Criminal Minds: Meet the New BAU Boss — What's His History with JJ? | TV Guide
Rumors have been swirling about the mysterious relationship between JJ (A.J. Cook) and the new Section Chief Matt Cruz (Esai Morales), and. "Criminal Minds'" milestone th episode has finally revealed JJ and Matt down JJ, while the secrets that JJ has with new section chief Mateo Cruz In between flashbacks of JJ's time in the Middle East, the BAU team start. SES Mateo "Matt" Cruz is the new BAU Section Chief, the direct superior to SSA Aaron In episode , the nature of JJ and Cruz's relationship was revealed: they where he heard of Coleman's death during a shootout between authorities .
A man for hire means no allegiance to anyone. Once his true agenda was revealed back in ; he immediately went underground to never be seen again. The BAU classified him as a serial killer with a pattern. Askari will do everything in his power to break his victim within the first 24 hours.
And they find out that Askari never got high clearance to access "Integrity", meaning that there was another person on the inside to go to bat for him. The team begin to think that person is Cruz.
Which makes JJ is an even more dangerous position. The team discover that Hastings staged his own kidnapping to escape persecution. He escaped by setting off a road side bomb. All that mattered was he escaped.
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Due to the bombing, JJ miscarries and loses her baby. Askari continues to torture and interrogate JJ and Cruz. JJ then figures out who is behind all of this and demands that his boss show his face. That's when Hastings, perfectly healthy, comes out of hiding on request. Back at the BAU, knowing that the information had to be acquired from a nearby area, but not being able to pinpoint the exact location, the team rushes out without Prentiss to search all locations for JJ and Cruz.
Garcia and Kevin are then apprehended for hacking into the system, but not before relaying the information on the location of their missing friend and co-worker. Prentiss then joins the team to help rescue JJ, who has been tortured through such forms as waterboarding, electrocution and attempted rape.Criminal Minds - JJ - Be Yourself - 200th Episode
What's JJ and Cruz's relationship like going forward? Fewer whisper-y conversations, I assume. We don't have him back probably until our finale, but they are going to be working together and he's still the section chief. They'll be less secretive. Is this whole story line done? Hastings and the other guy are dead.
We had toyed with bringing an element of that back in the finale, but I think we're going to start fresh. The whole story line started with Cruz being made section chief, which we now know was to draw out these two terrorists. He said then that he had heard rumblings about their old case being reopened and I think this closed it nicely.
Last time you did something like this with Prentiss and Doyle, some of the team, Reid Matthew Gray Gubler especially, felt betrayed by Prentiss' secret. What's their reaction going to be like now? We're not going to play the betrayal aspect that we played with Prentiss — one, because we did that and I think we did it well with the Prentiss arc, but two, it was a matter of State secret.
JJ was on a need-to-know assignment that she could never tell anyone about because since it would put them in jeopardy. It's more "We're happy to have her back. How will this affect JJ when she returns to work?
She's had a couple weeks off when we see her again. I think there's a relief you feel at the end of the th.
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There are no more secrets, no more lies. That chapter is closed. You feel that in the end when the team is altogether. We add these layers to our characters that we tap into when we need to, so there won't be a big aftermath episode, but there might be moments here and there later on that affects her.
She comes back tired, but she does her job and she's fine. Olympic stars to watch Paget had a pretty big part in this one.
Do you have any plans for her to come back again yet? She's a breath of fresh air! We really wanted to focus on Prentiss and JJ's friendship, and I think we found a way to show how close they are. I don't when she'll come back again. We can't have her back all the time and Paget's doing her own great things. Prentiss accompanies her and they both take on Hastings, resulting in Hastings falling off a roof to his death.
JJ is left traumatized by the situation and promises to stop the lies and give only the truth. When she is confronted by him, she asks him to provide a term to describe her situation, saying that it's more than PTSD. She later takes an extremely large risk against an UnSub in a room with a gas leak, which could have resulted the deaths of herself, the UnSub, and a hostage.
Reid approaches her in the BAU to tell her that while he couldn't find a term to describe JJ's condition, he called Emily and managed to obtain Askari's file, revealing his background of his life on the streets of Tikrit, Iraq, and his criminal background. JJ unknowingly hallucinates Askari in the room with her. He taunts her and tells her that he wants to watch her kill herself.
He also tells her that he will take her sleep, her smile, and her safety away, as well as change her so that her husband and son won't even recognise her. He explains that the memories will eventually take away everything she holds dear, but JJ snarls a harsh "No" to Askari before realizing it was all a hallucination. They have two sons Henry and Michael.
Prior to her courtship and marriage to Will, JJ displayed little interest in dating. She once went on a date with Spencer Reid to a Washington Redskins game, but little came of it romantically, although the two became very good friends. It is revealed the following season that he and JJ had been seeing each other for the past year but kept it a secret as she wanted to keep her personal life away from the prying eyes of her colleagues, which Will initially misunderstood as her being ashamed of their relationship.
He later asked her to marry him, and indicated that he was willing to give up his detective's shield in order to help take care of the baby and allow JJ to continue to do her job, though he was worried about her safety and the safety of their child.
Cook's real-life son Mekhai Andersen. When JJ returned from maternity leave, she and Will had exchanged rings with Henry's birthstonebut did not seem to be officially engaged, as she wore her ring on her right hand, not the left. In the season seven finale, JJ tearfully asked Will to propose to her again, and they married the following evening in a small ceremony in David Rossi's backyard.
Characterization[ edit ] JJ is very loyal to her family and friends, as well as very protective. She is also known to be a crack shot.
This was demonstrated in many episodes such as " Nanny Dearest " by shooting a fleeing suspect in the head at a faraway distance. In " Revelations ", she killed numerous flesh eating dogs in a dark barn. In " Penelope ", she kills Garcia's attacker by shooting him directly between the eyes precisely as he turns around to find JJ behind him. Despite her petite frame, she is very athletic and has shown herself to be able to hold her own even if disarmed.