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Emily Prentiss - 'Lauren' by shadowvixen Emily Prentiss - 'Lauren' by shadowvixen
Because Criminal Minds is one of the best crime shows and Emily Prentiss is an inexpendable member that both the BAU team, the cast and us fans lost.

They say that they feel as if they have lost a limb, that the team will also be in grieving, but I believe us fans (especially those who havebeen with Emily since her first appearance in Season 2) are also in mourning too. It feels weird to imagine the show without her.

The episode had its pros and cons; I'm still going to say that I mostly liked it despite its weaknesses because the acting was amazing, and it still managed to make me feel something and go teary (especially the scene where Emily hears Garcia's voice message).

Tribute to Paget Brewster/Emily Prentiss. The past that haunts her and the present that will soon become her past.

The quote is by Kurt Vonnegut; 'You are what you pretend to be, so be careful what you pretend to be'.
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NeonSunLightGlow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Ian Doel almost killed her!
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mxpt3c Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Hi! I recently started an InstaGram called "criminalmindsart" and the goal is to collect fan art there so people can view it and follow to share their obsession with the show- May I feature your lovely drawing? (The post would link back to this original page and credit you in the description!) Please let me know if you'd like to participate in the project. Look forward to hearing from you!
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AubinZcalok Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is amazing. I,m so sad she's gone.
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Ataraxie55 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I miss her so much :(
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ab-insula-Avalonia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful job! What media did you use?
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allmyninjas182 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wasn't it the most awesome/heart wrenching/well written story ever?!
I hated Doyle but I just loved her development as a character. (I hated her death though - duh)

I love this piece *FAVES*
The direct contrast of colours and shading give great perspective and an insight into the character :)
Good job x
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stormkew Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this<3
She was/is one of my favourite characters in the show and I cired when she died...o-o
*cough* Anyway, glad she's back, and well done<3
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MidnightSunWolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
That was the saddest episode! I love how you showed it!
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! Thanks for the great comment! :D
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DrSpencerReid7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I will spoil season 7 and say SHE IS ALIVE AND BACK!

Anyway- This is amazing, it captures the episode so well.

Awesome job!
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yess how good is Season 7 so far? :) Thanks for your comment! :heart:
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DrSpencerReid7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Oh- It's amazing.

Anytime!
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ArtIsMyWeapon12 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Writer
I havent seen like any of season 6, but my sister told me she heard Emily died, so we freaked out and looked it up, long story short, this is beautiful. The qoute is perfect for the art too.
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^ I'm glad you got the reference of the quote! :D
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ArtIsMyWeapon12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011   Writer
Yeah, its very fitting.
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Groovygravy77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Amazingness.
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lilaclila Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
*Tears* She was my FAV!!!!! This picture does her very much justice though, amazingly done!
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you! She was my favourite character too. I'm selfishly hoping her pilot falls and she returns to CM.
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lilaclila Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
That would be awesome, she was my fav!
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lover-of-yaoi-neko Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is just amazing. It's so beautiful and well done and looks just like her to boot. Its so sweet and sad. I love this picture! It almost made me cry a little.
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It means a great deal and I'm glad the artwork's been able to elicit an emotional reaction since it was meant to encapsulate that atmosphere of Emily's storyline. Painting it made much more sense than trying to comprehend it only through words.
I think all of us fans went through a grieving period too lol, as silly as that may sound, it's as if when you've known a character since their first appearance, especially with CM's characters since they're all so believable and realistic, it was as if we had lost a friend as well.
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Nala162024 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Beautiful job.

And I like the way you made half of her face 'Lauren' and the other half Emily.
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! :D
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Nala162024 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
:D
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red--june Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
this is beautiful ..it made my eyes tear a little .
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you SO much! It makes me ecstatic that it made you feel that way since I did feel quite emotional while painting this too. It's like when you've been with a character since their first appearance and given that CM's characters are all so believable I reckon us fans felt as if we had lost a friend as well.
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JadenTheFangirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, i'm so ticked at the show -_- cutting J.J. off AND almost killing Prentiss!!! just because they didn't want to pay the actresses!!!
if you need to get rid of someone, get rid of Rossi! (sorry to rossi fans, he just still hasn't grown on me yet)
I'm just...growing depressed with criminal minds. they got rid of the momma (j.j.) and one of the sisters (prentiss) of the BAU family. the only reason im ok with GIDEON leaving is because the actor just didn't want to do it anymore and i understand.
i'm just really disappointment int the direction this show has taken-_-
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, lol, there's so much I feel about the decision and where the show is heading but I've ranted about it so much to a point where i feel that it's pointless to repeat anymore (I feel like I've talked about it over and over again so many times LOL!). I think Season 6 was the time when the profiling itself started detereorating in terms of quality too. Hopefully things pick up again in Season 7. AGent Seaver's disappointing since she went against everything CM used to be good at in a bad way (i.e. introduced in a mary-sue way which is just bad for any good text in general). They're trying to make up for it by showing how 'good' she is on the field which I reckon is just exacerbating the situation. Show that she falters a bit maybe, that she makes mistakes rather than her performing as well as Emily or JJ would have. It's not realistic or believable and doesn't make the character any more likeable.

I think Mandy Patinkin made a really immature decision since he actually didn't show up for the first episode of season 3 (if you google it I think you should be able to see the articles that talk about this) and the writers managed to salvage the episode (and make it a smashing one too) without him.
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JadenTheFangirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup. I just wonder/worry how this seasons going to end.

ah. didn't know that
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SykeLiam Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Oh hey, you combined my two favorite things, Kurt Vonnegut and Criminal Minds. Ever see the episode where Emily and Morgan talk about Kurt?
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! :D I've been wanting to read some Kurt Vonnegut for a while but I haven't been able to find the time.
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SykeLiam Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Read Cat's Cradle if you haven't, that one's his best IMO.
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will definitely once I get the time and a hold of those books :) Thanks so much for the fave and comment!
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Pryntis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Oh lordy, I adore this. You did a fantastic job representing her "identities" in this. Just fantastic!
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll be making more CM artworks soon too :) Hope you enjoyed the episode too!
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. And I loved this episode so much-- And, of course, Prentiss. Even before my mom would let me watch Criminal Minds, from the snipets I saw when I snuck in her room, I liked Prentiss.

And this is fantastic. But I kind of already said that :)
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D I agree with you. The episode had a few significant flaws but the casts' brilliant acting and the fact that it was part of Emily's storyline just made me look over its flaws and love it. She was my favourite character when I started watching the episodes properly too (when I say properly I mean actually downloading the episodes and buying the DVDs in order since when they used to air in Australia they don't do it chronologically).
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. I'm watching them all in order from season 2 online (there's no Prentiss in season 1, so I don't care for it xD), and I've made it about halfway through season two.

I don't know if I'm going to keep watching it though, because now their only female profiler is Seaver, and I don't care for her at all. Of course, I did find this >[link]

I hate to say it, but I kind of hope her new show fails and Paget makes her way back to Criminal Minds.
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, Season 1's worth watching because the profiling's excellent. The only complaint I have about season 1 is that it revolves primarily around Gideon, who come s off as this omniscient being. Though i do understand that it was necessary to have since it's when the show as just starting out and they'd need a dominant character to be able to pull the stories along.

Yeah, in all honesty I'm just not liking Seaver at all. Nothing against the actress - it's the character itself and how she was introduced that goes against everything CM stood for. The moment her character was introduced and established as a mary-sue cut out, insulting the way Criminal Minds has been able to balance realism and fiction, and the way it gave life to the other characters (such as Emily Prentiss) at their first appearance it was pretty clear she didn't have much to offer (and has yet to prove me wrong at this point). I just want to give whoever created her/brought her in a big slap out of the CM crew lol!

Yeah, as much as CBS treated her like shit, and I wish all the best for her, I can't help but selfishly hope that she'll be returning in the new season (with Thomas and Shemar as well, if their contracts are renewed). Maybe she'll be able to juggle both the shows? (Or is that not legally possible). Plus it means we'll get another few episodes dedicated to Emily yay! :D
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Also... They announced today that AJ Cook signed on for another 2 years, starting at the end of season 6 :D
that's good news, right?
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! It's excellent! I just saw the article. Now all that's left is Paget to return in an excellently executed (though with some of the writers I have my doubts) Emily-centric episode!
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, I don't know if you've heard yet, but Rachel Nichols is not coming back next season, and Paget Brewster is returning!

So yay, happiness all around!

The only person who hasn't worked out contract things is Thomas Gibson, but I doubt that they wouldn't come to an agreement there. I'm not worried about it yet...

OH and they cancelled Suspect Behavior, which in my opinion is no big loss...?
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I completely missed this message! :( We could have jumped around rejoicing about the news :( I was so happy to hear the family was coming back next season. I can't wait!
Regarding Suspect Behaviour, it was expected. It's great they tried something new but considering how they neglected the original show for the success of a new one where the characters were lacking it's not a surprise that it didn't do very well at all. *high fives you*
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so excited. I'm seriously considering watching the 7th season now. I think CBS got the message and is trying to fix it. We can hope, right?
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hrm... I haven't watched any from season 1, so maybe I'll watch some sometime. Personally, I really don't like Gideon much, so it just might bore me. Eh, I'm like that.

For one thing, though, with Seaver, is that everyone else (with the exception of Emily, I think) had years of experience beforehand, but Emily proved herself pretty early on. Seaver has not, and she had no previous experience. Or, at least, none from what I can see, but then again I'm totally up to date on all the going-ons of the BAU. And hey, if you smack anyone over Seaver... count me in!! I don't know if she's just their way of trying to appease angry fans or something, but obviously, most fans just was AJ and Paget back xD

If her other show takes off, I'll certainly watch it. If she ended up back on CM... I would absolutely die with happiness. Like, someone could kill me and I would be happy (okay, that's an exaggeration...). And, of course, they'd have to keep up with most of the current cast ('cept for Seaver... urg.) including Thomas (who has the most hilarious laugh xD) and Shemar ;). Supposing she did come back, if CBS knew what was good for them, though, they just oughta drag out her return for a few Emily-centric episodes, just to build drama. And perhaps bring back AJ Cook for a few-- She did help Emily escape, shouldn't she be there if Emily came back?
I say yes ;)
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Seaver... I have alot to say about her. Most of my problem lies with how her character is being executed and was introduced. I felt it was done very poorly for the wrong reasons which is why I think many people dislike her and just arent' feeling her. For one thing, she's introduced as a rookie who seems to know everything; meaning the aspect that could have been new and interesting by having a rookie team member is thrown out the window. She's also been introduced into the team with a justification that makes no sense; Hotch somehow chose a cadet over an experienced profiler to add to the team during the time when they needed assistance the most. You'd think that logically, he'd make sure to chose someone who would mesh with the team and get the job done. The whole 'she can be a profiler out of nowhere with no training whatsoever because her father was a serial killer' angle just doesn't do it for me. I reckon her character had the potential to be really interesting but with the bad writing and bad timing, it's just not working at this point.

And I'd have to say I agree with everything you said in your last paragraph :D
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Neokaate Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know Seaver's introduction or past or WHAT-THE-HECK-EVER, but just from the four episodes with her that I've seen, I just plain don't like her. She bores me.

I need to see the other episodes with her, I guess, before I can REALLY make an informed desicion, but I rather doubt that I'll change my mind. They just kind of threw her in there.

Totally pointless.


Haha, yes. Well, now that AJ's back, that gives them even more ways to play out the drama of Prentiss' return. Because now JJ's there, and JJ knows. And, possibly, Hotch does too. So maybe they can make it even more dramatic with her as a regular, more episodes to build up to a big one. They should have MGG direct those :D that would be FANTASTIC.
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ticklegirl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
*crys* why!!!!
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shadowvixen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I concur! :(
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ticklegirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
hoe did she die i found out though the interweb but not how?
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