‘Criminal Minds’ Season 15: Could Reid Really Sacrifice Himself for JJ? — Fans React

Fans have a lot of questions and theories as to what is going to happen between Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A.J. Cook) on Criminal Minds. After that shocking season 14 finale, things will never be the same. Read on to learn about a theory involving Reid making the ultimate sacrifice to save JJ.

What happened between Reid and JJ in the season 14 finale?

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JJ revealed some not too surprising information to Reid while they were held at gunpoint. JJ told Spencer how she has always felt, but it was still a shocking moment for some viewers. “Spence, um, I’ve always loved you. And I was just too scared to say it before. And now things are just really too complicated to say now,” JJ said. “I’m sorry, but you should know.”

What does the future hold for Reid and JJ?

Fans can’t stop speculating as to what is going to happen now that the bombshell has been dropped. Will they try to work on a relationship? JJ is currently married to Will (Josh Stewart), so that seems like an obstacle. Many fans believe Reid would never break up their happy home. Instead, he may choose to sacrifice himself somehow for the sake of JJ, who he clearly cares for.

Could Reid sacrifice himself for JJ?

“At this point, I don’t know how, especially in 10 episodes, JJ can divorce from Will and then start a new relationship with Reid,” a Reddit user wrote. “I think Reid and JJ both love each other but it will be a tragic situation where they realize it’s impossible to be with each other. Instead, Reid will demonstrate his true love for JJ by sacrificing his own life to save hers.”

Not all fans agree with the theory

Some fans hope that nothing of the sort happens with Dr. Spencer Reid. They want Reid to make it until the end and find happiness somehow, even if it isn’t with JJ. Reid has a huge fan following and many of them don’t necessarily want him to end up with JJ in the first place.

“That’s exactly the kind of unnecessary drama that the show doesn’t need in its final 10 episodes,” another Reddit user noted. “I sincerely hope it doesn’t have to come to that because Reid deserves a finale arc that doesn’t end in heartbreak or tragedy. Let JJ deal with her own marriage and untangle her own complicated feelings. If they can’t be together because she wouldn’t leave Will that shouldn’t be at the expense of Spencer’s own chance of a happier future.”

Some viewers want them to end up together

Even so, some fans would like to see the best friends make things into something more. “I too have wanted them as a couple since the beginning,” a Reddit user said. “I don’t agree though, that Reid will die to save JJ, and that is not something I’d ever want to see because I love the Reid character so much.”

Dr. Spencer Reid will be back for the final season of Criminal Minds on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 9 p.m. E.S.T. Hopefully, fans will get to see Reid get the conclusion he deserves in season 15.