His character left the BAU after he was abducted and tortured and decided he wanted to be there for his family, especially his newborn son. He previously made an appearance on last year’s season finale to help the team find a serial killer.
Before his 2016 exit, Moore told E! News that the door wasn’t totally closed on a “Criminal Minds” return.
“I’m not opposed to those doors opening up again,” he said. “Now, it may not be permanently, and it may not be for a full season, but if there’s an opportunity to go back and dance and play, I wouldn’t be opposed to that.”
Since leaving “Criminal Minds,” Moore has been hard at work on the CBS series “S.W.A.T.”
“Criminal Minds” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.