Isabella Hofmann to Play Rossi's Ex on Criminal Minds

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One of Rossi’s ex-wives will be making an appearance on Criminal Minds.

Homicide alum Isabella Hofmann has landed a two-episode arc as Rossi’s first wife (he's had three), new show-runner Erica Messer confirmed yesterday.

“She’s the love of his life,” Messer says. “We’ll meet her in Episode 5.″

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Fans may also recognize Hofmann from JAG, Providence and Dear John.

In that installment, she comes to her former husband, played by Joe Mantegna, for help. Criminal Minds' seventh season kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Reid: There's an old Buddhist saying that, when you meet your soulmate, remember that the act to bring you together was 500 years in the making. So always appreciate and be kind to each other.
Lewis: That's lovely.
Reid: There's a corollary for friends. When you meet a true friend, you will be bound together though space and time for 500 years.

Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.