|Aired||November 30, 2014- February 18, 2015|
|Premiere||"Nothing But Blue Skies"|
|Slogan||"The Final Season"|
|Starring|| Simon Baker as Patrick Jane|
Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang as Kimball Cho
Rockmond Dunbar as Dennis Abbott
Joe Adler as Jason Wylie
Josie Loren as Michelle Vega
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Season 7 is the final season of The Mentalist and premiered on November 30, 2014.
On May 10th, 2014, The Mentalist was renewed for a seventh and final season.
The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. He also makes frequent use of his mentalist abilities to lead witnesses or offenders into offering the actual facts of the case, as known only to them.
Within the Bureau, Patrick Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Patrick Jane's role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents.
However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Patrick Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Patrick Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Patrick Jane is a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.
After defeating his nemesis and escaping the FBI last season, Jane returns to Austin, Texas to join the FBI as a consultant under a contract organized by FBI Agent Dennis Abbott. Last season, the CBI team of past find themselves being targeted by an unknown killer, revealed to be Richard Haibach and his sister. Wayne and Grace Rigsby also depart the show and return to California. Jane then finds himself confessing his love to Lisbon, who decides to leave for D.C. with her new boyfriend, FBI Agent Marcus Pike. Season 7 picks up two weeks later, following the death of an undercover agent and a new arrival to Abbott's team, while Jane and Lisbon keep their romance hidden from their colleagues.
- Simon Baker as Patrick Jane (13/13)
- Robin Tunney as Teresa Lisbon (13/13)
- Tim Kang as Kimball Cho (13/13)
- Rockmond Dunbar as Dennis Abbott (13/13)
- Joe Adler as Jason Wylie (13/13)
- Josie Loren as Michelle Vega (10/13) †
- Christine Adams as Lena Abbott (3/13)
- Tim Griffin as FBI Agent Ken Spackman (2/13)
- Garcelle Beauvais as CIA Agent Danitra Cass (2/13)
- Dylan Baker as DEA Agent Bill Peterson (2/13)
- Rob Belushi as James Lisbon (2/13)
- Derek Phillips as Stan Lisbon (2/13)
- Milissa Sears as Karen Lisbon (2/13)
- Joshua Bitton as FBI Agent Rick Tork (2/13)
- Aubrey Deeker as Joe Keller/Lazarus (2/13)
Notable Guest CastEdit
- Pedro Pascal as FBI Agent Marcus Pike (Nothing But Blue Skies)
- Morena Baccarin as Erica Flynn (Orange Blossom Ice Cream)
- Tangie Ambrose as Samantha Barsocky (Copper Bullet)
- M.C. Gainey as Pete Barsocky (Copper Bullet)
- William Gregory Lee as Steve Sellers (Nothing Gold Can Stay) †
- Alex Saxon as Gabriel Osbourne (Byzantium) †
- Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt (White Orchids)
- Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby (White Orchids)
- Karl Sonnenberg as CBI Karl (White Orchids)
- John Troy Donovan as CBI Ron (White Orchids)
- Joyce Guy as Judge Emily Hamilton (White Orchids)
|Nothing But Blue Skies||Writer(s): Tom Szentgyorgyi||Director: Chris Long||November 30, 2014||10.90||1|
|Jane and Lisbon decide to keep their new relationship a secret from their colleagues as they investigate the murder of an undercover agent. Also, young, ambitious agent Michelle Vega joins the team. |
Special Guest Cast: Pedro Pascal as Marcus Pike
|The Greybar Hotel||Writer(s): Jordan Harper||Director: Bill Eagles||December 7, 2014||8.70||2|
|Lisbon goes undercover as a prison inmate in order to get a convict to turn on her boyfriend, who is the leader of a high-end car theft ring.
|Orange Blossom Ice Cream||Writer(s): Tom Szentgyorgyi||Director: Chris Long||December 14, 2014||8.37||3|
|Jane and Lisbon travel to Beirut where they must work with Jane’s familiar adversary Erica Flynn, who agrees to help the FBI apprehend her boyfriend, a courier for terrorist organizations, in exchange for amnesty for her past crimes.|
Special Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin as Erica Flynn
|Black Market||Writer(s): Tom Donaghy||Director: Michael Nankin||December 21, 2014||8.68||4|
|The team investigates a murder linked to a counterfeit diamond operation, but an illness forces Jane to direct his colleagues from the office as he recuperates. Meanwhile, Abbott is concerned that transgressions in his past could harm his wife’s chance to obtain a prestigious job in Washington, D.C.
|The Silver Briefcase||Writer(s): Jordan Harper||Director: Simon Baker||December 28, 2014||8.48||5|
|A chance encounter with a military colonel leads Jane to believe the soldier is hiding something, leading him to dig into the closed murder case of the man’s wife.
|Green Light||Writer(s): Alex Berger||Director: Geary McLeod||January 7, 2015||9.05||6|
|The team is brought in to consult on a botched DEA raid, but when Abbott’s former boss tries to blackmail him into keeping the agency’s missteps quiet, Abbott is forced to choose between his career and his morals. |
Special Guest Cast: Dylan Baker as Bill Peterson
|Little Yellow House||Writer(s): Marisa Wegrzyn||Director: Edward Ornelas||January 14, 2015||9.36||7|
|A murder investigation becomes personal for Lisbon when she learns that her underachieving younger brother, Jimmy, is being sought as a key witness.|
Special Guest Cast: Rob Belushi as Jimmy Lisbon & Derek Phillips as Stan Lisbon & Milissa Sears as Karen Lisbon
|The Whites of His Eyes||Writer(s): Erin Donovan||Director: Rod Holcomb||January 21, 2015||9.60||8|
|Jane worries for Lisbon’s safety when the team puts itself in the line of fire to protect the witness in a murder investigation from a skilled assassin.
|Copper Bullet||Writer(s): Tom Donaghy||Director: Tom Snyder||January 28, 2015||9.17||9|
|When Abbott’s old boss, Agent Peterson, threatens Abbott’s career – and possibly his freedom – Jane devises a risky plan to protect his friend’s future. |
Special Guest Cast: Dylan Baker as Bill Peterson & Tangie Ambrose as Samantha Barsocky & M.C. Gainey as Pete Barsocky
|Nothing Gold Can Stay||Writer(s): Alex Berger||Director: Paul A. Kaufman||February 4, 2015||8.97||10|
|Jane takes extreme measures as the team tries to apprehend a deadly gang of armored car robbers before their desperation to remain free costs more innocent people their lives. |
Special Guest Cast: A.J. Buckley as Aaron "Ace" Brunell & William Gregory Lee as Steve Sellers
|Byzantium||Writer(s): Jordan Harper & Marisa Wegrzyn||Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado||February 11, 2015||9.10||11|
|A young man claiming to have psychic powers offers his help to the FBI in solving a pair of murders, but when he leads them to additional victims, Jane and the team begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer they’re hunting.|
Special Guest Cast: Alex Saxon as Gabriel Osbourne
|Brown Shag Carpet||Writer(s): Tom Szentgyorgyi||Director: Geary McLeod||February 18, 2015||10.10||12|
|Jane agrees to once again pretend to be a renowned psychic and be used as bait in an attempt to lure out a serial killer and give the FBI a chance to apprehend him.|
Special Guest Cast: Aubrey Deeker as Joe Keller/Lazarus & Joshua Bitton as Rick Tork
|White Orchids||Writer(s): Bruno Heller & Tom Szentgyorgyi & Jordan Harper||Director: Chris Long||February 18, 2015||10.10||13|
|Lisbon accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy ending they’ve worked so hard to achieve.|
Special Guest Cast: Amanda Righetti as Grace Van Pelt, Owain Yeoman as Wayne Rigsby, Rob Belushi as James Lisbon, Derek Phillips as Stan Lisbon, Milissa Sears as Karen Lisbon, Aubrey Deeker as Joe Keller/Lazarus, Joshua Bitton as Rick Tork & Joyce Guy as Judge Emily Hamilton
- Season 7 picks up two weeks after the events of the Season 6 finale, "Blue Bird".
- The show may not necessarily be placed in the Sunday night time slot, according to TV Guide. On November 4, 2014, CBS announced that The Mentalist will air on Sundays at 9:00pm from November 30, 2014 to December 28, 2014 and then on Wednesdays, starting January 7, 2015 until the series finale on February 18, 2015.
- Season 7 will be the final season of The Mentalist. CBS officially announced this on November 4, 2014.
- The series ended with a total of 151 episodes.
- A new serial killer called "Lazarus" is set to appear in episode 12 and 13.
- A large amount of the crew left the series before the seventh and final season, including long-time writers Ken Woodruff, Eoghan Mahony, Rebecca Perry Cutter, Daniel Cerone, Michael Weiss and Erika Green Swafford. Directors Eric Laneuville, John F. Showalter, Randall Zisk, Guy Ferland and Robert Duncan McNeill also left. John Scherer, Karl Sonnenberg, Nina Corrado, Tom Snyder, Blake Neely, Simon Baker, Chris Long, Jordan Harper, Geary McLeod and Tom Szentgyorgyi were the only original crew members to stay on-board for season 7.