by Joyce Eng
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of Criminal Minds. Read at your own risk.]
Criminal Minds flashed back to the beginning of the BAU, but it was the end for Gideon.
Seven and a half years after Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) exited that diner and drove off into the sunset, he was killed off on Wednesday's episode. In the opening minutes, the BAU -- including a despondent Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Gideon's heretofore unseen son Stephen (James Lentzsch) -- gather at Gideon's cabin, where someone had shot their former leader dead. But before Gideon took his last breath, he fired a shot at one of his...
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