Criminal Minds has a new, Halloween-themed episode on the schedule tonight, and you can find sneak peeks, interviews and photos after the jump!
Here’s the first clip from “Boxed In”, which features Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and guest star Billy Dec. (You can also watch it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express or SpoilerTV.)
TV Guide shared this exclusive sneak peek, featuring Hotch and guest star Cornelius Jones Jr:
Dec spoke to WGN Radio about being rejected for the role before he was finally cast as Detective Paul Rosado.
Gibson directed the episode, and all three of his children took part in filming. Check out this question from an interview with TV Line.
TVLINE | So give me the bullet on this week’s episode. What’s going on?
We’ve got a guy abducting kids annually on Halloween for some strange reason, and after we find the kid that he’s released on the 30th we fly to San Diego on the 31st to keep him from grabbing another one. We kick into high gear and do everything we can to find this child — who happens to be best friends with a kid played by my son Travis. My daughter [Agatha, 10] is in it as well, as a trick-or-treater, and my oldest son, J.P. , who’s a budding filmmaker, shadowed me during prep and shooting and post, and also wrote a song on the radio that our bad guy’s listening to while he’s medicating himself.
The TV Guide clip above was posted alongside an interview with Gibson, and here’s an excerpt:
Travis said to me after two days, ‘Dad, can I go to school online and become an actor?’ I said, ‘It’s not all riding bikes and egging houses!’ That was as much fun as he has had and gotten paid for. … Unfortunately, because the show is not for kids, they’ve seen very little of it. A couple years ago, I was coaching Jack’s soccer team and I put Travis’ name as one of the kids, so I said, ‘Watch this soccer scene. Hey, Travis, I did that for you.’ So this was cool. It was really fun for them and fun for me, which is weird to say for a really scary episode.
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia) filmed a short video about watching tonight’s episode, which you can watch here.
Finally, check out these tweets and photos, including images from the CBS Instagram Takeover:
— Criminal Minds (@CrimMinds_CBS) October 27, 2014