Thursday, April 03, 2008

CRIMINAL MINDS: EDWARD ALLEN BERNERO SENT US A NOTE.


Criminal Minds: Here is a note from Edward Allen Bernero, Exec. Producer of Criminal Minds:

Hey Fanatic-land --

Ed here. I just wanted to say how happy we all are that you guys liked the episode last night. We really wanted to do something that would give the core fan(atic)s an episode they would be proud of and enjoy. The rest of the season is pretty great, too. We're having an amazing time being back and are so grateful that you all stuck it out and were there when we came back on. We would not be able to make this crazy show without you.

95 comments:

karencurtis62 said...

You did us proud last night. Thank you for getting us our show back so quickly and your episode was a great way to kick it off.

patinkinbabe said...

Great job Ed. Congrat everyone for us. CM is back and we're so happy.

marin79 said...

loved the episode! was so happy to have the show back!

Alison said...

Fantastic job Ed. The fact that you care that we enjoyed the episode is a huge part for why this show is successful! Thanks again!

alex said...

I think the feeling in the chat room last night was that you hit it out of the park. I really thank you for the best show on TV.

Lori said...

Thanks Ed, you really did a great thing with last night's episode and set the bar high for the rest of the season!

Mnemosphere said...

Thanks so much Ed. You guys never let us down... bravo!

ImpyChick said...

Thanks for your kind words, Ed. We appreciate all you do!!! Keep on keeping on.

Anonymous said...

great job, glad my favorit show is back.

kimmie said...

I loved the episode. It is so great to have the show back with new episodes. Kisses and hugs to all the cast, writers and crew from all of us.

Shawn said...

Ed-

Fantastic ep. Thank you so much for all the wonderful character moments and the great emotionally complex story. The cast - guest stars included - should be congratulated from really bringing the awesome. And of course, you for the writing.

We're so glad to have you back. Kind of feels like an old dear friend has come home.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment. It's a cool and a small world that allows fans and an executive producer to actually interact. It's a fun world and keep up the hard work...we'll be watching.

Love the cookie...keep them coming.

steven said...

Who's the man? You're the man. The episode was perfect. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have planned.

totallyanonymou said...

The minute Jill posted Stacy's cap of the divorce papers I screamed, we were cookied. Awesomeness times infinity. Thank you Ed. Great episode and a blessing to have our show back in such a big way.

marc said...

Great job Ed. We had high expectations for the first new episode and you didn't let us down.

Phoenix said...

So glad the CM was the first show back---there were high expectations, but you met them head on. It so proved that you can't have a great show without great writing! It all starts there.

Congrats on an excellent job by everyone. There was a lot of closure in that episode, but also opened new questions.... just one more reason to stay tuned.

Thanks again.

PAOLAFROMPARIS said...

YEAH!!!Mr. Brennero, you rock!
One of the best eps ever...also because we were STARVING and now we are fed...until next week!!!!!
(and you are right to call it a crazy show...we had almost everything: stars desappearing, rewriting of episodes, strike, press almost-boycott and we always WIN!!!)

gilandsararule said...

The things you can count on in life are birth, death, taxes and Criminal Minds writers. You all rock so hard.

Jillian/Marypiper said...

Thanks so much, Ed! We owe our Criminal Minds writers a lot!

mona said...

I was starving for a new episode and now I am salivating waiting for the next one. Great work Ed and thanks for the letter. You are our leader and we adore you.

alice said...

We have shared so many trying times with you and it is great to be able to celebrate this victory with you. Good times and bad times! We stand with the show and especially with you.

claire said...

Great episode. Thank you Ed.

Anonymous said...

Ed,

Great episode, watched it twice already!

I'm gald to have my favorite show back, can't wait for the next episode!

Thanks to the writers, cast and crew for doing such excellent work!

Brigitte

Elizabeth Bear said...

We're awful glad you're back! There was some fantastic dialogue in this one, and great character moments and reversals.

Kris said...

Thanks for everything Ed. The episode was great. Glad the season is back and can't wait for the rest.

melinda said...

Thanks for the wonderful episode.

rose said...

The episode was SWEET! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

CM is back, love this episode, you did a great job, Ed!!!! And thanks also for your comment!!!

Bl├╝mchen

sherlockette said...

Ed
It is good to have my BAU "family" back. Keep up the good work, and thanks.

redwingsgirl514 said...

Everyone one has said some great things about the new episode...just wish I could have seen it! It's awesome to have ya'll back. (Even my dad, who claimed he didn't care about the strike at all, was glad to have a new CM episode!
Lori (the non mod)

morticia_addams said...

well i only heard about what the ep is, but everyone was so happy and saied it was absoloutley great!
so i hope that we here in germany will soon have the chance to see the eps.

kendra said...

Question for Ed:

The sign behind Prentiss looked like it said Legacy at one point and then the camera moved and it looked like gacy (the serial killer).

Was that intentional? It was great either way.

Wonderful job!

Tamara said...

Thanks so much for bringing the show back to us with so many great scenes for characters we really love, Ed!

I'm already counting the hours until next week's episode.

palais said...

Ed, I loved every minute of it. Thank you for everything. I need to go rewatch the tape again, because I'm still laughing so hard at the end and missing what people are saying...

Angel said...

I took the phone off the hook and told my husband he wasn't allowed to talk from 9-10. I loved the ep. and I'm so glad to have the show back. You've been missed. Thank you Ed and everyone for the superb job. I think it is so great that you take the time to keep us in the loop and take us into consideration. The writers, the cast, the crew, everyone love ya and great job!

DNY LOVES CRIMINAL MINDS said...

Anonymous,

If you were on the set yesterday then you should have the contact info already. You can send me the picture via my email address listed on my profile and I will forward it for you if for some reason you have no contact info. I deleted your comment since it was not relevant to Ed's letter or episode. Thanks.

Kim M. said...

I'm just glad Ed, cast, crew, and everyone are back to work! I'm also glad that CM was among the first back out on the air, with a fantastic episode to boot. It really made my night.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Ed - your episode was great and made me grin from ear to ear that CM is back.

I Love Shemar Moore said...

I loved the episode I wish I could have seen the first beginning

Anonymous said...

I seriously am proud to be a CM fan. What a lovely note. Now I just need to find a way to watch the ep here in Germany as well.

Love,
sheeoy from dtg.

babruin said...

Thank you Ed for taking the time to comment on our comments. Congrats on giving us a fantastic episode on such short notice.
Kudos to you and the CM team for an unforgettable season 3!!!!!

arianna said...

Dynamite episode. Ed, you all do so great under pressure. I think you are always wonderful but when you get thrown a curve you all come back with fire balls. When "he" left you were under pressure and out came some of the best episodes ever and now you rebound from the strike with this gem. I think we need to call you Edward Angst Bernero! You really do rock and we always say that about you!

slashgirl said...

Thanks for a wonderful ep, Ed and thank you for your note. I'm so glad the show is back and I look forward to the rest of the season (and next season!). Thanks to everyone involved with making CM--it's the best show on TV!

Mike said...

Thanks for the kind words CM is the best show on TV right now hands down. The episode was amazing. And as a Buffy fan i am thrilled to see Nick Brendon on CM

Anonymous said...

Great job! A really awesome episode. Love the emotional interplay between the characters. Rossi getting his case solved and realizing he is part of a team. I adore Garcia and as a Buffy fan I'm thrilled to see Nicholas Brendon on the show and I really like his character, Kevin. This is such a great tv show and I really appreciate all the work that you and the cast, crew, writers, and everyone involved who puts CM together do. Ya'll are outstanding thanks so much for such an awesome show.

Raphael0877 said...

Thank you, Ed, for the best show on TV. Your respect and appreciation for us fans prove that not only is the writing and production of the show exceptional, so are you, the cast and the crew. Thanks for a wonderful, emotional roller-coaster of an episode.

SweetThang said...

Thanks for the great episode, Ed!

Lee said...

This episode was really great! Thanks for getting us new eps SO fast!

Lee :)

marina said...

Thank you Ed. The show coming back so soon really makes us all so happy.

tracytrumann said...

Great job Ed. Congrats to all who are working so hard for all of us.

celeste said...

I'm dying to see your new episode and eventually it will jump the pond. Thanks for the sweet letter.

jolie said...

Wonderful to have our show back again. Thank you so much for working so fast to make it happen for us.

jen said...

We're so glad to have you all back.

sarah burner said...

It was gold last night.

Thanks Ed!

emma said...

Wednesdays have meaning again. CM is back. Yeah and thanks so much.

heidi said...

Ed,

CM beat Lost and Private Practice and CM can beat American Idol. Just keep the episodes as good as they were last night. CM can beat them.

JoAnn said...

You guys are awesome. I don't know of any other show that has such a close relationship with their fans. Even though I supported the writers during the strike, I really missed Criminal Minds and could not wait for it to return.

When I get licensed as a massage therapist by the Ohio Medical Board, I am totally offering all the cast, crew, and writers free massages. ^_^

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Ed, What a great episode. You left us longing for MORE! And thank you for caring about us, the fans. You have no idea how much we appreciate EVERYONE involved in the making of Criminal Minds. Thank you ALL!

Laura

love2teach said...

You did a fabolous job! It ousted my all time fav, (was Fisher King) but now Damaged is my all time fav!

Anonymous said...

Great episode! It's definitely made my list of favorites!

Debbie said...

Ed,

The episode was perfect! Thank you for writing it and thanks to everyone who brought it to life.

It just keeps getting better and better...I don't know how that's possible, but you all are doing it!

I am so happy to have CM back that I don't have words to describe it!

Shira said...

Thank you Ed! That was an awesome episode, especially with character dynamic dialouge, the two things I notice the most.

I'm really excited for the rest of the season.

Judiebuk said...

And yet again Ed, you don't have to thank any of us.

We should be thanking you, yet again, for another outstanding episode! I really did enjoy the new episode, and it was great to have you all back.

Great job....again!

Anonymous said...

Ed, Almost my whole dorm floor watched it together in the break area and we all really loved it. We were making so much noise when it ended that we got warned by the RA to quiet the noise. We thought it was great and it was really wonderful having CM back on the air with new episodes.

Thanks,

Lynda, SUNY

Anonymous said...

Thank you for giving us such a wonderful episode to come back too. It made me even more proud to call myself a fan of this show!

Ambra

mauranewman said...

We got the sign cookie right. I loved your episode Ed and the cookies were tasty. Did we miss any?

PS: Hotch without a tie= Happy CM fans. lol. :)

abbey said...

Really great episode. It was way too short. We need a two hour show. Thanks Ed and thank the CM family for us.

macy said...

Thanks Ed. Last night was a real treat.

jericholuva said...

You gave us a great first back episode. I'm looking forward to a great rest of the season. Nice try with the sign but we look for the details. We are all cookie monsters.

ivyhamster said...

Thank you Ed for the lovely note and the wonderful episode.

I agree with Jericholuve. We are cookie monsters. CM, Criminal Minds or Cookie Monsters.

Thank everyone at the studio for us. The episode was truly appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed.

Nate said...

Thank you Ed for this wonderful episode! You did a great great job. And thank you even more for your kind words. You and your crew work so hard for this show to make us fans really really happy. That's really appreciated by all of us.
Keep up your fantastic work.
I'm dying for the next episode.
I still can't concentrate on work this morning because I'm still captured in your wonderful episode.
Thanks again for making us happy.
Renate

Suzi said...

Hey Ed! What a great comeback episode that was. It was really great to finally get our fave show back!!!

Reids_Luvr_93 said...

Thanks Ed!

Yeah, Damaged was the best episode EVER. :D I still can't get over how funny it was that Reid didn't know what they were talking about.....

GREAT JOB! I can't wait to see what happens next week!

catlova4eva0247 said...

Thank you for the episode, the note and the cookies.The show is awesome and keeps getting better all the time. Thank you so much.

wilma said...

Ed,

You're grace under pressure. Thank you for giving us back our show and making it a such a special episode.

tammy said...

Thanks Ed!

Great episode. I'll never look at a clown in the same way. Great episode.

jodie said...

It was great! xoxoxox Ed!

mary said...

I'm in shock that you wrote that great episode in one week. It was wonderful.

wanda said...

Lovin the cookies. This episode had extra choc chips in it. Thank you for getting the show back on TV so quickly for those of us going through horrible withdrawal.

lawrence said...

Great job with the episode. I loved it. You are one of a kind special.

addison said...

Ed-

The episode was great and thanks for the info on the sign. Did we catch all the cookies? Wednesday is just 5 days away!

otontv said...

Ed,

THANKS...

CU sindee

janice said...

Thanks Ed!!!

cynthia said...

Ed-

Great episode. Thanks!

jane said...

Awesome episode. Please tell the costume department that they are doing such a great job this season. Every season but they are really doing a great job of dressing Garcia this season.

brewer said...

I really appreciate the show coming back so quickly and with such a great first episode.

jordan said...

Thanks Ed.

pete's mom said...

Great camera work with the sign. We thrive on the smallest detail. I am going to watch it again tonight and see what else I can find. Thank you and everyone in CA for the great work.

britts said...

You're the best!

caroline said...

Great episode. CM is back and that is awesome. I was so tired to having nothing of quality to watch.

lisaw918 said...

Ed: Thank you thank you thank you!

Not only was I really glad to have such a well-crafted and stunning episode to get me back in the CM groove, but my brother was visiting and complained about watching with us because he "hates procedural crime shows," and 'Damaged' shut him up right quick!

To the makers of CM: thanks from a grateful sister :)

And Joe Mantegna creeped him out :D

Jan and Quentin said...

Loved the ep; one of the best ever! And, man, was I in the need of a new CM fix!

I like Paget's new hairstyle. Very becoming.

eliza said...

Great episode. Loved it. So happy to have CM new episodes. Damaged was great. Thanks for the letter. Very sweet.

sarah w. said...

I've watched the episode three times now. It was great Ed. I am so happy to have new episodes of my very favorite tv show to watch. Thank you.

guineapigwomna said...

well why wouldn't we stand by our show in its time of need.