A promotional still from “Criminal Minds” season 12
Spencer Reid’s (Matthew Gray Gubler) most harrowing ordeal yet continues in “Criminal Minds” season 12, episode 14, “Collision Course.”
In the effort of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to get him out of prison with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) unable to back them up, they enlist the help of defense attorney Fiona Duncan (Jeananne Goossen).
Fiona happens to be an old friend of Prentiss (Paget Brewster). According to executive producer Erica Messer, she will be the one “trying to get [Reid] out of this mess” provided he cooperates.
The attorney reveals to Reid in the promo for “Criminal Minds” season 12, episode 13 that he owns the murder weapon, but the supervisory special agent insists that he did not murder Nadie Ramos.
Duncan urges him to tell the truth or she would not help him. This suggests that there might still be something that Reid is not telling them.
Messer describes “Criminal Minds” season 12, episode 14 as a “strong episode” that presents an “interesting moral dilemma.” The installment will answer the question of whether or not he will plead guilty and the implications of it.
“What would that mean? Will he be out on bail until there’s a trial? How could he plead guilty to something he has no clear memory of?” the EP mused.
“His moral code says he never would’ve done that. And his FBI agent side is like, don’t admit to something you didn’t do. And yet if he does that, he’ll get a lighter sentence and all that stuff. Do you make that deal with the devil? Or do you take your chances on being proven innocent? It’s a really great episode,” she went on to say.
Fans are worried that Reid might end up doing time. With the situation he is in, it will be very difficult for him to get out of it without consequences.
“Criminal Minds” season 12, episode 14, “Collision Course,” Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.