Of all the well-drawn characters from Friday Night Lights, Tyra Collette, played by Adrianne Palicki, is closest to my heart. She’s a girl who isn’t girly, a lover (and a fighter), and way taller and hotter and quicker than anyone should rightfully be. Consequently, I was one of the few tuning in when Fox’s Lone Star premiered, keyed up for a second coming of Palicki that, according to predictions, was going to be long-lasting. (Aaaaaaand we know how that turned out.)
But, now!: Palicki is back on the air! For her first gig since that beloved, but ill-fated, one, she’s guest-starring on an episode of Criminal Minds set to air in early 2011, according to Deadline. Her character is Syd, “a tough, irreverent, and sexually manipulative lunatic who sets out on a cross-country killing spree with her badass sociopathic husband Ray (The Black Donnellys’ Jonathan Tucker).” It’s an apparently conscious homage to the original lunatic couple — Mickey and Mallory of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, who shag and murder across the American Southwest.
SPOILER ALERT to my life: I’ve never watched Criminal Minds. Still, I’m excited. Adrianne is nothing if not tough and irreverent. As for sexually manipulative, I think there’s a Landry out there who can answer that. Now lets see if we can pull a reverse Lone Star and stir up so many views, this one-off turns into something regular — somewhere. Will you watch with me, PopWatchers?