I really wish they’d go into Hotch’s childhood more. I mean, we’ve had an implication that he was abused but nothing concrete.
When he mentioned what his mother fed him in The Company, I literally squee’d. One damn sentence and I squee’d because I think that was the first thing he said about his childhood since Season 1, and he wasnt like they told us much then. Everyone says they want his brother back and that would be cool I guess but there is at least 11 or 12 years between them, Hotch had a whole childhood before Sean even came along. I want to know about that. I have my own head canons, we all do, and I dont always trust the writers with deep, personal stories, but I know his story is surely one worth telling.