William “Will” LaMontagne, Jr (Josh Stewart) is JJ’s (A.J. Cook) husband on “Criminal Minds.” Will first joined the series as a detective following in his father’s footsteps, dedicated to finding the serial killer his deceased father never could. He eventually enlists the BAU for help on the case, and quickly, he and JJ develop feelings for each other. They date, with JJ eventually having his child, and after initially declining Will’s proposal, the two wed at the end of Season 7.
Will is seen as a dedicated father to the pair’s son, Henry (played by Cooke’s real-life son, Mekhai Andersen). He also supports JJ in her career unconditionally, recognizing both the importance and high demands of her job.
“Criminal Minds” fans on Reddit have shared their love for Will, praising the character’s kindness and devotion to his family and lamenting the fact that he doesn’t get more attention. Fans also have an affinity for actor Josh Stewart, too, saying how “sexy” he is and loving his “Southern Charm.” Some fans even go so far to say they prefer Will to series regular JJ, a character who fans have had some contentious feelings toward.
For a show full of so many amazing characters, it’s easy to see how a smaller character like Will could be overlooked. However, we have to agree with the fans on this one — Will deserves all the love.