Criminal Minds Season 6 Review & Discussion: JJ’s Final Episode

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Tonight, the CBS hit series Criminal Minds once again loses an original cast member, AJ Cook (Jennifer Jareau). The loss of cast members is not a new experience to fans of the show – as series lead Mandy Patinkin (Jason Gideon) and co-star Lola Glaudini (Elle Greenaway) have both previously departed from the series.

However, this time is different.

While Patinkin left Criminal Minds because he grew tired of the amount of violence in the series and Glaudini left to return to her home on the East Coast, Cook was unceremoniously fired. For some reason, “the powers that be” deemed Cook’s character to be expendable. Even though thousands of fans wrote CBS, ABC Studios (the production company), and signed petitions – there was nothing that could be done. AJ Cook was fired and Jennifer Jareau is gone.

As Criminal Minds continues forward, one has to wonder whether the absence of her character will be felt by those watching – especially after the terrible season 5 finale and season 6 premiere.

Is this the beginning of the end?

Preview (courtesy of CBS)

While JJ attempts to reunite a family whose daughter has mysteriously disappeared, her BAU family braces for the loss of one of their own.


As you can see, the review has not been posted yet. While we strive to provide you with the reviews in advance, sometimes it’s not possible. Don’t worry, a review will be posted after Criminal Minds has aired. Until then, if you’ve seen JJ’s final episode, feel free to start the discussion in the comments or check some of our previous articles below:

Criminal Minds Season 6 Premiere Review & Discussion
Criminal Minds: Kirsten Vangsness Not Happy With Co-Star Firing
Criminal Minds Season 5 Finale Review & Discussion


Criminal Minds airs Wednesday @9pm on CBS

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  1. All I Can Say Is I Will Never Again Watch CriminalMinds!!!! Aj Cook Was One Of The Best People In The Show And Im Angry That Shes Gone …. Its Not Fair On Her That Shes There Sence The Start And 2 Of The CAST Members Are Only There 3 Seasons!! So Why Arent They Gone!!!!


    • I love the character of Jennifer Jareau and I believe that ever since Paget Brewster left, the show is going DOWN fast. Why would you fire a MAJOR popular character? Not to mention way TOO many reruns and NOT enough New shows, com’mon these actors are paid BIG money and we get what,maybe 5 new shows a year,its ridiculous. You guys are losing a good fan base very fast.

  2. Bring jj Back xxxxxx

  3. JJ was a vital part of the show, I just started watching it last year and was hooked. I watched all the reruns so that I could get caught up on the show. First Gideon, now JJ.
    She will be missed very much. You need to keep her.
    I will watch a couple of more episodes and if it does not feel the same, because of JJ’s departure. I will not watch, anymore.
    It probably won’t make a difference to you, but once the show finally gets axed, then you will know how the viewers feel about firing our favorite actors and actresses.

  4. you need to bring JJ back its not the same without her, she was the glue you really need to bring her back, this is my favorite show but its just not the same without her, like someone said in one of the post i read if it not broken dont fix it, please bring JJ back!

  5. I don’t care for the new actress. I loved the JJ character. I have now switched to NCIS episodes. Crimmal Minds is not the same.

  6. I adore Criminal Minds. I’m addicted and just can’t ever seem to get enough. I will say that I’m sooooo disappointed about JJ’s character leaving/being fired. It saddens me. The new girl is okay… but I’m kind of waiting to see how she’s going to fit in… and she was kind of rude to Reed one time. I’m not loving it at all… and I want JJ back. JJ’s character was splendid, and she is so cute / pretty. I really enjoyed watching her… I’ll still watch the show, but every new episode is slightly disappointing (no matter how great they are) without her!!!!! I really really really hope she ends up coming back. (No offense to the new character… but the writers need to make her a little more interesting or something. She’s cute and acts decent… but I just want JJ back!!!!!!!!!)

  7. I too think getting rid of JJ was unfair. She is part of the team. Like a PR person, plain and simple. Garcia tried in one show to fill JJ’s shoes and could not.

    As for the color thing. I am white as they say and I never gave it a thought about the color of the nut jobs. It is what it is. Lots of nut jobs out there, In this case they happen to be white and sickos. Scary right??? Never judge a book by its cover.

    • i no people are so unfair

  8. hey

  9. Last night , in Indonesia , I saw the episode when JJ said Goodbye . I was actually not even dare to watch actually because one of my favorite character were going . It was heartbreaking news for me . But finally I watched it and found JJ in her best appearance I ever saw . I liked her so much .. I liked JJ not AJ Cook and I will miss her so much .. I can find easily AJ Cook but I won’t see JJ again every week ..

    The feeling is like I am losing one of my family ..

    Dont know the reason why she had to leave but .. I will miss .. I am hoping that the guys in CBS will bring her back ..

  10. It sucks JJ is gone, it’s not the same and the series is doomed, I do not watch it any longer.

  11. I really wish J.J. didn’t leave. I Love Criminal Minds and even when only one character leaves it changes the whole show. It’s a loss. I hope J.J. is brought back and something can be done to keep the Criminal Minds family together.

  12. It is ridiculous to remove JJ. Just as the character did for the BAU team she rather held the show together. The girl playing Ashley looks a lot like her but is seldom in the shows so you can’t evaluate her. Her first show seemed good and Hotch jumped all over her. I did not see all of the show so couldn’t say that Hotch’s demeaning her for “jeopordizing the team” was totally wrong but she didn’t seem to do anything that should have exacted the ‘ok’ from the team!
    Now Penelope is doing two jobs and it has become like a government-run fiasco, really. A TYPICAL management manuever. I am sure they feel they are saving 30-40 bucks somewhere, where actually they are degrading the show ever so slowly.

  13. i like criiminal minds and my favorite character is jennifer jareau plats be
    andrea joy cook.

  14. i like criiminal minds and my favorite character is jennifer jareau plays be
    andrea joy cook.

  15. I miss A J. Look alikes or copycats of the orginal is in bad taste. A whole new character is best. Nothing to be compare to and come up lacking.

  16. What was the name of the song and singer at the end of episode JJ ????????

  17. A horrifyingly bad show. Think of all the ugly onscene things human beings can do to each other and create a series ourt of it. Disgusting.