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Criminal Minds: Evolution Showrunner Explains The Tough Decision To Kill Off [SPOILER]

Death, pain, and suffering seem to come fairly easy in the world of “Criminal Minds: Evolution.” Besides the crimes that are committed, the members of the BAU and their friends and family have also experienced the cold embrace of death, with CBR noting several famous and heartbreaking deaths throughout the “Criminal Minds” series. The season finale of “Criminal Minds: Evolution” is no different, with David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), Deputy Director Doug Bailey (Nicholas D’Agosto), and Elias Voit (Zach Gilford) engaging in an intense game of cat and mouse. Rossi suspects that Voit is actually Sicarius, but it is revealed that there is much more going on with Voit. The issues surrounding Voit come to light when he uses the phrase “Gold Star,” which causes Bailey to get involved. Unfortunately, Voit shoots and kills Bailey during this interaction, which has left some fans absolutely shocked.

Luckily, showrunner Erica Messer spoke with TV Insider about this decision involving Bailey, hoping to help explain the behind-the-scenes motivation and thought process that went into this “Criminal Minds: Evolution” moment. Messer was asked if the plan was always to have Voit kill Bailey. “We love Nick, who played Bailey, and we did not wanna do that,” she replied. “But we gave him such an arc this year that he basically feels like an enemy of the team and then nobody thought they would ever fall in love with Bailey. They’re like, oh no, this guy’s a jerk. And then sure enough, the tide turns in the last half of the season. You really like him, which is kind of sadly why he had to die.”



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