Sunday, January 18, 2015

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 1012. Anonymous - The Bryan Times Interviews Joe Mantegna

by Jay Bobbin

Joe Mantegna is saying farewell to a famous friend in a special way.

The “Criminal Minds” star recalls one of the show's recurring guests — the late Meshach Taylor (“Designing Women”) — in the second episode of the long-running CBS mystery series that Mantegna also has directed, airing Wednesday, Jan. 21. It brings Behavioral Analysis Unit agent David Rossi (Mantegna) unsettling news about fellow war veteran Harrison Scott (Taylor's character) just as Rossi is about to spend time with Joy (Amber Stevens), the daughter he recently learned he has.

“It was emotional,” Mantegna confirms of filling two jobs on the story by Bruce Zimmerman and Mantegna's longtime assistant, Danny Ramm. “The last 10 minutes of the episode is basically...

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