Criminal Minds Welcomes New BAU Unit Chief: SSA EMILY PRENTISS!

emily-concerned-cropCriminal 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!

 

12 thoughts on “Criminal Minds Welcomes New BAU Unit Chief: SSA EMILY PRENTISS!

  • September 15, 2016 at 2:01 am
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    So my two choices were Emily and Spencer for Unit Chief; Spencer felt up for it, but Emily is a great fit. Now all I want is a healthy balance between the women and the men, a great arc, and can someone please get Spencer a girlfriend? Please and thank you.

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  • September 15, 2016 at 7:21 am
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    “…and can someone please get Spencer a girlfriend?”

    And can they name her Tari? ;P

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    • September 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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      If only…
      But can JJ and Spencer like, hook up for one episode? Just. One. Episode.

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      • September 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm
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        That would be awkward since JJ is married 😉

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        • September 17, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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          She doesn’t have to be. Or if they aren’t ready to ditch boring Will yet, it could be a really nice dream sequence. But for whom? Spencer or JJ?

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          • September 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm
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            I’ll bet it on JJ. Spencer already had a dream sequence with Maeve, so maybe JJ will have it. I like Will, just not as a sole love interest. They already ran out of ideas with Willifer, so maybe just some Jeid/Jencer this season? Or a lot of Jencer? I would go with the latter because I can.

          • September 18, 2016 at 10:07 am
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            Girl, I like the way you think!

  • September 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    its marvellous and formidable that emily prentis sis ne wchief, we are so happy and enjoying

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  • September 17, 2016 at 6:25 pm
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    I’m so happy about Emily being unit chief! I really do think she’s the best choice. While I do think JJ, Reid, and Rossi would have been fine as well (and Morgan if he was still there), my two preferences were either Rossi or Prentiss. And if Morgan were there I actually would have liked to see him step up. I actually do think if Shemar was still on the show Morgan would have been promoted to unit chief.

    Since we know Rossi doesn’t like the politics and seems to enjoy just being the senior agent, it makes sense for it to be Emily. Plus, Emily has been leading her own team with Interpol, so she has the skills and qualifications of leading a team.

    Of course I will miss Hotch and just hope they won’t kill him off!

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  • November 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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    I LOVE Emily Prentiss… I think she is my favorite character of all time in this show… Her and Rossi are like my top two picks. Spencer and Penelope and JJ and Hotch and Morgan are all up there too, but Emily and Rossi, but Emily comes out on top. I also like Lewis, she’s cool too. And I think it’s time for Emily to take her role as the Unit Chief, honestly I thought they’d bring her back when Erin Strauss as Section Cheif, but then she be over Hotch’s head and that’d be weird.

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  • January 2, 2017 at 12:55 am
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    I love the fact that Emily is unit chief I love her so much but I wanna see her and her boyfriend more ever since he was on season 11 episode 19, Tribute I think I personally would enjoy seeing her and her personal life

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