It's time for the weekly poll for all you Criminal Minds
fans! Though Mandy Patinkin's Jason Gideon left the series in early season 3, Gideon developed some very interesting and diverse relationships with his fellow team members, so let's take a vote to see which of those relationships made the most lasting impression.
My answer is E
-- I went back and forth between A and E because I really enjoyed Gideon's friendship with Hotch (Thomas Gibson) and the long history between their characters, but Gideon's mentor/student relationship with Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) won out. I loved Gideon's willingness to mentor Reid and help him learn how to use his incredible intellect in the field. I loved that Reid looked to Gideon for guidance and was always trying to impress him. I loved their games of chess and that Reid was the team member who seemed the most affected by Gideon's sudden disappearance. I thought it was a nice touch to have Gideon write his goodbye letter to Reid because he knew that Reid would be the one to come looking for him, yet he did not have the heart to say goodbye in person. Even though it's unlikely Mandy Patinkin will ever return to the series, I always hoped we would get some mention of Gideon checking in on Reid's career and seeing what kind of agent and profiler the boy genius has become. I think Gideon would be very proud of his former student.
After you vote, leave a comment telling us why you chose the answer you did.
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