Matthew Gray Gubler Says He’ll Carry Memories of ‘Criminal Minds’ ‘In His Heart’ After Series Finale

by Jeremy Spirogis
Paget Brewster and Matthew Gray Gubler in Criminal Minds

Case closed. After 15 years and greater than 300 episodes, Criminal Minds has ended its run. The BAU workforce wrapped up their ultimate case on Feb. 19 in a cameo-filled two-hour collection finale. Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and his FBI colleagues hunted down one ultimate killer earlier than saying their tearful goodbyes and turning out the lights one ultimate time. 

To have fun the tip of the long-running present, most of the Criminal Minds forged members shared their ideas on shifting on from the BAU on social media. 

Matthew Gray Gubler says he labored with ‘the best crew, the best cast’ 

Over the years, Criminal Minds followers have seen actors come and go. But Matthew Gray Gubler has been with Criminal Minds because the very starting. The 39-year-old has performed socially awkward genius Spencer Reid since 2005. He rapidly grew to become a fan-favorite character. 

On Wednesday, Gubler took to Instagram to share his emotions on saying goodbye to the present he’s been engaged on for a decade and a half, each as a forged member and infrequently as a director. 

“I’ve carried these 3 props with me almost every day for the last 15 years,” he captioned a photograph of his gun, badge, and wristwatch. “After tonight I’ll just carry them in my heart where I will forever keep memories of the best crew, the best cast, and the best fands (fans/friends) a fictional crimefighter could ever have.”

Fans had been fast to precise their love for the present and Gubler’s character. 

“We love you a lot! and sooooo going to overlook you & Criminal Minds!” wrote one. 

“Matthew I was there in the beginning,” commented one other. “I can imagine how it must be bitter sweet. You made an indelible character that everyone loved.”

Other ‘Criminal Minds’ forged members additionally shared their recollections

Gubler wasn’t the one Criminal Minds alum who reminisced about their time on one of many longest-running reveals on TV.  

“I miss seeing this kid every day,” Mantegna captioned a photograph of himself posing with Gubler.

“Awwwww love you so much joe!,” Gubler replied. In a separate post, Mantegna additionally thanked the present’s loyal followers for his or her assist. 

“This show and these people have helped shape who I am today. Beyond grateful,” AJ Cook, who performed Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, wrote on Instagram.

“I’ll miss what we did forever – but we still have each other forever –  cast and crew and fans,” tweeted Paget Brewster, who performed Emily Prentiss. “Nobody can take our 15 years away.”

How ‘Criminal Minds’ followers are reacting to the collection finale 

Paget Brewster and Matthew Gray Gubler in Criminal Minds
Paget Brewster and Matthew Gray Gubler in Criminal Minds | Cliff Lipson/CBS through Getty Images

After 15 years on the air, Criminal Minds has change into an vital a part of many followers’ lives. Naturally, they had been unhappy to say goodbye to the present, however most appeared to suppose that the final episode was a becoming sendoff.

“I think they ended this show in the best possible way,” one fan commented on the present’s official Instagram earlier than including that Criminal Minds impressed them to review felony justice.  

“I have NEVER cried about something that’s happened on tv,” one other wrote of Penelope Garcia’s (Kirsten Vangsness) ultimate toast on the finale’s finish.Even after watching all of the Criminal Minds episodes. however this scene. this obtained me. this all feels so surreal.” 

Read extra: ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 15: What Happened Between JJ and Reid within the Premiere?

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