Esai Morales to Cruz Into Criminal Minds

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Esai Morales is set to take charge on Criminal Minds Season 9.

The veteran actor (Caprica, Fairly Legal, Magic City) has been cast as the new BAU section chief, according to TV Guide. His character is named Matt Cruz and he's an ex-FBI agent who worked in the past with JJ. Look for more to come out regarding that relationship as episodes progress.

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Morales will debut on Episode 3, with Hotch acting as section chief in the meantime following the death of Strauss on the Criminal Minds Season 8 finale.

Season 9 premieres on September 25 and other notable guest stars already on board include Camryn Manheim and David Anders.

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I'm a big fan of the tv series criminal minds but when I watched on Wednesday I was disappointed that they didn't have Esai Morales on the show when will he be back, love to see more of him on criminal minds.


"criminal Minds" is one of my favourite show. It never fails to entertain due mainly to the fact that, in my opinion, the protagonists fit well together. Nonetheless, the grammar on this show is deplorable. I understand that you follow a script....but, every character should know better. Your biggest grammatical error? All of you do not practice subject and verb agreement. The subject is the leader of the sentence, therefor the verb and pronoun must agree with the leader. Eg. "each of the boys IS carrying HIS books to school." Please keep in mind that "boys" is the object of the preposition "of" and has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject. Yes, I realize that it is tempting to pluralize the verb since it immediately follows the object,.....But, trust me, I know what I am imparting is correct. .....also keep in mind that "neither", "either", "each" etc. are all singular. Collective nouns such as "group", "audience" , "swarm" etc. are also singular. I apologize for the winded writing, but I needed to get this off my chest. Ciao.


I hope his s/l with JJ doesn't involve cheating of any kind. I happen to like JJ and Will together.


can't wait

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Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.