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She faked her death to escape an old nemesis with the help of both Hotch and JJ while the rest of the team continued to assume she was dead. In season seven premiere "It Takes a Village"Emily returns to the team when Doyle resurfaces and she rejoins by the end of the episode.
At the end of the season, she leaves the team to return and run Interpol in London. She returns for the th episode to help rescue a kidnapped SSA Jennifer Jareau and again in the episode "Tribute" season 11where she enlists the help of the BAU in catching a serial killer who had originally killed in Europe before killing in the United States.
Paget Brewster was confirmed to return for a several episode arc in Season Following the dismissal of Thomas Gibson, Brewster was promoted to a series regular again starting from Season 12, episode 3; later Prentiss is promoted to Hotch's position of unit chief. He had retired in order to write books and go on lecture tours, but he returned to settle some unfinished business that was not immediately specified.
It was later revealed that the case involved three young children whose parents had been murdered in a possible home-invasion case that had remained unsolved. This case haunted Rossi for twenty years and prompted him to return to the BAU, where he eventually solved it. Tara Lewis is a psychologist with an eye on forensic psychology and its application toward the criminal justice system.
Her dream was to study psychopaths up close and personal — and her psychology background, combined with her experience in the FBI, brought her face-to-face with monsters. Her job was to stare them down and interview them, in order to determine if they were fit to stand trial. In the process, she made herself find the humanity inside these broken men and, sometimes, women in order to learn if there was a conscience behind their brutal crimes.
Lewis is also fluent in both French and German. The team discovers the real killer is "Mr. Scratch" who taunts the team by turning over the real "Crimson King", who was tortured to the point he no longer remembered who he was. Simmons is married to his wife Kristy Kelly Frye and has a total of four young children, including sons Jake and David and twin daughters Lily and Chloe. Like Garrett, Simmons' full and fulfilling family life was a deliberate choice. He was a former member of a Special Ops unit, and his experience with the unit allowed him to hone his profiling skills.
He helped Derek Morgan and Spencer Reid through their nightmares. He was shown to have a very close relationship with Reid, having hand-picked him from the FBI Academy for his team, helping Reid through many difficulties including his implied drug useand even leaving the good-bye letter for Reid to find.
Gideon did not know Garcia well, as expressed through an episode wherein he is placed with her while he is on crutches; after they are placed, Garcia complains about him, and he doesn't know her name. Through the first two seasons, Gideon was portrayed to be very good at chess, winning against Reid many times only exception being Reid's birthdayE and encouraging him to "think outside the box".
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Prior to the series, he was said to have had a "nervous breakdown" or "major depressive episode" after he sent six men into a warehouse with a bomb in it; all six agents were killed, and he was heavily criticized about the event. He showed particular dislike for the practice of using religion as a defense or motivation for one's crimes.
Gideon participated in some field operations during his time with the BAU and had the rest of his team "think outside the box" as well, as he made a major advancement by shouting at the top of his lungs with pleas of mercy and, when questioned by his team, he said that the victims were being threatened to be kept quiet as neighbors would have heard the pleas if they were unrestrained.
He blamed himself for the torture Reid received from Tobias Hankel as he had ordered Penelope Garcia to add a virus warning to the videos Hankel posted. E Gideon also had a son named Stephen.
E The nature of their relationship has not been directly stated, but it was implied that they have not seen each other very recently. Gideon began to lose confidence in his profiling skills after Frank Breitkopf murdered his girlfriend, Sarah Jacobs.
During his final case in Arizona, he further lost faith in his abilities when his decision to release the unsub resulted in the deaths of both the unsub and a young woman. As a result of his actions, Aaron Hotchner was suspended, which was the final straw for Gideon.
He then left his cabin shortly afterwards, leaving his gun and badge behind along with a letter for Reid to find as he sought to regain a belief in happy endings. In the season ten episode "Nelson's Sparrow", Gideon was murdered off-screen, having been shot dead at a close range by a serial killer named Donnie Mallick Arye Grosswhich prompts the BAU team to investigate Gideon's murder. During the flashbacks focusing on a young version of him for the episode which show him working at the BAU inhe is played by Ben Savage.
Her father was a police officer but was killed in the line of duty. She is half Cuban and speaks Spanish. She was shot by an unsub.
E Though she had physically recovered, the event still left her with psychological scars. E As a result of those scars, Elle began acting even more harshly in season two, especially during a case involving a serial rapist. E Ultimately, she killed the suspect before he could even be properly arrested. E During this episode, she mentioned that the unsub wrote on the wall with her blood from the wound.
E She handed in her badge and gun in the episode "The Boogeyman" saying that it was not an admission of guilt. Her father, Charles Beauchamp, was a horrific serial killer from North Dakota known as "the Redmond Ripper" who killed 25 women over the course of 10 years before Ashley was a teenager. He was caught by David Rossi and Aaron Hotchner. Because North Dakota does not have capital punishmenthe was sentenced to life in prison.
She has not been to see him. Though he writes to her sometimes, she never reads his letters, though she does keep them and admittedly still finds herself unable to hate him for what he did.
In the episode "What Happens at Home", the BAU investigate a series of murders in a gated community and bring Ashley along because of her understanding of the family dynamics of a serial killer. In the end, the suspect commits suicide by cop in front of her. In the next episode, she requests that the rest of her remedial training be done with the BAU and is attached to the team.
She is introduced in season eight. Her appointment at the BAU was met with some mixed reactions as the team was close to Prentiss.
She retired in until she rejoined the BAU in to restore her reputation after Blake was blamed for arresting the wrong suspect in the Amerithrax case and Section Chief Erin Strauss let her take the fall. As a result, she and Strauss do not get along, with Strauss accusing her of joining for selfish reasons, but they eventually make amends. The rest of the team recognize her expertise and are generally less antagonistic towards her.
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As season eight progressed, Blake found herself in danger when she was threatened by a serial killer, 'The Replicator', who turned out to be John Curtis: Curtis killed Strauss, kidnapped Blake, and tried to blow up the entire BAU team, but the team rescued her, and Rossi locked Curtis in the house to die when the bomb exploded as vengeance for Strauss's death.
Blake graduated from Berkeley with a double major and also holds a PhD. She was recruited to the FBI at the age of 24, making her one of at least two team members to join the Bureau in their early 20s along with Spencer Reid.
Blake is also a professor of forensic linguistics at Georgetownwhere Reid had previously guest lectured, and an SSA in the Washington field office.Taylor Swift Dating Matthew Gray Gubler
During her initial time at the FBI, Blake was involved in some high-profile cases, particularly the Unabomber case. E Blake understands and speaks American Sign Language. E In the season nine episode "Bully", it is revealed that Blake is estranged from her father Damon a retired police captain of the Kansas City Police Department and younger brother Scott a current homicide detective there himself ; after the death of her older brother Danny a cop killed in the line of duty and her mother, she found it too painful to be near her father and brother, and distanced herself from them.
However, after Scott is injured by the UnSub, the two siblings start to reconnect, and by the end of the episode, she reconciles with both Scott and Damon when she and the rest of the BAU team have a barbecue at her father's home.
In the season nine two-part finale, Blake becomes distraught and depressed when Reid is shot in the neck by the UnSub after pushing Blake out of the way and nearly dies, even commenting that it should have been her who was shot instead. She is also further upset when rescuing a young boy who was being used by the UnSub as leverage against his mother. Though Reid survives, Alex is greatly shaken by the case, and reveals to Reid that both he and the young boy reminded her of her deceased son Ethan, who died of an unnamed neurological disease at age nine.
Her guilt and distress over Reid's brush with death touched a major nerve with her, seemingly pushing her to the breaking point. At the end of the "Demons", she sits apart from the rest of the group on the plane ride home, and it is implied that she sends a text message to Hotch handing in her resignation. After taking Reid home, telling him about Ethan, and departing, Reid finds her FBI badge in his bag, and watches her leave, saddened but accepting, from his window.
Her sister and brother-in-law were killed in the September 11 attacksleaving Kate as the legal guardian of their infant daughter, Meg, whom she raised for thirteen years along with her husband, Chris.
CBS's decision to release Cook and Brewster from their contracts resulted in numerous fans writing angry letters to the studio and signing protest petitions. After two seasons, Tripplehorn was released from the show. Executive producer and showrunner Erica Messer said CBS and ABC Studios were fine with the decision because it was clear that Patinkin would not come back again, but the show would feature him in a flashback if he were ever to return in the future.
Hewitt did not return for season 11 or any of the following ones,  while Cook returned after the first seven episodes of season Tara Lewisjoined the show at the start of season 11 in a recurring role, though she appeared in most episodes. Later that season, Shemar Moorewho plays Derek Morganleft the show after 11 seasons.
He had thought to leave in the previous season when his contract ended but was persuaded to stay to give his character a proper sendoff.
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In season 12, Brewster once again became a series regular. CBS said his departure was "part of a creative change on the show.
Beyond Borders as Matt Simmonswould join the main show as a series regular for the 13th season. After a series of emotionally troubling cases and the murder of his friend Sarah by fugitive serial killer Frank Breitkopf Keith Carradinehe begins to feel burned out. The last straw occurs when Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner is suspended for two weeks by the team's boss—an action for which Jason feels responsible. He retreats to his cabin and leaves a letter for Dr. Spencer Reid, who he knows will be the one to look for him.
When Spencer arrives at the cabin, it is empty except for the letter and Jason's badge and firearm. Jason is last seen remarking to a Nevada diner waitress that he does not know where he is going or how he will know when he gets there, leaving the diner and driving off.
In season 10, he is killed off-screen by a suspect he had tracked down from one of his first cases. He is one of the most experienced agents in the BAU.
He struggles to balance the demands of his job with his family life, but his wife, Haley Brooks Meredith Monroedivorces him in season 3. In the episode " " season 5Haley is killed by fugitive serial killer George Foyet C.
He also has a son named Jack Cade Owens and a brother named Sean. Aaron dated a woman named Beth Clemmons Bellamy Youngwho first appeared in the episode "The Bittersweet Science" season 7before the couple separated after Clemmons accepted a job in Hong Kong.
Following an on-set altercation, Thomas Gibson was removed from the main cast after season 12, episode 2, at which point it's claimed that Gibson's character took a consulting job off screen. In a later episode, it's revealed that the consulting job was a ruse and that Jack was being stalked by Peter "Mr. Scratch" Lewis, a serial killer from a previous BAU case. Therefore, Aaron and Jack went into the witness protection program.
Following Lewis's death in the 13th season premiere, Prentiss reveals that Aaron has opted not to return to the BAU, but instead to retire to be a full-time parent to Jack. Elle suffers extreme emotional trauma after being shot by an unsub in the season 1 finale "The Fisher King Part 1 ". Several episodes later, while alone on stakeout of a suspected serial rapist, she murders the suspect by shooting him in cold blood and planting her gun on the unarmed victim.
The local police deem it self-defense, but Jason and Aaron question her ability as a profiler after this. Elle resigns, turning in her badge and gun to Aaron, declaring that it is "not an admission of guilt. He was raised by his mother, Fran, along with his two sisters, Sarah Morgan and Desiree Benita, after the death of his police officer father right in front of him.
Derek was a troubled Chicago youth headed for juvenile delinquency. He was rescued and mentored by Carl Buford Julius Tennon. Buford turned out to be a sexual predator who molested Derek and other young boys; he was eventually arrested for murder. After developing an interest in football, Derek attended Northwestern University on a scholarship. He has an emotionally intimate, but platonicrelationship with technical analyst Penelope Garcia; the two have a unique shorthand and banter.
In season 11, Derek is kidnapped and tortured by the father of Giuseppe Montolo, a hitman whom Derek put away and who later died while in custody. Derek escapes and when he learns his girlfriend Savannah is pregnant, he realizes that he doesn't want to put his family through something like this again.
Spencer ReidPh. It has been revealed that he has an IQ ofcan read a dizzying 20, words per minute, and has an eidetic memory. Most of the members on the team are intimidated by his profound knowledge. He is habitually introduced as "Dr. Spencer Reid" in contrast to the other agents, who are introduced as "supervisory special agent.
His mother, Diana Reid Jane Lynchsuffers from schizophrenia and is currently committed to a mental institution. In season 6 Reid starts suffering from cluster headaches and when doctors can't diagnose why, Reid thinks he might be in the early stages of schizophrenia himself. During season 8, Reid becomes involved with a woman who was being stalked.
In the episode "Zugzwang", her stalker ultimately kidnaps her and kills her, devastating Reid.
In season 11 he is deeply affected by Derek Morgan's decision to leave the BAU but understands and supports his reasons.
Initially Reid had a crush on JJ, even going as far as taking her on a date to a football game. As the series progresses, their relationship becomes more of the brother—sister kind.
Morgan and Reid maintained a brotherly relationship and Morgan refers to Reid as his "little brother" prior to his departure in season Spencer is also the godfather of Jennifer's son, Henry, and Derek's son, Hank.
In one episode Reid is himself arrested and finds himself in jail. Cookformer BAU communications liaison and current supervisory special agent seasons 1—5, 7—present; recurring season 6 JJ served as the communications liaison on the team to local police agencies in seasons 1—5. Both boys are played by A. In the episode "JJ" season 6Jennifer is forced to accept a promotion at the Pentagoncausing her departure from the team, although Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner expresses his hope that she will return to the BAU in the future.
Jennifer returns as a series regular in the season 7 premiere as a legitimate profiler and admits to helping fake Prentiss' death, much to dismay of her colleagues. In the th episode, JJ is kidnapped because of a secret mission she performed while at the Pentagon. At the end of season 10, JJ reveals she is pregnant with her second child and consults over the phone for the few episodes of season 11 before rejoining the team in the field in the episode "Target Rich.
Garcia joined the BAU after bringing attention to herself by illegally accessing some of their equipment; she is offered a job in lieu of a jail sentence. She submitted her resume to Hotch on pink stationery. She usually supports the team from her computer lab at Quantico but occasionally joins them on location when her skills can be used in the field. She is a leader in a support group for those who have lost someone in their lives. Her parents were killed by a drunk driver when they were out looking for her when she was a teen and had missed her curfew.
She enjoys a flirtatious relationship with SSA Derek Morgan, often engaging in comical banter of a sexually suggestive nature when he calls in for information. He calls her "Baby Girl. She is kidnapped once again at the end of season Suspect Behavior often calls when his team needs her computer skills. Penelope is the godmother of Jennifer's son, Henry, and the godmother of Morgan's son, Hank. The plan was for Emily to report any problems within the BAU, but Emily remained loyal to the team and refused to report any problems, going so far as threatening resignation.
Emily is also fluent in several languages, such as Spanish, French, Greek, and Arabic, has a working knowledge in Italian, and was fluent in Russian at one point but has lost comprehension. She is apparently killed while being held hostage by Ian Doyle in the episode "Lauren" season 6but in the last scene of the episode, it is revealed that she survived her encounter with Ian and is seen with SSA Jennifer Jareau in Paris passing her passports and bank accounts for protection.
In the season 7 premiere "It Takes a Village"she returns alive and well, much to the team's surprise. In the season 7 finale "Run"Emily decides to leave the BAU after accepting a position running and returning to the Interpol office in London. She returns for the th episode to help rescue a kidnapped SSA Jennifer Jareau and again in the episode "Tribute" season 11where she enlists the help of the BAU in catching a serial killer who had originally killed in Europe before killing in the United States.
Paget Brewster was confirmed to return for a several episode arc in season Following the dismissal of Thomas Gibson, Brewster was promoted to a series regular again starting from season 12, episode 3; later Prentiss is promoted to Hotch's position of unit chief.
David Rossi Joe Mantegnasenior supervisory special agent seasons 3—present Rossi is a highly experienced profiler who once worked the BAU in its origins, then took early retirement in to write books and go on lecture tours about criminal analysis, until volunteering to return shortly after SSA Jason Gideon's departure in He has been married three times and is quite wealthy because of his successful writing career. In the episode "From Childhood's Hour" season 7David reconnects with his first wife, Carolyn Baker, who has shocking news for him.
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It is revealed that she came to him because she was diagnosed with ALS Lou Gehrig's disease and wants David to assist in her suicide. In the next episode "Epilogue"Carolyn dies after taking a drug overdose. It is also revealed in this episode that David had a son who died at birth.
Spencer Reid spot them both leaving a hotel. In the last season 8 episode "The Replicator" we see their relationship has been known to the entire team.
She was taken from her hotel room, where he had planned to meet her that night, drugged and put on the streets of New York disoriented for Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner to find her.
The episode's last scene is SSA David Rossi eulogizing her to the team after her funeral, at a gathering at his home. In season 10 we learn that David has a daughter by his second wife.
Since then, he is shown to have a strong relationship with his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, even approving of her husband's Italian heritage.
In season 11 Rossi reunites with his second wife, and they give their relationship a second chance. She was chosen for her unique background; her father, Charles Beauchamp, was a horrific serial killer known as the "Redmond Ripper", who murdered dozens of women before being caught by the BAU, incidentally. In the episode " With Friends Like These" season 6she graduated from the Academy and had been added to the team as a "probationary agent.
Alex BlakePh. Alex first appears in the season 8 premiere "The Silencer". She makes a personal connection with Spencer Reid after he reveals to her that he has begun a romantic relationship with a woman whom he has never met.