TVLine has learned exclusively that original castmembers Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman will be leaving the CBS procedural toward the end of Season 6 (premiering Sept. The departures of colleagues and sometime-lovers Van Pelt and Rigsby will likely tie into this fall’s unmasking of Red John, a six-year-old mystery whose resolution is poised to set the show on a new course.
Ã¢ÂÂWhite as the Driven SnowÃ¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ Grace is kidnapped by the killer who has been hunting former CBI members, but when the prime suspect appears to have an airtight alibi, Jane must rely on all his skills to locate her before time runs out, on THE MENTALIST, Sunday, March 23 (Ã¢ÂÂ PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ÃÂ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. That harrowing development paves the way this Sunday for an “action-packed” swan song ‘s Amanda Righetti Teases ‘Surprise’ Send-Off For Van Pelt TVLine spoke with Yeoman about bidding the show adieu after nearly six seasons, having Rigsby go out with a bang, the “pairing” he’ll miss most and whether there’s a place for him in series creator Bruno Heller’s buzzy new project, TVLINE | Where does this Sunday’s episode pick up in relation to last week’s, where Wayne had just called Grace and then we saw someone come up behind her?
The episode had a great build-up with Jane facing off with a suspect that also makes her living analyzing personalities but the ending just fizzled.That's a huge emotional story, and that provided the heart of the episode. At the end of the day, we are a crime procedural and we can't really shortchange that.The challenge was combining all three of those into a satisfying story and still giving each storyline the weight and worth that it deserves.“Brown Shag Carpet” – Jane agrees to once again pretend to be a renowned psychic and be used as bait in an attempt to lure out a serial killer and give the FBI a chance to apprehend him, on THE MENTALIST, Wednesday, Feb. “White Orchids” – Lisbon accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy ending they’ve worked so hard to achieve, on the series finale of THE MENTALIST, Wednesday, Feb. Original cast members Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti return.This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it.