From time to time in various Criminal Mind chats and in comments left on this blog we have wondered if the networks care about what the fans are saying about their shows and whether they see what we post on the internet. I am happy to report that I can now answer those questions. CBS does read what is written and does care what the fans think about Criminal Minds. I know this to be true because as you are reading this post I am on the set of Criminal Minds watching them film "Ashes and Dust" which will air March 21st. The circumstances surrounding this wonderful opportunity could not have been more thrilling if the writers of the show had scripted it themselves. I was approached awhile ago by a CBS executive inviting me to come to the set to meet the cast and watch them film. In the middle of planning the trip Linn came up with the wonderful idea of collecting pens for Kirsten. What very few people knew was that I would be able to hand deliver the pens to Kirsten in person.
I drafted this post for my blog a few days ago and as of last night turned the blog over to Stacy until I return home. Stacy has agreed to finalize this post today for me. I will not be in the chat this evening since filming runs fairly late into the day. TIVO will record "Jones" for me and I look forward to watching it when I get back home. I packed several sharpies, tons of TV Guides, Parade Mags and pictures to get signed. Three digital cameras are already packed and the presents for the cast are in my suitcases. I would like to thank Stacy for everything she has done to help me get ready for this adventure and for babysitting my blog. She has promised to not turn the blog into a Thomas Gibson shrine during my absence but lets all keep our fingers crossed.
I look forward to sharing the pictures, autographs and personal memories with you all very soon. I promise to take tons of pictures. I feel as though I am going as a representative for everyone who visits this blog and are members of the Yahoo groups that I run. I hope to do you all proud but the last time I met Mandy I was barely able to babble. Lets all hope I can form actual words this time.
Watch the show tonight and know that I am with you in spirit in the chat room after the episode. We have a large break between the airing tonight of “Jones” and the airing of “Ashes and Dust”. I am confident that this trip will provide us all with plenty of things to talk about and share while we wait for our favorite show to air the new episode. As a side benefit of the trip I am going to get to meet our adopted Criminal Minds star Kris. I am very excited about that as well. So watch “Jones” this evening and post lots of spoilers for me to look at when I get home. Talk with you all soon. Jill