A few days from now, fans of CBS's police crime drama action series, Criminal Minds, is going to witness a new set of episodes that will surely boggle their minds once again.
The series is set to air its newest episode for season 12 on January next year, and in connection to this, several spoilers and speculated possible events have been appearing online. It has been said that the second part of the season is going to bring exciting and thrilling revelations and twists that will surely engage the fans.
It has been reported that the series' previous main star, actor Thomas Gibson, is not coming back to reprise the character Aaron Hotchner on the show. Although fans have been clamouring for him to come back, it has been decided that a new addition to the Criminal Minds cast is instead going to replace his position on the Behavioral Analysis Unit or BAU.
According to a report from TV Guide, the new member replacing Gibson, actor Damon Gupton, who will be playing the character Stephen Walker, will be seen in the upcoming second part of season 12 as a new head of BAU that will certainly show off his profiling skills on the show.
It has been speculated by many that the newest BAU member will add more suspense to the series and will definitely make it more thrilling. As it was remembered, the production team has written off Aaron Hotchner from the plot of the story as gracefully as they wanted it to be, because of an altercation that happened between the actor and a writer of an episode of the series.
There has been previous rumors that said the disagreement has reached a reconciliation but no official statement has appeared, and this time fans are sure that it was never resolved resulting to Gibson never returning to the show.
Meanwhile, according to International Business Times, the upcoming episodes for the current season will feature a member of BAU doing an unexpected thing that will shock the viewers. Actor Damon Gupton has revealed during an interview that there will be a shocking twist this 2017.
"There are some twists and turns," Gupton hinted. "There are some things you wouldn't expect from a particular team member."
The actor, however, did not further detailed the said twist of the series, as fans are just going to find out themselves when the series returns.
Criminal Minds season 12 episode 9, is scheduled to air on January 4, 2017 on CBS.