Criminal Minds Season Finale Review: "Supply & Demand"

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After a season of controversy where fans provided the demand, CBS provided the supply in the form of Jennifer "J.J." Jareau's declaration that she is returning to the BAU team in the Criminal Minds season finale, "Supply & Demand".

While exciting, to be sure, she came back in the last 40 seconds of the episode with one line to Rossi that confirmed she was coming back.

This was also not really a surprise to many of the show's die-hard fans, since it's been rumored for more than a month that A.J. Cook was returning full time. But it is nice to end the season of at least one show with happy news!

A.J. Cook is Back!

I was on pins and needles after the initial meeting where the BAU team members were each informed that they would be given an opportunity to leave.

After watch Monday's Castle season finale, I was not sure if the show had another trick up its sleeve and be sneaking in a death or departure of its own.

Thankfully everything ended up okay, or as okay as things can be.

My favorite addition to this episode was Andi Swan, played by Amy Price-Francis. I really enjoyed her work on The Chicago Code as Dina Wysocki, but that really does pale in comparison to the strong, bold, confident, agent she portrayed this week.

I don't know if we will see Swan again anytime soon but with The Chicago Code not being renewed by Fox, maybe we will get lucky.

While the case that the team worked on this week was mostly enjoyable, I was very disappointed with the big "twist" of Lucy appearing to be a victim and actually being the leader.

We just had an episode of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior where they used the same trope. So, I had it nailed in about 30 seconds when Lucy looked at Renee all surprised that she had counted the guards.

Apparently when the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, it also borrows plot devices.

Of course, I do love how much more of Garcia we get to see and interact with on Criminal Minds as opposed to Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

It is great to see her interact with Morgan, who is clearly her rock and homing beacon on the team, helping her stay grounded and finding her way back to safe ground when things go crazy.

We also got to see her with Kevin and they are so cute together. My hat is off to Nicolas Brendon; itís good to see his skills from playing a teenage nerd as Xander have served him well while playing a 30-something nerd as Kevin.  

What did you think of the Criminal Minds season finale? Did you like Andi Swan? Are you glad J.J. is coming back full time? Sound off below!


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i know paget is gone now but no one else can leave.I agree...this is THE team. Criminal Minds are at their best when the all the family is together. JJ better not leave again :)


I agree with many others, they need to keep JJ and Emily. They are THE TEAM no changes please. I also would like to see a show where someone blows away the dude that is after Emily. l o l


criminal minds is the best show on tv. all the cast please stay on bringing back jj and emily. if one of them leave then there goes the show


i think of all you man joe mamlegma is the bsst and sooo good looking good luck. please don't ever leave the show.


I love criminal minds better than any other show but I want you to show more of JJ's husband. Make it happy times as a break in all the murder, death,kill!!!!!!! He is too sexy!


"Supply and Demand"


I really love morgan and garcia together, pls do make more scenes with these two together, they are great and hope that criminal minds will go on forever.
I love all the cast of criminal minds that is the original one garcia,, morgan,prentiss, reid, jj, rossi and hotch they are all great i do hope that they remain with the show as long as they can. More power to criminal minds and most especially to garcia and morgan.


you know CM is great and I'm hoping it ends on an excellent note for everyone. Thank goodness I get to watch it on ion tv everyday. All good things must end. Good luck to all the actors on the next stage that they go to.


Why do you guys keep messing with the females on this show!!! Pls don't mess with Hotch, or any of the other men and BRING BACK Prentiss. Glad you are bringing back JJ. Why mess with something that works. Great, great, scary show


I gotta say that I just love criminal minds and am enamored with Hotch (He's just gotta stay on) My fave character is probably Reid because he's so damn akward and such a genious at the same time. I love the interactions between him and Morgan and also love the Morgan and Garcia interactions. Heck, what am I saying--My favorite character is prob the entire ensemble cast so please no one mess with our group of profilers, they work perfectly together!! Oh and bring back prentiss as well, love her! So we all pretty much agree that Prentiss did not die right, so who besides JJ knows the truth in the dept.? Does anyone? It seems to me that the grief displayed at her funeral was real and that they must all be in the dark (maybe not Hotch dunno tho). But to make it look and be believable I guess no one should have been told the truth in case someone *evil man or one of his entourage* might be watching. We definatly need all our characters back for next season. Maybe even let Reid have a date or two (he gets ahem *Blocked* ahem) a lot during the show ecspecially the Hollywood ep Someones watching. He could not even get the time to say goodbye properly to the girl he liked. Let Reid get some action and let Morgan school him with Tips or something on how to make the magic happen LOL. He's been a good boy (writes his mum once a day wow) let him have a little fun at least. :) Anyway that's all I got.

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Criminal Minds Season 6 Episode 24 Quotes

Morgan: When was the last time it rained out here?
Rossi: Do I look like a weather man?

Garcia: I went to your online trafficking seminar last fall. You terrify me.
Swan: Sorry, I do remember you.
Garcia: Uh-uh, really?
Swan: Really, you asked great questions. I thought you nicked my powerpoint.
Garcia: I didn't but I could.
Swan: So I heard.