CBS’ long-running procedural bid farewell to one of its own in Wednesday’s episode, killing off rookie agent Michelle Vega (Josie Loren) while she accompanied the … But several people have noted that with “Brown Shag Carpet” we have come up with the ugliest title. I was leaving such a wonderful cast and crew, but I wasn’t prepared for the sadness and loss I felt for Michelle Vega, who I thought was a beautiful and strong character. "The Mentalist" airs Sundays on CBS at 10 p.m. EST. Sadly, it was always the plan to kill her off. The Mentalist airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father about the murder. Mentalist: 12-28-2014 “The Silver Briefcase” Jane suspects that an army colonel killed his own wife—even though another man was convicted of the deed. And that’s mine, of course! TVLINE | And with Jane saying, “I can’t do this anymore…,” have we seen him work his last case? TVLINE | For Cho, will this galvanize him in this new role of responsibility, or will it shake him a bit? Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father, Steve (guest star WILLIAM FORSYTHE), about the murder. A flashback to Patrick's first day with the CBI: he arrives to ask for evidence in the Red John investigation, and winds up helping the team solve the murder of a judge's son. Did they have a future together? Wylie’s certainly one of the people feeling it most keenly, and who’s freshest to this experience. Episode 44 Season 2, Episode 21: 18-5-4 It was a big deal for me and I was happy to play it. Do not read this story if you have not watched Sunday's game-changing episode of "The Mentalist. For instance, things were starting to progress with Wylie. To complete the story, we wanted to close the circle. Patrick Jane (series star SIMON BAKER), an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation and psychological manipulation. John Travolta and Ella's Sweetest Father-Daughter Moments, Kelly Ripa Talks Son Joaquin's Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Struggle, Chrissy Teigen Talks Heartbreaking Moment She Suffered Pregnancy Loss, Black Celebs Who Took a Stand, From Muhammad Ali to Beyoncé, The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime Performance: Everything We Know. Because the network had told us it was the last season, we knew we were going to go back to the beginning and revisit the world of a traumatic loss. TVLINE | Josie, can you clarify what all Vega was agreeing to with Wylie before she died? And though we had captured Red John and put that part of the story behind us, we knew we wanted to go back to that world — and that would involve killing someone. Directed by Chris Long. SZENTGYORGYI | Three words? He has to somehow come to terms with that. CBI criminal consultant and former sham psychic Patrick Jane is closing in on the elusive serial killer Red John - who murdered Jane's family years before. The team's main villain Red John has finally been captured after hunting him down for several seasons. Patrick Jane has managed to amass a lot of enemies throughout the years and one of them is out for revenge on the all new The Mentalist episode airing on Thursday, November 11. Armed with a list of seven suspects (confirmed by the diabolical killer himself), Jane and the CBI team will narrow down the list in Season Six, while simultaneously solving the state's most serious crimes. Jane used the … In the episode Throwing Fire, the date of a flashback to a teenage Jane is given as 1986. But at the same time, it worked out really well in terms of being available for pilot season. Lisbon cleared her throat. I had never even come close to dying on camera and at first, when I got the episode, it was intimidating. Vega’s death was the catalyst for the last episodes and the last steps for Jane. Tell us your thoughts by tweeting Philiana Ng at @insidethetube, and don’t forget that #ETnow hashtag! Jane's date of birth is unclear. LOREN | It’s funny you ask that because when we were shooting the scene, I was originally playing it very Vega-esque — she isn’t really demonstrative, she doesn’t flirt with him — because I wasn’t too clear on what exactly she was agreeing to, as you said. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father, Steve (guest star WILLIAM FORSYTHE), about the murder. THE MENTALIST (CBS) - Jane knows a killer when he sees one! Yet. The Mentalist 5x02 Jane drinks Belladona in victim's house and faints in the kitchen. She is the daughter of Don Bowman. With Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman. Jul 19, 2014 - Explore Andrea Mendez's board "The Mentalist", followed by 208607 people on Pinterest. CBS’ long-running procedural bid farewell to one of its own in Wednesday’s episode, killing off rookie agent Michelle Vega (Josie Loren) while she accompanied the team on a routine chase. February 4 2015, 6:00 PM PST. Boo: ... Too bad if the bait gets killed. The Gifted, American Dad, NCIS, American Horror Story, The Orville, Family Guy, Constantine, Stan Against Evil, People of Earth. LOREN | I know…. FBI Agent Susan Darcy requests Jane to join her on a case. Was it always the endgame for the character of Michelle Vega when she was introduced at the start of the season? December 8, 2013, 11:01 PM. Jane’s saying, “I can’t risk losing you and can’t get hurt again,” and Lisbon’s saying, “I can’t quit my job. TVLINE | Interesting. Jane/Lisbon/Cho/Rigsby's scene. Directed by John Behring. Szentgyorgyi: How can we go forward? TVLINE | Josie, what did you know and when did you know it, regarding Vega’s fate? It was a secret for a while. What we wanted was someone who would bring to the fore both the risks of the work — how people can die even when they’re brave and smart and careful, as Vega was — as well as the idea that beginning a relationship, recommitting himself to love and to life, was going to have risks. 's Live From the Red Carpet After 14 Years, Legacies EP Breaks Down Musical Episode's Biggest Surprises, Including [Spoiler]'s Emotional Cameo, WandaVision Boss on the Mystery of Who's Broadcasting Wanda's Sitcom, Ken Jennings' Interim Jeopardy! With just three episodes left to air, CBS’ The Mentalist this Wednesday night pulled the trigger on a catalytic final story arc for Patrick Jane, by killing off FBI Agent Michelle Vega. See more ideas about the mentalist, patrick jane, simon baker. Patrick Jane: Well, that's good. When a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the killer. His love for Lisbon meant risking losing Lisbon, just as he lost his wife and daughter, so for us the death of Vega was a way to really bring that home. Is there a lot of push and pull between the two of them now that they’re at a standstill in their relationship? When we were planning the season over the summer, there were two things we wanted to do. We wanted to create what had been Jane’s situation at the start of the show, which was him struggling to deal with a death, and show the rest of the cast dealing with a similar thing. LOREN | And I could not be happier that I got to be that person! They catch Bauer’s in-laws red-handed planting hairs in the car. A girl is found stabbed to death in a forest and her amnesiac best friend is the prime suspect, although Patrick has doubts and attempts to jog her memory. Three years earlier, Jane used … ... We see Denise stabbing his wife and him saying she was a different person. TVLine spoke with showrunner Tom Szentgyorgyi, as well as Vega’s portrayer, Josie Loren, about uncorking this sad twist, why it has hit Jane so hard, and what fans can expect from the series finale (airing Feb. 18). SZENTGYORGYI | No. By Jane is depicted as abou… But Lisbon is the love of his life, and the risk to her and the risk to him, the risk loving brings with it, is utmost in his mind now. Spoiler Alert! We wanted it to be like everything was just starting for Vega, and then death comes. 's Marina Squerciati Talks Burgess' Life-Altering…, List: The 25 Saddest, Most Soul-Crushing TV Episodes of All Time. On tonight’s episode called, “The Silver Briefcase,” Jane [Simon Baker] crosses paths with a powerful military colonel and gets inspired to reopen a closed case involving the murder of the colonel’s wife. Those of us who were planning episodes, there was a mild sense of regret but our head told us no, we never pulled back. Jane, of course, does not like this at all, so he escapes then tells Abbott that he has a list of names of members of … Though a new recruit to the team, Vega’s tragic death in the line of duty has sparked something in Jane, whose tie to law enforcement as of late has been tenuous. Tonight on CBS The Mentalist returns with an all new Sunday December 28, season 7 episode 5 and we have your weekly recap below. Some will deal with it well, some will deal with it not well. "GET AN AMBULANCE!" I feel bad. By signing up, you agree to our Were they on the same romantic page, or…? Jane's attention turned back to Lisbon. SZENTGYORGYI | I don’t want to give away too much, but you’re going to see some very specific responses. Szentgyorgyi: It’s what brings what was always lurking to the surface. Full Episodes, Reviews, Slider, Top 10 ... She gets in the car with Wylie in the disguise. Was this the straw that breaks the camel’s back? He brings out the lightness in her, he makes her laugh. The season consisted of 24 episodes. In the series finale, White Orchids, the birth date given on his marriage license is September 16, 1974. The penultimate episode is titled “Brown Shag Carpet,” and the last episode is called “White Orchids.”. To play that death scene, it was emotional to say the least. TVLINE | Come finale night, Feb. 18, do those two episodes feed into each other, or are they just two episodes that happen to be airing on the same night? California Bureau of Investigation consultant Patrick Jane (Simon Baker in his Emmy®-nominated role) has a blatant lack of police protocol, but is self-assured and driven to uncover the truth. If you like TVLine, you'll LOVE our weekly newsletter. The season finale of "The Mentalist" was everything fans hoped for. With Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman. While investigating the murder of a firefighter, Patrick loses his memory after nearly being drowned by the killer. He cares for Vega, and one of the nice things in this last stretch of episodes is seeing how warm and real that relationship felt. SZENTGYORGYI | No, no…. And given his history, he might be reluctant to undertake such risks. Watch your favourite FOX TV shows in the UK on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk NOW TV, TVPlayer. I thought, “How am I going to do this and honor this script that’s so well-written in this pivotal point in the show’s history?” It was the last scene that I shot on my very last day. - Fred, the man who abducted Jane, is shot and killed by his accomplice, Rachel. Read full article. 4.2 / … He’s the yin to her yang. All rights When a media mogul is murdered, Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate cult leader Bret Stiles (guest star Malcolm McDowell), who may have had an axe to grind following the publication of a critical story about his group. Lisbon has a confrontation with Philo, leaving her furious and convinced he is, in fact, the murderer. It was a surprise and a shock, and like someone was being ripped from us. Stint Ends Soon — Should GOAT…, The CW Renews The Flash, Walker, Batwoman, Riverdale Plus 8 Others, Chicago P.D. When a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the killer. WATCH: 'The Mentalist' Star Simon Baker Gets a Star on the Walk of Fame. On the last episode the team … And then the director led me in the direction of, “No, you’re giving him an open door without being over the top about it, being as casual as possible.” Wylie is someone that she grew to really enjoy. Josie Loren: Considering these were the last 13 episodes of The Mentalist, when I was told about the death in episode 10 – and in that phone call I was told about her story line – I thought it was great. Loren: Wylie and Vega were drifting toward something more a little bit more than friendship and I think if Vega and Wylie had a whole season, I think it would have been very clear that Wylie was perfect for Vega. Matt Webb Mitovich / I had the best time. TVLINE | Can you elaborate a bit on Jane’s reaction, his speech to Lisbon in that closing scene? The third season of The Mentalist premiered on September 23, 2010 and concluded with its 2-hour season finale on May 19, 2011. TVLINE | Can you give me three words to describe the series finale? What was that day like filming the sequence at the diner where Vega was fatally shot? He yelled as Cho started running towards the front door. Loren: It was very difficult. Patrick Jane: Oh. The following contains spoilers from this week’s episode of The Mentalist. They say I raped and murdered a guy, stabbed him to death. The Mentalist E5 of 23 ... A woman is stabbed to death and her body discovered in a forest, and suspicion falls on her missing friend, who has seemingly fled the scene. Tom Szentgyorgyi: Yes. The following contains spoilers from this week’s episode of The Mentalist. Were it not for intermittent coughing, he might have fallen asleep. Szentgyorgyi: That was the idea. People die with tickets to the movies that night and lunch plans. ® & © 2021 CBS Studios Inc. © 2021 CBS Television Distribution and CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. It’s nice because he is such a contrast to who she is, she almost needs people like Wylie in her life. But most importantly, Jane and Lisbon got married in a solemn and beautiful wedding attended by their closest friends and family. Jane’s character was born out of trauma, in effect. Szentgyorgyi: I think and hope that fans will be deeply satisfied. However, the timeline of the series better matches the 1969 birth date. TVLINE | Tom, once this was announced as the final season, did you know you’d want to kill someone off to activate Jane’s final journey? How do you think this will affect Jane and Lisbon? Directed by Randy Zisk. As was intended, everyone kind of loved Michelle Vega, which was what we wanted. They didn’t want me to be surprised. SZENTGYORGYI | They definitely feed into each other. That’s very much the challenge for Jane, who’s on this brand-new relationship with Lisbon that’s just starting but there’s always the cost of it being taken away and of him losing her. As The Mentalist approaches its two-hour Feb. 18 series finale, ETonline chatted with Loren and executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi about the unexpected death – a plan that was set and what this means for Jane and Lisbon’s now rocky future. You’re going to see everyone’s reactions. TVLINE | As sad as it is to leave the show, at least it frees you up right in time for pilot season. Lisbon and Jane suspect Darcy is hiding something and Lisbon urges Jane to tell her the truth about Red John. The person that we watched for seven years was shaped very much by violent death. Watch episodes of The Mentalist on FOX TV. Some of the actors came to me and said, “Are you really going to do this? Because I was debating with someone if the last episode would be “Black Out” — as in the absence of all color — or “White Out,” as in the presence of all color. And I called Josie because we wanted to be absolutely clear that when that news broke, it wasn’t a comment on her performance. Vega left a lot on the table. On The Mentalist Season 7 Episode 5, when Jane has suspicions about a military colonel he convinces Abbott to let him investigate the man's wife's murder despite the case being closed. Cho appeared in the doorway and shot the fleeing assailant. Simon Baker, Robin Tunney | Photo Credits: Colleen Hayes/CBS. LOREN | Yeah, it’s one of those things where it was so bittersweet — I would have loved to have done the full 13 episodes, because the cast and crew is just awesome. But because of where it left off and him being in his Wylie way, it was developing very slowly. Will fans be satisfied with where Lisbon and Jane end up? Episode 22 Jane’s been burned, he’s been terribly hurt and he knows that by declaring his love for Lisbon and by starting a relationship with her, he’s opening up the chance of getting hurt again. Patrick Jane is a character who was born with love, who became the person we know through the last seven years because he lost his wife and daughter. We wanted someone who would look at Jane through new eyes. Knowing where Vega would ultimately end up, what was your thought of her arc over these 10 episodes? They had drugged the wine that she was packing for her picnic with Barca and once they were both knocked out they stabbed her to death and left the knife in Barca’s hand. 2011-05-13T00:00:00Z Were there discussions through the season that Vega shouldn’t be killed off? That's why … WATCH: 'The Mentalist' Sneak Peek - Watch Jane Finally Meet Lisbon's Family! With just three episodes left to air, CBS’ The Mentalist this Wednesday night pulled the trigger on a … reserved.PMC Entertainment. After Jane snooped around the room where he was being held captive, he discovered a literal (almost) skeleton in Lazarus' closet: Lazarus' father's corpse. SZENTGYORGYI | Exactly — and that was also deliberate. A mother-of-six confessed to police, after her arrest for murder, that she drove her co-accused to see her ex-husband on the night he was fatally stabbed, but she denied murdering him. "As I was saying, twenty-three year old female stabbed and dumped in an alleyway…" Jane flopped onto the couch and soon found himself dozing off, not hearing a word Lisbon was saying. At the end the episode, Jane tells Lisbon that he can’t deal with her staying on the job and decides to leave. Boo: But it's not true. We wanted to introduce a new character, someone who would be new to Patrick Jane and knew nothing of his past and knew nothing of The Mentalist and the way he worked. TVLINE | Tom, are we going to see more of Wylie’s reaction in these last few episodes? They’re taken, mostly. When a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the killer. We decided that because Jane has already lost people who at that point were the most important people in the world to him, we didn’t want to revisit that, Job-like, by killing another good friend. This is what I do, this is what I am.” How that’s resolved is the principle topic. We watched Josie over the first couple performances and we were all taken with how immediately she was Michelle Vega. Patrick Jane: Well, yes. [WARNING: Spoilers ahead from Wednesday's episode, "Nothing Gold Can Stay."]. We like working with Vega!” We wanted death that felt like a [surprise], not a death foretold. SZENTGYORGYI | Very much. When he gets back to the United States, Abbott reneges on the deal and instead tries to set his own terms, which include stuff such as Jane basically being on a sort of probation which could be retracted at any time if he doesn't toe the line while working with the F.B.I. Jane sank to his knees next to her. LOREN | [Laughs] SZENTGYORGYI | We knew that we wanted in this last batch of episodes to sort of take the show back to the beginning. How about four — “All you’ve hoped for.”, HBO Gets In On GameStop Saga With Scripted Series In Development…, Measure of The Man: Tom Brady's Career Numbers Show His…, 'Romeo and Juliet': Jessie Buckley and Josh O'Connor Filmed a…, The Best Facial Toners For Every Skin Type, Copyright © 2021 TVLine Media, LLC. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jane didn’t know he was meeting Red John, and sadly neither did anybody else involved in The Mentalist. The synopsis for this week's episode "Forest Green" is as follows: "A woman's body is discovered near an affluent man's club, so Jane hobnobs with some upper-crust men in an attempt to find the murderer." Liz Raftery. His head quickly snapping to Cho. We see flashbacks, perhaps fabricated, of the murder, wherein the woman is stabbed in the gut: Blood runs down her leg as she silently screams. "Put on your happy face: Red John is dead. We haven’t seen Jane work his last case. In the episode Byzantium, the birth date on his driver's license is given as July 30, 1969. He drives and she changes out of her disguise outfit to time how long it takes to change. He’s only known Vega a short time, after all. The unexpected loss brought Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and the rest of the FBI team’s worlds to a halt. I thought it was very well thought out and frankly I was honored to be able to be that person for The Mentalist – that person that sets Jane to a different trajectory. When word spread throughout the cast when the script came out – we didn’t tell anyone what was going to happen – there was a real [call to] action. With Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman. Ryan Seacrest Drops the Mic, Exits E! The answer was, “Go… They wanted me to know going into it, and that I was to say nothing. JOSIE LOREN | Actually, the day before I started shooting the first episode, Tom called to let me know what was in store. The Mentalist Recently I told CFR that, between the USPS slowing down getting dvds, when I can find something Netflix actually has instead of sending it straight to the Saved queue, and of course not being able to go to the theater, I’m having trouble finding things I want to review. Although the CBI team agrees that Jane is a loose cannon, they can't help but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases. One of my favorite sayings is, “The price of love is loss.” Vega’s death was meant to bring that out to the point where no one could ignore, and force Jane and Lisbon to deal with it or not. Szentgyorgyi: It’s such a head and heart thing. They’re two stories, but they are very much a pair. TOM SZENTGYORGYI | Very much. TVLINE | And now she’s gone and devastated him by dying. Jane cuts her off when two hooded figures show up heading for the brother’s car. He pushed his hand to the stab wound attempting to stop the bleeding. 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