WHEW!!!!! I think all Criminal Minds fans can let out a HUGE sigh of relief! Thomas Gibson has officially resigned with Criminal Minds for 2 more years!!!! While I’m sure 99.9% of the fans are thrilled with this news, you know who is even more thrilled at this point? That would be the writing team at CM!!! The writers have been back at work for a few weeks now…could even be close to a month…and production on Criminal Minds 7th season is scheduled to commence in two weeks!!! So imagine being in the that writing room and creating stories for the show without knowing if the “main” character of Aaron Hotchner will be back or not. That had to be frustrating and stressful. But luckily for them (and us) Hotch will be back!
Even though negotiations seemed to be intense and at times very far apart, I think most people believed Gibson would be back on Criminal Minds. Especially since Gibson had been fulfilling all of his Criminal Minds obligations. I’m just thrilled that it is no longer a guessing game and we now know for certain. So other than Mandy Patinkin, our original CM cast is back and fully in tact!