After the news about the Criminal Minds cast shake up that came out this summer, the 13th season was kicked off with two main deaths. Agent Stephen Walker (Damon Gupton) who didn't survive the SUV crash at the end of previous season, and it probably turned to be a real disaster for the audience, though expected most probably.
Maybe it's possible to enjoy a few cases of the weeks without immediate jumping into a season-long storyline. Sure, dust off two or three fan favorites, or their evil spawn, but mostly let's try some originality. Make new fan favorites.