Rossi/Joe Mantegna Talks About The Finale
TVFanatic recently chatted with Joe Mantegna, the guy behind Criminal Minds' Agent Rossi, about the finale. They've agreed to let us share a few snippets with you.
FBI Special Agent Rossi has long been one of the most well-loved characters on Criminal Minds. That's a pretty impressive feat, too, when you consider that all of the show's many characters have a dedicated following. Whether they're loved for their hunkiness, their quirkiness, or their amusing intricacies, Criminal Minds fans take their beloved characters quite seriously.
That's why we jumped at the chance to share part of a special interview that TVFanatic scored with Joe Mantegna, the intriguing man behind Criminal Minds' Agent Rossi. They asked him about this week's finale and Mantegna has some interesting insight.
Eek! We're biting our nails in anxiety for this one.
The show, which usually runs an hour, is running two episodes this week. They will work in tandem, basically creating a two-hour finale for the show. Mantegna isn't just being coy with the lack of juicy tidbits, he's trying to make sure viewers savor the show. When asked if he started the season knowing how it would end, he said he did. And, it sounds like he's glad for that:
If you're wondering what kind of time line we're looking at, Mantegna told TVFanatic that the actors usually don't get a script until a week or so out. He remained just as clueless for about as long as we have.
While our friends at TVFanatic had him on the line, they also chatted about Rossi's developing story line, the chance for more romance, his advocacy for veterans, and the rest of Criminal Minds Season 8. So, make sure you check that out!
And don't forget to tune into the finale on Wednesday at 9/8c on CBS.
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