Criminal Minds First Look: Thomas Gibson Directs Cast, Ken Olin in Vexing Vanishing Tale

When CBS’ Criminal Minds resumes Season 8 next week, it will be with an episode directed by original cast member Thomas Gibson — and TVLine has a first look at the actor calling the shots.

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In “All That Remains,” airing Feb. 6, Ken Olin (thirtysomething) guest-stars as a writer whose wife mysteriously vanished a year ago — and now his daughters have also gone missing, precisely on the anniversary of that tragic event. In these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, Gibson is seen directing Olin as well as castmates including Jeanne Tripplehorn, Matthew Gray Gubler and Shemar Moore.

Gibson, who first stepped behind the camera during his run on the sitcom Dharma & Greg, is the second Criminal Minds cast member (after four-timer Gubler) to direct an episode of the well-watched crime drama.

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  1. amanda says:

    can’t wait!

  2. JJ says:

    You’re not giving Ken Olin his due!! This man is not only an excellent actor, he’s a writer, director and producer as well and is known for much more than ‘thirtysomething!’

  3. Ellie Cahill says:

    With Thomas Gibson directing as well as acting, this will be an awesome episode!

  4. Bri Brit says:

    Cannot wait for this episode! thanks for the pictures!

  5. colleen says:

    I’m excited to see Thomas’ first Criminal Minds’ directed episode! Wish Paget were in it.

  6. Angela says:

    Cool. Always neat when the cast members of a show get more involved in other aspects-this story sounds intriguing, and it’ll be interesting to see how his directing skills turn out :). I look forward to the episode.

  7. Jean Jones says:

    Let’s wait and see the material. You can have a good director and a poorly written story. I feel sure that Thomas Gibson can direct an episode with one hand tied behind him. I just hope the writers come up with a reasonable plot that doesn’t include a major ghoulish character.

  8. Joe J says:

    Gibson’s the third cast member to direct CM. Joe Mantegna directed the Jan. 22 episode.