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"A Beautiful Disaster" and "Harvested"

"A Beautiful Disaster" and "Harvested"

Criminal Minds and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders aired new episodes last night. You can find ratings, links to watch the episodes, and promos for next week below, along with interviews, videos, tweets and photos!

Criminal Minds offered the eighteenth episode of season eleven at 9:00pm ET/PT. “A Beautiful Disaster” pulled in 10.71 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers (raised to 10.94 million and 2.2/7 when the final ratings were counted). If you missed the episode, or would like to watch it again, you can find it on CBS.com, XFinity TV or CTV.

Check out the promo for next week below (from SpoilerTV):

“A Beautiful Disaster” marks the exit of original cast member Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan), and here’s a collection of videos shared by CBS regarding his departure. They feature Moore, Joe Mantegna (David Rossi), Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner), Executive Producer Erica Messer, AJ Cook (JJ Jareau), Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr Spencer Reid) and Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia):

Moore posted this video on his Instagram account:

Fans n Baby Girls for Life!!!!! ????❤️. SHEMAR BABY BOY MOORE ?

A video posted by Shemar Moore (@shemarfmoore) on

Earlier today, Moore visited The Talk to discuss his decision to leave the show. You can watch the full episode here (skip to 29:30), or watch a clip below:

Moore did an interview with TV Guide, including this excerpt:

How much input did you have in planning out Morgan’s arc this season, which started with the Dirty Dozen and built to this trilogy of episodes devoted to him?

Moore: Erica, Breen [Frazier] and the rest of the writing staff came to me with ideas towards the end of Season 10 and through the hiatus. But what Erica said was, “You come back for Season 11 and just allow us not only to honor you, Shemar Moore, but more importantly, Derek Morgan the character, the crew — the 368 people who make that show work — and most importantly, the fan base that has supported us so we can do what we do. Let’s give Derek Morgan a proper goodbye.” We had the wrap party this past weekend and I hugged her really tight. And I looked at her and said, “You kept your promise.”

I’ve done 251 episodes. I’m proud of many of them. But in Episode 16 [this season], Danny Glover played my father, which is a dream come true, and 11 years of Derek Morgan was touched on in that episode. And in this, Episode 18, it was about us. Nobody dies. … It’s a great story, and it’s about the team coming together and their bond. And everything you’ve learned about Derek Morgan culminates. … You’ve heard all the expressions: “left it all on the field,” “drop the mic.” When those elevator doors close, Derek Morgan is dropping the mic.

Moore also spoke to TV Line about leaving Criminal Minds. “I’m ready to take the next step,” he said of his career moving forward, although he did not offer specific plans for the future. He did, however, confirm that he wouldn’t mind reprising his role on Minds for a one-off episode here and there:

If Erica calls me and says, ‘We need Derek to do such and such,’ as long as it’s not long-term and I’m not locked into something, but I can just go dance with my friends and family, yes, yes, yes, yes.

Take a look at this interview with Messer from TV Guide, including this segment:

It was a full arc just for the character because he was always the cool single guy and now he’s choosing his family, something maybe he never thought he might have and didn’t have completely growing up. I know some fans thought you might kill him off, but I think that would’ve been too cruel.

Messer: Yeah. He suggested it, like that could be a really great, amazing episode. I was like, “No way, no way, no way.” I look at him as a friend, even the character. From a writing perspective, a fan perspective, I need to know Derek Morgan is still out there in the world. He’s just not there with us right now. He’s fine, he’s living his life, being a dad and going to the park, and everything’s good. I think that’s me sort of wanting to write a happy ending, but the world feels a little safer with our heroes in it. It took us years to kill off Mandy Patinkin’s character [Gideon] because it seemed like, who knows? Maybe one day we can get him back to guest star. And that became less and less of a possibility and it was like, OK, you know what, that could be an amazing story to tell in Season 10. He gets murdered and we had [Jennifer] Love Hewitt on, who never worked with Gideon but had heard about his legend and all of that. It was a fun way to honor our team after 10 years to say, “These things happen.” The last time you see somebody, you never think it’s the last time you’re seeing that person.

Messer spoke to TV Line as well, addressing Moore’s exit and the way it affects the other members of the team. Here’s an excerpt about the possibility of replacing Morgan:

WILL DEREK BE REPLACED? | Messer says the decision was made “a while ago” to not add a new BAU agent during this season’s final four episodes, but “let the team actually move on and sort of find their new groove without Derek, instead of, ‘OK, you had two episodes. Now here’s somebody else.’ It didn’t feel like the fans would fall in love with anybody new who came in under those circumstances.” Rather, any new face — likely a similar, “physical” type — will not be introduced until the fall, assuming CBS orders Season 12. “It feels like something that would be natural to do in a premiere,” Messer says, “just as we did for most everybody else who has ever come in.”

Also check out Moore’s interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a weird experience,” he said. “I just spent 11 years with a group of people, and it’s a weird thing to walk away from — but I did it on my terms and in the right way.”

Finally, here’s another collection of tweets and photos:

"TONIGHT…I GIVE YOU MY HEART" ❤️❤️… Shemar ?

A photo posted by Shemar Moore (@shemarfmoore) on

Thank you for having me @thetalkcbs …. Keep it SILLY n SEXY Ladies???✌?️✌??? #TheTalkCBS #TheTalk #shemarmoore

A photo posted by Shemar Moore (@shemarfmoore) on


Following at 10:00pm ET/PT, Beyond Borders aired the second episode of season one. “Harvested” was watched by 7.60 million viewers, earning a 1.5/5 in the key demo (raised to 7.75 million when the final ratings were tallied, with no change in the demo). You can watch or re-watch the episode on CBS.com, XFinity TV or CTV.

Here’s the promo for next week’s episode (from SpoilerTV):

Finally, check out these tweets and photos, including some shared during filming:

Been lucky to be directed by Rob Bailey for this past week on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Tune in Feb 3rd.

A photo posted by Pritesh Shah (@funny_shah) on

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