The CRIMINAL MINDS "sisters" Kirsten Vangsness, AJ Cook, Paget Brewster
The bastard child ~ Rachel Nichols
With the breaking news that Paget Brewster will be returning to her role as Emily Prentiss on CRIMINAL MINDS, long time fans are rejoicing.
AJ Cook returned to the MINDS family in the Season Six Finale which aired on May 18. The BAU sisters are back together. They never should have been separated, but some idiot at the network got the bright idea to diddle with the program. We won't mention any names but we're pretty sure the initials are NT.
So who's the victim in all of this. Well, the fans who were attached to favorite characters and saw no reason for the "diddling" felt victimized.
And, pretty Rachel Nichols, a competent young actress who didn't do a damn thing wrong but show up for work, say her lines, and do her best with the CRIMINAL MINDS character as it was written for her. She did a good job when given something meaningful to do, and seemed to be developing a nice chemistry with Joe Mantegna and SHEMAR MOORE.
Unfortunately, Rachel caught the backlash from unreasonable fans who felt she was replacing AJ Cook. We were often appalled at the venom spewed at Ms. Nichols, who was never accepted and generally treated like a bastard child.
With the rehiring of Paget Brewster, Rachel Nichols is out of a job. She didn't deserve the way she has been treated and we wish her the best with her new endeavors.
Maybe they should diddle with some jobs at the network?
How about firing the programming idiot who screwed up our CRIMINAL MINDS in the first place, and then gave us that awful spin-off CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR.
Hire someone smart enough to know that if something isn't broke, you don't fix it.