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Season 7
Finalseason
Season Episodes
7 13
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Aired November 30, 2014- February 18, 2015
Premiere "Nothing But Blue Skies"
Finale "White Orchids"
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. 

CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

Recurring CharactersEdit

Notable Guest CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate Viewers (millions)

Ep. Number

7x01 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


7x02 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.


07x03 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 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.


S07e05 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 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 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


105607 d0019b 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.


7x09 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


105762 0110b 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


Ment711 0214b 595 STV Main White TV 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


105837 D0069b 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


Mentalist-SeriesFinale713 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


ProductionEdit

  • 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.

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