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Criminal Minds Sneak Peek: The Team Prepares to Welcome a New Member

The BAU will undergo one final change this week on CBS’ Criminal Minds, sparking speculation between two current team members in this exclusive sneak peek.

In Season 12’s fall finale, titled “Scarecrow” and airing Wednesday at 9/8c, the team heads to Yakima, Wash., after the remains of a dozen people are found along a creek bed. In the clip above, Alvez has his thoughts on the type of agent Prentiss will add to their mix, while J.J. is just happy to get another helping hand — for reasons to be shared once you press play.

As previously announced, Damon Gupton (Bates Motel) is joining the ever-evolving Criminal Minds cast as a series regular starting this week, playing Stephen Walker, a seasoned profiler from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program.

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