Paget Brewster Returning To ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 9 for 200th Episode

Paget Brewster’s Emily Prentiss exited Criminal Minds in May 2012, but CBS announced today that Brewster will be returning for the series’ milestone 200th episode set to air later in season nine.

“Our 200th episode is going to be a special show,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Erica Messer in a statement. “We can’t imagine telling this story without Paget being present.”

The episode will explore the year that JJ Jareau (A.J. Cook) was absent from the BAU, which will in turn shed light on a case the team will be working on. Emily will likely appear in flashbacks to that year. Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness and Jeanne Tripplehorn will also star.

Are you happy that Emily will be back, even though it’s only for one episode?

Criminal Minds season nine airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.