Is this the end of the back-and-forth? Are they all in? And this last episode is the perfect example. She has killed two people, and he pulls her back from the ledge of lying, killing herself, running away, and he helps her clean it up and get rid of the bodies. If we get a season 3, what can we expect? Letty and Javier have obviously gotten themselves into a world of s— in the South, so they need to disappear ….
And where do you go to disappear? A big city. The tone of the show we always refer to as poetic noir, and L. But the outskirts of L. Jacob, as we see in season 2, is pretty immediately affected by his experience and time with Letty and Javier, and starts to sort of act out.
As he gets older, how does this affect him? Does he want to be with Letty? Does he not? I love Christian and Lashever, and Terry and Ann are so amazing together. Letty vetoed fictional Letty enrolling in college. Do you have a new ending in mind for his story? He occasionally sympathizes with the subjects he pursues, although he universally condemns their behavior and never allows them to justify it.
Following a two-week suspension in engineered by office rival Section Chief Erin Strauss after a case at a college campus in Flagstaff , Arizona that ended in disaster when both serial killer Nathan Tubbs and copycat killer Anna Begley died , he requested a transfer to a different division, which pleased Haley, until Derek Morgan Shemar Moore convinced him to help the team with a case in Milwaukee.
He changed his mind about leaving the department, and when he returned home, he found that Haley had taken Jack and left him. E He was later served with divorce papers at work. E Hotch attempted to see Jack weekly, but was unable to spend time with him as often as he would like. At the beginning of the show's fourth season , it was shown that the car exploding at the end of season three was Hotch's SUV.
Kate eventually died from her injuries, and Hotch suffered shrapnel wounds and a punctured eardrum which resulted in hyperacusis , causing temporary hearing problems. E Later in the season, the team worked one of Hotch's old cases: the case of the Boston Reaper. Hotch revealed to Rossi that he had maintained an interest in the case over the ten years since he had investigated it. It was also shown that the Reaper, a power-hungry predator, had taken an interest in Hotch himself.
After being misled for a time, Hotch and the team finally identified the Reaper as George Foyet, the only one to have supposedly survived the Reaper by injuring himself. Hotch and the team arrested Foyet but he escaped from prison shortly afterward, going on the run. In the season four finale, " And Back", Hotch was confronted in his apartment by the Reaper identified by his trademark mask.
E Foyet stabbed Hotch nine times and tortured him with a knife before delivering him to the hospital. Although Hotch survived, Foyet took Haley's and Jack's address from Hotch's apartment, requiring them to be placed in protective custody and unable to contact Hotch while Foyet was at large. Following the encounter with Foyet and subsequent loss of contact with Hotch's family, there was concern within the Bureau, and also on the part of Agent Morgan, that Agent Hotchner was suffering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , and Hotchner's actions were analyzed more closely.
E In season 9, Hotch is hospitalized due to complications from the old stab wounds after collapsing in the team's conference room. When Chief Strauss began putting pressure on Hotchner to justify all of his tactical decisions, E Hotch decided to step down as unit chief to avoid being reassigned to a different unit.
He relinquished his position to Morgan, which he accepted on the condition that he would step down once Foyet had been captured. Shortly thereafter Foyet reappeared, E baiting Hotchner through correspondence with an old unsub The Fox who had been convicted and imprisoned after being captured in the Season 1 episode, "The Fox". Having gained access to her Witsec-issued home, Foyet forced Haley to call Hotch on speaker phone. Hotch managed to issue a code to their son, Jack, which meant for him to go hide in his secret place. However, Hotch was unable to save Haley, whom Foyet murdered while she was still talking to him on the phone.
Upon arriving at the house, Hotch found Haley's body in the bedroom and noticed Foyet hiding behind the curtains. He repeatedly shot at his shadow outlined in the curtains only to discover Foyet was wearing a bullet-proof vest.
A full-out hand-to-hand fight then ensued, with Foyet eventually lying on the floor with Hotch sitting on top of him. In shock, enraged and afraid for his son's life, Hotchner continued to pummel Foyet's head and face, literally beating him to death. Although dead, he continued pounding on Foyet until the rest of the team arrived; Morgan had to physically restrain Hotch to get him to stop.
During the post-incident inquiry by Section Chief Strauss, the team demonstrated complete support of Agent Hotchner and his actions, despite Strauss's persistence in painting them as premeditated. Her position towards the events eventually changed upon speaking directly with Agent Hotchner who, when asked what he believed would have happened if Foyet had lived, responded: "I don't have to think; I know that he would have tried to kill my son, too.
After his ex-wife's murder, Hotch took time off to grieve and spend time with his son.
He spoke at Haley's funeral. E It was clear that Jack was missing his mother, and was comforted by sleeping in his dad's bed. Hotch was offered early retirement from the BAU in order to be with his son.
Since then, Hotch has attempted to build a better relationship with his son by being his pillar of support. Many of Jack's actions make it clear that he holds his father in high regard. For example, in one scene, E Jack is shown playing with two figures at the dinner table. He explains to his father that one figure is Hotch, while the other is a "bad guy". When Jack's Aunt Jessica, who is making pancakes for dinner, asks Jack who is going to win, he replies: "Daddy.
No one beats Daddy. In another episode, E he refuses to dress up as Spider-Man for Halloween because "he's not a real super hero". Instead Jack puts on a suit that is slightly too large for him, and when Hotch asks him what hero he's supposed to be, he says, "I'm you, Daddy. At the end of the episode, Hotch and Rossi are shown coaching Jack's team and making them win. Despite his many responsibilities, after JJ's departure from the team, Hotch has chosen to take on part of JJ's role as media liaison , a move that he shares with Penelope Garcia.
Hotchner requested to run the psych review on his team following Prentiss' "death". This request was granted by Strauss, and saw the different reactions from his team. Strauss questioned why he had not submitted a psych report for himself, he made an excuse.
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Hotch is also very protective of Spencer Reid, which is shown in small ways throughout the episodes. In the pilot episode "Extreme Aggressor", Hotch explains that they introduce him as Dr. Spencer Reid instead of Special Agent Spencer Reid so that people will respect him despite his youth. He has mostly taken over the fatherly role with Spencer after Gideon's departure. In the season seven premiere, it was revealed that Hotch was assigned to temporary duty with an investigative task force in Pakistan during the period between seasons. Once Hotch gets back, he tells JJ it's time for the team to learn that Prentiss is alive.
Although JJ isn't sure it's a good idea, Hotch tells her Prentiss is already on her way. He quickly tells the team what happened with Prentiss on the operating table. Rossi, Morgan, Reid, and Garcia are all shocked. Reid only replies that it wasn't to Hotch whom he spent ten weeks crying over Prentiss, it was JJ, and she never said a word. This was despite the fact that his involvement in the above mentioned, bungled Arizona case led to his being told that he was not likely to be considered for a promotion.
Later, Hotch makes a connection with a female runner while training for a triathlon. Hotch is hesitant and Rossi feels that is because Hotch doesn't think enough time has passed since Haley was murdered two years ago. While on the plane, the group - including Garcia - debate the issue of Hotch's dating. After their recent case, Hotch admits to Rossi that he will go on a bike ride with the woman. At the end of the episode, the woman, Beth, makes it clear that she's interested in him romantically, which leaves Hotch smiling. During the beginning of the episode "Closing Time", it is revealed that Hotch and Beth have continued training as well as having lunches together.
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Hotch then asks her out on a date, which she says yes to. At the end of the episode Hotch shows up a day early with roses, and he and Beth have their first kiss. Later, after running the triathlon, Hotch finally introduces his son to Beth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the American editor, novelist, playwright, and biographer, see A. Character in American television series Criminal Minds. This section possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.