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Hey, you’re entitled to like and dislike whomever you like, just like everyone else is. There isn’t anything wrong with not falling head over heels for Blake, nor is there anything wrong with missing Prentiss.
But to be clear (and to maybe help you lessen your dilemma), Alex Blake is not a replacement for Emily Prentiss. Looking at this from a view outside of the series, Paget Brewster wanted to leave; she wasn’t forced out. I assume the runners of the show sensed the imbalance of the leave, so to relieve that, they created a new female character which resulted in Jeanne Tripplehorn and her portrayal of Blake.
I didn’t warm up to her immediately, but overtime I’ve come to adore her. I personally feel like the writers did a fantastic job integrating Blake throughout the past seasons. She has something on this team that no one else has had — a genuine intellectual connection with Reid. Aside from Maeve, the only other person to match and reciprocate Reid’s levels of musings in a serious manner was Gideon. It’s refreshing to see that Blake is his equal in a sense but so entirely different. That’s just my opinion and like I said, we’re all entitled to have one and it’s alright if we feel differently.