ONE Reddit fan poll recently raised the question: who is more helpful in solving cases — Reid or Garcia? With 334 votes, the result was a close match, with each character proving to be valuable. Based on IMDb, Dr. Spencer Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler) and Penelope Garcia (played by Kirsten Vangsness) are the two characters with the most appearances in “Criminal Minds”, with Reid appearing in 323 episodes and Garcia 321. It just makes sense. both contribute most cases of BAU.
Reid, a socially awkward genius, may have struggled to fit in, but he often uses his brain to glean information about suspects. Reid’s heart is always in the right place, and family problems put his mental health in the spotlight, especially when he is forced to adopt his mother (Jane Lynch) for psychiatric care. Despite his personal struggles, Reid was instrumental in the arrest of many serial killers, such as Billy Flynn (Curry Heart) and Tobias Hankel (James Van Der Beek).
However, Reid received only 136 votes, leaving Garcia the clear winner in this Reddit fan poll with 198 votes.
https://www.looper.com/735635/criminal-minds-fans-agree-this-character-was-the-most-useful-in-cases/ Crime drama fans agree that this character is most useful in cases