Paramount+ series Criminal Minds: Evolution concluded its first season with an intense storyline revolving around a serial killer named Elias Voit. The show follows the return of the beloved profilers from the original CBS drama, minus Spencer Reid and Matt Simmons. Voit is a notorious killer who is also being pursued by the FBI, who are attempting to shut down the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). Throughout the season, Voit's story unfolds as he navigates his online network of serial killers and tries to escape the BAU's investigation.
The season finale sees Voit taking David Rossi hostage but ultimately being captured. However, his knowledge of something called "Gold Star" raises questions about his future. While showrunner Erica Messer has confirmed that Voit will continue to be a focus in future seasons, the decision has faced criticism. Many argue that his storyline has been thoroughly explored and further episodes featuring him would not be engaging.