Shemar is No Moore on Criminal Minds
Posted On Mar 24, 2016
Penelope Garcia isn’t the only one devastated to lose our sweet talking, man crush on CBS’s crime drama Criminal Minds. The hunky BAU agent, Derek Morgan, played by Shemar Moore for 11 seasons solved his last crime in last night’s episode.
He didn’t die. Do not fret. His character decided to leave the team and focus on being a family man. I guess being abducted, shot at, and chasing after sociopaths day in and day out will do that to ya. Understandably, the move comes during what’s been an especially challenging season for Morgan, who survived a traumatic abduction just a few weeks ago.
As Shemar starts a new journey, Executive Producer Erica Messer shared a touching message from the Criminal Minds team:
“All of us at Criminal Minds are sad to say “see you later” to Agent Derek Morgan. Even sadder that our friend Shemar Moore isn’t on set anymore. It was definitely a surprise that he wanted “To leap,” as Shemar said, “to try new things.” For those reasons, we have nothing but love and respect for him and his choice. But it doesn’t mean we can’t also be really, really sad.”
Well, it’s a sad day for the BAU and the world. People come and go on these shows like Gideon, JJ, and Emily Prentiss, but what will Criminal Minds be without agent Derek Morgan?! Fans took to Twitter to express their dismay…
— moriah (@mmoriahhh) March 24, 2016
How dare you Derek Morgan! Literally my entire month has been ruined. Maybe the rest of my life. Thanks #criminalminds This is so wrong.
— Jessie Marie (@QueenBeeJessie2) March 24, 2016
SSA Derek Morgan… you will be missed.