It was of great surprise to see the character of Thomas Gibson still alive in the “Criminal Minds” Season 12. He was reported to be removed in the series due to a quarrel with a producer.
According to International Business Times, the last appearance of Gibson in the series would be on its second episode. Creators of the show would introduce FBI Fugitive Task Force Agent Luke Alvez, portrayed by Shemar Moore to put an end to Gibson’s characted. Luke Alvez would fill in the position left as the BAU would solve the prison break case that happened during the past season.
The sources stated the summary of the Episode 2 entitled “Sick Day”:
"When JJ arrives home shaken after a rough case, she breaks down and tells her husband about the abduction of two children.”
With no concrete evidence of how the character would be removed, certain speculations spread that the character of Gibson will die during a search for a numerous number of killers.
With Luke entering the team, he needs to cooperate with Reid, Penelope, Jennifer and David played by Matther Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, AJ Cook and Joe Mantegna respectively, in finding the 13 prisoners, freed on the streets.
The removal of the character of Thomas Gibson created noise on the social media world:
— Dan B #ILOVEHOTCH (@TeenCoulson) September 28, 2016
Boycott Criminal Minds in particular episode 2 season 12 V W wrote it #ThomasGibson — angela searby (@AngelaSearby) August 20, 2016
To make sure you will not miss it, the second episode of “Criminal Minds” Season 12 would air on October 5, at 9 PM on CBS
To watch the preview of the second episode, please see clip below: