Patinkin Films Final Minds Scene Solo
Mandy Patinkin, who famously quit CBS's Criminal Minds without notice last month, will return to the show for a single episode on October 3, published reports said Tuesday. TV Guide reported on its website that the episode will provide "some closure" for Patinkin's character, Jason Gideon. However, it noted, Patinkin filmed his single scene without other actors -- he will reportedly be seen getting into a car and driving away -- because "no one in the cast wanted to work opposite him again after he brought production to a standstill by pulling a no-show." Moreover, the magazine reported, "Minds' producers were forced to use a special crew to shoot the pariah's scene because the show's regular staff refused to be on set with him."