"Criminal Minds" fans, here's some good news: a very familiar face will be back for the milestone 200th episode this season. Yes, Paget Brewster is returning as Emily Prentiss, as CBS announced Monday, Sept. 30.
This season, "Criminal Minds" is celebrating quite a milestone for a series considering all the shows on TV and shows that want to be part of the primetime lineup. Episode 200 is something to be proud of, and we're not at all surprised that Prentiss will be part of it. "Our 200th episode is going to be a special show," executive producer and showrunner Erica Messer has said in a statement. "We can't imagine telling this story without Paget being present." Prentiss was last seen in the season 7 finale, as she left the BAU for a job with Interpol in London.
Episode 200 won't air until later this season, but for now, we do know a few things about the hour. Glimpses into the past will shed light on what happened to JJ (AJ Cook) during the year she was away from the BAU—get ready for flashbacks!—while the team tries to solve a case in the present.
"Criminal Minds" season 9 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS. Are you looking forward to seeing Paget Brewster on the show again? How do you think Prentiss will return?