Will A.J. Cook's Role on Criminal Minds Change?

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In a surprising, positive turn of events, A.J. Cook returned in the Criminal Minds season finale last week and it appears that the actress is rejoining the cast for good.

This followed Cook's firing at the end of season five, a two-episode arc that bid her character farewell, a mid-season guest role and major uproar from the show's fans.

Now that she's back, will J.J.'s role with the BAU change at all?

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"All I know is, she's still the coordinator," Cook said in a recent interview. "I don't know if [the team] even needs another profiler. I think she likes her role."

That said, JJ's character will offer a new perspective, A.J. says about her alter ego being a full-time profiler. "She's seen things that these guys haven't seen, so she's grown."

"She's tougher, more experienced. I think now she may be able to bring more to her role, but I don't think it'll be out [in the field]. She's still going to be the face of the team."

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They mess you up, your mom and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you - Philip Larkin.

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“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.” -- Eleanor Brown

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