Criminal Minds is returning with its eighth season this fall (September 26), and not only with the team have a new member (Jeanne Tripplehorn’s Alex Blake replacing Paget Brewster’s Emily Prentiss), but Reid’s going to have someone new in his life.
CM Season 8 Spoilers
While things may be ending for Hotch in terms of his relationship with BethÂ—Bellamy Young is coming back to give her storyline some closureÂ—that’s not the end of romance for the team. Alex will reportedly be in one, and now, TV Guide has reported that Reid’s going to have a girlfriend. Executive producer Erica Messer has teased, “It’s finally happening! He’s gonna have a love interest. It will be a little arc and it’s gonna be good.” Reid deserves some love too, even though it has been a while since they’ve even addressed that.
She will first be showing up in the fourth episode of Criminal Minds season 8, and Messer explains, “They met because of a love of an author and they’re both fans. I would say the idea of her is introduced first and we go from there.” While it’s true that Morgan’s certainly popular with the women, the same can’t be said for Reid. However, that’s not to say that it’s not entertaining to see it happen, and even Matthew Gray Gubler points out this is a different situation for the genius: “I don’t know much at this point, but I’m dubious about all of this. Could you imagine Reid dating? I’m curious to see where this goes. He doesn’t know how to date!” That just makes it even better!
Since it is rare that ReidÂ—or really, anyone, on this showÂ—gets a love interest, this should be something new to see played out. The show is in its eighth season, and Reid isn’t the same Reid he was in the first season with Amber Heard’s Lila Archer. Messer is right that “it’s time” for Reid to have a girlfriend, but how long will this last? Will she be able to deal with what he has to do for his job? Even if it doesn’t lastÂ—which may seem likely, given this show and the jobÂ—this should be entertaining to see play out over the course of the season, however long it goes on for.
What do you think of the latest Criminal Minds season 8 spoilers?
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