Criminal Minds Season 11 Episode 3, titled "'Til Death Do Us Part," the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) of the FBI deal with the deaths of future brides who got killed on the night before their big day. As the team of Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) figure out the puzzle that the case presents, Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), Dr Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), Dr Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler) and David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) reflect on the various angles that surround a romantic story.
Given that none of the members of the BAU have had their love lives fully indulged in terms of a major story line, this case will push Hotch, Garcia, Reid, Morgan, Rossi and Lewis to dig deep into their emotions as well - an effort that will help them understand the psyche of a rejected and emotionally devastated former lover. Criminal Minds Season 11 Episode 4, "'Til Death Do Us Part," will air on Wednesday (October 14).
Meanwhile, the succeeding episodes of Criminal Minds Season 11 might be signifying the anticipated exit of Aisha Tyler's character from the crime series. To be specific, the turning point which might mark her departure is found in Episode 5, titled "The Night Watch." The Criminal Minds Season 11 episode, which will see Thomas Gibson sit in the director's chair, will provide a glimpse on the personal life of the new member of the BAU.
The synopsis for the episode reads, "When the BAU investigates incidents of bodies being incorporated into macabre graffiti art in Detroit, they suspect an elusive-yet-notorious street artist could be the UnSub." It further points out, "Also, Dr. Lewis struggles to balance her relationship with her fiancé and her work."
Given the fact that the star of Aisha Tyler has been known to be limited, fans and followers of Criminal Minds are still hoping that Dr Lewis will be sticking around even with the return of Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (AJ Cook). "For those six episodes that AJ is gone and JJ is on maternity leave, Aisha will be our female in the fold with the team and helping them solve the cases," shared Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer, referring to the addition of Aisha Tyler and the subsequent plans for her in the show.
The Criminal Minds executive producer went on to share, "We love her so much that we're hoping to extend her stay with us. The deal is not totally done yet so I can't really talk about it but we are hoping to have her in quite a few more episodes this season, not just the initial six."