Criminal Minds Clip: Prentiss' "Death" and its Aftermath

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"Psychoanalyst Walter Langer wrote: People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one. And if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner than later believe it." - J.J.

With these words, the final scene of last night's powerful and controversial episode of Criminal Minds drew to a close (follow the link for TV Fanatic's review of "Lauren"). 

Whatever you think of Prentiss' open-ended, untimely exit and CBS' casting decisions, the directorial efforts of Matthew Gray Gubler (Reid) cannot be praised enough.

The score (by cellist Jen Kuhn) also makes this scene worth a second look:

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@stephsister Rachel said "Thank you".

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That was not rachel

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Its bettersweet glad she didn`t die but she still leaving the show.

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I'm just glad she didn't really die but I'm sad that they let everyone think she died

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can anyone tell me what rachel says when she is leaving the paris table and heading towards the effiel tower?

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These is very smart of CM

Criminal Minds Quotes

Nothing can drive one closer to his own insanity than a haunting memory refusing its own death - Darnell Ford

Hotch

Thomas Merton once wrote "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another."

Reid