Shemar Moore’s exit from Criminal Minds has seemingly left a void that no one else can fill on the show. The 47-year-old actor left the CBS series after 11 seasons to pursue other projects, including the lead on yet another CBS procedural. But is there still a chance for Moore to reprise his BAU fan favorite role?
Fans have already somehow made peace with his departure several episodes before season 11 came to an end — when his character Derek Morgan chose to say goodbye to his life at the BAU to be with his family. But that’s not to say that he won’t be greatly missed.
After officially leaving Criminal Minds, Moore returned in the season 12 finale to reprise his beloved character, providing the team with a possible lead on Peter Lewis. Based on Moore’s statement, it sounds like it won’t be the last time fans will see Morgan.
“I told all the fans, I keep telling them those elevators closed and they can always open up again,” Moore said, referring to his final scene.
“Right now, my focus is Hondo,” but if Malcolm needed to come back and flirt with his baby girl and take care of business, it could happen,” teased Moore, who plays lead character Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson on the upcoming series SWAT.
Do you miss Moore on Criminal Minds or have you moved on? Will you be watching his new show? Should Morgan return to the BAU?
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