“Criminal Minds” season 12 will see a lot of changes, seeing former CSI Miami star Adam Rodriguez taking up from a departing Shemar Moore. Rodriguez has reportedly buckled down to work though details are still sketchy on what kind of role he will be having.
The only sure thing right now is that Rodriguez will be helping out the team in recapturing 12 escaped convicts from season 11. Worth noting is how he can be factored in with the team considering he is coming off a deep undercover assignment.
Period of adjustment
While Rodriguez is a tested actor, how he can gain the good graces and trust of the BAU team is expected to be a tough one. It will technically be life after “Derek Morgan” which means that Rodriguez and the rest of the “Behavioral Analysis Unit” will try to get a feel of each other.
With that in mind, the team is expected to experience some rough and tumble decision-making or encounters which may be in focus as they try to apprehend the escaped convicts.
Most notable among the escaped convicts is “Mr. Scratch” aka “Peter Lewis” (Bodhi Elfman). He is a hacker, serial killer and stalker dating back to season 10 so it will be interesting how he will play out the coming season.
Spencer Reid will be most affected
It was also mentioned in a previous post that Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Guber) will be the most affected team member following Morgan’s departure. Will he make it hard on Rodriguez and set the bar high? Or will he have issues with the CSI star from the get-go?
The getting-to-know-you stage will be one of the highlights for season 12 but like other TV series, everything is likely to work out. Criminal Minds season 12 returns on Sept. 28 on CBS.