It looks like JJ, Henry and Jack will need to hitch another ride.
In this exclusive sneak peek from the Season 11 finale of CBS’ Criminal Minds (airing Wednesday at 9/8c), Hotch (played by Thomas Gibson) is getting ready to give JJ (A.J. Cook) and their respective rugrats a ride to work/school when they get a most unexpected visitor (and worse, one that doesn’t knock) — an entire, surly SWAT team!
In the season-ending episode “Storm,” Hotch is apprehended and suspected of conspiracy, prompting the team to scramble to prove his innocence, all while suspecting a larger plot is on the horizon — just as the incarcerated Antonia Slade (guest star Frances Fisher) recently forewarned.
“It’s a very team-centric episode, because ‘stuff’ is hitting the fan and we’re at the center of it,” showrunner Erica Messer shared as part of TVLine’s May Sweeps/Finale Extravaganza. As for how the hour ends, “It’s not a ‘bomb goes off/who survives?’ cliffhanger, but, ‘Oh my god, we thought we won,’ and then, ‘Oh no, we’re just getting started,'” Messer teased. “It’s a really fun, fresh way to launch into Season 12” — which has yet to be formally ordered.