Tommy’s well-loved (or hated) character The Boston Reaper has returned to Criminal Minds in Season 9 in the 5th episode called “Route 66.” The episode revisits Hotch’s state of mind in the years since Tommy’s character killed Haley. It aired on Oct. 23, 2013 at 9 p.m. on CBS.
He filmed in LA in late August.
The Reaper has repeatedly been rated as the top bad guy on Criminal Minds.
Here’s a story with a little more info: ‘Criminal Minds’ season 9 spoilers: Thomas Gibson’s Hotch to look back
Here’s a TV guide story about the new episode with a teaser video: Criminal Minds’ Thomas Gibson: Haley’s and The Reaper’s Returns Won’t Give Hotch Closure
And here’s a great Criminal Minds Wiki article about all things Reaper: http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/George_Foyet
Here are some of Tommy’s past Twitter comments about the role:
Question: What are the favorite shows you’ve guest starred on?
Answer: 1. SouthLAnd 2. Criminal Minds
Question: Do you ever visit the Criminal Minds team?
Answer: I sure do!
Question: Probably been asked this before but did you get to keep “The Reaper” mask?
Answer: No… Didn’t ask. Damn it!
Question: Did you enjoy playing the bad guy on Criminal Minds? great job by the way
Answer: Great role, better people.
Question: what was your favorite part about playing George Foyet on Criminal Minds?
Answer: Great writing! cool people
Question: If I saw @CThomasHowell on the streets randomly, I don’t know if I’d be able to go over to him because I know him as a murderer.
Answer: I wouldn’t hurt you, love.
Comment: The Criminal Mind fans are out strong! Thanks for all of the unsub love! #fearthereaper
Question: may i just say everytime Omnivore airs you give me the chills 😀
Answer: Im partial to 100 personally
Question: What was it like fighting Thomas Gibson? #fearthereaper
Answer: He smells like a vanilla cupcake
Criminal Minds Pics
Here are some links to Tommy’s appearances in prior episodes if you want to check it out. It’s well worth it!
Criminal Minds Season 4 (“Omnivore,” “To Hell…” “And Back”) on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/criminal-minds-season-4/id353398570
Criminal Minds Season 5 (“Nameless, Faceless” and “100”) on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/criminal-minds-season-5/id349731761