'Criminal Minds' Season 15 Episode 4: After Maxcer, it's time Penelope Garcia and Luke Alvez get together
This episode also teased us with moments of care between Alvez and Garcia as it has for so many seasons
After more than a decade of 'Criminal Minds', Spencer Reid finally seems to be finding his way around love with Maxine and fans want the same for Penelope Garcia. Garcia, a gem of a character, who is a technical analyst of the Behavioral Analysis Unit had a long-standing thing for Derek Morgan. Unfortunately, that doesn't work out and Garcia is heartbroken when she goes away and marries someone else. But when Agent Luke Alvez comes into the picture, the fandom saw a new ray of hope.
The eternal optimist that Garcia is, she's also got a heart of gold and is easily the most loved character in the 'Criminal Minds' fandom. This episode also teased us with moments of care between Alvez and Garcia as it has for so many seasons. True, Alvez was dating Lisa, but the last time we saw her was in somewhere in Season 14.
"Giving me SO MANY #Garvez moments! I love love love those two working together, but I’m gonna need a BIG Garcia and Alvez moment next week, please," pleaded a fan. Another tweeted, "Y’all giving me happy Reid and I love you for it, but imma also need #Garvez, okay? Give me happy, loved-up, Penelope! She (and we) deserve it."
This week, as the BAU takes down a stalker on their day off, Garcia shares something with Alvez that she's never told anyone else, about a cyberstalker who has been threatening her. "You keep me on speed dial when you find him ok?" he tells a distraught Garcia. The lone Garcia, the mother of all things rainbow, needed help and Alvez was right there. For someone who is known to be very close to JJ and Prentiss, it is truly special for Garcia to trust Alvez, someone she once hated because he replaced Derek.
She's always been the character who does all the deep digging online to find the team leads, but it's the first time that she's talked about the toll it's taken on her and she chose Alvez to open her heart to. Give us a Garvez already!
Catch the next episode of Criminal Minds on Wednesday at 9 pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.