Still buzzing about the first part of the Criminal Minds season 9 finale? Well, the wait is almost over, and CBS has released a promo teasing what’s next for the BAU. Plus, I have a couple more teases from series star A.J. Cook from a recent interview.

In the second part of the season finale, “Demons,” the BAU continues its murder investigation in Texas, with clues uncovering a deep web of corruption that could be the motive for the killings. Meanwhile, one team member’s life hangs in the balance, another member faces a sad secret from the past, and Garcia is put right in the middle of the action to save a colleague.

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Check out the promo for the Criminal Minds season 9 finale, “Demons”:

Reid’s not looking good, guys, but he does survive that gunshot wound, at least long enough to get into more danger. Fortunately, while there is someone else pointing a gun at him in the hospital, there is also someone on his side in the room with a gun: Garcia! Meanwhile, it looks like their UnSub is a Sheriff (?!), and he has one order for another officer of the law: “Kill them.” What is with this town?!

Here are a few more teases from my chat with A.J. Cook about the season 9 finale:

On Garcia with a gun and her role in the episode: “Garcia is very similar to JJ in the fact that if you mess with someone she loves, then she is going to fiercely protect that person, so she’s forced to do something she’s never had to do before. It’ll be interesting to see how she deals with that, how her character deals with having to step up into an action role. She’s doing it to protect someone she loves.”

On the promo tease, “You won’t believe which profiler will say goodbye forever”: “Man, does it say that? …Wow. No, I don’t think it’s lying. I don’t know, we’ll have to see. I don’t know. You’ll have to tune in, but the last two minutes, you’re going to be slack-jawed. Yeah, we’re going to be going into season 10… It’s going to affect everything. It’ll affect everything.”

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Criminal Minds season 9 finale with this music featurette:

Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9pm on CBS.

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.