When "Criminal Minds" season 9 continues next, it's time for episode 14, appropriately titled "200" to mark the milestone episode. (Episode 100 was also titled according to its milestone.) On Thursday, Jan. 23, CBS released the official description and the first photo from the special episode.
In the 200th episode of "Criminal Minds," the BAU must delve into JJ's (AJ Cook) time at the State Department to find clues after she is kidnapped, and they uncover a secret mission that has put her life in danger. The team calls in Prentiss (Paget Brewster) to help. Check out the photo to the left to see Prentiss with Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler).
Brewster isn't the only familiar face returning to mark the milestone episode. Jayne Atkinson (Erin Strauss), Esai Morales (Section Chief Mateo Cruz), Josh Stewart (Detective William LaMontagne, Jr.), Mekhai Anderson (Henry), Nicholas Brendon (Kevin Lynch), and Brian Appel (Agent Anderson) are all also back for "200," and Debrah Farentino is guest starring as Undersecretary Rosemary Jackson. Farah Tahir and Tahmoh Penikett also guest star.
This week's episode, "The Road Home," showed that something was going on with JJ during the case, which warranted a call to Cruz to set up a secure line, and in the end, she went to meet someone, presumably Cruz, when she received a call from a private number before someone grabbed her from behind. Her phone was left behind.
"Criminal Minds" season 9 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS. "200" airs Feb. 5.