Paget Brewster quickly replied, “Yes!” when asked by the show’s executive producer, Erica Messer, if she would return for the 200th episode of Criminal Minds.
“I said yes right away — no question,” Brewster said during a recent interview with TV Guide. “Erica called me directly before talking to any agent or executive or anything. She just called me up and said, ‘Hey, we want to have people come back for the 200th.’ I said, ‘Absolutely. Whatever you want. I’m game. I’d love to.’ I was really flattered that they asked me. There was nothing to think about.”
“I knew I wanted Paget to come back for this,” Erica Messer adds. “She was such a huge part of the show. I know the fans are very excited, and the 200th is about celebrating our fans and our family.”
The 200th episode of Criminal Minds airs Wednesday evening, February 5th on CBS at 9 PM. Hotch (played by the very handsome Thomas Gibson) will reportedly call Prentiss (Brewster’s Criminal Minds character) at her office in London and ask for her help as the BAU works to find JJ (played by A.J. Cook) who is presently undergoing torture at the hands of kidnappers.
This will be Paget Brewster’s first appearance on Criminal Minds since she left the show back in 2012.
“It was bittersweet coming back [this time],” Brewster says of filming the 200th episode. “I do miss those guys and it was great to just see them again. We have the same jokes with the crew and ways of working. The moment I got there, it felt like I never left. And then part of me is like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t have!'”
Even Twitter is helping spread the word about the Criminal Minds 200th show on Wednesday night, and Paget Brewster’s special appearance on the show.
— Criminal Minds (@CrimMinds_CBS) February 5, 2014
Might Paget Brewster’s appearance on Criminal Minds on Wednesday possibly open the door for a return? Would you like to see Prentiss back on the show?
Be sure to tune in Wednesday night at 9:00 for the 200th episode.
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