Who is Leaving Criminal Minds? & More of Your TV Questions Answered

Download Lost Episodes at iTunesWelcome to another Ask the TVaholic column. This time around we have four questions. TVaholic readers recently sent three in and one has landed many web searchers here, but without being able to find the answer to: who is leaving Criminal Minds? Other questions involve The King of Queens, Lost and Nip/Tuck.

Michelle asked: Do you know when or if Nip/Tuck is returning in the fall or summer?
According to this May 18th, 2008 Hollywood Reporter story about the president and GM of FX Networks re-upping his contract, it looks like “Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck and Damages will return next year.” So, I would look for Nip/Tuck to be back in early 2009. The 100-day writers’ strike really put a crimp in FX’s production schedule.

Erwin asked: Who is the actress that plays Lila in the episode “Dougie Nights” from The King of Queens?
This question hit my inbox last Friday at about 1:30 p.m. my time here in Seattle. It was later when I got home from watching the terribly unfunny You Don’t Mess With the Zohan that I saw the message and did a quick search to see if I could find the answer. What I found was that the episode was about to air on TBS at 4:00 p.m. I looked at the clock and it was 3:45 p.m. So, I figured I could watch the episode and find out. Turns out, this is quite the question, considering the person playing Lila is only shown from behind. You never see her face. So, I figured just check the closing credits, but there is no Lila in the credits. Yet, there was a Megan in the credits, but there was no Megan in the episode. The actress credited as Megan in the episode is Iris Bahr. So, I did another search with that in mind and came across this episode summary at TV Guide and it says that Iris Bahr played Lila.

Joyce asked: Do you know if ABC will rebroadcast on TV the season finale of Lost which aired the end of May 2008?
They might, but you are probably going to have to wait a while. The season four finale of Lost isn’t likely to be replayed on TV until maybe the week or so before the premiere of season five, but that is some nine months away. The networks don’t rerun their serialized shows much anymore. Yet, you have some options other than waiting for something that may not happen or for the season four DVD set that doesn’t arrive until December 9th. You can watch all three parts of Lost’s fourth season finale at the ABC website via their video player, in both regular and HD. Actually, you can watch every episode from all four seasons in streaming HD quality video. You just need a reliable high-speed connection. Alternately, if you want a more portable format, you can download the episodes at iTunes.

A lot of Criminal Mind’s fans have been searching for the answer to: Who is Leaving Criminal Minds?
With the explosive ending to season three of Criminal Minds in the episode “Lo-Fi,” you would think that somebody was on their way out. That was a pretty big explosion. Many people have tried to do their own detective work, by pausing and replaying that final sequence. Trying to take clues from the makes and models of the black SUVs that each character is getting into, as some are GMC and some are Chevy. They are looking at license plates, car emblems, streetlights, etc. All to figure out whose SUV went boom.

First, this is not Lost, so I am not sure how useful any of that type of stuff is for figuring out whose SUV it was.

Second, I came across this statement by the show’s executive producer in a small TV Guide preview for the episode: “And in the explosive cliff-hanger, ‘one of our team is going to be severely injured, and [viewers will] have to wait all summer to find out who it was,’ says exec producer Ed Bernero. ‘If you care about these people, you cannot miss the last 30 seconds.'” And, I don’t read “severely injured” as dead, so it may just be that nobody is leaving Criminal Minds.

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  • Deborah Harris Jun 7, 2009, 4:24 pm

    I anxiously watched the final season show of my favorite TV show. I love all of the cast members. Please don’t tell me t hat “Hotch” is leaving, I couldn’t bare it. How can I get any clues about who shot him and the reference to the deal he should have taken. I’m a true fan.

  • Diane Braun Dec 9, 2009, 6:41 pm

    Is Thomas Gibson leaving Criminal Minds? I haven’t found anything specifially stating if he is or he isn’t. Of course, I’m hoping he will be back!
    Thank You,

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