Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Criminal Minds Paget Brewster News MAJOR SPOILER!


From AJ Cook:

AJ Cook
Heading back to Criminal Minds for @ final episode. @ is directing. It's going to be GOOD/WEIRD/SAD!!!


So, it is official now, Paget Brewster who play Emily Prentiss on Criminal Minds is leaving. We at Criminal Minds Roundtable are sadden by this news. We fought, with thousand and thousand of Criminal Minds fans to keep not just Paget but AJ too on our favorite TV show but unfortunately, CBS and the Criminal Minds producers have decided to go ahead and let go of AJ and now Paget.

We will all miss Paget as we miss AJ Cook, Criminal Minds will not be the same without those two talented actresses.

We are opening a thread on the CMRT blog so you can speak your mind, we just ask you to remain polite and respectful.

Thank you.

69 comments:

  1. I'm glad to know for sure. I won't be watching once Paget is gone. Losing JJ was bad enough, but losing both the sexy & kick butt women on the show (Garcia is just a computer tech, NO she does NOT COUNT) has ruined it for me. Rachel Nichols is good, but Seaver is just a cadet who doesn't know what she's doing. I'm done with this show.

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    1. Nothing is wrong with Garcia, bitch. Watch your fucking language bitch ass nigger.

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  2. The shows finished once she's gone.

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  3. I'm sad to hear that Paget is leaving but I'm too much of a Matthew Gray Gubler to stop watching. It just sucks that they got rid of 2 main characters. I'm glad MGG is directing, only a cast member could do this episode justice. It must be bittersweet for him to be directing this one. I just hope she doesn't die but that's the only thing that can explain JJ's return.

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  4. Criminal minds will not be the same with out them! Paget brewster was an absolute star and was so gooooood They have made a massive mistake taking them off it Hardly no one will watch it now! Paget brewster LOVE YOU ill stand by you all the way babygirl

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  5. I am very sad to hear this because I am a great fan of the actress and will continue to follow her career. I will, however, continue to watch Criminal Minds. I am a fan of the show and the other original actors who have been there since day one. I will stay loyal to them. I am also still unsure about the future of the Emily Prentiss character until I hear the news from Paget Brewster. I don't in any way mean to suggest A.J. would mislead us, it may be she does not know all the details. Still hoping.

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  6. All we have now left if for Paget to decide to come back next season, of course if the CBS dolts have left one shred of common sense and give her the opportunity!
    For my part, I'm going to support the rest of the actors and crew and keep my loyaly with the mothership and keep watching.
    It's a given that this just reinforces my hopes that the blasted spin-off dies a painful and quick death (as if I needed more convincing!)

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  7. Bye Paget, Bye show. And of course, bye CBS

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  8. If it's true then it goes beyond saying it sucks. CBS supports an abusive addict & dismisses these classy & talented ladies.
    However, I'm holding out hope that they're taking a page from soaps and faking her death in order to catch the psycho who's after her. Now, who want's a sprinkle of Pixie Dust?

    @brandibelle73

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  9. You what's even more obnoxious than her leaving the show (ok not as obnoxious but it's close second)? The fact that they've shoved a character on us that is naive, under qualified for the position, and a possible safety risk (as we've already seen from previous episodes).Way to anger a fan base, CBS. Good luck with that spin off...

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  10. Since I can't actually retweet, reblog, or like a post.....@brandibelle73

    "Anonymous said...
    You what's even more obnoxious than her leaving the show (ok not as obnoxious but it's close second)? The fact that they've shoved a character on us that is naive, under qualified for the position, and a possible safety risk (as we've already seen from previous episodes).Way to anger a fan base, CBS. Good luck with that spin off...

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  11. I am saddened that Paget Brewster will leave CM. Her character is important to the show and there will be a huge void that can not be filled.

    What I love about the Emily character is that she is smart, witty, professional and not a hollywood-stereo-typical overly sensitive female in male dominated role (BAU profiler). I also like that she is obviously a beautiful women but (other than tight shirts) the show never sexualized her character.

    What I don't understand is why if there was a need to move AJ & Paget off the show why they didn't move them to the spin off. I think that would have made much more sense. The pilot (which I just watched again last night) included an Englishman, a convict, a pretty blond women who seems to have no purpose and an unconventional supervisor. I hate to say it but I just don't see this spin off being successful. It's too far off from any reasonable reality. Having Paget move over to the team could have brought CM fans and could have keep it more in line with the CM family.

    I wish Paget the very best. I hope she has something lined up. I feel confident that she will be successful elsewhere.

    I miss AJ and am pleased she will come back, even if just for one episode. There's always hope for another return in the future.

    Interesting that they have Matthew Gray Gubler directing this episode. It must be terribly difficult to direct a friend on their last show. I don't envy him because emotions will be very high. However, I'm sure he will handle it well and give it the honor it deserves.

    sniff sniff hugs hugs

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  12. I think that Paget's death will either be faked or she'll go into witness protection leaving an opportunity for h=to at least guest star. I really interested in learning about her past. I'm going to take it one episode at a time and see how the story plays out. If the writing is done well, this can be an excellent episode (although very sad. I'm sure the direction will be awesome as MGG is directing although I'm afraid we won't see much of him. As incredible as a director he is, he can only work wih what they give him so I'm hoping that the script is well written. I think they have a great opportunity here to tell us about Prentiss's past. I am also excited to see JJ again.

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  13. All along I had a feeling Paget was leaving. We still don't know the details of her exit on the show - hope it's not some brutal death - I won't be ready to see that just yet if it is...but if she dies at least it will put an end to the dreadful hotch/prentiss ship that I became forced to despise, no offense to the NICE h/p shippers. Good luck to Brewster, Cook, me, and all others looking for better work in this tough economy.

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  14. How can they keep cutting these wonderful main characters & expect the fans to just take it? If you lose one main favorite character the ratings will take a hit, but most likely can get past it, but 2 fan favorites... I love CM but I will probably not watch after she goes either. I'm mad at CBS & the choices they are making... they should listen to the fans... after all we're part of what makes CBS such a successful channel.

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  15. I doubt there's going to be some elaborate fake out in her leaving. I wish I could believe that. Even with Paget gone, I could still look at it as Prentiss existing in the fictional world, even if not onscreen. Just like JJ still exists. Dead is so final. If they kill Prentiss off, which I think they will and I think it will and I don't think it'll be fake, the only thing I could hope for in such a terrible exist is that Paget asked to go out that way.


    But, as horrible as it was to lose JJ and how horrible it will be to lose Prentiss (even worse if she gets killed) I still love the other characters who are important and wonderful. So I'm still going to watch. Until the show becomes unbearable (which for me it hasn't) or just doesn't have anything good left. Which again, at least for me hasn't happened.

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  16. I am saddened and disappointed by the news. Especially because, since Nina Tassler or whatever her name is says it was the actress' call to return, that means PAGET chose to leave--which makes it much more definite and permanent. If she wants to leave, there's nothing we can do to hold her back--it IS her career after all. Pretty sure they're gonna kill Prentiss off too, given the arc and JJ's return. I can't tell you how much it sucks. Prentiss and JJ were my favorite characters on TV, I canNOT believe I've lost them both in the space of 2 yrs. Especially Prentiss, a character I could actually relate to. PLus I hate it when they kill off characters. I love the guys, but I dunno if there will be anything worth watching after Paget leaves...

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  17. This is truly disappointing.

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  18. So sad but I think I will continue to watch as I love the other characters especially MGG. I think he will do an amazing job directing this one.

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  19. I'm not sad that Paget Brewster is leaving as I never really gotten attached to her character but I am disappointed that she is leaving because the way the powers that be handled the whole situation with her and AJ Cook. Not very classy by the powers that be. Hoping Paget Brewster finds something better because she handled the situation very well.

    In my opinion the powers that be dropped Paget Brewster and AJ Cook because tptb needed the funds to do the CMSB spinoff, especially for Forest Whittaker's pay. Absolutely refuse to watch the spin-off because of Forest Whittaker, who gives me the creeps now and because of a major stupid movie he did years ago with John Travolta.

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  20. I would like to pose the question "Why is it only the women that are being let go?" What do they have against strong women role models? AJ Cook, Paget Brewster and Kirsten Vangsness are the reasons I watch the show! NO offense guys but I watch Criminal Minds for the women! What message is CBS throwing out there by getting rid of ONLY the strong women characters and leaving the computer tech and the guys? I know Seaver is there but she is a cadet and not already in the strong women role she has to grow into it! But you bring her in and she is supposed to make us forget about JJ & Emily, sorry but no way no how! Plus no more subtext at all! At least with JJ in the same city different job we could "use our imaginations" but now especially if they KILL off Emily, then forget it! It is an ensemble cast and they are axing off 2 very important characters and expect it to keep on chugging along--WAKE UP CBS! So not going to happen! How unbalanced with ALL male characters and the long hold over being a female computer tech with Seavers floundering around trying to figure out what her role is? When she has NO FEMALE to guide her in her role with the team--How totally unfair is that to her and to us the audience who determines where they place in the ratings war? Bye Bye Criminal Minds I still have Season 2 - 5 DVD's to rewatch over and over and that is what I will be doing on Wednesday nights! I have a very little hope that they will not kill Emily (I really hope they do the fake death thing to bring out the bad guy thing BUT my gut is telling me no they are going to totally get rid of Emily . . . But massive hope for fairy dust magic!) I do wish Paget Brewster ALL THE BEST in her career and will follow her where ever she goes as I do think she is one classy actor and woman! All the best to BOTH AJ COOK & PAGET BREWSTER and may their careers flourish even though CBS treated them horribly! What does CBS have against women? They sank OTALIA from Guiding Light and now Criminal Minds? Makes you wonder sometimes what are they thinking especially when a certain male star keeps digging his own hole so large that pretty soon CBS may also follow suit and fall in with him? Best of luck to both AJ Cook and Paget Brewster . . . You BOTH TOTALLY ROCK IN MY BOOK! Keep on keepin' on!

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  21. I don't think CBS did let go of AJ because they hate women, most likely they thought they could because her contract was up by the start of the S6, like I would guess Paget, unlike the rest of the cast whose contracts are not up. That said, Paget will be the one deciding if she comes back or not. She was offered a full contract and decided to stick to the 17 episodes contract, that is what was posted on the Nikki Finke site.

    CM still has two women on the cast, yeah no big fan of Seaver but since she is there, will give the writers sometime to develop the character, before jumping to conclusion. After all I remember when Paget did join CM everyone hated Emily and wanted her off the show! BTW, If Paget decide not to come back, what to say the CM producers will not hired another woman? Will have to wait and see what they will do in S7.

    As for me, I hate to see Paget and AJ go, that was not a wise move by CBS. I will still watch CM because it is my must see TV and I love all the cast but Hotch and Reid the most!

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  22. AS usual the morons at CBS are getting rid of the best characters. First AJ Cook and now Paget.
    Emily's last episode will be the last I watch. I'll be interested to see how the viewing figures look 6 months after Paget leaves.

    The cast was perfect with AJ and Paget. Why change it? Are CBS threatened by strong women? Or is it that cocaine sniffing bullies are more important than loyal, professional, hardworking actresses these days?

    Shame on you CBS!

    Good luck to AJ and Paget for the future. Your loyal fans look forward to your future projects.

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  23. Honestly as much as I love AJ and Paget, I don't think they were the best characters on the show. Aj was underused consistently and was hardly vital at solving cases. Prentiss is a real tough girl but they really didn't develop her character. I think they could have made JJ a stronger member of the team and developed Emily's character further. Instead they chose to get rid of them. I think they didn't know how to make JJ's character interesting anymore and I blame the writing not AJ for that. This is why I am interested in Prentiss's storyline even if it means her leaving, at least they are giving her something interesting. I think the problem is how CBS handled the situation. All of this is political but it's still a great show and I will continue to watch it.

    I really am excited to see Matthew's direction. The last episode he directed was wonderfully done. This is going be a tough one to direct but if the writing is done well, I can't see him having any problems.

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  24. Answer me this: WHY DID NONE OF THE MALE CAST MEMBERS LOSE A SINGLE EPISODE this season THEN? Not a single episode was lost by ANY of the male cast members--Not a single episode! ALL the episodes will have the entire male cast in them. As far as Seaver counting towards the female members of the full time cast--Come back to me when she has been on ONE FULL SEASON! She has been on what 3 episodes so far? Not even close to a full season of over 20 episodes! It was also stated that Garcia was NOT in the field—NOT an agent profiler but a Computer Tech! So in total the ensemble cast of profilers LOST THE ONLY FEMALE PROFILER in Emily plus we lost AJ who was Media Liaisons for the whole team, with the team from the start of the show, and she did do some profiling! So, while there are still 2 female cast members they are in no way Profilers (like ALL the male cast are!) Somewhat unbalanced to begin with, although it is a male dominated field but there are women in the field. Sorry but it was stated that Seaver was a newbie & she is still a cadet! NOT a profiler! So none of the male profiler cast members lost a single episode; but the only 2 female that have done any profiling get bounced off the show! So how is that fair? If things were fair wouldn’t have ALL the cast members or at least equal numbers or even numbers (since the field is so unbalanced in favor of males—that maybe only some of the male members lose episodes or get fired?) But yet the only 2 women who have profiled on the show get fired? I would really like to hear from CBS but all I have heard from them is garbage and absolutely nothing they have said has made any sense of the entire situation. The stories have changed and yet we still know no more than we did before! If you say they do not owe us one you are right—but look at it again and tell me they don’t have a problem with women? If the ONLY ones getting fired are women, would you want to come back if you know your bosses wanted you gone? I applaud Paget for NOT coming back and bowing to the almighty CBS idiots. Sorry but I enjoy watching women in strong roles and get really bored with the patriarchal bowing idiots at CBS. You can keep your male centric cast and newbie (Seaver)! Some of us enjoy watching women, PERIOD! As far as “Must See TV” that is left to be seen? I really don’t think it will be after Emily leaves the show. I am not saying that one person makes the show after all I was arguing it was an ensemble cast, but she is not the only one lost this year and two is just one too many to get over for this fan! I would have stayed around if we had lost AJ (for whatever reasons they have given—all jokes as far as I am concerned) and a male cast member say if Rossi were to retire again! That I could understand, it would make sense; but losing the only 2 female cast members who have ever profiled and none of the male cast Profilers lose a single episode. Nope I am calling CBS on that one! I am a fan of Kirsten Vangsness and am really sad that she is the only remaining FULL TIME FEMALE CAST MEMBER. I do wish her the best of it on Criminal Minds but I also know the very talented woman is doing a ton of other things (like 2 web based series that I can catch & feel good about watching!) I hope she understands I will watch her in those but I can’t support a show (or Network in CBS) that does not seem to respect women in any which way or form! (Both in Criminal Minds and Guiding Light & Otalia!)

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  25. Hello Everybody~~~~I too,will miss Paget/Emily very,very much and I am sad that this is happening.There could be a number of reasons why Paget is leaving the show,probably only Pagent,the show executives and CBS know the whole truth.I will always be a fan of Criminal Minds,it is such a dynamic show.I wish Paget all the best in her future endeavors.

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  26. It can't be. This is insane. Up until now I have been desperately hoping that they will bring Paget back. She's my favorite actress and Emily Prentiss is the best female character I've ever seen on TV. Criminal Minds will never be the same without her. I wish Paget all the best in pursuing new endeavors, and hopefully successful ones. I hope that when she signs up for a new show it will be worthy of her talent and she will no longer be undermined as an actress. This is so sad. To say CBS treated them unfairly is a despicable understatement. I don't think any actress, or any employee for that matter, deserves the treatement both AJ Cook and Paget Brewster had to undergo at the hands of CBS. :((

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  27. This show will loose thousands of viewers now that AJ and Paget are gone.

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  28. Paget once tweeted something along the lines of "Comedy, are you free in the spring?" so I'm guessing she's gonna try a sitcom. Still... I can't bear to lose Prentiss. I just can't. I really REALLY loved her character. I wish there was someway we could convince her to come back. But I have an inkling she's the kinda person who,once her mind is made up, NOTHING can convince her otherwise. I think the minute AJ was canned, she decided she wanted OUT OF THERE, mostly out of principle. I would. And as a person, I understand. But as a fan--PAGET PLEASE DON'T GO!!!!

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  29. This is not fair, i don't even like most of the female characters cause they'r boring. but i felt like Prentiss was a great character, and one of my favorites (with Reid...and Gideon but he left too...) I don't even like the rest of the [main]characters.
    So this is sad :/
    Comeeee baaack...

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  30. This is the end of the show for me.
    Paget's last episode is going to be my last too.

    Paget, I love you and I always will!!

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  31. I hope CBS knows that this once EXCELLENT show will be done once she leaves. BIG MISTAKE

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  32. bad descion CBS... just bad

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  33. CBS is killing there own show... first they send AJ and Paget stays, now they send Paget and AJ's Coming bac for an episode... theory: i think that there going to kill her charater b/c why else would they bring JJ bac.. it only makes sense if she comes b/c of her funeral :P

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  34. Marc says he watches Criminal Minds because it's an intelligent show with
    both strong male, and female characters. Once again CBS is a bully, getting rid of strong characters. They've killed their own shows before, and they'll continue doing so. In my opinion, they should bring both AJ and Paget back, and keep intact the best intelligent show on TV today.

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  35. Is there really any need to reiterate what everyone is saying? No, but like many others, I feel compelled to express my feelings about this subject. My wife and I have whittled our TV watching down to just a few programs, CM being one of them. Despite losing my favorite character, Gideon, I kept watching. Then they got rid of Elle, grr, and replaced her with an obvious doppelganger, Prentiss, sigh. But wait! Prentiss turned out to be nothing like Elle and wonderful in her own right, getting better and better every episode. I now have a crush :) Then we lose JJ. Ugh, another hard hitting blow. Two other couples we know, quit watching after that episode and I was put on the fence. After this latest episode though, we will be following them. I cannot sit by and watch one of my favorite TV shows of all time, take that final plunge down the drain. The story lines are still good, but we've found that the team has begun coming to conclusions based on little to no evidence. The cases are having less and less to do with actual profiling and instead are based on a lot of guesswork they expect us to swallow. And someone answer me this, why is Rossi even on the show? Does his character add one single shred of ... anything? With his classic one-liners and irrelevant comments, my teeth grind every time he talks, literally. My wife smacks me and tells me to stop it. God, his character is horrible. And we're keeping him and losing JJ and Prentiss. It's like the knife in by back has poison on it too!

    So, I will choose to believe that my CM fantasy world will continue the way it was before the circling began and turn the channel in the hopes to find the next CM. CBS FTL.

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  36. I LOVE PAGET BREWSTER, GOODBYE CRIMINAL MINDS

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  37. I LOVE PAGET BREWSTER, GOODBYE CRIMINAL MINDS

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  38. BIG MISTAKE.....Pagets character is great. Shows are NEVER the same once they start letting actors go.
    I have been a fan of the show since day one. I miss JJ and am not sure if I will continue to watch after Paget is gone.
    LISTEN TO YOUR VIEWERS!!!!!!!

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  39. I Love CM but what they are doing is dumb!! I cried so hard when it was AJ last episode and I know I'm gonna cry even harder when Paget leaves. I love MGG AND SM characters but I'm not even sure I'll still be able to watch the show when Paget leaves.

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  40. I am really disappointed by CBS' decision here, what has made the show such a success is the dynamics between the strong male and FEMALE characters. Reducing appearances and ultimately "letting go" these cast members, is going to turn the show into a boy's club (sorry to beat a dead horse). It just is not as interesting to watch four men standing around with one woman. I am by no means a business expert, but I thought the saying was that you had to spend money to make money, and by "saving money" by "letting go" these actresses, you're losing viewers, ratings and $$$.

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  41. Honestly coming across the show in the summer, she was the reason why I LOVED the show. Now that she is leaving, she will be the reason why im no longer watching it. With her gone, the show will never be the same. No matter how many "new girls" come in and try to replace her... they never will.

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  42. I think the next "letting go" that should be done at CBS is the execs and producers that are making these inane decisions!!!! THEY ARE IDIOTS! Getting to wonder if they are really trying to kill the show! Stupid!

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  43. What is it about this show that they can't or won't accept the fact that the women are tival to to cast? First Elle Greeaway leaves, next the sad departure of JJ, and now Prentiss? Sure they have "new girl" in the wings but why dump 2 major characters in one season? I've always enjoed this show but this is way too much change in a season.
    If it was for money reasons, why does this network pay $1.8 mill per show to an out of control actor and cut 2 that have to be making far less?
    Hope this show doesn't totally tank now with yet another "brillant" move.
    .....And FYI, the Spinoff, totally BLOWS, the cast doesn't mesh at all and who was the genius that included Garafolo in this show? OMG What a loser she is!

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  44. . . . So they were "let go"? Here I was thinking AJ Cook wanted more time with her baby... and now Paget Brewster is gone? Is it weird to say I feel like crying? I really don't like the new female character. She's bland, and when you look at the two females she is following... she isn't as good looking, she just isn't. That might sound harsh, but it's Hollywood... they're pretty much paid to be attractive. *sigh* CM is ending for me at the end of this season. Not even MGG and all his adorableness can keep me interested in a network that has gutted one of it's best shows.

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  45. it seems cbs is messing up.

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  46. I am going to miss her, yes. However, there are a few things that people are saying that are not quite true. Like faking death or things along that nature. No one ever said that she was going to be killed off. I know for a fact that Paget was offered a contract extension into next season. She has not signed it and yes the storyline is writing her off for now. However, the contract is still on the table. If she decides to sign it she will be back. So, you can all have hope. But, take into consideration that she has also been testing the comedy waters with other networks. So, yes I will miss her. However, it's not the same as AJ, she is kind of making the choice to leave not being forced off.

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  47. Well, when you lose the best 2 of the show (Paget and A.J) you are setting yourself up for a bad show. AJ was on the show since the beginning and Paget joined in the 2nd season. They are my favorite characters and by losing them you are losing fans. CM is my favorite show and I always talk and think about it. If Paget goes so do I. CBS is ruining their best show and will not have anywhere near the ratings they have now. Plus, Rachel Nichols' character Ashley Seaver is so dumb. She is trying to be like JJ and failing. AJ was sooo much better. Bring back AJ and leave Paget alone!!!... And the CM:Suspect Behavior blows. Worse show ever. Their acting is horrible. The BAU is the only good team!

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  48. I think its an absolute mistake to be taking Paget Brewster off Criminal Minds....I have been watching this show since day one and not sure if I can continue to watch.....just as it gets comfortable and known they make changes in characters...first Elle, then J.J., and now Prentis!!! I absolutly adore Dr Spenser and Morgan, but to have a woman who can kick ass is a keeper!!! Hope Pget ends up staying, CBS is making a big mistake, ratings will definitly suffer if you take her away fromt he fans of Criminal Minds!!!!

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  49. Well I quit watching CSI when William Peterson left so I guess they are going to do this show in for me now. I love Thomas Gibson and Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore but they are going to have to learn that you can't mess with shows that people love. We get used to our main characters and we like them as a team. Now I was extremely happy when Gideon left. AJ Cook and Paget Brewster are part of this team. We can't wait til Wednesday to see this team solve their latest problem. Before long they will be wanting to get rid of Thomas Gibson!!! That would really irritate me. I will just quit now before they stoop to that level. I just don't understand if they are going to turn around and replace them with someone else why they can't keep the fans happy and keep the characters that we like.

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  50. With Paget Brewster gone, there will no longer be a reason to watch Criminal Minds. I predict that if she is not brought back, the show won't last another season.

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  51. What I don't get is why get rid of 2 people that were doing great on the show and now CBS wants to get rid of it. I think CBS is really making a bad choice sice criminal minds is soo highly rated every week.

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  52. Everyone here has said pretty much everything I wanted to say about Paget Brewster leaving the show. I initially stopped watching in the 6th season after AJ left, but later on I tried to watch an episode or two. It just didn't have the same feel or dynamic that it had before. The dialogue seemed clipped and remote, delivered too fast and there's a LOT less sense of cohesion and camaraderie between the characters. I want to like the new girl, but as mentioned in a prior post she seems bland and ineffectual, compared with AJ Cook's JJ. It does seem like the execs at CBS have it in for the females on CM, for no explainable or logical reason. It's like overpruning a beautiful tree -- pretty soon the tree suffers and dies. Well, it seems like it's a done deal with PB. I've loved her character right from the start and I felt the role was a perfect fit for her. Prentiss is tough and vulnerable and is one of the most well rounded characters I've ever seen on television and I will miss her very much. Paget brought so much of herself to the role. I hope she know how much she is loved by her fans. Goodbye and good luck PG, and this may be the death knell for CM...at least it will be for me...

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  53. Correction to the above post. I meant "PB" not "PG". Apologies for the flub up! :/

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  54. CBS u suck!Removing the girls is a horrible mistake
    I have watched from the beginning . The reason the show was so
    Great was due to the gals and guys, like a
    Family. I won't watch after paget leaves.

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  55. IT FEELS LIKE A DOUBLE DEATH IN THE FAMILY. (JJ AND PRENTISS ARE LOVED LIKE FAMILY TO THIS FAN).
    CBS YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE IN UPSETTING CM FANS LIKE THIS. WATCHING CM IS MY FAVORITE STRESS RELIEF EVERY WEEK.
    CBS THANKS FOR ADDING SADDNESS TO YOU'RE FAN BASE. NOT VERY SMART!!

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  56. I have said this before the CBS powers don't listen to the fans. The only way to get them to listen is to strike back were there vonrable. This all started with the spin off. I am doing my part I wount watch the spin off and I just learned the ratings droped 25% already but we need to drop it more. If we can cause the show to do horrible or get it canceled they will have to listen to use. I also say try to find a way to sue CBS's president for defending the decision to remove A J Cook and Paget Brewster that would certainly help. It's time for the fans to come together and strike back no one messes with are show.

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  57. she was a great actress and she will be miss very much. she was one of the reasons I watched, both girls did one heck of a job, but paget made her character play with alot of heart in her character. she was so good and I HOPE SHE COMES BACK-PLEASE!

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  58. I saw on another website that Paget's plan B is to be a regular on Criminal Minds Next season. On her last episode she didn't die off!

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  59. I did love Pagets caracter, she was great, the best!

    There is to much change in the show, i dont know if i will watch it again.

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  60. Kimberley in Vancouver BC CanadaMarch 20, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Just watched the episode where Emily dies. I didn't even know she was leaving until I read this. I am too much of a fan of Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson and Matthew Gray Gubler and Kristen Vangsness and Shemar Moore to stop watching. I've been a fan from the beginning and have seen every episode. They may be gone but I can still watch repeats on A&E !!!!

    I love this show and I like the spin off too Forrest Whittaker and Janeane Garofolo rock!!!

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  61. Kimberley in Vancouver BC CanadaMarch 20, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    I loved Mandy Patakin too, did miss him a lot when he left but love Joe Mantegna more!!!

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  62. I was so shocked when I realized the character of Emily Prentiss was "killed off" on CM. I can't believe it!! Emily was so much better than Elle. She had more personality and just shined! I thought it was bad when they got rid of JJ. Please come to your senses, TPTB and a bring back the show that your fans love. Bring back Emily and JJ! I WISH PAGET AND A.J. THE BEST AND HOPE THAT IF AND WHEN THE POWERS THAT BE WISE UP, THEY WILL BOTH BE AVAILABLE AND WILLING TO COME BACK TO CM!

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  63. Paget character was very interesting. I liked it.
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  64. Really CBS, you showed your stupidity by getting rid of JJ and then Emily....but than JJ's back for a split second and you pull the carpet out from underneath a fan once again...still hoping to see Emily back but now your messing with the fans again by having JJ on tonights show with hope that it's permanent but I have a feeling you will screw us again by making it short lived. Get rid of the dumb blonde you have on the show and bring back the two strong women that we as women love to have as examples. 5/18/2011

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  65. I don't like these changes at all. Taking the two powerful women that add to this amazing
    Show you are losing viewers for sure. I love the show and watch it with my sons each week
    And wish you would bring them both back and get rid of the new girl as she doesn't make the
    Show as it was. They say you should change a good thing as it will come back to bite you in
    The butt. I watched 5 minutes of that new CM and it sucks changed the channel as it's just
    Not the same. Go back to the way things where and you get all your viewers happy again.

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