SPOILER ALERT: This text comprises particulars from the collection finale of Legal Minds.
After 15 seasons, CBS’s long-running procedural created by Jeff Davis is coming to an finish. Sure, women and gents, the gang on the BAU mentioned farewell tonight with back-to-back episodes. Like many collection, it ended with a gathering of the forged, glasses of champagne, and tearful speeches. However earlier than they get to the goodbyes, Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and firm needed to seek out yet another psychopath earlier than popping bottles and toasting the tip of an period…and that psychopath was “The Chameleon.”
Ben Savage as Younger Gideon and Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
Within the first episode of the two-parter, titled “Face Off,” our favourite BAU denizens are in search of the aforementioned “The Chameleon,” aka Everett Lynch (Michael Mosley), who has an affinity for slicing his sufferer’s faces off. It’s been virtually a 12 months since he virtually killed Rossi, and on the prime of the episode, he’s making an attempt to determine methods to monitor Everett down — with the steering of the spirit of a younger Jason Gideon (Ben Savage — who’s type of good for a younger Mandy Patinkin).
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We discover out that Everett is shacking up with a brand new lady, Marilyn (Alex Jennings) and her daughter Olivia (AlexAnn Hopkins) — and everyone knows that he simply desires to kill the mother and slice her face off. As for Olivia, we discover out later that he’s simply wanting her as a alternative for Grace (Alex Jennings), who he murdered.
In the meantime, the workforce — with Spencer (Matthew Grey Gubler) main the cost, as typical — realizes that Everett’s incarcerated mother Roberta (Sharon Lawrence) is simply “showing” useful to them, however she has her personal agenda. She is sweet-talking her option to parole and desires to get revenge on her personal son for killing her granddaughter. On prime of that, Everett is in search of his actual Dad. For sure, this household has a mess of issues.
A.J. Cook dinner as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau and Aisha Tyler as Dr. Tara Lewis P
JJ (A.J. Cook dinner) and Tara (Aisha Tyler) interrogate Roberta and discover their suspicions true. In the meantime, Penelope (Kirsten Vangsness) units some web journey wires to see if they’ll discover any results in Everett. Earlier than we all know it, “viola!” They’ve tracked down somebody by the title of Orlando Gaines (Nick Gomez) in Reno who could have a result in the face-cutter.
Rossi and Spence head out to fulfill with Orlando, however he’s one step forward of them. He provides Everett a name and says, “Hey dude, some FBI-types are in search of me.” He additionally provides Everett an tackle for a person named Delvin Weaver (Graham Beckel) who, we be taught is — look ahead to it — his father!
Reduce to Roberta paying a go to to Delvin and so they trade phrases. Seems this household is far more tousled than we initially thought. Delvin tried to kill him when he was child. He tells her, “Bringing him into this world was your determination, not mine” — which triggers Roberta to later pull out a gun and shoot him a number of occasions in a screaming rage. All of the whereas, she retains every strand of hair intact and appears as stylish and stately as an aesthetic forged member of the Actual Housewives of Orange County.
When the workforce arrives on the scene, we be taught from Spence that she shot him 14 occasions, which implies she reloaded throughout her match of rage. And if that wasn’t sufficient, she stabbed him over forty occasions. Roberta actually has some issues to work via. That mentioned, the following goal on her listing is Everett.
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However earlier than that, Rossi and Everett have a chat in personal. They cut price on what Everett must be a greater man. (It ought to be famous that in this heart-to-heart, JJ has Everett in her crosshairs from afar). Rossi tells him “You’re not your father’s son”, to which Everett responds, “I’m nonetheless my mama’s boy.”
Earlier than the episode ends, Everett makes an attempt to make Olivia his Grace surrogate, however he’s met by Roberta at gunpoint. The workforce is outdoors of the home and they’re prepped to take each of them in. The episode ends with Roberta forcing Everett to set Olivia free. Earlier than we all know it, the home explodes and knocks Spence out, and he’s extraordinarily disoriented.
Spence goes house and tries to determine why the home exploded and the way a persona like Everett blew himself up. Then it hits him. He didn’t blow himself up Earlier within the episode, Penelope found a collection of tunnels underneath Everett’s home. He realizes that Everett killed his mother after which escaped through the tunnels, which implies he’s nonetheless alive. After his revelation, Spence passes out.
Michael Mosley as Everett Lynch
This results in the ultimate episode of Legal Minds, appropriately titled, “And In The Finish” (which was written by Govt Producer Erica Messer and Vangsness). It’s right here the place we get a bunch of cameos from acquainted faces — principally footage from earlier episodes. For Spence, it’s A Christmas Carol scenario, the place he’s visited by “ghosts” from his previous. The one distinction is that he’s in a coma.
For the reason that explosion, Spence has been laying on the ground in his home and he relives moments with Derek (Shemar Moore), Hotch (Thomas Gibson), Elle (Lola Glaudini) and Gideon (Mandy Patinkin). It’s apparent that that is footage from once they have been really on the present. However whereas navigating the workplace, he follows Penelope right into a room, and when she turns round it’s Chief Strauss (Jayne Atkinson), who was murdered earlier within the collection. She lets him know that his mind is affected by intracranial hemorrhaging and his mind is struggling to outlive. That mentioned, all we’re seeing is going on in his head.
A.J. Cook dinner and Matthew Grey Gubler
“What you see is as much as you,” says Strauss. He has to decide on which option to go. All through the episode, he has to resolve if he desires to return to Earth or journey the good unknown. We see him run into the evil George Foyet, aka The Boston Reaper (C. Thomas Howell), and later, after Penelope and JJ uncover him and convey him to the hospital, he has an emotional reunion together with his deceased girlfriend, Maeve (Beth Riesgraf).
In the meantime, everybody thinks all is AOK with Everett lifeless. Krystall (Gail O’Grady) tells Rossi he appears extra at peace with Lynch lifeless, and he says he is able to retire. Again at HQ, the women are nursing a hangover after a lady-bonding sleepover, and all is laughs till they understand Everett isn’t lifeless (it took them lengthy sufficient to determine that out).
Paget Brewster and Joe Mantegna
Rossi meets with them and as soon as he learns the information, he sends extra safety to his home to observe over Krystall. Once more, Everett is one step forward of them, and he kills the safety despatched to her and makes use of his chameleon skills to pose as a safety guard that was despatched there to protect her.
Again on the hospital, Jane Lynch reprises her position as Spence’s mother, and he or she and Penelope keep at his bedside as he goes via some scary convulsions. All of the whereas, in his thoughts, Maeve is asking him what street he desires to take. Keep along with her or return to “the blue marble.” He finally wakes up and is secure — and all is again to regular! Effectively, for Spence, no less than.
Again at Krystall’s home, Everett begins to speak creepily about his mother, main her to understand that this man just isn’t a safety guard. He takes her hostage, and this units us up for the ultimate standoff between Everett and the BAU get-along gang.
Everybody meets on the airport, the place Everett is holding Krystall at gunpoint and able to take her on a aircraft to get her the hell outta Dodge. Like an excellent man, Rossi says “Take me!” After a fast self-deliberation, Everett agrees and takes Rossi — sans bulletproof vest.
Kirsten Vangsness as Penelope Garcia
As they start to fly away, there’s a gunfight on the aircraft. Rossi manages to open the door and fall out wounded whereas Everett continues to fly away. It seems that Rossi was sporting one other bulletproof vest and he wasn’t harmed! The workforce begins opening fireplace on the aircraft and it doesn’t take them lengthy to hit the fuel tank and so they see the aircraft get set ablaze. The aircraft explodes and Everett goes down in a psychopathic inferno.
Quick ahead a month later and Rossi and Krystall are having a celebration to have fun his retirement. One after the other, the gang arrives — Emily (Paget Brewster), Matt (Daniel Henney), Luke (Adam Rodriguez), JJ, TAra, Penelope and a totally recovered Spence. They every give us what’s on the horizon for them now that the band is breaking apart. Along with Rossi retiring, it a celebration celebrating Penelope’s departure to a brand new job.
There’s a champagne toast and Penelope provides a heartfelt speech that results in quite a lot of tears — little question a few of them have been actual. We see them dance, drink, cry, snicker….and Luke asks Penelope on a date!
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Reduce to the following day on the workplace and the workforce runs into Penelope making an attempt to sneak out with out saying goodbye. She feels the social gathering was the proper goodbye. They’ve one final cup of tea collectively and Penelope says one ultimate farewell. As she walks via her work station by her lonesome, she shuts down the computer systems and hides a be aware within the desk. What it says, we’ll by no means know. True to collection finale kind, she begins to stroll out of the room and turns round for one final look earlier than turning off the lights and saying goodbye to the BAU without end…or till there’s a reunion present or spinoff.