isn't Shemar Moore
. But different doesn't have to mean worse.
Rodriguez's Luke Alvez gets prominently introduced on Criminal Minds
Season 12 Episode 1. It's quickly established during his takedown of one of the escaped serial killers that he's a bad-ass, a former Army Ranger who doesn't mind getting a lot more physical that the other current members of the Bau.
And you can see that he's got a slow boil right below the surface.
And he doesn't feel he's a good fit for the Bau.
I can't sit around brainstorming about these guys. I need the chase.
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Rodriguez's time on CSI: Miami
also helps him to toss out pseudo-scientific jargon with ease, so he fits right in with those brain stormers.
But, missing her Derek, sweet Garcia gives the cold shoulder to the hunky new guy.