Ladies and gentlemen, Derek Morgan is back! Well, he’s almost back. Next Wednesday, Shemar Moore returns to Criminal Minds for the season 12 finale, and CBS has released the first look at the highly-anticipated episode.
Derek Morgan decided to leave the BAU at the end of season 11, in order to spend more time with his family. This mirrored reality for Shemar Moore, as he was ready to explore new things after spending 11 years on the same show. Fans were sad to see him leave, but the opportunity to return is always on the table.
Next week’s season finale, titled ‘Red Light’, will mark he first time Moore has been on Criminal Minds since his departure. Between Derek Morgan coming back, and Spencer Reid finally getting out of prison, the team will finally be back together.
The new synopsis for the finale reveals big trouble for the reformed BAU.
Caught in an impossible scenario, Reid must square off with an old nemesis, and Derek Morgan (guest star Shemar Moore) comes to the team with a lead that might help catch Mr. Scratch, the elusive fugitive that has been tormenting the team all season, on the 12th season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, May 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jane Lynch returns as Diana Reid, the mother of Dr. Reid.
To check out the first look at Derek Morgan’s return, head to the gallery below!
While he may be gone from Criminal Minds, you can still watch Shemar Moore on CBS. The actor is leading the new series SWAT, which just filmed its pilot episode.