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It seems like someone has put Morgan's pick-up tips to good use. Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) will get a girlfriend on Criminal Minds' upcoming eighth season, executive producer Erica Messer tells

"It's finally happening! He's gonna have a love interest," she says. "It will be a little arc and it's gonna be good."

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The lucky lady, who has yet to be cast, will be introduced in Episode 4. "They met because of a love of an author and they're both fans," Messer says. "I would say the idea of her is introduced first and we go from there."But how will everyone's favorite socially inept genius fare when it comes to matters of the heart? Not very well, if you ask Gubler. "I don't know much at this point, but I'm dubious about all of this," he says. "Could you imagine Reid dating? I'm curious to see where this goes. He doesn't know how to date!"

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Though that may be true, Messer believes it's time to go there with Reid, who shared a pool smooch with actress Lila Archer (guest star

Amber Heard), whom he was protecting, way back in Season 1. "I can promise you this," she says, "It will be like no other relationship on TV."Season 8 of Criminal Minds premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c on CBS.Can you picture Reid dating?