Tonight at 9pm et/pt on CBS, you can catch my episode of Criminal Minds, Paradise.
A serial killer who disguises his victims' demise by creating car accidents to mask their earlier deaths is the subject of a BAU manhunt, on CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Oct. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. William Mapother ("Lost") and Wil Wheaton ("Numb3rs") guest star.
I worked with William Mapother and Robin Lively for much of the story. You can read an interview with William, but be warned that it's a little spoilerish. Also, the Criminal Minds Fanatic blog has some pictures and a huge pile of spoilers.
I kept a production diary when I worked on the show, and after it airs tonight, I'll start posting it. I think it will eventually run four posts, after I cut it up. Here's a spoiler-free excerpt:
We did the table read for Paradise during a lunch break while they were filming Minimal Loss. One of the regulars, I forget who, almost couldn't make it, and Luke Perry was going to fill in for him. I recall thinking that it would have been so cool to work - even in a table read - with him, but why in the world would he want to spend his lunch hour filling in for a series regular? By the time I was done with my episode, I totally understood. The cast and crew of Criminal Minds made me feel like I was part of their family, and I never wanted to leave.
I'm really proud of this episode and my work in it. I felt great when we shot it, like I'd done what the script demanded, and everyone seemed very happy with the quality of the work.
So, of course, now that the show is airing in 10 hours, I'm terrified that I'm going to suck. Sigh.
Oh, and a warning to people who haven't seen the show yet: I'm sure there will be spoilers in this post from our dear friends in Canuckistan, who saw the show last night.