Thomas Gibson was suspended from his job and written out of two episodes of Criminal Minds after he allegedly kicked executive producer Virgil Williams during a fight about creative differences, or whatever. It reportedly wasn’t the first time that Thomas lost it on a co-worker. He allegedly pushed a different producer a few years ago. During Thomas’ suspension, the producers were trying to figure out what to do with his messy ass, and I guess they decided that since they don’t work at a pre-school, they shouldn’t have to deal with an asshole 3-year-old shit head trapped in the body of a slightly passable Eric McCormack impersonator. They have kicked Thomas Gibson to the back of the unemployment line.
Deadline says that ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios agreed that Thomas’ suspension should be permanent and they declared his contract null and void. Hot Tub Tommy has been on the show since the beginning in 2005. Both studios put out this joint statement:
“Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds. Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”
Why do I have a feeling that Thomas Gibson’s character will meet his demise in a slow and painful way by getting kicked to death? Thomas gave this sans-apology goodbye note to the media:
“I love ‘Criminal Minds’ and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve years. I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now. I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.”
The good news for Thomas is that now that he’s free from Criminal Minds, he can join the cast of the Professor and the Madman with fellow warts of rage Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. On that set, kicking a trick is how you say “hello.”