Elle Greenaway was a staple of the present ranging from the very first episode. Within the pilot, Elle helped the BAU seize a potential suspect. She additionally shot the present’s very first unsub, Tim Vogel aka the Seattle Strangler. (However, hey, he tried to kill Gideon first.) After that case, Elle joined the BAU and was an excellent addition to the crew. Sadly, issues didn’t stay good for very lengthy.
Within the Season 1 finale, an unsub shot Elle after breaking into her residence. Paramedics ultimately discovered Elle and had been in a position to revive her, however she was left with psychological scars. Within the premiere episode of Season 2, Elle returned to work — however her fellow BAU members weren’t satisfied she was prepared.
By the fifth episode of Season 2, Elle began going right into a downward spiral. She let her feelings get the very best of her and confronted an unsub prematurely, which ultimately led to him being let off. She then adopted him to his condo and shot him in chilly blood. Within the subsequent episode, Elle resigned from the FBI completely, thus disappearing from the present.