In September, “FBI” crossed over with the other two spin-off series in the franchise for an epic, all-out, global investigation.
The three-hour crossover premiere included the first episode of Season 4 for the flagship show, Season 3 for the spin-off “FBI: Most Wanted” and the pilot episode of “FBI: International.” All three crews interacted with one another in some heartstopping and heartbreaking moments. And earlier this week, CBS re-aired the episode during its normal Tuesday timeslot.
Though the network didn’t give a reason for the rerun, they did advertise it on the official “FBI” Twitter account. They posted a video summarizing one specific season from the crossover event between two of the show leads. Special Agent Maggie Bell goes toe to toe with Special Agent Jess LaCroix after one of LaCroix’s men gets hurt in the field helping Bell.
The caption for the post read, “A scene to remember — Rewatch this unforgettable moment between Jess and Maggie during the epic crossover event TONIGHT, starting at 8/7c. THREE hours. THREE teams. ONE night. See you there.”
In the video, Missy Peregrym (who plays Bell) and Julian McMahon (LaCroix) break down what happened in that scene and what it was like to film it for a crossover event.
‘FBI’ Stars Missy Peregrym and Julian McMahon Dish on Emotional Crossover Scene
Peregrym starts by explaining how her “FBI” character and McMahon’s haven’t seen each other since the pilot episode. And they didn’t get a chance to speak before LaCroix’s man got shot, leading them to argue in the hospital.
“The way it a written, you could tell there was this tempo to it, this kind of anger,” McMahon shared. Peregrym added, “He can’t be wrong, and I can’t be wrong. We both have to be hurt.”
McMahon mentions how it’s high stakes, especially since he cares deeply for Crosby, the injured agent.
“And in that moment, when you’re so vulnerable because you might lose somebody that you care about, you have a different process,” Peregrym said.
McMahon emphasized how “It wasn’t about that dialogue. It wasn’t about what you say, it’s almost about what you don’t say.” Peregrym really appreciated that decision in the scene, which “really made a lot of room for vulnerability.”
While watching the scene, emotions are definitely heightened by both players. This happens fairly early in the first episode of the crossover event too, so those two must work together and overcome their differences to work on the case.
But if the actors had any say in it, their characters would butt heads and share emotional scenes like that all the time.
“What came of it was a scene that was so fun,” Peregrym said. “I mean, at the end I was just like, ‘Aww I wish we could do this all the time.'” McMahon also said he “had a really good time.”
And according to Peregrym, there may in fact be more crossover episodes in the future on “FBI” and the spin-off shows.