Scratch, who has wreaked havoc on the team all season.CRIMINAL MINDS stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez and Damon Gupton.
Moore, who plays Derek Morgan on the crime drama, left the series as a regular cast member in season 11. “Matthew [Gray Gubler] started directing, and that inspired Joe [Mantegna]. And then Kirsten [Vangsness] got inspired [to write], and I supported her. Well, he spoke to multiple outlets revealing that after seeing the stars of the show do other things like writing and directing, it made him inspired to do the same — and to in a way, spread his wings further. I'm very happy with what I've accomplished, but I want to take another step." Moore played Derek Morgan for 11 seasons and made his final appearance on the series Wednesday. The actor told fans he's "not going anywhere" in his announcement, and later told E! Moore, an original cast member on “Criminal Minds,” starred on the CBS series from 2005 through 2016 when he departed the show at the end of the eleventh season.The Season 12 finale airs on Wednesday, May 10 at 9 p.m. In the episode, Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. lieutenant — played by Moore — who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.Announcing Shemar's departure after an incredibly long run, Executive Producer Erica Messer to the cast in a letter which CBS has now shared with fans, the move may be a shock to some but it was a welcomed one by the veteran star,'It was definitely a surprise that he wanted ''To leap,'' as Shemar said, ''to try new things.'' For those reasons, we have nothing but love and respect for him and his choice.But it doesn't mean we can't also be really, really sad.'Shemar told TV Line: 'I need balance in my life.News after announcing he's leaving the CBS police procedural prior to Wednesday's episode."I am wanting to see what else is out there for me and what else I'm capable of in my career and also in my personal life," Moore revealed. I want to fall in love, get married, have kids, travel.