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Special Agents Jason Gideon and Aaron Hotchner head up the FBI's most elite profiling team - experts in analyzing criminal minds. Each team member has their specialty. There's Elle Greenaway, who has a background in sexual offences; Derek Morgan, who focuses on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid the smart-but-socially-challenged genius; and Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, more
... the rookie. With each mind-blowing case, they put their lives on the line as they match wits with the most ruthless criminals on earth.
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Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Will Return for 'Criminal Minds' Season 13

Criminal Minds fans might be losing Damon Gupton for season 13 but it looks like he will be the only major exit. Deadline reports that negotiations between Criminal Minds actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have come to close. The actresses have reached a deal with the studios behind ... more Comments

'Criminal Minds' Poll: Will You Miss Damon Gupton's Stephen Walker?

Criminal Minds brought in a couple new characters in season 12 following the BAU losing both Morgan (after Shemar Moore left) and Hotch (after Thomas Gibson was fired), but thanks to the finale cliffhanger, it was unclear if everyone would (or should) be back. Now we know at least one person who won't be coming back: Damon Gupton's Stephen Walker. Though it's still unknown how the show will write him out... more Comments

Will Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Return for 'Criminal Minds' Season 13?

Criminal Minds is continuing into season 13 after a year that saw quite the cast shake-up. Season 13 might not quite right the ship when it comes to the cast, however. Deadline is reporting that Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook's future with the show is a little uncertain. The reason for the hold-up is that the two actresses are looking for similar payment to their male counterparts. It's matter that has been in... more Comments

Should 'Criminal Minds' Leave Scratch Around for Another Season?

Criminal Minds left us with a cliffhanger in the season 12 finale for the first time since season 3. And it was all about the show's antagonist, Mr. Scratch, who has been taunting the BAU team for years. At this point, even though Mr. Scratch is clearly good at what he does, as he's able to slip through the cracks way too many times -- especially considering he's up against a team of the best -- it's time for him to go. While I agree with showrunner Eric... more Comments

Were There Too Many New Faces on the BAU in 'Criminal Minds' Season 12?

Season 12 was one of change for the BAU on Criminal Minds. Sure, the team has had members leave before, but not to this extent. Morgan left last season, Hotch left at the beginning of this season and not only did we get two new agents, but a new Unit Chief (though fortunately someone very familiar) as well. Prentiss returned to the team and took over leading it. Luke Alvez was brought in from the Fugitive Task Force as the hunt for the escaped convicts continued. When Emily ... more Comments

The 12 Most Disturbing Cases of 'Criminal Minds' Season 12

Every season, Criminal Minds has several quite disturbing cases. Maybe it's why the UnSub does what he or she does to his victims that gets to you. Maybe it's what happened to the UnSub in the past or motivates him or her in the present. Sure, the focus of season 12 was on Scratch and, later on, Reid's arc in prison, but there were still some memorable investigations for the BAU. Read on for the 12 most disturbing cases from season 12. 12. Episode 3 ... more Comments

'Criminal Minds' Showrunner Explains the Shocking Cliffhanger and the Scratch Arc

It's been a while since we got a good cliffhanger from Criminal Minds. But that's exactly what happened amid Shemar Moore's return for the season 12 finale. The showrunner, Erica Messer, has spoken out about the finale, now that fans have nothing to do but wait months to see what will happen when the show returns for the 13th season. We saw the agents (except Reid) get attacked when they went after what they thought was a clue to finally catch Mr. Scratch. Once t... more Comments

'Criminal Minds' Ends Season 12 with a Cliffhanger

Criminal Minds has always had a way of incorporating fear, shock and feel-good moments into an hour-long episode. The season finale "Red Light" officially ended Reid's prison drama. He faced off with Cat Adams and dealt with her on a psychological level. He not only helped the team figure out where his mother was being held, but he also faced some of his own emotional struggles. The secret that Cat was trying to get Reid to admit to is that the two of them deserved each ... more Comments

Why Everything Reid Went Through in 'Criminal Minds' Season 12 Could Make Him Stronger

Criminal Minds season 12 was a tough year for Dr. Spencer Reid. He took a bit of time off to help his mother and even brought her home to live with him, at which point he had to balance that with work. He did what he felt he had to do to help Diana and ended up in prison after being framed for murder. He had to do things he wouldn't have thought of doing before to stay alive while behind bars. And he learned that the one behind his suffering wasn't Mr. Scratch, as th... more Comments

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 12 Episode 22 Photos Red Light

“Red Light” – Caught in an impossible scenario, Reid must square off with an old nemesis, and Derek Morgan (guest star Shemar Moore) comes to the team with a lead that might help catch Mr. Scratch, the elusive fugitive that has been tormenting the team all season, on the 12th season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jane Lynch returns as Diana Reid, the mother of Dr. Reid. CRIMINAL MINDS Season 12 Episode ... more Comments

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