There’s more team shake-ups coming to the BAU on “Criminal Minds” Season 11. Matthew Gray Gubler reveals that there’s another team member planning to take some time off from catching bad guys — and Gubler will be the one directing the exit episode.
“I am [directing]. There’s a special episode,” he says. “I almost don’t want to give it away, but I might as well. It’s the departure of one of the regular team members.”
Kate Callahan (Jennifer Love Hewitt) already put in for a leave of absence in the Season 10 finale, but Reid (Gubler) also discovers that J.J. (A.J. Cook) is expecting a child of her own. Will she be leaving the BAU to also focus on her family?
Gubler isn’t willing to say, but with Season 11 episode 4 already in production, he’s excited for fans to see what is up their sleeves.
“Reid is back at it, catching scumbags and hanging with the team that he loves and helping solve crimes,” he says “We’ve got some new cast additions. Aisha Tyler is on the show. It’s been great so far. We’re definitely off to a good start. We’re running fast.”
What hasn’t been moving fast is Reid’s more personable social skills — which Gubler hopes will change this season.
“That’s the great thing about playing a character for so long is that there’s always new territory. Trying to take him a little bit more — I’ve always wanted him to show growth,” Gubler explains. “I want to see him slowly become less socially awkward and more confident.”
If Reid is “slowly” going to get more confident does that mean he’ll be sticking around? Vote in the poll below of who you think will be next to leave the BAU.