Did The Mentalist’s Patrick Jane finally go too far? Last season, the naughty-boy crime solver, played by Simon Baker, staged the murders of his CBI cohorts Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) as part of an elaborate scheme to catch serial slayer Red John. And now that has him in trouble with the FBI. Make that double trouble.
Two new characters have joined the hit series. Senior FBI agent Alexa Schultz (Polly Walker) and her second-in-command Gabe Mancini (Ivan Sergei) and they are determined to mess with Jane in every way possible, "Agent Schultz is extremly smart and domineering and has an almost clinical eye for other people's faults and weaknesses in other words, she's the perfect match for Jane," says creator Bruno Heller. "He, in turn can't trust her, because he believes Red John has someone planted in the upper levels of the FBI."
Agent Mancini is "exactly the kind of guy Jane doesn't like-handsome, authoriratian, charming." notes Heller, "And it doesn’t help that Gabe has a thing for Lisbon and she, despite her best efforts to hide it, clearly has a thing for him. That will certainly have Jane on edge!" This fall's big arc has Jane battling the two Feds for the right to grill Red John's captured accomplice, Lorelei (Emmanuelle Chriqui).
But this week, Jane has a much more pressing issue when his daughter, murdered many years ago, suddenly appears before him! Is she an impostor? A figment of his imagination? "It’s an incredibly moving episode," promises Heller, "The fans are going to love it." - Michael Logan
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Special thanks to @JaneXLisbon for the transcript!