Paget Brewster is officially back on Criminal Minds full-time!
The 47-year-old actress is returning as Emily Prentiss on the CBS show in Wednesday’s episode.
Brewster last appeared as a series regular in 2012, but will now stay permanently!
“She’s been running Interpol for four years and now it’s just really nice to be back on the team full-time,” the actress said of Prentiss’ whereabouts while she's been gone. “So far, they’ve made [Prentiss] powerful and good at the job and invested.”
ET got an exclusive first look at Brewster's grand return.
Brewster was only slated for six episodes this season, but was quickly promoted to full-time.
“She’s a fan favorite and we all love and miss her so much here,” executive producer Erica Messer explained.
Criminal Minds airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.