The following contains spoilers of some sort for Episode 2 of Criminal Minds: Evolution, streaming now exclusively on Paramount+.
“Everyone getting laid here but me?”
Emily Prentiss had to ask herself that out loud in Episode 2 of Paramount+ Criminal Minds: Evolutionafter seeing a smitten JJ arriving at work after a “date morning” with Will, and previously learning in the episode that Tara’s “girlfriend” at the DOJ, Rebecca Wilson (played by Nicole Pacent), is it Oh so much more as the.
When Prentiss got another ear from Assistant Director Bailey, Tara offered to ask Rebecca Wilson at the DOJ for an inside dish. And after Rebecca paid a visit to the BAU to share how Bailey rose through the ranks of the FBI as an “efficiency expert,” Prentiss privately teased Tara that she clearly has a thing for her new ally!
Tara – who we previously knew has both an ex-husband and ex-fiancé – confirmed that she and Rebecca have been dating for “a few months”. And while it’s not the first time she’s dated a woman, it’s the first time she’s remembered “being so happy,” she beamed.
TV Line asked criminal thoughts Vet Aisha Tyler on what she thought of this development in Tara’s personal life, and she confirmed: “I loved it,” noting that “Tara hasn’t been in a relationship since she joined the BAU in season 11.
“I think she’s really married to work and happy about it,” Tyler added, “so I think the relationship was a really nice surprise.”
But the surprises won’t seem to end with the romance reveal itself.
Rather, Tara’s relationship with Rebecca will “affect her life in very specific and surprising ways throughout the season,” Tyler predicted. “The fact is, this is all-consuming work” Tara does for the FBI, “and in the real world, there’s no way it won’t creep into the fringes of your personal life.”
“The dedication to tracking down the worst of the worst criminals among us is bound to have an impact on a profiler’s life,” explained Tyler, “and we’ll see that seismic conflict collapse this season.”
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