Saturday, December 03, 2011


After getting a flood of emails from Criminal Minds fans asking me about the 150th episode, I knew I had to toss in a few questions about it when I hopped on the phone with Thomas Gibson literally a few hours ago to chat about Hotch’s upcoming possible romance (more on that soon!). And while details on the case are a little premature to reveal, he did talk about the rumored revealing scene between Hotch and Emily. “It’s a really nice scene, and it touches on where she was in her personal and professional life in the last year when she was dead,” Gibson reveals. “And it also allows Hotch to reveal a little bit to her about what goes on with him. He says at one point that he’s tired of being profiled through his office window, where prying eyes are wondering what’s going on when he’s talking to people….There’s some really great stuff between these two. I’m hoping people will tune in and like it.”

As some fans might expect, the scene is more emotional than romantic, which is just how Gibson would prefer it. “So many people have said that they were upset that she and I have put the kibosh on whatever people thought was happening between them, but I think that both are professionals. They’d never indulge in anything more than a professional relationship,” he says. “Some were saying they want the two together, but as much as we want the fans to be happy, that we don’t see happening.” But one thing fans can count on is a building of tension between Hotch and Morgan in next week’s episode, which stems from the ongoing resentment some members of the BAU have felt toward Hotch after learning he’d lied about Emily’s death.

“It’s still not sitting right with Morgan. There’s still a little ways to go for Morgan and Hotch to clean the deck,” he says. “I don’t think Hotch thought it was going to go away and Morgan knew it wasn’t going to go away. But there’s a process and we’re still in the middle of it