Wednesday, March 28, 2012

|SPOILER| Ask Ausiello

Question: Got any more scoop on who Jane will be hooking up with in The Mentalist season finale?! Is it anyone currently on the show, or someone new? —Colonelz
Ausiello: Someone new and, as of this writing, still not cast. The character, named, ahem, Lorelai, is a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who is described as a bimbo with a heart of gold — minus the bimbo part. She actually possesses great intelligence and depth, and Jane quickly becomes smitten. So much so that Lorelai is scheduled to appear in the finale and return for at least five episodes next season.

Source: TV|Line.

Monday, March 26, 2012

|BTS| Robin Tunney, Simon Baker and Brighid Fleming

Robin with young actress Brighid Fleming behind the scenes of The Mentalist episode 4x22.

Simon Baker with actress Brighid Fleming.

Special thanks to: Robin's Green Shades & Alejandra!
Source: gotopbibi

|PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS| 4.21 - Ruby Slippers

THE MENTALIST Season 4 Episode 21 Ruby Slippers Photos : "Ruby Slippers" -- Jane (Simon Baker), Lison (Robin Tunney) and the CBI try to locate the killer of a charred corpse found in an alley outside a cabaret featuring female impersonators, on THE MENTALIST on Thursday, April 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Source: Robin's Green Shades and seat42f

|PROMO| 4.19 - Pink Champagne on Ice

Source: SFewTimeB

|SPOILER| Casting News

Casting is already underway for Season 5 of The Mentalist. They are casting a new recurring female role who will be a potential love interest for Patrick Jane called Loralei.

Source: SpoilerTV

Thursday, March 22, 2012

|SPOILER| Season Finale - Synopsis


Thursday, May 17

After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.

Source: TV|Line.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

|SPOILER| Robin Tunney says to expect even darker turns this season

In last season’s incredibly gripping finale, Patrick killed a man he thought was Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and child. It turns out he was wrong, and Tunney says to expect even darker turns in this series.

“Everyone starts doubting whether Patrick himself is Red John, or whether he has a connection to him – except for me. Lisbon is always on his side! It starts to seem like he’s losing his mind. An FBI agent begins seeing the holes in his story, and a lot of old characters come back.

“Nobody’s letting me in on it but I hope Patrick isn’t Red John, because that would make me the worst detective in the world. You do need to doubt him, and it’s a clever route to go down, but if Simon were Red John, a lot of women would be very upset!”

It’s been a long and interesting journey for Robin Tunney, since those childhood Chicago dreams of acting success. And while it’s nice to now have financial and professional security, she also looks back fondly on earlier parts and her younger self.

“The movie business has changed a lot,” she says. “They don’t make as many and there aren’t a lot of great roles, especially for women. I’m 39 – I’m not going to be in a superhero movie, and those are what they’re making now.

“On The Mentalist I play a more interesting character than I’d ever get in a movie nowadays, and I’m lucky to have it. It’s made me a better actor and there’s a feeling of consistency, which I’ve never had. I’ve bounced from job to job, which is fun but only when you’re young.

“But then you might be flipping channels and come across something from the past that you’re proud of. Niagara, Niagara, for which I won an award at Venice. Or Deb in Empire Records – people still love that film. I enjoyed doing it, and when I see it or people talk to me about it, I feel proud.

“Empire Records and The Craft were big movies for teenagers; now those kids are in their thirties and still want to talk about them. And it’s cool to have been part of someone’s adolescence. A lot of girls who felt like outcasts identified with Deb, and I’m proud of that.”

Read complete interview where Robin Tunney quite hilariously talks about her Irish heritage: Irish Independent interview.
Special thanks to: @RobinTunneyBlog and @McManusDarragh
Source: Robin's Green Shades

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

|PRESS RELEASE| 4.20 - Something's Rotten in Redmund


Samaire Armstrong Returns as Summer, Cho’s Informant/Girlfriend

CHEAT TWEET: Is it a boy or a girl? Rigsby nervously waits for the birth of his child on 2nite’s t TeMentalist 10pmET/PT

Something’s Rotten in Redmund” — Jane and the CBI try to determine who would have reason to kill a popular English teacher. Meanwhile, Cho and Summer hide their relationship from Lisbon, and Rigsby gets a special delivery, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, April 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


Simon Baker (Patrick Jane)
Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon)
Tim Kang (Kimball Cho)
Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby)
Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt)


Emily Bergl (Ms. Marina Austin)
Tom Maden (Billy Ryan)
David DeLuise (Mr. Ed Loeland)
Matt McCoy (Principal Snyder)
Lincoln Castellanos (Jeremiah)
Kristina Apgar (Lindy Hayes)
Vincent Martella (Martin Klubock)
Sophie Kargman (Rachel Freeman)
Augie Duke (Krista)
Ciera Payton (Angel)
Kent Avenido (Luis)
Emma Jacobson-Sive (Rude mother)
Jennifer Echols (Principal’s secretary)
Samaire Armstrong (Summer)
Mark Horatio (Mark Daughtery)
Eric Isenhower (Marcellus)

WRITTEN BY: Rebecca Cutter
DIRECTED BY: Guy Ferland

Source: CBS Press Express.

|SPOILER| The title of episodes 4.23 and 4.24 (Season Finale)


The (current) title for episode 4.23 of The Mentalist is "Red Rover, Red Rover", written by Tom Szentgyorgyi. The episode will be linked with the season finale, but will air in a different night. The Season Finale, episode 4.24, will be called "The Crimson Hat" and, of course, is written by series creator Bruno Heller.

Don't forget to follow the awesome Ashley Gable (my favorite writer) on twitter: @Ashley_Gable.

Source: The Mentalist Writer.

Friday, March 9, 2012

|SPOILER| 4.22 - So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper


Episode 4.22 of The Mentalist will be called "So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper". Written by the greatest Ashley Gable.

Source: Spoiler TV.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

|PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS| 4.20 - Something's Rotten In Redmund

"Something's Rotten In Redmund" - The CBI team tries to determine who would have reason to kill a popular English teacher, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, April 5.

Source: TVEquals.

|PRESS RELEASE| 4.19 - Pink Champagne on Ice


CHEAT TWEET: Find out what connection a magician from Jane’s past has 2 a casino worker’s murder on #theMentalist 3/29 10pmET/PT

Pink Champagne on Ice” — While investigating the murder of a casino employee, Jane runs into a stage magician he used to tour with during his time as a mentalist and discovers he is hiding a shocking secret, on THE MENTALIST on Thursday, March 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


Simon Baker (Patrick Jane)
Robin Tunney (Teresa Lisbon)
Tim Kang (Kimball Cho)
Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby)
Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt)


Andrew Rothenberg (Jack Hellion)
Jackie Debatin (Trish)
Christopher Backus (Vincent)
Niko Nicotera (Skiddy)
Christopher Judge (Dante Holmes)
Jay Acovone (Nicky Shaw)
Rachel Perry (Holly Danvers)
Rod Rowland (Bartender)
Marianne Muellerleile (Manager’s wife)
E. E. Bell (Manager)
Cook (Paul Haber)

WRITTEN BY: Eoghan Mahony
DIRECTED BY: David Von Ancken

Source: CBS Press Express.

|PROMO| 4.18 - Ruddy Cheeks

Source: TheRedBlog.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

|SPOILER| Bruno Heller Delivers the Scoop: Will Jane Get Busted By the FBI?

Bruno Heller, Simon Baker.
It may seem like the crime of the week, but it's really much more. On this Thursday's episode of CBS's The Mentalist, FBI agent Susan Darcy (Catherine Dent) is back on the scene and conducting an investigation into the murder of a woman whose family has statehouse connections. The foxy Fed will ask Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) for his assistance on the case but not because she really needs his sleuthing. Darcy suspects Jane has not been honest with her about Red John and she wants a chance to observe him in action. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the show's creator, Bruno Heller, about this dicey development. Will Darcy learn Jane's secret — that he didn't really kill Red John? Will this nosey nuisance end up dead?

TV Guide Magazine: This is the first time you've directed an episode of The Mentalist. You also wrote this one. So we're guessing it's a biggie.
Heller: It's a very strong episode that has Susan Darcy intent on finding out exactly what Jane's been up to, which gives us a chance to further develop their relationship. Jane thinks he's the smartest guy in the room, and he's probably right, but he doesn't see Darcy — who is the second smartest one in the room — as a real concern. But, as he will discover, a smart and relentless women with slightly the wrong idea can become a real foe. Jane's greatest sin — his fatal flaw — is arrogance.

TV Guide Magazine: In the last Darcy episode, the Red John plot took another freaky turn with the murder of that morgue attendant — to the point where it doesn't seem Jane is making any headway at all. Is he starting to think he might never triumph over this guy?
Heller: Jane and the audience are coming to the gradual realization that this is a much larger task than it seemed at first. It's like those Amazon tribesmen who throw spears at passing airplanes, then come to realize those planes are the seeds of a much larger civilization that is coming down on them. This isn't Jane against one pathetic loser who is hiding out in a basement somewhere. He's not fighting the Green River Killer. He's fighting Moriarty.

TV Guide Magazine: But he's not getting any closer. Or is he?
Heller: Oh, he's getting closer, all right. But that, too, is a problem. The closer you get to the prize, the more fearful and daunting the denouement can be. Jane is a hunter and a relentless one. Finding that morgue attendant wrapped in plastic didn't discourage him. It was a sign Red John was close. As terrifying as that is, it's also thrilling and keeps him on the hunt. There's an element of delusion here, as there is with all hunters or fishermen. You always think, no matter how many times you fail, that the next time you will succeed. Otherwise you wouldn't keep trying.

TV Guide Magazine: It seems Darcy is really asking for it. Will her inquiring mind land her on Red John's victim list?
Heller: [Laughs] I'm not at liberty to answer that.

TV Guide Magazine: Would she be in Jane's face like this if Red John hadn't secretly taken video of her? This seems more about her than it is about Jane.
Heller: It's very much about Darcy and the questions raised in her previous episode. It's all been percolating in her brain and she concludes that someone is lying here and she thinks it's Jane. If it is Jane, why is he lying and what is he lying about? And what precisely is his relationship with Red John? She puts those pieces together and comes up with an answer that is...dangerous.

Source: TV Guide.
Thanks Ale and Chibs for the heads up!

|PROMO| 4.17 - Cheap Burgundy - CBS 2

Source: Spoiler TV.

Friday, March 2, 2012

|PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS| 4.19 - Pink Champagne on Ice

"Pink Champagne on Ice" - Jane and the CBI travel to the middle of the desert to find the murderer of a casino employee. Guest-starring Christopher Judge, on THE MENTALIST on Thursday, March 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).

Source: TVEquals.

|PROMO| 4.17 - Cheap Burgundy - CBS & CTV

Source: moon0xygen & televisionpromos.