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