Thomas Gibson: Fired from Criminal Minds!

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Thomas Gibson will not be returning to Criminal Minds after his suspension. 

Yesterday, it was announced Gibson was suspended following reports that he kicked a writer. 

This all came after some sort of disagreement, but there were also reports this was not the first time Gibson had been difficult to work with. 

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In a statement, ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios — which co-produce the CBS procedural — said, “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds. Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.”  

He was allegedly forced to attend anger management classes after shoving an assistant director a few years back. 

It's currently unclear just how many episodes Gibson will appear in of Criminal Minds Season 12. 

There's a huge possibility that none of his scenes will air at all and he will be written off the show off-screen. 

His departure will no doubt be met with criticism from fans who have watched the show since the beginning. 

Losing a lead characters is a testing time for any TV series, but we're confident Criminal Minds will remain to be a great drama for years to come. 

Shemar Moore departed recently as Derek Morgan and fans were not impressed with his departure. 

At least fans of Derek actually got an on-screen exit. 

That won't be happening for Aaron Hotchner.

One character who left is also on tap for a return visit. 

That's right, Criminal Minds fanatics, Paget Brewster will be returning for multiple episodes of Season 12.

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Note: Criminal Minds Season 12 debuts September 28 on CBS

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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.