Check out the first photos of Forest Whitaker who will guest on an upcoming episode of CRIMINAL MINDS titled "The Fight" airing Wednesday April 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Whitaker will play Agent Sam Cooper, the head of a separate group of BAU operatives.
It was also recently announced Whitaker is slated to star in the lead role in the Criminal Minds Spin off. This episode is likely designed to gauge audience reaction to his new character. I hope he does well as I really liked him in The Shield and I think that he can bring a lot of depth to the franchise.
Episode Synopsis: Agents Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), Jareau (A.J. Cook) and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and the rest of their team join forces with a separate group of BAU operatives led by Agent Sam Cooper (special guest star Forest Whitaker) while investigating a string of murders in San Francisco, onCRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, April 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.