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Criminal Minds to "Resurrect" Prentiss in Season 7

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Prentiss returns to Criminal Minds this season.

Bringing back the character entails more than Paget Brewster simply showing up on set, though. After her mysterious, open-ended departure this spring, there's a lot of explaining Prentiss (and the CBS show's writers) have to do this fall.

The first order of business this season, according to the veteran actress, is “resurrecting” Emily, whose death was a ruse to throw off the infamous Ian Doyle.

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The Season 7 premiere, set for September 21, "is about how I have to come back,” Brewster told TV Line, and needless to say, “some people are surprised.”

J.J. and Hotch were in on it, but others, such as Reid and Garcia, were very much not. Expect Matthew Gray Gubler's character to take the deception hard.

A.J. Cook, who is also returning to Criminal Minds full time this season after a tumultuous campaign that saw her fired, adds that “Relationships will unravel!”

At least there's one person Emily doesn't have to worry about: “Some of the gang are peeved,” says Kirsten Vangsness, “but I’m just like, ‘Whee!’ Garcia is happy.”

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Just watched the second show and it definitely made up for the first show. The scene between Emily and Reid was absolutely touching. Reid and J.J- I could almost feel their pain and again Morgan you are an absolute sweetheart. Great show and the story line-wow to think there are people out there that could enjoy killing as much as this guy did-horrifying. From what I heard ,they base their shows on real stories-if this is true then it helps spread awareness and wlll possibly save aa life. Thank-you Criminal Minds

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Just finished watching the first show- disappointing entrance for Prentiss. Not enough emotion- Prentiss seemed indifferent.Although you could see the emotion in their faces ,especially Morgans -they were never allowed to act out. Yes quite disappointing.

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THANKS CBS FOR SCREWING UP MY FAVORITE SHOW AS USUAL YOU JUST CANT LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE CRIMANAL MIND SUSPECT BEHAVIOR WAS GOIG TO DO JUST FINE IF YOU WANTED TO DO SOMETHING WITH PRENTISS HOW HER INTREST IN THE SNIPER GUY. MAYBE YOU ALL NEED SOME HELP FROM A&E OR TNT AND USA WHY ARE THEY KICKIN YOUR REAR AGAIN YOU CAN FIND WAYS OF RUINING SOMETHING GOOD-STILL AFAN BUT WONDERN'

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I am so glad Emily is back amd JJ too. I am thinking that Reid will be mad at JJ and Hotch because they are the ones that lied to him but feel hurt/happy at Emily I think Morgan would understand the need for duplicity although he may be a bit miffed that Emily didnt come to him for help. Rossi, I agree will be a bit PO at Hotch and to lesser degree JJ But I think Garcai will play the peacemaker. While I dont want them to drag the return over half the season, I dont wnat them to rush it either. I think 2 episode is ok followed by a couple more of adjustment episodes. In all I so glad the gang is back together!

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So excited about her being back :)

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I'm so happy about prentis cumin back! I think Morgan and Reid will get ovr it after a while.

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I would have thought that members of a team like this would have been more understanding of why Prentiss did what she did... but then again... it's not easy to realize that you have been deceived and have grieved for a person that is not really dead, but I hope she can fix her relationships :(

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I'm glad Emily's return won't be dragged out. It is better to get it over with and move on to other cases and storylines. I am excited that Reid is going to take the deception hard. I am assuming that he is not only upset by Emily's role but also by Hotch's and JJ's. It wouldn't be realistic for him to only feel betrayed by Prentiss in this situation. I think Morgan will also be upset and feel betrayed. I am curious if Reid's taking the deception real hard will lead into his storyline arc later on and if the lies told by his team will play a role regarding what happens to him later on. I very excited for season 7, especially more Reid!

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i really think Morgan and Garcia get married. They are each others best friends.

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I said it before Morgan and Reid will be pissed that they were lie too Garcia will be happy to have the team back Rossi would be piss at Hotch for not letting him in on it

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