'Criminal Minds': JJ Owes Her Husband's Life To This 1 Agent

There have been many close calls during the history of Criminal Minds. The series may be over, but at least there are 15 seasons to rewatch episodes whenever fans feels like it. Viewers may recall a moment involving JJ’s (A.J. Cook) boyfriend at the time, Will LaMontagne, Jr. (Josh Stewart). The couple eventually gets married and have a family, but it wouldn’t have happened if a close call hadn’t been avoided by another agent.

Will’s life is on the line

According to CBS, Will was once attached to bombs and left for dead in an episode of Criminal Minds. It’s a shocking turn of events, and it’s a memorable moment in the history of the series in the two-part finale of season 7. In episode 23 called “Hit,” a group of bank robbers called The Face Cards attempt to rob a bank in Washington, D.C. Will, who is a D.C. detective, shoots one of the robbers after they kill his partner.

The members of the BAU try to play the bank robbers off of each other when they learn that the woman in charge Izzy Rogers (Tricia Helfer) is working with an outside partner as well as Chris Stratton (Evan Jones) and Oliver Stratton (Seth Laird), two brothers. She even sends a text alerting police about the robbery. 

Hostages start being killed, and Oliver also dies from his gunshot wound. Will ends up going inside during the tense moment to avoid the other unsubs from killing people inside the bank. He’s shot two times, but he has a bullet proof vest on, and he sustains a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The hostages are able to escape when Chris takes Will to find the woman. Will is then a hostage, and he’s forced to leave with the bank robbers before the building explodes.

JJ owes her husband’s life to Emily Prentiss

In episode 24 called “Run,” Izzy takes Will to get medical attention for the gunshot wound, killing the medic that helps them. Out of nowhere, Izzy shoots her partner Chris, leaving him in an alley. Will is forced to drive the stolen federal vehicle to the next location to pick up her partner, Matthew Downs (Josh Randall). He was actually inside the bank acting as a hostage during the robbery, and he served in the Marines and was dishonorably discharged. The two met in Chad and fought during civil unrest there, and the date of the robbery and bomb coincides with dates of attacks in that country.

Izzy stays in Will’s house with his son, Henry, as a hostage. Will is forced to comply or his son will be killed. Will is needed to Matthew can pass by the authorities undetected, and he leaves Will in a train station with bombs attached to him. With multiple bombs on him, Agent Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) doesn’t leave, but after several wrong attempts, which prompts the countdown to get even closer to detonation, she disarms the bomb just in time by cutting the correct wire. Because of Prentiss’ quick thinking, JJ owes her husband’s life to her. She is able to disarm the bomb, saving his life in the process.

Meanwhile, JJ fights Izzy and knocks her out. Her child is safe, and Izzy is arrested. Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) manages to kill Matthew when he attacks Agent Derek Moore (Shemar Moore). 

But there’s a happy moment as well when Will asks JJ to marry him. She says yes, and they have a wedding at SSA David Rossi’s (Joe Mantegna) home in his backyard. It’s a nice way to end  seriously stressful and edge-of-your-seat episodes.

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