Apparently Rose’s mom really went off the deep end after she ran off with that Jack Dawson boy.
In Season 11’s penultimate episode, titled “Devil’s Backbone,” the Resurrection alum will play Antonia Slade, “a crazy UnSub who was put away by [Mandy Patinkin’s] Jason Gideon 15 years ago,” Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer tells TVLine.
Among her past trespasses, Antonia and her husband had set up a runaway hotline for teens… only to severely, severely punish those who didn’t behave. In what Messer touts as a “very interesting” and “creepy”/”psychological” story written by Sharon Lee Watson and directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá, the BAU team is summoned to the hoosegow by the illustrious inmate.
“She’s amazing,” Messer says of the Titanic mom’s guest-starring role. “We’ve been wanting to work with Frances Fisher for years and it never worked out, and we’re so glad it didn’t, because she was made to be this UnSub for us.”