Agent Matt Simmons Joins the BAU Team in a Race to Take Down Mr. Scratch on the 13th Season Premiere of "Criminal Minds"

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22 September 2017
Criminal Minds
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"Criminal Minds"
Premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS

          In the season premiere, “Wheels Up,” agent Matt Simmons joins the BAU team in a race to take down Mr. Scratch and save one of their own in the process. Daniel Henney joins the cast as Matt Simmons, an ex-Delta soldier and former International Response Team member. “CRIMINAL MINDS” revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.

          The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss, the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid, a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, the team’s former unit liaison turned profiler, who juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as she solves cases.

          Also, Penelope Garcia, the team’s indispensable computer wizard helps research the cases with her unique charm; Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they’ve been captured to determine if they are able to stand trial; Luke Alvez, a former Army ranger and excellent tracker recruited to the BAU from the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force; and Special Agent Simmons who joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise. As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Reid)
A.J. Cook (Jennifer Jareau)
Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez)
Daniel Henney (Matt Simmons)
Josh Stewart (Will LaMontagne Jr.)
Bodhi Elfman (Peter Lewis)
Tracie Thoms (Monica Walker)
Andrew Pifko (The Doctor)
Diahnna Nicole Baxter (ER Doctor)
James Levine (Howard Nathanson)
DeRon Munroe (Eli Walker)
Lauryn Kennedy Hardy (Maya Walker)
Dean Schaller (Shirtless Man)
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