'Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster exit: Joe Mantegna says, 'Different than the last time'


Joe Mantegna confirms it's a week of mixed emotions on the set of "Criminal Minds."The cast and crew of the CBS crime drama are wrapping up work on the seventh-season finale, a rare two-hour episode set to air Wednesday, May 16. While the extended length is a nod to the show's continued strength, it also marks the departure of Paget Brewster -- alias Agent Emily Prentiss of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit -- as a cast regular."It's going to be different than the last time," Mantegna tells Zap2it about the actress' second exit from the series. "First of all, this is her choice. Second of all, it's not being done in a cataclysmic kind of way. There will always exist a window for her to reappear in some capacity. I think she just wants to move on, but she's open to coming in and having the Prentiss character still be involved."If she does a few...



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