Criminal Minds Fans: What Do You Want to See in Season 14?
We’re all just waiting with bated breath to see our fave crime show renewed, aren’t we? While we’re anticipating the inevitable renewal (positive vibes, people!), let’s have some fun and share what we want… no – what we NEED to see in the upcoming season with our intrepid heroes! WHEELS UP!
MC Scratch, Quantico’s Best DJ says:
A major character departure in 300, “David” or “Tara,” specifically written/directed by Breen/Joe. Combine the 13 escaped prisoners and The Believers (maybe the remaining ones joined them?). AJ to direct/write.
@WedNightGirls on twitter says:
Morgan on ep 300, to start with, then I want an update on Emily’s love life. Did we ever learn what happened to Mark? And even if we did, what if he decides to visit? I want the story behind Luke’s time at the 75th Regiment. Per his interaction to Prentiss sounds like hot tea.
Give my Reid a break, please. And I want him to have a love interest that doesn’t die on him and possibly pull some strings with JJ. She seemed to have grown even more protective of him. I’m still bitter that Abby is leaving NCIS without interacting in any way with Garcia so the least they can do is give me my NCIS crossover. Thanks! Since AJ wants a shot at directing I want her to direct one of Kirsten’s episodes. And get Kirsten writing more than one please! I also want Aisha back at direction, she did a stellar job. And of course Gube, Joe, and Adam directing too. That’s it, I think!
A subtle, nuanced, redemptive arc for Reid. There’s a lot of screwed up kids been left out there I’d like to see one return. In a ‘money no object’ ideal scenario I’d pick Charlie (Evan Peters) but how about the kid whose dad was using him to lure women, or the boy from Seven Seconds.
If we meet a new family member I vote for Luke’s “pretty street” grandma. Also fill in the details of what happened with his army unit.
Yesss!! I want to see more of Emily’s personal life and maybe some flashbacks of information from her time at Interpol… I’d like to see Spencer have some type of happy event since he’s had such a rough 2 years. I’d love to see his mom come back for a few episodes also. I’d love to see more of JJs kids, too.
I too want to see more development for Luke. We’ve seen him be strong, compassionate, funny, and we’ve even gotten a glimpse of how dark he can go for the greater good. I’d like to see more of that. Funny how I care about him so much more than Simmons, and we’ve gotten a TON of Simmons (who’s a stone fox, by the way. I just think the team is too big). And I wouldn’t mind seeing them move towards a Luke/Tara thing. His current girlfriend seems like a Savannah clone and kinda boring. Luke and Tara getting together would be spicy, I love how they tease each other. It works better than the Luke/Garcia banter, too.
I’d also like to see Emily loosen up. She smiled on the jet at the end in one of the last eps and I gasped, because it had been so long since we’d seen her lighter side. I miss the Emily that would flip them off “I’ve got a gesture for you…”, and talk about her “Sin to Win” weekends (I know it’s not as appropriate now that she’s Chief, but just to see her lighten up and have a bit of fun would be nice). I’d also like to see her have more of a personal life (would be cool to see her dating Fiona), although I don’t know how likely that is with her doing Another Period and Drunk History on the side too.
Have some older UnSubs return (Like they did with FFF). I’d like to see Reid be reminded of the OTHER Owen he talked down, and to visit him in prison, maybe help him in some way. I think Owen from Elephant’s Memory would be a model prisoner, and would like an update on him.
I want Reid and JJ’s relationship to enrich. Even if I don’t get to ever see them technically together, I want their touchy-feels to get more intense. I want to see their ease and affection with each other, and them prioritize each other among the team. I want Reid to find love, I do, but it’s almost like it’s too late in the game to introduce a *brand new* woman for him to suddenly develop feelings for. Reid’s wary about letting new people in, and for someone to get THAT close? I maintain that he’d have to have known her for a good while (… and JJ’s RIGHT THERE *hint hInt* dream sequence, maybe?).
I’d like another flashback episode. Can’t explain why, but I just love those, and I want a big episode written by ALL of the writers together, like with 100 and “Bo Crese”. Also since this MAY be the last season I want “event” episodes, like a musical or comedy ep, or a holiday ep like for Christmas. Serious shows do them all the time now and I feel it’s about time our show did one.
I’d like for the unsubs to have less airtime so more of the show can be devoted to the team forming the profile. I miss the early years when the unsubs remained a mystery until the final 10 minutes. I watch this show for the team, not the unsubs.
And I want Luke and Tara to team up more too, I love their chemistry!
I feel one way to solve it would be to have them to start using JJ a little more for her communication skills and a little less for her profiling skills. And for them to get rid of Simmons. I want them to start making better use of Reid whenever MGG is available. I hate to admit this but I do not mind it so much when Reid is isolated from the team. Because it just seems to me that whenever he is isolated from them often times he gets better screen time/focus than when he isn’t.
I don’t necessarily need to see her, although Jane Lynch is awesome, but I want to know how she’s doing. I hate to think of Diana sitting alone with a caretaker in Reid’s dark, gloomy apartment. I’d just like a line or two explaining that he’s found a wonderful care facility in the area where he visits her often. Her prognosis isn’t good, and I’d like to know she’s being made as happy as possible.
“David”…. we have to have a David episode. Not about Joy or Kai or Hayden or Krystall. How about his books/ writing career. Or his love of old cars. Integrate that somehow.
Call me sappy, but I’d like to see some sort of ‘update’ on Morgan & family and Hotch & Jack. Perhaps just letters or something but again, it could just be in passing in relation to some occasion (ie, Halloween, Garcia: ‘Look, Savannah sent a photo of Hank Spencer going out for Halloween! He’s <costume>” and Rossi could counter with Jack’s costume and a short note from Hotch). I’d like CM to do another Halloween episode, but that really really calls for MGG/Reid so they’d have to shoot it way earlier.
Roxie. We know Alvez has the gf now who has a drawer at his place. Can we please see Roxie again? They hinted at Alvez’ mother in 13.21 and 13.22…. maybe mom will come visit and get along with Roxie but not Lisa lol!
I think meeting some of Luke’s family would be nice. We’ve met Tara’s dad and brother. We’ve met Simmons’ family. We just met one of Garcia’s step brothers. We know JJ’s family, have seen Reid’s mom throughout the years and have met his dad, we’ve met all of Rossi’s ex wives and his daughter and grandson, and we met Emily’s mom in season 2. Luke is the only team member who hasn’t had a family member on screen yet (well, besides Roxy, and even though she’s obviously the best, it would be nice to meet some of Luke’s human family members).