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How Criminal Minds Fans Really Felt About Agent Todd

For a show that ran for 15 seasons, "Criminal Minds" had relatively little turnover in its cast over the years. Compared to other long-running shows, like "Grey's Anatomy," "ER," and "Law & Order," the CBS crime drama managed to avoid the cast list shuffle experienced by its contemporaries. With the exception of Mandy Patinkin and Lola Glaudini, the big name departures didn't begin until the show's 11th season. By the end of the series' run, three actors of its original seven-person main cast were still members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU).

Though the show's original cast was mostly static, the characters brought in either as replacements or new additions, like Dr. Alex Blake (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Kate Callahan (Jennifer Love Hewitt), didn't last more than a season or two. Other characters were meant to be short-term, like Jordan Todd (Meta Golding), who joined the team in Season 4 while J.J. Jareau (A.J. Cook) was on maternity leave. Though Todd only appeared in eight episodes, she definitely aroused some strong opinions among viewers.

Jordan Todd stirred some strong emotions

Jordan Todd first joined "Criminal Minds" in Season 4's fifth episode, "Catching Out," and remained with the team until the season's 13th episode. During her tenure, Todd struggled with the emotional toll of the BAU's cases. Though she came from the FBI's counterterrorism unit, she had a challenging time facing crime scenes with murdered children and slaughtered families. Todd opts to return to counterterrorism in "Bloodline."

Recently, Redditor u/thezestywalru23 began a discussion on the platform, asking fans what they thought of Jordan Todd. The strongest and most common opinions came from viewers who did not like the character. Those responses ranged from finding the character "annoying but beautiful" and "so arrogant" to outright hating her. On the other end of the spectrum are viewers who either didn't remember the character or didn't have an opinion due to Todd's brief work with the BAU. One commenter shared that though the character was not their favorite, they liked Todd, especially how the character struggled with the horrors of BAU cases.

Though Jordan Todd only worked with the BAU for eight episodes, the character appears to have stirred up some hostility, at least among those who remember her.