The Fall Television season has started so I'm back reviewing my favorite show "Criminal Minds". It has been a long summer. The behind the scenes drama is finally over and the band is back together. Our collective squeaky wheels got the grease. The CBS executives went back to their offices leaving CM to do what it does best ..telling stories.
Last year's season finale left Prentiss (Paget Brewster) "dead" at the hands of Lachlan McDermott who killed Prentiss to avenge the death of his son. Meanwhile,JJ (A.J. Cook) is forced to leave the team and take another position at the insistence of Strauss, who continues to throw wrenches into Hotch's (Thomas Gibson) team.
The new season opens with the Team suspended and flung to the five corners. Morgan, Reid and Garcia are desperately searching for the man who "Killed" Prentiss. Hotch is on assignment in secret desert location. Seaver (Rachel Nichols) has moved on. (Silent Yippee!). Ross, calls in JJ, when it's discovered that Lachlan's son Declan is alive and has been kidnapped. Morgan has brought in his man but must now use Lachlan to lure the kidnappers out of hiding.
Hotch comes back to oversee the operation, but also to come clean with the team. He has lied to them, and in some of the team members eyes, he has betrayed them. He ordered Prentiss's death faked to protect her from Lachlan. The coming season will deal with the betrayal and the fact that the team may be back together, but can they regain the trust in one another.