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Criminal Minds - Season 10 - Ben Savage to Play a Young Gideon

Gideon's back! Sort of. Ben Savage will play a young version of Mandy Patinkin's character on Criminal Minds later this season, TVGuide.com can exclusively reveal.

The 13th episode — which executive producer and showrunner Erica Messer co-wrote with star Kirsten Vangsness and previously described as a "love letter to fans" — will feature flashbacks to the early days of the BAU in the '70s when Gideon and Rossi (Joe Mantegna) first got their start. A present-day case will force Rossi to recall a case they had worked on back then. Robert Dunne, who played young Rossi in Season 8, will reprise his role for the flashbacks. The episode is currently slated for January.