@Erin_Lee54:What was that first day back with everyone together again like for everybody? <3
@CM_SetReport - Erica Messer [ecm]
ecm: rewarding! there's nothing like having your whole family together. biggest smiles we've had for a long time!
will there still be serial killers or will they be toning it down a bit in this season?
ecm: we'll have a mix of all types... most will be serial offenders.For Erica - I hope not, but are there any plans to pair up any team members romantically?
ecm: that's one of the most asked questions we get! we'll be exploring the intensity of the friendships both on and off the case cont...
ecm: but there are no plans for our team member's kissing... some people are okay with hugs :)Can we delve more deeply into how each member copes with the stress of the job? More family drama (GOOD & bad), too?
ecm: yes, we're trying to be as realistic about the demands of the job and how it affects everyone.
Heard there was going to be a big Reid arc this season. Know she's busy with Glee but will the wonderful Jane Lynch be back?
ecm: we'd LOVE to have Jane come over to play at our house! fingers crossed...
What vision does [Erica] have for the show over the upcoming years?
ecm: i'd love to reveal more about our heroes. each episode this season will do that... and it's a trend that should continue forever@BrigitteCMFan TB
My question to Erica: what's in store for Hotch this season?
ecm: you'll see Hotch in a different light... he's a complex hero and we'll be exploring more layers of what makes him tick@holliefjsmith
What's [Erica's] favourite CM episode and why?
ecm: that's like choosing between my children! i have to say the premiere is close to my heart -- the biggest victory of all. our family!@holliefjsmith
Will we see more moments of the team socialising outside of the office? :)
ecm: we will!
Question, Do you guys actually film in DC/MD/VA where a lot of the show takes place??
ecm: oh my god, i love you! we don't, but our amazing crew sure makes it look like we do... all los angeles, all the time :)@zackgibra
What happened to Rossi's Marine Corps background story? Will we see it in Season 7?
ecm: you'll hear some more about it in episode 703 written by the talented Sharon Lee Watson.@HotchBeard SSA Hotchner's Beard
are you #TeamBeard or #TeamRazor?
ecm: when i saw tg w/beard this summer i wanted everyone to see it so wrote to it! glad there's a following... #tie@BonesTvFanatic Ivana ♥
where are you chatting live from?
ecm: the writers' room!
question for erica messer.....did you ever think in your wildest dreams the show would be this popular
ecm: we've had our heads down, doing the work for seven years. the fact that it's seen around the world will always blow my mind!
Will There Be More Baby Henry? :D
ecm: YES! look for him in episode 7x07 written by the brilliant Virgil Williams!
What's it like to work with such an amazing cast?
ecm: it makes coming to work each day a gift! they make us look good!!! and they're the nicest group i've ever worked with :)
How is everyone going to react to Emily's return?
ecm: each in their own way... we stayed true to each character. you'll see more tonight! if you're in the states...
Why don't we see more promos with ladies of CM? I love the boys very much! But the girls are integral to the how as well! THKS
ecm: agreed! they are AMAZING!
for erica: did u go to the meet & greet in laguna? were u surprised at how many people were there? did any1 recognize u?
ecm: i did! when i saw the LONG LINE i snapped a picture. loved how many fans turned out. @kqorr0103 said hello and 3 young fans! :)
does JJ family life have some of the same difficulty Aaron had or can she handle it better because Will knows what to expect?
ecm: working parents have that bond -- but each relationship is different so the challenges will be, too.
What can criminal minds fans look forward to this season? ;)
ecm: insights into each character's life... we meet 1 of rossi's ex-wives, explore hotch's life & deal with the repercussions re: prentiss
how long does it take you guys to do an episode?
ecm: prep w/director is 7 days, shooting is 8, post varies 2-3 weeks and then you see it!
How did you find my video that aired during the Panel Center?
ecm: you're video was wonderful! TG showed it to me and we wanted everyone to see it! will post the link shortly!
what's more Important hw or criminal minds?
ecm: the mom in me says homework. the producer in me says #criminalminds !!
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ok, one more question! How often do you guys do events outside of CA?
ecm: it's rare during our shooting season but in the hiatus our cast travels the world! hoping to attend #sdcc next summer!!
Will Morgan be keeping his office this season? How about JJ?
ecm: he will. she won't. stay tuned!
what are the chances the show will be on demand or online for viewers unable to watch as it airs?
ecm: it's a co-production so it's always been tricky. we're finally on iTunes!
#criminalminds can we hope to see any romance for some of the cast members this season?
ecm: yep and i'd tell you more but you didn't ask with who!!! wait and see...
Are you taking over the CM chats for this year?
ecm: every thurs (sched permit) courtesy of cmsetreport.blogspot.com our first chat is tomorrow w/ @Gibsonthomas deets 2 follow
Do the cast [members] choose what outfits they're going to wear or [does] someone decide for them? Thanks!
ecm: BJ Rogers leads our talented group of costumers & is responsible for all the fantastic outfits u c.@CM_SetReport vid coming soon
Ay, caramba! So excited for tonight!!! Any more teasers about what will happen in the first episode??
ecm: sergio's fate will be revealed!! as will our team's... make sure to watch tonight @ 9pm EST/PST on CBS! come to our chat tomorrow!
That's all the time we have with Erica. Be sure to follow @ajcookofficial as she live tweets the east coast feed tonight. #criminalminds