'Criminal Minds' 200th episode: Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna reunite to find A.J. Cook

As"Criminal Minds" hits episode No. 200, a lot of bizarre cases are in the CBS show's rearview mirror.The milestone telecast Wednesday, Feb. 5, is more like "a little mini-movie," according to series regular A.J. Cook. She should know: Her character, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau, is at its center. JJ's kidnapping prompts team leader David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and her other colleagues to probe the year she worked for the State Department - which coincided with the season Cook was off the show - and the investigation involves familiar faces.One is former co-star Paget Brewster, back as BAU alum Emily Prentiss. Another, likely a surprise for fans, is Jayne Atkinson as now-deceased ex-Section Chief Erin Strauss ... but much of the tale is told through flashbacks. Esai Morales also returns in his recurring role as Strauss' successor, Mateo "Mat" Cruz, who knows JJ very well from her State Department stint."It's been an interesting...



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