It’s like a series of unfortunate events for Reid in “Criminal Minds” Season 12. He is currently in prison for a crime he didn’t do, and to make matters worse, his mother’s mental condition continues to decline. We’re all thinking that this couldn’t possibly go worse for him, but the series’ EP hinted that we should not keep our hopes up.
Reid is incarcerated because of an alleged murder of a doctor in Mexico, Yahoo! TV said. Fans gave a sigh of relief when he dodged a brutal prison initiation, but showrunner Erica Messer hinted that the worse is actually about to happen yet to Matthew Gray Gubler’s character. Messer said that there are a lot of internal and external factors that are yet to come, “so hang on tight.”
“Criminal Minds” Season 12 episode 16 will air this Wednesday, and it will show a mother who is going to team up with Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) after she suspects that someone she knows is an unsub. This could also possibly give the BAU leads as they continue their search for “bone crusher,” while keeping Reid safe in prison.
The team thinks that the unsubs may be operating at the same time when the victims who were killed in different ways are found in the same city. Reid is obviously still in danger while he is in prison, and Messer’s reply about how things would go for him gives fans reason to be extremely anxious.
Reid’s situation could be the reason why ratings for “Criminal Minds” Season 12 have declined. According to TV Line, March 1 drew the smallest audience in the history of the CBS drama. When asked if the decline is because of Reid’s predicament or Hotch’s absence, Messer said that it’s a combination of factors across the board for every show that’s down.
Messer said that doing the current storyline of “Criminal Minds” Season 12 is a “fun thing” to do because they have never done anything this big of an arc before. This takes the “most vulnerable hero” and put him in prison, which is the last place you’d expect to see him. Messer added that this has got people talking, and it’s great. “We want that.”