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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time’s David Anders Heading to Criminal Minds as Dr. Frankenstein 2.0

Once Upon a Time’s David Anders has kept busy during the fairy tale drama’s hiatus. The erstwhile doctor switched gears, playing John Stamos’ right-hand man on Necessary Roughness this summer, and this fall, he will play a Dr. Frankenstein-esque serial killer on Criminal Minds’ ninth season.

TVLine reports that David will guest-star in Criminal Minds Season 9, Episode 3 as Anton Harris, an UnSub who loves to lobotomize his victims. It looks like all the hacking, sawing, and piecing together he did to his brother on OUAT will serve him well in this creepy new role, though we’re sure he won’t get out of this bad situation so easily.

The good news is that this is only for one episode, leaving plenty of time for David to return to Once Upon a Time. (Reacting to his new role, he tweeted, “Criminal Minds is gonna get Criminally Adorable when I join the long running CBS Show for 1 ep this season.”) While his maybe-love Ruby won’t be in town anymore — her portrayer, Meghan Ory, is starring on new CBS show Intelligence — we’d still love to see him in Storybrooke. Belle is one of the only main characters left there, save for Archie, Dr. Whale, and the dwarfs, so maybe he’ll step up to the plate and run for mayor!

Do you think David will return to Once Upon a Time in Season 3? Sound off below!

07.25.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Alyse Whitney
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