Criminal Minds’ Will did not die in the series, but he did have a near-death experience during the two-part season seven finale.
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Jason Gideon was murdered. The team was called to a cabin, only to discover that Jason Gideon—who served as a key member of the BAU in Seasons 1 through 3—had been shot dead. Luckily, he left behind a series of clues meant to help the team finally catch the one UnSub that had alluded him his entire career.
One of the longest-running BAU spouses is William LaMontagne, Jr., played by Josh Stewart. He and Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A.J. Cook) meet in Season 2: Hes a cop on one of their cases in New Orleans and the two of them quickly start a relationship thats mostly off-screen — until her pregnancy convinces Will to move across the country to raise the baby together. JJ declines his Season 3 proposal until several seasons later when he nearly dies, and then they get married.
The only other romantic storyline for JJ is the one with her coworker, Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler). In the first season, they go on what is an attempt at a date, but it doesnt amount to anything until Season 14 when she confesses that shes always loved Reid. Fans have a lot of (mostly negative) thoughts about it. But while some fans hoped for JJ and Reid to get together, and many wanted her to hook up with Emily (Paget Brewster), few feel compelled by her relationship with her actual husband, Will.
User u/Delicious_Stress1233 agreed with the original poster, writing, “He was a good husband and dad but overall weird and boring. I didnt care about him.” Many fans in the comments agreed that hes good in those roles, as hes often shown at home with the kids while JJ leaves for work, but they added that he seems to put more effort into the relationship than JJ. Perhaps its not just Will thats bothering them, but JJs lack of strong feelings for him that turns fans off. User u/the_scientist52 mentioned this, saying, “I just didnt see any chemistry between Will and JJ. I dont think he was a bad person but something about that relationship felt off.”
Unlike other network procedurals, like “Bones” or “NCIS,” CBS “Criminal Minds” has mostly avoided any inter-team relationships between its main cast members for its 15 seasons. There is no center romance between a will-they-wont-they duo, but instead, the teams significant others are mostly minor characters off to the side. This has its benefits, but it also serves to make fans less invested in these rarely seen, less developed characters.
Many fans simply dont like Will, despite his overall non-offensive personality. On Reddit, user u/Deep_Worldliness4783 started an r/criminalminds thread, thinking it was an unpopular opinion to point out how much they dont like Will. But they got quite a few people agreeing with them. However, lest this be mistaken for ship wars, they qualified their statement by saying they also arent a fan of the romantic partnership of JJ and Reid. They simply find Will to be annoying with a “weird vibe.” Some fans just do not like Wills southern accent, partially because they find it hard to understand.
What was Criminal Minds?
Criminal Minds was the CBS flagship series which first premiered in 2005. The series is the brainchild of the acclaimed producer, Jeff Davis, and it ran for 15 seasons before it concluded its monumental run in 2020.
The premise of the series is, “The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.”
With much coming and going of fan-favourite characters, the series was fronted by Joe Mantegna who played the character of Supervisory Special Agent, David Rossi.
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