By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated November 13, 2013 at 09:14 PM EST

Criminal Minds is showing us a new side of Derek Morgan in this exclusive clip from tonight’s new episode — and no, we’re not talking about his shirtless torso. We’re referencing the first peek at Derek Morgan: Attentive boyfriend.

“It’s about time!” jokes Shemar Moore of the introduction of Morgan’s previously mentioned — but never seen — new girlfriend Savannah, played by Rochelle Aytes of Mistresses. “I joke all the time that Derek’s the most sexually repressed character on TV.”

Not anymore, though. And Moore says he’s more than happy to explore that side of the often intense character. “Over the last eight seasons, you’ve learned about Morgan’s family and childhood, but nothing about the romantic side of him. Now, we get to see another side of Morgan.”

Moore says they hope to have Aytes back before the end of the season, but “there’s no need to plan a wedding or anything as we’ve only been dating a few months.”

Take a look at a clip below!

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