18 May 2011 – “Criminal Minds” airs their final episode of the season [season 6] entitled “Supply and Demand”. On the last few frames of the episode, David Rossi [Joe Mantegna] comes back to his office at two in the morning where a former member of his team awaits him – Jennifer “JJ” Jareau [A.J. Cook] who reveals to him about her decision on coming back to BAU [Behavioral Analysis Unit].
When CBS decided to let go of Cook during the early part of season 6, it disappointed millions of followers of the said show [I know. I was one of them]. Sentiments were aired on forums, blogs, Twitter and fans even started a Bring AJ Cook (JJ) back to Criminal Minds fan page on Facebook. Although Criminal Minds’ ratings remained strong, it was still a good move by CBS to bring back a favorite part of the team who was there since the beginning. It would definitely put the show on a higher level.
With JJ back on board, two more questions remain: first, will they also bring back Emily Prentiss [Paget Brewster] and second, will there still be room left for Ashley Seaver [Rachel Nichols] in BAU? I guess all that we can do for now is to wait for Criminal Minds Season 7 which is scheduled to air some time in the fall.