Scoop: Criminal Minds Brings Back Paget Brewster for 200th Episode

Paget Brewster Returns Criminal Minds 200thCriminal Minds will get a blast from its recent-ish past when fan fave Paget Brewster returns for the CBS crime drama’s 200th episode.

Rumblings about Brewster’s possible comeback started earlier this month when the actress tweeted a picture of her Criminal Minds makeup kit, seemingly from the set.

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Plus, cast member A.J. Cook teased to TVLine just last week that in Season 9, “We’re going to see a lot of familiar faces,” adding a playful gasp.

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Airing in February 2014 and shedding light onto what happened to JJ during her year away from the BAU (aka Season 6), “Our 200th episode is going to be a special show,”  showrunner Erica Messer said in a statement. “We can’t imagine telling this story without Paget being present.”

Since exiting Criminal Minds at the close of Season 7, Brewster has guested on Law & Order: SVU and Modern Family (both of which are Wednesday-at-9 shows, natch) and appeared in the ABC pilot Spy (which failed to make this TV season’s schedule).

Are you thrilled to get an encore of some sort from Brewster/Prentiss?