Criminal Minds Spoilers

Criminal Minds Scoop: Frances Fisher Is a 'Creepy' Blast From Gideon's Past

Apparently Rose’s mom really went off the deep end after she ran off with that Jack Dawson boy.

As revealed via social media, Frances Fisher is set to guest-star on CBS’ Criminal Minds — and now TVLine has details on her stirring turn.

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.”

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4 Comments
  1. Whatevah says:

    This sounds good!

  2. Angela says:

    Oooh. Sounds interesting. Especially given her history with Gideon. Can’t wait to see this one!

  3. Dennis says:

    Does Young Gideon return for some “flashbacks”? Would be awesome!!