Criminal Minds Welcomes New BAU Unit Chief: SSA EMILY PRENTISS!
The word is out, and the fandom is going nuts! Nearly everyone I’ve spoken to thinks she is the perfect choice – it feels earned, and fitting for the character, for the show, and for the fans.
Nobody’s saying we’re not going to miss Aaron. I’m still in mourning for that singular and amazing character and I will be for a very long time. Pardon me though one moment while I kick up my heels for the very best casting decision Criminal Minds has made since Spencer Reid!
Emily is the perfect choice to succeed Hotch. She has the gravitas, the experience, knows how to lead a team (you may have heard she’s been running a little joint called INTERPOL for the past four years)… and in particular, this team. These are her people, her family, and they love and trust her. So do we. We’ve always said she’d be more than a match for Hotch, and now it’s her time to shine.
Our darling Penelope Garcia, Kirsten Vangsness, confirmed what most of us have been hoping in an interview with starrymag published just this afternoon. She was promoting her new movie Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse, showing here at the Austin Film Festival in October, and she answered a few questions about Criminal Minds that have been on all our minds. Don’t miss it, go read!
Criminal Minds season 12 premiere The Crimson King premieres September 28 at 9/8c on CBS. BE THERE!
Author’s Note – Because I wanted this very thing to happen when the Unit Chief post became vacant, I wrote my own one-page version of Hotch’s departure. If I haven’t harangued you into reading it yet, check it out!