According to the latest Criminal Minds Season 12 spoilers, Jane Lynch, 56, returned in the series for eight years shortly after the lead actor Thomas Gibson’s dismissal from the network. However, there is no direct link between these events at all.
The 56-year-old actress finally affirmed her comeback in the American series since 2008 to reprise her role as Spencer Reid’s mother. She will appear in the first two episodes and in the “heavy Reid story” to happen in episode 11, the Executive Producer Erica Messer revealed.
“We’re really excited. It’s a fun Reid story and she’s really excited to come back and reprise her role. She’s been a busy lady and we’re still here, so we’re happy to be able to offer that opportunity for her to come back. I would love, really more than anything, if we could get her this year,” Messer told TV Guide.
The same source mentioned that the last time Lynch appeared in Criminal Minds was when she portrayed as Reid’s schizophrenic mother eight years ago. Her appearance was quite short, because of performing in her short-lived sitcom “Angel from Hell” at that time.
Although she was not physically present in season nine, the show continuously wrote scenes wherein her son (Matthew Gray Gubler) received mails from her. Now, Lynch returns and shows herself physically in Criminal Minds Season 12 as Reid’s mother after a long wait.
With Jane Lynch on-board, one of the lead actors Thomas Gibson, 54, who portrayed the most important role as Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner, received an unexpected dismissal from CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios due to the recent argument between him and the writer and co-executive producer Virgil Williams.
Consequently, the audience will not see the two amazing characters in the series together as anticipated. In fact, Toronto Sun reported that there is a high chance of editing the first two episodes to cut Gibson’s parts. Yet, this remained an assumption, as the network has not said anything about it in the meantime.
Criminal Minds airs every Wednesday at 9/8c on CBS.
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