Criminal Minds JJ’s Departure

Tonight the last episode of Criminal Minds, to feature A.J. Cook, aired.  Her character, JJ, receives a job offer she literally can’t refuse.  JJ may not be the only character leaving the show this season; CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said that they want to ‘shakeup’ the cast.  Paget Brewster’s character is being phased out and will no longer appear in every episode.

Nina Tassler explained that the reason Cook got fired is the upcoming spinoff series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour.  No she won’t be in the spinoff, but developing a spinoff series has made them take a look at the cast members and they deemed that JJ had gone as far as she could go.  Even though they are reducing Brewster’s role they hope she doesn’t leave the series, but it does seem like they are targeting the woman.  That doesn’t include Kirsten Vangsness, who is so popular that she will be the only character that is set to appear in both the original series and the spinoff, at the same time.

Now back to this week’s episode, which guest starred the entire cast of Joan of Arcadia, well two of the cast members anyway, Michael Welch and Chris Marquette.  A girl goes missing and the Arcadia boys are the only suspects.  While the rest of the team try to interrogate the boys, JJ must talk to the girl’s parents to see if they have any details that have been overlooked.  It’s JJ that notices the clue that unravels the whole mystery.  She then has to say goodbye to the other team members, which is a teary goodbye, especial for Garcia.

None of the characters is guaranteed to stay, so who would you save if you had the choice?

By the way random fact:  Did you know that Charlie Sheen’s real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez?  I found out by accident and just thought it was interesting.


2 responses

  1. Amy

    Love dis show…..I’m kinda glad jj gone n if I could save someone I wouldn’t b able 2 pick just one I’d have 2 pick 3….Reid Derek n garcia 🙂 !!!!

    January 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

    • I voted Garcia so we just need someone to save Reid, but I want Prentiss saved too, mainly because she was great in American Dad.

      January 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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