Celebration time for the Criminal Minds’ team as the 200th episode will air during season 9 in February 2014. The team has a huge surprise for their fans. They will be bringing back fans’ favorite, Emily Prentiss played by Paget Brewster! Fans were extremely upset when news of Brewster leaving Criminal Minds did the round and they even made petitions to bring her back on the show.
Brewster left Criminal Minds in May 2012 after six seasons with the show. She left due to issues with her contract negotiations, but time heals all wounds. Her exit from the show was not a permanent one. She was not killed off which left the window open for her to appear in an episode or two. She was shown to have joined Interpol’s London Office.
Showrunner, Erica Messer said, “Our 200th episode is going to be a special show. We can’t imagine telling this story without Paget being present.” In the episode, glimpses of the past help shed light onto a present case. We get to see what happened to JJ Jareau (AJ Cook) during the year that she was away from the BAU which will help the team’s effort to solve a present day case.
For those of you who do not remember, JJ was railroaded by the late Section Chief Director, Erin Strauss (Jayne Atkinson) to join the Pentagon as it reflected highly upon Strauss’ reputation.
Are you guys excited for Paget to be back on Criminal Minds? Let us know in the comment section and stay tuned to Fuze for more updates! Don’t forget to watch Criminal Minds on Wednesday on CBS at 9 PM EST.
Author: Rahmina Chowdhury