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
- Photo by Janine Sherman Barrois
#criminalminds #Vegas #thomasgibson @esai_morales - Photo by Mike Licata
Sharon @sleewatson & Hubby looking fab at the Criminal Minds 200th Episode PARTY!!!
- Photo by Liz Graham
What a fun night at secret location! 1st dinner with @PamLeonte & then the Criminal Minds 200th episode party!
- Photo by Liz Graham 
Our whole family once the party was reached, after that they were all on their own. #luvthoseguysmuch
- Photo by John Hatchitt
Ah, Vegas. #criminalminds200 - Photo by Erica Meredith
Why do I feel Brunch is not really why we are here? - Photo by John Hatchitt
Peace Out Vegas, until we meet again. - Photo by John Hatchitt
@Dayne9165 and I at the 200th episode celebration in Vegas.
Wonder where we'll celebrate 300? - Photo by Krish Ribeiro
So. somebody said they didn't see a pic of AJ. She was there and here it is.
Kirsten did not come but rest cast did. - Photo by Harry Bring
I was there too! The red eye is not the camera, it's me with a few drinks in me.
- Photo by Harry Bring
matthew and myself at the christmas party in vegas #fleabag #matthewgraygubbler #CriminalMinds #QuixoteStudios #Hollywood #LasVegas #SpencerReid #wintersucks #tv - Photo by Fleabag

400 cast, crew & guests. 4 airplanes. 200 hotel rooms. Fabulous club for 200th and xmas party. All got home safe
- Photo by Harry Bring