A lot has changed for BAU. But then again, some things have stayed the same. That criminal thoughts Revival, Criminal Thoughts: EvolutionShe finally arrived on Thanksgiving, bringing back six familiar faces: David Rossi, Penelope Garcia, Luke Alvez, Emily Prentiss, Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, and Tara Lewis. Before you dive in Criminal Thoughts: Evolutionhere’s a refresher on what happened to these characters and when criminal thoughts ended two years ago.
towards the end criminal thoughts Season 15 Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi began to question whether he should retire from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). He was there with Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) when the BAU was getting its start in the ’70s and thought maybe it was finally time to retire from hunting serial killers. However, by the series finale, Rossi changed his mind and chose to stay.
Rossi is still in revival at the BAU, but his work has become something of an obsession. In fact, he’s in a dark place, as Mantegna recently told Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
“Life isn’t perfect,” the actor shared. “Why would it be perfect specifically for these particular people and this particular person, David Rossi? So my feeling is that it doesn’t matter how down he is, but how quickly or in what capacity he will get up, you know? And that’s the journey he’s on initially as we rejoin the show.”
A person who eventually left the BAU criminal thoughts Final was Penelope Garcia. After years of struggling with the dark and sad nature of many cases, Penelope finally decided to look for another job. She said she received about 100 offers but decided to work for a nonprofit organization.
When Criminal Thoughts: Evolution starts, Penelope is still in her new job. When her old friends ask for a favor, she can’t help but return to her BAU team.
Luke Alvez didn’t go through any career changes or conflicts in the series finale. However, he saw a major romantic development: He asked Penelope out. in the Criminal Thoughts: EvolutionHer fans will see what became of her evening. Rodriguez recently told Entertainment Weekly:
Emily Prentiss, head of the BAU unit, had to make her own romantic decision as to when criminal thoughts completed. She was serious about dating her boyfriend Andrew Mendoza (Stephen Bishop) and was considering moving to Denver with him. However, Emily also had a shot at promotion to FBI Director. She didn’t get the promotion, but Emily decided to stay with the BAU — and looked for land in Denver to invest with Andrew. It’s the best of both worlds!
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Another character who made a difficult decision criminal thoughts Finale was Jennifer “JJ” Jareau. She considered moving to New Orleans with her family to run another department. However, Emily offered JJ the role of BAU unit leader if Emily decided to leave. In the end, both agents stayed in their current positions at BAU.
Tara Lewis became an official member of the BAU in criminal thoughts Season 12, and she’s stayed with the team ever since. When Tara returns with the other characters Criminal Thoughts: EvolutionHer fans will see that after Season 15, according to Tyler, she threw herself into work.
“Tara was one of the people who didn’t leave the BAU at the end of season 15,” Tyler told Metacritic. “And you can really see that she’s absorbed in the work. She’s only out in the field in jeans, covered in dirt, doing the work. You can see that the last few years have really influenced her. I loved that. I wanted to see that there’s been a transformation — that you’re not just taking on the same show in the same way.”
New episodes of Criminal Thoughts: Evolution Drop Thursdays on Paramount+.