In the wake of Kate's pregnancy, JJ informed Reid in The Hunt that she was pregnant with another baby and he could expect another godson or goddaughter, much to his happiness and surprise. Her pregnancy leads to her temporarily leaving the BAU on a maternity leave.
He later made another cameo appearance in the finale episode The Storm. Following Hotch's arrest for conspiracy, he is carried into the BAU's conference room by his mother before being carried out again by his father.
- It was confirmed by Erica Messer that Phoenix will be portraying Michael in the same vein as his brother Mekhai, who is portraying Michael's brother Henry.