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Criminal Minds Season 15 first look: Will JJ and Reid get together?

Criminal Minds will begin its final season in the new year. We’re getting our first look at the series, but does it hint that JJ and Reid will get together?

At the end of Criminal Minds Season 14, the series started to ruin a good thing. JJ realized that she had feelings for Reid and told him that at Rossi’s wedding. It was a huge disappointment for me, as this was a friendship that I always loved. Now it looks like Season 15 will see the two get together.

The first-look image has been released by TVLine, and immediately we get this sense that Reid and JJ are going to go through a “will-they-won’t-they” storyline. It’s the final season, guys. We don’t need this, do we? Their platonic relationship was one of the greatest things about the show, similar to the way Garcia and Morgan had this wonderful flirty, platonic relationship. It proves that women and men can work together without romantic entanglements.

Regardless, we have JJ and Reid in what could be a romantic situation. Of course, Reid could just be helping JJ up from the ground, maybe where she’s been knocked over by an UnSub. It doesn’t look that that’s the case, as it seems the two are out for a walk together outside of work. Had we not had the moment at the end of the last season, I’d be okay with this image. Because of JJ’s confession, it’s not looking great.

Let’s not overlook the fact that JJ is still wearing her wedding ring. While she has feelings for Reid, she may not necessarily want to act on them. This would blow up her entire marriage, her life with her husband and son. Considering Reid is her son’s godfather, which adds another layer of complications.

Reid is also in a relationship. While that’s still in the earlier stages, Reid is an honorable man. He wouldn’t cheat on his girlfriend. At least, I’d hope this wouldn’t happen. Maybe (and hopefully, for me) this image is just one to tease what could be but the Criminal Minds writers will avoid the cliche storyline here.

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What do you hope to see in Criminal Minds‘ final season? What do you think about the image? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Criminal Minds Season 15 premieres on Jan. 8 at 9/8c on CBS.