Criminal Minds Star Kirsten Vangsness Talks Penelope & Derek's Relationship and Her New Movie
Penelope Grace Garcia is the BAU's Technical Analyst and also the team's Then Morgan wanted to conduct a cognitive interview which made Penelope angry. When working together, they refer to each other by such names as " sweet. Criminal Minds Kirsten Vangsness and Shemar Moore are great friends, both We shot together the next day and we were like, “Oh, my gosh. on forever, when it comes to “what could have been” with Morgan and Garcia. Kirsten Vangsness plays Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds. the gunshot that rang out at the end of last week's episode—aimed at Derek Morgan (Shemar . We shot together the next day and we were like, “Oh, my gosh.
Then that night, I get a call.
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I think both of us really honor how incredibly special that relationship is. What is the story and who do you play? I play Mona Livingston who is a fem fatale lounge singer. She sounds exactly as if Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz went completely insane.
Everybody is after this Bengal diamond, and he falls in love with this really strange, very violent, blood-hungry, crazy woman, and he meets this woman named Mona Livingston. It takes place in the s, so the costumes and sets are just glorious but, then, the speed of the actual comedy is very current and modern. On Criminal Minds, the team looks as if they are also friends away from work, so the fact that Joe and Shemar are in this movie, it seems like that really translates into real life, too.
Oh, it really does.
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I had a screening at work at lunchtime. Shemar was one of the first people. We had a kickstarter at the very end of when we were shooting. We were doing it half to get publicity and half because I had legitimately run out of money because it was so expensive.
When we did that, literally every member of my show donated. So it totally is a family affair. Criminal Minds airs Wednesday nights at 9 p. There's a discussion among 2 members. Press "Read Comments" to view.
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He was a star quarterback until a left knee injury ended his career. At the age of ten, Morgan was a witness to the shooting death of his father, also a police officer. He was taken under the wing of a local youth center coordinator, Carl Buford. Buford acted as a surrogate father to Morgan, helping expunge Morgan's juvenile criminal record and him to obtain the aforementioned football scholarship. Although Morgan was able to avoid going into a life of crime like many of his peers, Buford was also sexually abusing him, a fact which Morgan only admitted years later and under extreme duress.
Due to his difficult past, he displays little sympathy for unremorseful criminals who attempt to use their traumatic childhood as an excuse for the crimes they commit.
At one time he spent 18 months doing deep undercover work. Years later, Morgan's past would come back to haunt him when he was arrested by the Chicago Police Department for the murder of the unidentified boy and two others. The lead detective, who had arrested Morgan several times for juvenile misdemeanors when the latter was young, believed Morgan was guilty and used a BAU profile done by Jason Gideon Mandy Patinkin to support his case.
Believing he was being framed by the real killer, the BAU searched through Morgan's life and background to prove him innocent, which discomfited Garcia as Morgan had been generally reticent about the details of his past. They later identified Carl Buford as the man who set Morgan up to take the fall Buford was friends with the lead detective. When Hotch asked about Buford, Morgan told him to back off. He then escaped police custody and spoke to a local boy who was friends with the latest victim.
The boy revealed he was currently being molested by Buford and that the latest victim knew about it. Morgan confronted Buford, who at first denied anything happened between them, and told Morgan the other boy was lying. Refusing to back down and wishing that he had told someone about Buford when he was a kidMorgan eventually got Buford to admit to the abuse.
Buford's admission was overheard by Chicago PD detectives who were lying in wait nearby, and they arrested Buford. Buford pleaded with Morgan to help him, to which Morgan replies, "You go to Hell," leaving the child molester to his fate.
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Morgan often appears to be happy-go-lucky and is frequently seen teasing or playing pranks on Garcia and Spencer Reid. They, particularly Hotch, are usually the ones to calm Morgan down when a case gets to him. Hotch once said of him, "there are very few people he truly trusts",  but Morgan is extremely loyal to those "few" the BAU team.
In season 5, he temporarily took over Hotch's position as Unit Chief while serial killer and nemesis George Foyet was on the loose, on the condition that Hotch be reinstated once Foyet was captured.
This is apparent when the team is assigned to cases involving minors and Morgan is sometimes the one tasked with interviewing children or adolescents, especially boys, for information. However, after Joyner was killed by an IED in the fourth-season premiere, Hotchner told Morgan that the job was his if he wanted it.
Nevertheless, Morgan chose not to take the position, and remained with the BAU. Morgan bears an especially intense grudge against George Foyet played by C.
He then used the credentials while dropping off a severely injured Aaron Hotchner in the Emergency Room after attacking and nearly killing Hotchner. He is very charming, and has been seen flirting with many women, even dancing with several at a time in a bar. However, as with most BAU agents, a long-term stable romantic relationship has eluded him, until Season 11where he announces his marriage with his long-time girlfriend, Savannah Hayes.
Spencer Reida fellow BAU member and friend. Morgan is intensely devoted to his coworkers, especially Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia. They have a bantering, sweet, flirtatious relationship.
Morgan often calls her "baby girl", "doll face" or "sweetness" having first used the term when he didn't know her name, he continued doing so when she seemed to like it . In the aftermath of the New York bombing that killed SSA Joyner, Morgan told Garcia that she was his "God-given solace" after jumping out of an ambulance which was about to blow up E Morgan's close relationship with Garcia was made especially clear after she was shot by a perpetrator of hero homicide; taking her home from the hospital, Morgan said to Garcia: Morgan has an extremely close friendship with SSA Dr.
Spencer Reid, akin to that of a protective older brother figure. Morgan frequently makes friendly banter with Reid, and attempts to help him with his love life.
In the episode "Revelations" he is particularly distressed and prone to violent outbursts after Reid had been taken and after seeing the torture he went through live.
Even going as far as stating that he would put the unsub's "head on a stick". Morgan often calls him "Doc", "Kid", "Genius", or "Pretty Boy" and they frequently tease and exchange banter with one another, even going as far as having a joke war in the episode "Painless".Morgan/ Garcia - Criminal Minds 3x10 - My (Chair Fixing) Hero
Morgan has been seen giving Reid advice on how to pick up girls at a bar after he unsuccessfully tried to hand out fliers and he is one of two people who knew that Reid was experiencing extremely painful headaches that may or may not have been related to the possibility of schizophrenia, the other being Emily Prentiss.
He also has an extremely close friendship with Agent Emily Prentiss.