Criminal Minds > Criminal Minds Season Premiere Review: J.J. Saves the Day > Comments Page 2
Well, like Joe Mantegna's character said, "your on everybody's wishlist, our loss is someone elses gain". AJ is young, talented and smoking hot, I am confident she will do very well for herself. Personally, am going to miss her character very much and believe it was a mistake to let her go like that. Good luck AJ Cook, you helped make this show the monster success it has been!
Can'r believe they let JJ go - one of my favorites...They should have left the cast alone. I love this show - it's just not going to be the same. Is there no way to get her back??
Who is in charge of the casting crew of criminal minds, are they crazy??? Why mess with a good thing, they need to be getting on the internet and see what us fans of Criminal Minds are saying about getting rid of JJ's character. Definitely a huge dissappoint.
What was the quote "JJ" quoted as she was leaving the show tonight????
Why ???? You have a good thing going. Now your trying to fix something that isn't BROKE!
Get a clue......wake up and smile the success!
Getting rid of JJ is so stupid. Forget for a moment that she is the most beautiful woman on TV, she is also a recruiting poster for the FBI. Why do they have to screw with great ensemble casts.
I just watched JJ get on the elevator to leave the show. Paget Brewster facing a similar, if not fatal, fate. With all the cowboys left and cowgirls not, why not just make it a western shoot-up.
I cannot believe they are letting her go.. Stop being so cheap we know you have the money - heck we are the fans of this show and we support this show the least you can do is support us and what we want..... BRING HER BACK - KEEP THE TEAM TOGETHER.... IF FOR NOTHING ELSE DO IT FOR THE FANS....THE ONES THAT ACTUAL PAY TO WATCH - BY PAYING REDICULOUS CABLE BILLS.......
JJ should not leave the show. The team is what makes the show awesome. She makes the show awesome. There has to be a way to bring her back. please... don't break up the team......
I have watched CM from the first season on. JJ is a needed character - dramas work if they have balanced characters. This will indeed through off the balance of the show..
AJ Cook is gone, it's a done deal, so as much as we all wish it hadn't happened, I think that we all need to move on! At least, once this week's episode has come and gone. Hopefully AJ can move on to bigger and better things, and CM won't suffer too much having let her go. I'm a huge JJ fan, as I said before, but I think we need to give the show a chance and see how it works without her.
With regards to the spin-off, from what I've read, the budget of the two shows are completely separate, so the new show has no bearing on the decision to lose AJ.
Why mess with a good thing ? JJ is the tenderness and heart of the team. She's the motherly figure. If you had to get rid of someone, Emily should have went. Her acting isn't all that great and it doesn't help that her character is kind of cold and solitary. It's hard to connect to her.
AJ Cook is a staple who makes the boys club a much brighter place. Since day one, JJ has been a great character, offering some sympathy and sensitivity to the show. I enjoy this series with my kids and JJ is their favorite - along with Hotch.
make something work for JJ - she needs to stay
I think letting JJ leave for any reason is bad news. She is the glue that holds the team to it's sanity. She was great in the season opener when she talked to the unsub. And for those out there who thought it should have been easy for her, big time clue people - talking to anyone who is suicidal or homicidal in their tendencies is not, it is not like you see on TV or read in books, in real life it is the hardest thing you may have to do. She was not trained for that part of the job and had to do it by the perverbial seat of her pants. Yeah it is a show, but it was more a real life situation than the other shows out there would put it at.
JJ needs to stay on the show at all costs. They may not think she is as valuable as the others because she is the "behind the scenes" person but her job is what keeps the others on line, she is the person who puts humanity into the group.
Remember the show where Penelope was shot and in the end, the person least likely to be the hero a
@ KTD73 I think you are a little confused on why JJ was nervous about communicating with the criminal. First JJ corresponds with the press/public, not the unsubs, so of course she felt out of her element. But more importantly, as we all saw, Tim Curry's character was psychologically unstable and could have snapped at any time. I think it was more of a case of JJ was scared to say something that would make him angry or upset enough to reach his breaking point and cause him to harm the girl. Having to reach out to a killer and try to empathize and sympathize with them is hard enough, but to have a little girl’s life at stake and your words being the determining factor has to be frightening. I didn’t find this to be irritating at all instead; I found it to be a very natural reaction to the situation, which is just one reason viewers like and relate to JJ’s character so well.
As far as the Morgan situation is considered, I agree he went overboard with the number of rounds he put i
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if they let j.j. go the ratings will go down.she shut stay for good.they shut leave the team alone.
Who did the soundtrack for the opening show in season 2010 on Sept.22. The music was great!!!
My understanding is that AJ Cook wanted to stay and this was all about money. Apparently they have enough money to start off a stupid spinoff, but don't have the $$ to keep the greatest cast on TV together. Dumb move. I'll keep watching because I love the show, but it won't be the same and the slow demise of a powerhouse for CBS has begun.
I'm a huge fan of this show (I own all the seasons on DVD). I think it is the most intelligent and interesting crime show in recent years. That being said, I have a different view from other posters on several issues.
I do agree that Tim Curry was terrific--he really carried this episode. His nuanced portrayal was far better than that of the usual killers; he said more with his eyes than than most actors do with their entire bodies. In fact, I think he (along with the little girl) overshadowed the regulars by a considerable amount.
As to the story itself, however, I'm afraid it was a little tired and lame. We've heard this one before, both in fiction and real life in various forms (Charlie Manson anyone?). Even if we haven't, the end was awfully predictable.
But here's where I will really get in trouble with some fans: I didn't think the part played by JJ was up to her character's standards. First of all, she wasn't really negotiating, since the communication was all on
We want to know why is J.J. leaving? Was she let go or did she quit. We thought her character was the bestt!
Another great episode from Criminal Minds. I agree with cminds1001 that the loss of AJ Cook will not be devastating, although she will be greatly missed. And I have watched from the beginning! I love the character of JJ, I really do, and I will miss her a lot. She is the heart of the team, she brings the much needed emotion. I also agree that it would have been much more satisfactory for the majority of the fans to see her character developed further, rather than copping out and getting rid of her. However, I think that the show is bigger than one individual character, and that each and everyone of them brings something different to the team. Maybe without JJ we can see a bit more emotion from the rest of the team. I know she's leaving, but I wish we could see more from Emily - aside from 'Demonology', she hasn't had much character development. Neither has Rossi, it has been centred on Reid, Hotch and Morgan.
I'm really looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season plays out
I thought AJ Cook was AMAZING and the loss of her WILL be devastating!! Anyone that says it would not be obviously has not watched the show from the start. Her character was a key part of the group and to get rid of her is a HUGE mistake. I'm sure the show will continue to shine, but there will ALWAYS be something missing wihtout her! CBS has made a big mistake and her performance last nite proves it!
When Bernero gave some hints on the premiere last month, I kinda expected that JJ would be the one to contact Curry's unsub, for two reasons: one, Ed said the negotiator would be someone who is not used to this job; that would be either Garcia or JJ, but Garcia was not on the spot and is not leaving in the next episode. And two, Kirsten V. said during an interview at Comic-Con that the first two epis would be "JJ massive".So it was quite easy to realize that Cook'd be on evidence in this premiere.
Even so, Cook is to be congratulated for her best, most emotional performance as Jennifer Jareau. And these questions remain: if JJ can get in so deep, why dispose of her? Wouldn't it be more "creative" to just develop the character?
Anyway, I loved the premiere. Ed Bernero did a great job. Cast was great. And yes, I suppose Shemar's Derek Morgan will evolve very much this season. And he and Garcia, hum... he was angry with the situation, but only snapped at her. That usually accounts f
I was impressed with both Tim Curry and AJ Cook. This season opener gave us a glimpse into how solid and strong these two actors are at portraying their respective characters and in finding the depth of those characters. The loss of AJ Cook will be difficult, but not devastating--as others have noted. The one thing I really want to know is how this will help Morgan evolve? I understand anger, frustration and vengeance but from this experience should come some much needed growth for character of Morgan. Do you agree?
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