Jennifer Jareau - Wikipedia
The ninth season of Criminal Minds premiered on CBS and CTV, on September 25, This new season is said to reveal more on the past of Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau. As the BAU meets their new section chief, Mateo Cruz (Esai Morales), who has a previous work relationship with JJ of which the team is unaware. If the relationship was curvilinear, we tested whether the maximum (or minimum) of the curve occurred within the range of productivity values. Jennifer "JJ" Jareau is a Supervisory Special Agent who was the BAU's However, they had known about the relationship from the beginning. . It is revealed in this season that JJ knows the new BAU Section Chief Mateo Cruz ( who was brought in to . 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' Will Test the Franchise Like Nothing Before.
Why did you decide to have him in the dark? I don't want to be generalizing women by any means, but one of the many strengths of women is that you carry on. We talked about, "Did she tell Will? He never knew she was pregnant, so he never lost anything. It felt like it would've been putting him through an unnecessary pain at the time, so she just kept it to herself.
It was like, "What you don't know won't hurt you. The team still doesn't know though. 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. 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. We're so happy for her. What do you have in store for the finale?
We're just about to break that. The network always weighs in on to cliff-hang or not to cliff-hang. I think it's fun to do a cliff-hanger. I think we're going to break the last two as a two-hour finale and we'll see if they end up airing together. I want to break it as a movie.
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The episode ends with Emily presumed dead after being stabbed with a broken chair leg in the stomach. It is later revealed that Emily is alive and in Paris with JJ's help, providing her passports from three different countries and a bank account in each "to keep her comfortable".
In the season six finale, JJ returns in order to tell David Rossi that she is "coming back". In " ", it was revealed that JJ's transfer was a backstop and that she was actually put on a task force in the Middle East with Mateo Cruz who later became the section chief of the BAU following Strauss's death. During this time, she witnessed a mission she had pushed for fail and discovered one of the task force's informants dead.
In Februarywhile overseas, she discovered that she was pregnant. However, in Aprilfollowing the events of "Lauren", during an attack on the task force, she was wounded and miscarried the baby. She didn't initially tell Will of the pregnancy, and it remained a secret between her and Cruz.
She eventually admits she had a miscarriage due to the attack on her convoy, and asks him to keep it between them. Return to the BAU[ edit ] The season seven premiere reveals that JJ has returned to the Behavioral Analysis Unit, having received the training to become a full-time profiler, instead of the Media Liaison, a position which has been split between Hotch and Garcia.
She is initially against summoning Prentiss "back from the dead," but Hotch insists on telling the team the truth. Also, she learns Reid is emotionally hurt by her deception, as she knew he cried for ten weeks after losing Prentiss and she never said a word, and Reid revealed he considered taking Dilaudid again.
In season nine, the events during her departure in —11 returned when Mateo Cruz was promoted to Section Chief.
In "The Road Home", while waiting to meet Cruz, she is suddenly kidnapped. In " ", it is revealed that she was kidnapped by a man named Tivon Askari, who was a traitor in the task force, in order to access files from her mission in the Middle East. She was held hostage alongside Cruz and was tortured into giving up the code. She discovered that Askari was not working alone when he mentioned her miscarriage, revealing the true enemy to be Michael Hastings, a man she worked with on the task force.
He threatened to rape JJ in order to get Cruz to give up his access code. She is rescued by Hotch and Prentiss, and she proceeds to chase after Hastings. 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.
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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.THE MINECRAFT RELATIONSHIP TEST
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.