Simon Baker

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  • Birth Name: Simon Baker-Denny
  • Birth Place: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/30/1969, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Ask Matt: Finales (Castle, Mentalist), Penny Dreadful, Cancellation Fallout

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Question: Last week, you wrote about how producers "often — too often, to be honest — try to end their seasons with a bang ... in hopes of stimulating interest for when they return several months later." I understand the reasoning, and it definitely worked for me with Person of Interest — it was game-changing and left me very curious to see how it goes, but satisfying. However I had the opposite reaction to Castle, which looked to be heading for a good place to pause with a minor game-changer (Mr. & Mrs. Castle), even got some nice wedding emotion going, and then threw in a ridiculous "dun-dun-dun" moment which had zero emotional impact as no one believes Castle could be dead. Most of these cliffhangers now seem to me like cheap tricks, a shyster trying to "buy" your viewing next fall, while moving the story to a new level seems a legitimate way of keeping interest and far more likely to have a good payoff in terms of the story next year. Anyway, it led me to wonder are there any "cliffhangers" of the past that you remember with pleasure and/or satisfaction, or is it only the game-changers that stand out in your mind? As always, thanks for an interesting column. — Elle

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VIDEO: Blue Bird

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Blue Bird
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Length: 18:53:20
Aired: 5/18/2014

In the sixth season finale, a new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C. with Marcus Pike, giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action. watch

VIDEO: Blue Bird [HD]

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Blue Bird [HD]
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Length: 43:00
Aired: 5/18/2014

In the season six finale, a new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for D.C., giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her. watch

Videos

The Mentalist: Vultures
The Missing Scene: You Can't Leave Me
The Mentalist: Season 5
The Lodger

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Native Planet TV Show Series, Host
2010 Ng Error Movie, Actor - Howard Hendricks
2010 Grammy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 The Killer Inside Me Movie, Actor - Howard Hendricks
2009 61st Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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Watch This Tonight: The Mentalist

Will Jane finally admit he's got the hots for Lisbon?

On Sunday's season finale of The Mentalist, a new lead in a cold case forces Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to postpone her plans to relocate. The good news? This gives Jane (Simon Baker) time to consider his feelings for Lisbon. What will he decide?

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The Mentalist Finale: Robin Tunney and Simon Baker Discuss Lisbon's "Big Decision"

The moment Mentalist fans have been waiting for for six seasons has arrived. Will Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon's (Robin Tunney) professional partnership finally turn into something more on Sunday's season finale?

Well ... that's up to Lisbon to decide. Her options: Accompany new boyfriend Marcus Pike (Pedro Pascal) to Washington, D.C. and accept his marriage proposal, or stay behind with Jane, who hasn't exactly tried to sweep her off her feet.

"It's a big decision," Tunney tells TVGuide.com. read more

Exclusive Mentalist Sneak Peek: Why Is Jane Under Arrest?

The Mentalist's Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) isn't one for sentimental speeches, but it looks like he might have to pull one out of his hat in order to convince Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to stay.

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Exclusive Mentalist Sneak Peek: Jane and Co. Create a (Hilarious) Diversion

On Sunday's episode of The Mentalist, Jane (Simon Baker) and the crew uncover a vast human smuggling ring after an encounter with a suspicious-looking stranger. But how can they prove who's involved?

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Which Bubble Shows Would You Save?

Do you want to see a romance play out between Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) on The Mentalist? Have you not heard enough original music from ABC's Nashville? read more

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