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'Criminal Minds' Season 9 Premiere SPOILERS: New BAU Section Chief Has Romantic Ties WIth JJ? NEW PHOTOS, UnSub Cast, First Look at Hotch's Emotional State After Wife's Death
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Fans are waiting for more spoilers for season 9 of "Criminal Minds," and it involves the new UnSub.
According to TV Guide, "Once Upon a Time" star David Anders will guest-star as an UnSub named Anton Harris who has a "knack for lobotomizing victims."
Speaking of new cast members, "Fairly Legal" former star Esai Morales will play the role of the new BAU section chief, Matt Cruz, a former FBI agent who has been promoted to his current position of BAU section chief, according to Christian Post. Matt will debut in the third episode of "Criminal Minds."
Morales will replace Jayne Atkinson, who played Strauss and was killed in the season 8 finale. The Examiner reported that Matt has close ties with JJ [A.J. Cook]. The website guessed that "it goes back to her days with the Department of Defense."
But for the first two episodes, we will see Aaron Hotchner [Thomas Gibson] holding down the fort, acting as section chief.
What else can we expect in season 9? How about Hotch's emotionally state of mind after his wife's [played by Meredith Monroe] death.
"In our 100th episode five years ago, Hotchner's wife, Haley, was murdered by Foyet [aka the Reaper] and then Hotchner beat Foyet to death," said executive producer Erica Messer. "So we're going to honor the longtime fans by clueing the audience in to where Hotchner has been emotionally these past five years."
Both Monroe and C. Thomas Howell [Foyet] are invited back to shoot new scenes.
What about Leon Vance [Rocky Carroll] after the death of his murdered spouse Jackie? Fans will sadly watch him spend Thanksgiving along, the first holidey season without Jackie.
"We'll be casting the father of Vance's wife," said executive producer Gary Glasberg. "We think it will really have some resonance."
Spoiler TV revealed new season 9 set photos. [SEE PICS HERE]
The cast [old and new] has been filming since July 9.
What do you think will happen in season 9? Sound off below!
"Criminal Minds" premieres on Wednesday, Sept 25. At 9/8c on CBS.
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Aug 08, 2013 06:03 PM EDT