Though Brewster, who last appeared as a series regular in 2012, has come back for an episode here or there, this will be a permanent stay. Her co-stars -- and even Brewster herself (“Wee! Very exciting!”) -- couldn’t be happier about the reunion.
“She’s been running Interpol for four years and now it’s just really nice to be back on the team full-time,” the actress said of Prentiss’ whereabouts over the last several years. “So far, they’ve made [Prentiss] powerful and good at the job and invested.”
“All of a sudden, you bring a new, great player you’ve traded,” Joe Mantegna said of the former CSI: Miami star, “and all of a sudden you bring back a player that was with the team back in the days when you were winning all the games and now you’re still doing it.”
Longtime star A.J. Cook explained why Criminal Minds is able to keep chugging along, even with changes in front of the camera.
“We’re finding new personalities that fit into this machine that works really well and we’ve been lucky enough to find those pieces,” she said.
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.