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This is my first time posting and I love this show. Turned my parents on after season 3 and since then they haven't missed an episode and purchased the first 3 seasons on DVD. WE JUST DONT GET IT. Getting rid of J.J. and Emily is like the Yankees getting rid of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez after there World Series winning season and replacing them with a 1st year rookie right out of the minor leagues. This Rachel Nichols must have felt awkward filming this next episode with not only J.J returning but Emily leaving. She's like the new girlfriend sleeping in the ex wife's bed and taking car of her kids. LOL I need em back even if for one episode it would only be complete if Gideon came back.

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This is my first time posting and I love this show. Turned my parents on after season 3 and since then they haven't missed an episode and purchased the first 3 seasons on DVD. WE JUST DONT GET IT. Getting rid of J.J. and Emily is like the Yankees getting rid of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez after there World Series winning season and replacing them with a 1st year rookie right out of the minor leagues. This Rachel Nichols must have felt awkward filming this next episode with not only J.J returning but Emily leaving. She's like the new girlfriend sleeping in the ex wife's bed and taking car of her kids. LOL I need em back even if for one episode it would only be complete if

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I was replying to michael's comment - sorry for the confusion. But I won't "pipe down already". I and everyone else who doesn't like Seaver is allowed to express their opinions. You and everyone else who finds it tiresome are always welcome to ignore us. But most of us aren't nitpicking: a cadet joining the team is at odds with the foundation of the show; one tiny (highly debatable that it was even there) spark of chemistry with one other character after so many episodes is hardly a vote of confidence, especially when the other character spends most of every episode away from the others; and though she might have been a little smarter, this is still the character who seriously asked, after five episodes, if an autistic child could have murdered his parents and hidden the bodies. She's not ready to be a member of the team and she won't be without considerable experience (as in years worth). Nitpicking is not liking the way she crosses her arms or something (no opinion on that here) - I (and most others on this side of the debate) don't like Seaver because of fundamental problems with the way her character was written and presented, problems that can't be fixed by magically upping her IQ and pretending she has more experience than we know for a fact she does.

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I didnt realize that maybe they brought JJ back to possibly "approve" of Seaver. But i dont think that's what will happen. I think JJ will tie into Emily a lot more than the obvios ways.
Did anyone see that twitter pic of AJ and Rachel Nichols with the stupid makeup artist in betwee. Some incosiderate fan asked for a pic of the two of them togehter. It must have been so awkward for AJ! I feel so bad for her! Rache is following evryone on twitter but AJ and PAget are the only ones who are not following back and with good reason. I'm sure they were plenty nice to her but I wouldnt want to be friends with my replacement either.
Seaver will never fit in. There are too many errors on writing her to ignore.
paget was amazing in this episode and I cant wait for Lauren to air becuase of JJ coming back as well.
This is an idea coming around, but go to cbs and fill out their feedback form and let them know as directly as possible that we want JJ and Emily back permanetly for next season7 and for Seaver to go. When Lauren airs, we should bombard cbs feedback and maybe they'll listen to us.

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did you reply to me or Michael?

i found this on a forum:

New poster here. Oh man oh man. I am defintely siding with the people that support Ashley Seaver now. Just watched the episode, and she was totally fine, she asked question any team member also ask.Wasn't dumb at all this time. I even spottet a little chemistry with Garcia there.
Yeah the hang up scene was a little fun. But not enough to dislike the character.
I am fully confident now, that the people that hate the seaver character, are really nitpicking now.
This episode really proved that. she is very fine and is beginning to click with the team.

That is my two cents on this matter. Oh and the episode was very good. The Prentiss arc is a little out there, but the episode was thrilling from start to finish.

And i couldn't agree more. damn this is getting tiresome. Just pipe down already

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Mike, why is it "greedy" to expect a character - a character brought on to replace not one but two beloved characters - to show some promise after SIX episodes? Six episodes in, I can't see any way Seaver improves the show; she can't fill the JJ void and there's no way she'll be able to fill the Emily void either. Six episodes in, I'm not even at a place where I can tolerate her presence - it's like fingernails on a chalkboard every time she talks or the camera goes to her for no particular reason. It's clear from the way she's portrayed (She's an inexperienced cadet - who happens to be leading parts of the very important investigation in this week's episode! And we're supposed to buy that...) that the show runners don't know how to integrate her with the rest of the team for the long haul. Seaver is just a badly written character and she needs to go.

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You guys are greedy you know that but im not shock you are the same people who want Ziva and Tony to Hook up

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I've been reading everyones comments about this new character on CM!!! I can't say I'm looking forward to her first outing on Birtish TV screens!!! When will the TV network start listening to the fans!!!! I was gutted when AJ Cook was axed and to learn that Paget may now get the chop permanently is madness!!! The chemistry of the characters has to work and it hasn't been the same since AJ left!!!! I tell you what character they should rid themselves off is that Erin Strauss!!!! Pain in everyones ass and constantly working against the team. I appreciate that it's 'only and tv' but it was seriously one of the few things I liked to watch on the box but they're losing my attention!!!

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This was a wonderful episode with great character moments between Emily and Garcia, Reid, Rossi, and Morgan, showing that this is a drama about a family as well as a crime procedural. Too bad the presence of Seaver drags down the quality of the show. Between her lack of chemistry with any of the other characters and her obvious inexperience ("doe-eyed" is a good description, not just of her looks but of her essence) I can't imagine anyone on the team trusting her to have their backs. If all they were doing was easing her character in, that should be done by now. No, Seaver is clearly dead weight - as joanna said, she's taking up screentime (how often was she in a scene when it would have made more sense to have Reid there?) and lines (many of her lines in this episode would have sounded infinitely more credible coming from Hotch) - and I'm dreading when Emily is gone because we'll be subjected to even more of it. Really, how long are we expected to "give her a chance"? She's been on for six episodes - I was sold on Prentiss after one and Rossi after three. I wish CBS would just admit her character isn't working and get rid of her already!

I'm looking forward to seeing JJ again (although the cynical part of me can't help thinking CBS is only bringing her back to "approve" of Seaver because they think THAT'S the only reason why so many people dislike the character). Hopefully, though, this paves the way to bringing her back permanently.

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Whoever thinks that Seaver will turn out to be a great character needs to read more or just plean how to think becuase she wouldve showed shades of her "greatness" by now. Its tv, so 6 episodes is more than enough time to show us what she will offer at least in hints. But Seaver is a terrible waste of a character and Rachel Nichols cant act for her life! I bet Bernero had a crush on her and hired her to get some more guys to watch the show. SHe's pretty but not as pretty as AJ pr paget and certainly nowhere near as talented. I detest Seaver.
Love JJ and Emily! Great characters and great actresses!




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