[Warning: This article contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Mentalist. Read at your own risk!]
Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt have left the building — for good.
Sunday's episode of The Mentalist marked a harrowing farewell to the characters played by Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti, who have been series regulars since the CBS drama debuted in 2008.
"I feel very satisfied that we gave the characters the conclusion that we did," Yeoman tells TVGuide.com. "We chose both the most satisfying but also the most practical way of ending their characters."
The Mentalist is officially saying goodbye to Wayne Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt.
Series regulars Owain Yeoman and Amanda Righetti will make their final appearances on Sunday's episode of the CBS drama, TVGuide.com has learned.
"It's a very exciting opportunity, I think, for fans to say their goodbyes to two beloved characters," Yeoman tells TVGuide.com about the episode. "It's a very dynamic episode. I think our show pushed the envelope. ... It felt very different than what we've done."
After a lengthy hiatus, The Mentalist returns Sunday with all new episodes — and Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) is once again going rogue.
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Meet the new Jane, same as the old Jane?
It's been three months that Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) been in (isolated) detention on The Mentalist — during which time he apparently couldn't find a decent razor — and Abbott (Rockmond Dunbar) and Fisher (Emily Swallow) are growing impatient, champing at the bit to have Jane join their ranks at the FBI. But there's only one problem: he won't work for them unless all his demands are met, and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) is the final holdout. Fisher takes a trip to Washington to personally recruit Lisbon, who's getting increasingly frustrated with the office politics at her desk job, and convinces her to at least hear Jane out.