Criminal Minds season 14 ended on February 6 with a shocking cliffhanger. At the finale episode, Jennifer Jareau aka JJ (A.J. Cook) rocked Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray-Gubler) with a shocking love confession.
Criminal Mind Seaon 15 Spoilers!
Now, it seems like Reid’s personal life will be even more complicated in season 15 as it has been announced that a new face will arrive. Rachael Leigh Cook will be portraying a recurring role as Mac, a quirky yet kind-hearted and candid woman, who strikes up an unusual relationship with Reid.
Rachel is set to appear in at least a couple of episodes of the 10-episode final season. It’s likely that the arrival of a new woman in Reid’s life will create more complications. JJ admitted her feeling for Reid during a bad guy's twisted game, Truth or Dare, during season 14 finale. She confessed,
“Spence... I've always loved you. I was just too scared to say it before. And things are really just too complicated to say it now... I'm sorry. But you should know.”
The executive producer, Erica Messer said that JJ’s confession will be a major storyline during the first episodes of the last season.
“It's definitely a huge driver for the first handful of episodes that will help add layers to those characters again. Her confessing that doesn't mean she doesn't love the life she has tremendously. Without giving away too much of the actual dialogue that’s coming up, she’s been defined by the love in her life and the love in her life is Will and the kids, it’s Reid, it’s her friends, it’s the work that she does. There are a lot of things that define people and [Reid] is one of those things to her. Maybe if she had never met Will in season two, things would’ve been different. If in another time and place... There's a heartbreak to that but you would want to know that in a friendship or relationship. It’s complicated.”
The season 15 will premiere six months after the end of season 14 events and will certainly come with some messy consequences after so much time. JJ is married to William LaMontagne, Jr. (Josh Stewart ) and the two share 2 children, Henry and Michael, played by A.J.
Cook’s real-life sons, Mekhai (born 2008) and Phoenix (born 2015). With a new love interest in the mix and JJ's husband still around, how are Reid and JJ going to handle it? Will JJ/Reid struggle with their professionalism after the confession?
Criminal Minds will return for its final season during the 2019-2020 television season.