Criminal Minds season 7 ended with Paget Brewster leaving, meaning the team is down one profiler. It was uncertain if they would fill the space right away or leave the team as is for now. Well, it's been revealed that there will be a new BAU profiler next season.
CM Season 8 Spoilers
According to TVLine, Jeanne Tripplehorn will be the newest series regular on the cast, laying the BAU's newest member, and she'll appear in the first episode of the season. Though her latest work is comedyÂ—New GirlÂ—she shouldn't have a problem fitting inÂ—just as long as they don't try to make her character anything that is any way replacing Prentiss except as a team member. It didn't go so well when they brought in Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver in season 6Â—some fans still don't like to talk about itÂ—but since this time Brewster herself decided to leave, it should go better.
So how will Tripplehorn's character fit in when Criminal Minds season 8 premieres? Will the character have a past with any of the current team members, or will she be brought in as a new character to everyone? Will she have the opportunity to prove herself in the season premiere? They did leave Prentiss' storyline open so Brewster could return in the future, but for now, fans should start preparing themselves to see a slightly different team with the addition of Tripplehorn this fall.
What do you think of the latest Criminal Minds season 8 spoilers? Do you think Jeanne Tripplehorn will be a good fit with the BAU?
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