Friday, January 25, 2008


Criminal Minds: Jay Beattie, holding his beautiful daughter at a Christmas part in CA, sent along a note about "Limelight" which he wrote with his Criminal Minds writing partner, Dan Dworkin. "Limelight" starred Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster and guest starred Andrea Roth as Jill Morris.

--Having seen much conjecture on the blog about how Dan and I may have named the character of Jill in Limelight after our #1 fan, I am compelled to set the record straight. We wrote Limelight in the beginning of October and at that point in time we had not even met nor had the pleasure of speaking to your fearless moderator. I believe it was Dan who first suggested the name Jill, which also happens to be the name of his sister. Now don't jump to conclusions. I can assure you that her beautiful name is all she shares with the character we created for the show. So you see, it's all just a coincidence. If and when we name a character after Ms. Davidson you can bet it will be a female who is strong, ethical and intelligent - the kind of woman Morgan and Hotch might find irresistible. Wink, wink.

Jay Beattie