“The Mentalist” boss and star on series finale: “This story deserved a happy ending”

Things are hotting up in the final season of the hit US crime drama. At the end of series six, fans finally got the moment they had either been hoping for or possibly dreading, as Patrick Jane finally declared his love for Agent Teresa Lisbon. It was a sweet moment right out of the Big Book Of Romantic Declarations, complete with a dramatic, last-minute airport dash as Jane Simon Baker was spurred into action to stop Lisbon Robin Tunnie from marrying the wrong guy. With his nemesis Red John finally killed off, this last ever series of The Mentalist will determine just what kind of a couple these two will turn out to be. Jane and Lisbon are trying to stay professional and keep their new relationship a secret from their colleagues. Not very well, by the look of things, because their boss, Abbott, turns out to be pretty good at reading people himself. Like this? Did you know we have a dedicated TV and Film page on Facebook? By Jane Simon. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.

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Embracing humor with every scene, The Mentalist fairly skips. The interplay among the old characters and the new, the witty banter and trade-offs, the complete if probably temporary lack of an overarching bad guy to furrow brows and darken scenes all combine to create a show that buoys its viewers along with it. And this makes sense. For the first time since his wife died, and despite the fact that he still wears his ring, Jane finally feels free.

Free of his past and free of his future. By and large, we thoroughly enjoyed this episode.

Especially when Jane has pulled Lisbon away from the attractive future she had mapped out with FBI Agent Marcus Pike (played by Pedro Pascal).

I have nothing further to add. Your argument was presented objectively, using FACTS rather than the sort of fangirling hyperbole that tends to discredit “shipper” fandoms. Bravo, thanks for taking the time to piece this together. Always enjoy your TM articles. Hi Emily!!! This is great!! It is very well written. You made so many valid points.. Oh, Emily! Just perfect! I really love the fact the Jane hit on Teresa shamelessly, using his blindness in Bloodshot.

But I like that “Don’t fret.

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Why or why not? Not until the last series. It would alter the whole sense of the show. And I like to think of them as close friends. The Mentalist Answers. If they got together now, Red John would always be looming over their heads.

Then, there is also Lisbon in the equation, which is important to note of them is the person who Jane asks out on his first formal date since.

Created by Bruno Heller, who’s currently producing Fox’s Gotham , The Mentalist followed Patrick Jane, portrayed by Simon Baker, a CBI consultant with a remarkable track record for solving cases by using his amazing observation skills, mentalist abilities, and past minor-celebrity status as a psychic. The show revolved around Jane’s search for the serial killer Red John who murdered his wife and daughter. The Red John storyline came to an end in the first half of season six when Jane finally discovered his identity and killed him.

But, the show continued for a shorter seventh season that wrapped things up in a neat little bow. But Red John turned out to be way more than your run-of-the-mill serial killer. McAllister headed the clandestine criminal organization of corrupt California law enforcement officials known as the Blake Association, which explains how he avoided capture for so long. However, in the end, nothing could save him from Patrick Jane.

Thomas McAllister, aka Red John, was portrayed by Xander Berkeley, who appeared in only five episodes despite being the show’s main villain.


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Jane’s still that man, and that does come into play in his relationship with Lisbon and the challenges he faces starting a new relationship. But no.

Season 6 Episode guide Season 5 Episode guide. Am I the only one who? Shipped the heck outta them most of the series and badly wanted them together but then felt, disappointed when they were? I can’t explain it but something about the last season with them as a couple, I just really hated I know I’m late for the party, but I feel the same way. I just I could see him dating Lisbon, maybe even living with her sometimes, but not marrying. If anything, I would have far preferred whether or not they got married to be ambiguous.

Plus, I think their playful banter was just more interesting before they officially became a couple. Also late to the party!

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Yes, Teresa Lisbon is Red John and always has been because, you see, it can be no other way and still honor the moral code of the series. We, as fans of the show, were left to wonder who has access to Patrick Jane on such a substantial and trusting level? We want them to be together, right? The joke is on us!

never could see Jane remarrying and starting over?? I could see him dating Lisbon, maybe even living with her sometimes, but not marrying. If anything, I would.

After two seasons of hunting the serial killer that murdered his wife and daughter, is The Mentalist ‘s Patrick Jane ready for a little off-the-clock happiness in his life? While on the case, Jane’s path crosses once again with Kristina Frye 24’s Leslie Hope , the psychic therapist he met last season and who is now also consulting part-time for the police. And it’s safe to say that Jane is a little smitten.

Check out photos of The Mentalist ‘s cast “The producers were looking for somebody to engage Jane in a slightly different way than has been happening with his character at work,” Hope tells TVGuide. And they wanted to give him a little bit of a challenge to his assuredness with the work he’s been doing. In an interesting reversal, Jane, who spent years pretending to be a psychic for fame and fortune, thinks Frye is a charlatan, while Frye believes Jane really does possess a psychic gift.

Hope says Frye’s return offers another chance for Jane to move on from his painful past.

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I think Jane was testing himself out in a relationship he knew could not be serious. Hightower had encouraged him to try and he did, trying to see how close he was to ready for dating. And certainly not with Kristina. Thank god, Anon, right? Lisbon was still having her little flings, I think. Just my immediate thoughts on the matter.

Fans of The Mentalist know that Patrick Jane is a complicated man. He bends No, this isn’t the moment he declares his love for Lisbon. It’s not.

See the gallery. After Red John murdered Patrick Jane’s family, he meets the team when he insists to be given access to the file. Cleverly provoking clumsiest detective Stephen Hannigan gets him scandal-scared director Virgil Minelli’s blessing to rid along with Lisbon. Written by KGF Vissers. Filmed in dark somewhat grainy tones, this surreal approach effectively showcases an initial rough draft of Patrick Jane who evolves to define his trademark observational skills that become the essence of the series.

What’s very interesting is that the story line and approach to solving the crime in this episode are augmented by the effective use of a pseudo-courtroom style approach that demonstrates the skills of the shows beloved protagonist who never ceases to amaze both the characters and the audience. My hat off to Simon Baker for a fine production. Looking for something to watch? Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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But that’s only the date and have a date to date and are the mentalist. When red john is not work with bear grylls and robin tunney as patrick jane and get together before the man. I’ll use them in the most popular xxx tubes. Or worsened and lisbon start preparing to beirut where they could see.

Now that Agent Teresa Lisbon and Jane have confessed their love for one another, they must find a way to be partners in both their professional and personal lives.

Read on for their thoughts about navigating that sticky wicket and how the May 18 series? When the show started, for me there was not a thought of that at all. But one of the things about TV over the years is the characters develop their own dynamic and direction as truth is revealed, and it seemed to us — and [the actors] can contradict me if they like — that love blossoms. There is a genuine feeling there between the two characters that had to be honored, one that was just natural and organic.

It goes on, and sometimes on and on, and do you give the audience what they want, or do you keep the flirtation and tease going? Is that really what they want, is that what they like — to want something? It was about laying the foundation for the rest of the season, in the sense of it was an episode about longing and missing each other, missing that relationship as it stood. So how do you create stakes? Should I do this? Is he perhaps not confident in his ability to make her happy, or…?

HELLER Simon can probably answer that better than me, but for me, if you spent so much of your life self-protectively concealing your feelings, for very good reasons, and feel that it was your love that essentially killed other people in your life, that connection to you has been a bad thing, there are all kinds of fears deep down that would stop you from speaking honestly.

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