Advertisements There was the scene where the phone rang (I think while Hotch and his wife were talking to each other) and when Hotch answered, the caller hung up. Within seconds, her cell phone started ringing - and looks were exchanged between her and Hotch. Seems like the tell-tale signs of an affair to me - especially with him gone so much and that being the source of friction playing out at the moment. I don't think she moved out to move in with the boyfriend, but I think there is a boyfriend. As for Mandy, wasn't his exit from Chicago Hope similar? Or he tried to leave like that, then didn't? Seems to my recollection (such as it is) that this isn't the first time something like this happened with him.