A Criminal Minds fan favorite is ready to return — if the show will have her, that is.
While Jane Lynch wrapped up her run as Diana Reid on the CBS drama earlier this year, she’s making it clear that if the creative team behind the series wants to bring her character back into the fold, she’d be totally on board.
“I don’t know if you’re ever going to see Diana Reid again. I hope you do. I would love to come back,” Lynch, who started on Criminal Minds back in 2oo6, told TV Guide.
The last we saw of Diana, she’d been taken hostage by Cat Adams (Aubrey Plaza) and Lindsey (Gia Mantegna). Thankfully, she was rescued and returned to the BAU unscathed.
Interestingly, Lynch isn’t the only Criminal Minds alum who’d love the opportunity to come back as the show heads into season 13 this fall.
Earlier this month, actor Shemar Moore weighed in on whether or not fans would ever get to see Derek Morgan make his grand return.
Luckily, it seems as though Moore loves his character just as much as fans do.
“Anything’s possible,” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter when asked whether or not we’d ever see Morgan return to crack some more cases. “I told all the fans, I keep telling them those elevators closed and they can always open up again.”
We love knowing that both Moore and Lynch are game to reprise their roles on Criminal Minds if the story calls for it. With that in mind, we’ll just have to wait and hope the executive producers find a way to weave them back into the fold— if only for a few episodes!
Criminal Minds season 13 premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
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