Attention, Baby Girls: Shemar Moore Is Returning to Criminal Minds

Calling all baby girls: Shemar Moore is returning to Criminal Minds again.

Moore will guest-star in the fifth episode, scheduled to air Oct. 25, when Morgan (Moore) returns to help his baby girl Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) deal with a case that has affected her emotionally.

No further details were released, but it likely has something to do with Jamie Kennedy's return as cannabilistic serial killer Floyd Feylinn Ferrell in the sixth episode. Kennedy's first appearance was in Season 3's "Lucky," which ended with Garcia getting shot. Showrunner Erica Messer previously told TV Guide that Garcia will be dealing with PTSD upon his return. "Garcia's like, 'Just to see this guy's handiwork reminds me of the case when I was shot,'" she said.

This will be Moore's second appearance since he left after 11 seasons in March 2016. He returned in the Season 12 finale in May with a tip that led the BAU to Mr. Scratch's lair. This return is hardly shocking. Moore told us in August that he'd be down to come back and Messer later confirmed that they were already in discussions to bring him back before he started work full-time on his new drama S.W.A.T.

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"Realistically, he's a very busy guy on a new show, so I wouldn't expect a whole heck of a lot," she said. "Our finale last year had him probably more than we'd give him this year just for logistical purposes."

Hopefully this time we'll also get that Morgan-Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) scene we didn't get in the Season 12 finale.

Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.

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Comments (3)
Oct 12, 2017
This is one beef I have with Criminal Minds: Characters and then coming back. I think Prentiss has left and come back twice, and I watched one episode during the season A.J. Cook had left, and I had no problem. It's a wonder the woman from the first two seasons that Prentiss replaced hasn't come back at some point. If you're leaving, just go. Onward and upward. It'd be nice if the show could go back to stuntcasting has-beens against type as the killer of the week.
Oct 13, 2017
Characters leaving and then coming back, I meant to say. I'm getting careless in my old age.

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