'Criminal Minds' Season 11 Finale News, Spoilers: Hotch In Serious Trouble; New UnSub Involved?

Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) will be the latest in a string of BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) agents whose lives were put in danger in this season of CBS' long-running police procedural crime drama "Criminal Minds."

According to the official logline for the upcoming season 11 finale, Hotch will be apprehended by a SWAT team after he is suspected of conspiracy, leaving the rest of the BAU crew to try to prove his innocence. All the while, the BAU will suspect that Hotch's arrest is just one part of a larger, sinister plot.

Hotch's unfortunate situation follows that of Special Agent Derek Morgan's (Shemar Moore) kidnapping and Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid's (Matthew Gray Gubler) deadly blind date earlier this season.

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Being in constant danger while working in the field may simply be an occupational hazard of working at the BAU, but the show does have a history of having the BAU agents and those close to them being victimized by dangerous criminals. This season, Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) found herself the target of a for-hire criminal group while Hotch's wife, Haley (Meredith Monroe), was murdered by a serial killer back in season 5. Now, it appears that it will be Hotch's life - or, at least, his freedom - on the line in the season 11 finale.

The show set the stage for the much-anticipated season ender with episode 21, "Devil's Backbone," in which Hotch and the rest of the gang at the BAU tried to save the lives of two young men by puzzling out Antonia Slade (guest star Frances Fisher), a convicted serial killer.

After clothes from the two boys, who had been missing for years, were sent to Slade in prison, it was up to the BAU to get the convicted killer to reveal where the boys were being kept, who was holding them hostage, and what he was planning to do to them. As they tried to get answers from Slade, she, in turn, was getting personal information from the BAU agents.

At the end of the episode, she left Hotch a chilling final message.

"There's a storm coming, Agent Hotchner," she said. "And you're about to be swept away."

"Criminal Minds" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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