Criminal Minds star reveals 'not everybody makes it' in season premiere
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"The show picks up where it left off, which was at an intense moment, a car accident, and no, not everybody makes it," star Adam Rodriguez tells EW.
When we last saw most of the BAU, the elusive Mr. Scratch (Bodhi Elfman) had trapped the team's SUVs into being plowed by an 18-wheeler. The CBS series ended in a cliffhanger, leaving fans to wonder the fate of Alvez (Rodriguez), Prentiss (Paget Brewster), Rossi (Joe Mantegna), JJ (A.J. Cook), Lewis (Aisha Tyler), and Walker (Damon Gupton).
But while someone could be saying goodbye — Gupton isn't returning to the series, making him a likely candidate for getting killed off in the season opener — the show will also welcome a new permanent team member: Daniel Henney, who starred on the canceled spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, reprises his role as Agent Matt Simmons.
"On Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, [the IRT] was disbanded… they were deposed, actually… so that gave my character a chance to be not only unemployed, but available," Henney explained to EW. "When they had this huge incident go down towards the end of the last season, they were out in the field and Garcia's character was back in the office and in need of some support. So she called Matt because that's who she knows. And I show up to help out."
Watch the video above for more from Henney and Rodriguez.
Criminal Minds returns Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.