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CRIMINAL MINDS
Air Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#CM1424/25) "Face Off / And in the End"
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THE BAU SETS OUT ON AN EPIC HUNT TO CAPTURE ERIC LYNCH, A.K.A. "THE CHAMELEON," ON THE EXPLOSIVE TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE OF "CRIMINAL MINDS," WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

Jane Lynch Returns as Dr. Reid's Mother, Diana Reid

Series Finale Written by Executive Producer Erica Messer and Series Star Kirsten Vangsness

"Face Off" - It has been a year since Rossi nearly died at the hands of Everett Lynch, a.k.a. "The Chameleon," and he has developed some new theories, with inspiration from his former partner, Jason Gideon (Ben Savage)
. The BAU team sets out on an epic hunt to capture Lynch, in the cliff-hanger to the series finale episode of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"And in the End" - Following an explosive face-to-face encounter with Everett Lynch, a.k.a. "The Chameleon," Dr. Reid suffers from a brain injury and, while experiencing hallucinations, is visited by ghosts from his past. Also, the BAU makes a shocking discovery about Lynch that affects Rossi personally, and the entire BAU team comes together to celebrate Rossi's retirement, on the series finale of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Feb. 19 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Written by executive producer Erica Messer and series star Kirsten Vangsness.

REGULAR CAST:

Joe Mantegna (David Rossi)
Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss)
Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid)
A.J. Cook (Jennifer Jareau)
Aisha Tyler (Dr. Tara Lewis)
Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia)
Adam Rodriguez (Luke Alvez)
Daniel Henney (Matt Simmons)

GUEST CAST ("FACE OFF")
:

Michael Mosley (Everett Lynch)
Sharon Lawrence (Roberta Lynch)
Alex Jennings (Grace Lynch)
Ben Savage (Young Jason Gideon)
Joseph C. Phillips (Deputy Director James Barbour)
Jim O'Heir (Clifford Stinson)
Nick Gomez (Orlando Gaines)
AlexAnn Hopkins (Olivia Irwin)
Tracy Melchior (Marilyn Irwin)
Graham Beckel (Delvin Weaver)
Corinne Bohrer (Alexandria Duggan)

GUEST CAST ("AND IN THE END")
:

Jane Lynch (Diana Reid)
Michael Mosley (Everett Lynch)
Gail O'Grady (Krystall Rossi)
Jayne Atkinson (Erin Strauss)
Thomas Howell (George Foyet)
Josh Stewart (Will LaMontagne)
Stephen Bishop (Andrew Mendoza)
Kelly Frye (Kristy Simmons)
Beth Riesgraf (Maeve Donovan)
Page Leong (Dr. Kiyomura)
Gina Garcia-Sharp (Agent Garcia Sharp)
André Ellingson (Agent Smith)

"FACE OFF" WRITTEN BY: Christopher Barbour

"FACE OFF" DIRECTED BY: Sharat Raju

"AND IN THE END" WRITTEN BY: Erica Messer & Kirsten Vangsness

"AND IN THE END" DIRECTED BY: Glenn Kershaw

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CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/05 - 2/19/20
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2019-2020 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
15 (324 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 2/19/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2019) The new shows debuting later in the season include the dramas FBI: MOST WANTED from producer Dick Wolf, starring Julian McMahon; and TOMMY starring Emmy Award winner Edie Falco; as well as the comedy BROKE, from producer Jennie Snyder Urman, starring Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette. Returning favorites include BIG BROTHER, CRIMINAL MINDS, MACGYVER, MAN WITH A PLAN, THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· A.J. Cook as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau
· Adam Rodriguez as Luke Alvez
· Aisha Tyler as Tara Lewis
· Daniel Henney as Matt Simmons
· Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
· Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
· Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid
· Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Damon Gupton as Stephen Walker
· Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake
· Lola Glaudini as Elle Greenaway
· Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon
· Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver
· Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan
· Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jeff Davis as CRTR
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Richard Shepard as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· CBS Television Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The