'Criminal Minds' Provides Poignant Lesson for Professional Women

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'Criminal Minds

' presented a poignant lesson about the workplace this week. It was something many working women: try to become someone they are not.

That lesson was delivered in the Oct. 13 episode through Penelope Garcia. To deal with the loss of JJ to a job out of the Behavioral Analysis Unit and into the Pentagon, Garcia decides she will become JJ, aka The Professional Woman. She begs Hotchner to allow her to try out some of JJ's roles in the field. Wise Hotchner allows the disaster. Mid-experiment, Morgan rides to the rescue and coaxes Garcia back to being Garcia. Equilibrium is restored when Garcia returns to her computer cave, chastened but wiser.