On the series finale of “Criminal Minds,” which aired between 2005 and 2020 on CBS, the lead characters celebrated the departure of Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness)

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who left the Behavioral Analysis Unit to explore less-murderous pastures. But the rest of the team did not stay together for long.

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Rossi, played by Joe Mantegna, joined the Behavioral Analysis Unit after the departure of Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) back in Season 3.

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Prentiss (Paget Brewster) evolved as “Criminal Minds” changed. A character who was anything but stagnant, she joined the team after the departure of Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini.)

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A communications liaison turned supervisory special agent, JJ (A.J. Cook) had her whole adult life unfold on screen.

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Alvez (Adam Rodriguez) joined the Behavioral Analysis Unit past its prime. The army veteran, nicknamed “Newbie” by Garcia, replaced Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an impossible task.

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In “Evolution,” Garcia is thriving. She hosts a baking club in her lovely home and is not bombarded with death and violence every single day.

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She used what she learned while on the team to create a social media platform called Soar for young people that is double encrypted to prevent stranger danger

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