Showrunner Erica Messer tells THR that she "wanted to tell a big story" to encapsulate the milestone.
CBS' long-running procedural Criminal Minds is reaching a milestone: 200 episodes.
"All of us who have been here for all 200 of them are shaking our heads: 'How has it been nine years since we started here?'" showrunner/executive producer Erica Messer tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The fact that we've had 200 stories to tell, and hopefully at least 200 more, it's a series unlike others where human behavior has endless possibilities. Because our show studies the behavior of people, you can take what you'd think are the same ingredients and put them together, but have a completely different outcome because there is no easy math equation for what the spectrum of human behavior is."