While Prentiss has gone missing to track down Ian Doyle and finish him, her team attempts to track down her and digs deeper into her past.


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Prentiss has disappeared - without her badge and gun - as soon as her BAU colleagues piece together her connection to Doyle. They bring in an old friend, J.J., to use her role in the State Department to provide information on Prentiss' CIA past, and her connection to the international team that profiled Doyle and his role in IRA related terrorism. Some of what the team learn makes them understand Prentiss' behavior over the past month, but some of her past angers especially Morgan, who cannot reconcile what she did for her past job. As they learn more about Doyle, they realize that Prentiss, who they know has gone after him, is up against not only Doyle but his sizable army who will do anything to protect him. They also learn that of the profiling cell in which Prentiss previously worked, the only other surviving member is Clyde Easter, who they believe is the one who sold out the rest of the team to Doyle. As the BAU detain Easter, they have to see if he can or will divulge whatever ... Written by Huggo

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16 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Dr. Spencer Reid: It's another spy whose cover is LR.
Emily Prentiss: [in Reid's flashback] Lauren Reynolds is dead.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Lauren Reynolds is dead.
Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: What?
Dr. Spencer Reid: Lauren Reynolds is dead. Prentiss said that on a phone call 17 days ago. But her intonation wasn't surprise or grief. It was like a mantra, like she was reminding herself. Lauren Reynolds, LR.
Derek Morgan: She left her badge and gun? Why would she do that?
Dr. Spencer Reid: That doesn't make sense. Why run? We're her family. We can help.
David Rossi: Doyle's killing families. She's not married, not close to relatives. He was ...
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Referenced in Criminal Minds: The Storm (2016) See more »

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Goodbye Prentiss (for now ...)
29 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love that Prentiss's the final ever scene was with JJ. It was just so fitting that Paget and AJ should have their (possible) final ever scene on the show with each other and that both their leaving-the-show arcs were entwined.

I do hope that Paget comes back (especially since I am not won over by the sound of her Pilot) as she's my reason for loving the show PLUS it would be really interesting to see how they manage to get Prentiss back onto the team. However, if it's not in the cards then it was a fantastic exit. AJ's was great too, they were both amazing in their different ways and worthy of the characters' awesomeness.

So how do I feel about the episode/Prentiss' storyline as a whole?! Too much to process at the moment! I mean it's not like they've been building up to the big reveal of Prentiss' spy past for the past five years - it's all quite sudden. Then having to process the thought that Prentiss/Ian Doyle WENT THERE is kind of icky ..... and yet sort of believable? I don't know, in any other situation I would have been dead against that whole angle from the get go but the writing/actors made it work? Still icky. I think the inclusion of Doyle's son tipped me over.

I loved that the English guy wasn't the traitor after all. We don't know what happened to Doyle right? Presumably he escaped? Will the team try to catch him? And I thought that the scene in the hospital between JJ and Hotch where we didn't get to hear what they were saying might have been JJ telling Hotch the truth about Prentiss' fate (well, the scene was too short for her to be explaining it all then but I thought it was referring to it like "I think they bought it") but then I read an interview with Thomas Gibson where it sounds like that Hotch really does think that Prentiss is dead. That makes more sense as I don't think Hotch would have the clearance to know the truth but eh, I thought that scene was implying more than it was then. See during the funeral, there's this look that Hotch gives JJ that I also thought implied that - gah this is what happens when you over-interpret scenes! I loved the JJ/Reid scene that I longed for in "JJ". And I loved the whole Morgan/Prentiss arc. I think that was perfect and so true to their partnership. I mean over the years, it's been those two who have had the conversations about their trust issues, their past and coping with the job etc. Now of course I am going to have to rewatch the whole series just to confirm the fact that her being a spy hasn't always been part of her backstory but it was just made up to facilitate this whole !epic exist storyline. I am pretty sure that Prentiss' kickass-ness has always just been in the context of being a good FBI agent. What would have been interesting would be if they had the Prentiss-was-a-spy there from the beginning and given hints to the audience over the series ending with this big reveal that a team of FBI profilers couldn't even profile one of their own.

God so much happened in this episode. I can't even ... I'm going to miss Prentiss so much.

Edit: What happened to Prentiss' cat Sergio? Can it please go live with Garcia in her office at the BAU?

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