On Criminal Minds why did JJ leave?

I'm not asking why A.J. Cook left, I know she got fired when they didn't renew her contract because of budget cuts. I'm talking about the character of Jennifer Jareau. I know she got an offer from the Pentagon, and viewers found out in the second episode of the sixth season. But she said she didn't want to leave, and then at the end of the episode she did. I'm just not sure why, I thought they couldn't force her to go.

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  • jencsi
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    9 years ago
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    I pretty sure she was eventually forced to leave by Strauss who pretty much said she had to go to the new job or they would make her and they did. Guess she has more power than most. At the end J.J said this quote which sums up her feelings and the reason for her departure.

    JJ: I'm thankful for my years spent with this family, for everything we shared, every chance we had to grow. I'll take the best of them with me and lead by their example wherever I go. A friend told me to be honest with you, so here it goes. This isn't what I want, but I'll take the high road. Maybe it's because I look at everything as a lesson, or because I don't want to walk around angry, or maybe it's because I finally understand. There are things we don't want to happen, but have to accept. Things we don't want to know, but have to learn. And people we can't live without, but have to let go

    Source(s): T.V.com for the quote.
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    Source(s): Criminal Record Search Database : http://CriminalRecords.raiwi.com/?xbZf
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  • 9 years ago

    She went to work at the government's department of defence because it is "better" than the BAU and Strauss wanted her subordinate to take a career advancement

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