Patinkin returning to Criminal Minds, for a limited time only!
This is becoming more of a soap opera than that whole "who is going to replace Rosie O'Donnell on The View?" stuff.
We reported yesterday that Joe Mantegna is going to replace Mandy Patinkin on Criminal Minds (Patinkin didn't want to return to the show). Now Michael Ausiello over at TVGuide.com reports that Patinkin will in fact return to the show...for one epsiode, to explain what happened to his character.
The interesting part about all this? He'll be in only one scene, and the scene will pretty much be solo, since no one else (according to Ausiello's sources) on the show wants to work with him again. The episode will air on October 3.
"Oh Mandy...well you came and you gave without taking..."