Tonight’s episode of Criminal Minds will see Ed Asner make his debut as Hotch’s father-in-law.
Asher plays Roy, a senior who is suffering from the early onset of Alzheimer’s and apparently isn’t Hotchner’s biggest fan.
“In fact, I think he’s the only person in the history of Criminal Minds who’s told Hotch to shut up,” showrunner Erica Messer recently told TVLine.com. “Bruce Zimmerman wrote it and Laura Belsey directed, and it’s so real in that way of ‘family drama to turned up to 11,’ because Roy blames Hotch for Haley being dead – ‘I trusted you to keep her safe and she died under your care.’ It’s just… holy cow. But then on top of that there’s this emotional vulnerability of a strong man who’s going to have to depend on others to survive, and the last thing he wants to do is ask Hotch for any help.”
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