Will The Mentalist's Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) make it down the aisle with FBI agent Craig O'Laughlin (Eric Winter) by season's end? The show will keep fans — and third wheel Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) — guessing all the way through May's two-hour, Red John-themed finale.
"As the season draws to an end, the wedding day looms," teases executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi, who promises a resolution before the summer break. "You're going to see invitations handed out with interesting ramifications, and possibly even a rehearsal dinner." Amanda claims even she hasn't been told if the wedding will go down, though strongly suspects, "It's going to end all sorts of wrong."
Szentgyorgyi shoots down fan speculation that O'Laughlin will be revealed as serial killer Red John. "Anyone as good-looking as this guy has no need to slaughter women and paint their toenails with blood," says the exec.
But that doesn't mean the groom can't be taken out by Red John, as Amanda fears. "I haven't heard Eric's coming back next season, and he hasn't, either," she says. "So when you put all the pieces together, maybe something really bad's going to happen to him... And she'll run back to Rigsby."