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The sixth season of CBS' The Mentalist marked a turning point for the show, wrapping up the Red John story line and subsequently jumping ahead two years.

In this behind-the-scenes clip from the Season 6 DVD set, which hits shelves on Sept. 30, the show's cast and creators discuss the decision to have Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) finally kill his nemesis.

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"Rather than play games anymore, it felt like the audience was ready for a definitive statement," says creator Bruno Heller.

Adds Baker: "We'd gone with this story line for so long. I really felt like we'd played it out."

Actor Tim Kang, who plays Cho, recently confirmed via Twitter that the show's upcoming seventh season would be its last.

Check out additional commentary in the video below, exclusive to TVGuide.com:

The Mentalist Season 6 DVD is available Tuesday. The show will return with new episodes midseason.

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