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

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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.

Comments (9)

  • can’t wait!

    Comment by amanda – January 29, 2013 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!’

    Comment by JJ – January 29, 2013 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • With Thomas Gibson directing as well as acting, this will be an awesome episode!

    Comment by Ellie Cahill – January 29, 2013 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cannot wait for this episode! thanks for the pictures!

    Comment by Bri Brit – January 29, 2013 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m excited to see Thomas’ first Criminal Minds’ directed episode! Wish Paget were in it.

    Comment by colleen – January 29, 2013 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Angela – January 29, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Jean Jones – February 4, 2013 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not being snarky here, truly, but … have you seen this show?

      Comment by Annie – February 4, 2013 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gibson’s the third cast member to direct CM. Joe Mantegna directed the Jan. 22 episode.

    Comment by Joe J – January 30, 2014 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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