Candy Clark Cast as JJ's Mother on Criminal Minds

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Get ready to meet a Criminal Minds mother.

Oscar nominee Candy Clark - who earned a nomination in 1973 for her role in American Graffiti - will guest star on the Criminal Minds season 7 finale as JJ's mom, according to TV Guide sources. The character will be named Sandy Jareau.

As teased by CBS, the Criminal Minds season finale will mark the final episode for Prentiss, while also centering on a hostage situation inside a bank and a wedding. Tricia Helfer is set to guest star.

The installment airs May 16, while the show returns this Wednesday with a new episode. Watch a preview for it above.

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Criminal Minds Quotes

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.