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The Mentalist Casting for Recurring Patrick Jane Love Interest

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After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.

So reads the official CBS description for The Mentalist season four finale, which airs on Thursday, May 17. And while there's plenty one can ponder from that single sentence, let's focus for a moment on a new character set to come on board the CBS hit: that aforementioned lover.

The series is casting as we type for Lorelai, described in notes as a intelligent Las Vegas cocktail waitress "with a heart of gold."

Just how smitten will Jane become with this new love interest? She is scheduled to appear in the finale and also in at least five season five episodes.

The Mentalist, meanwhile, returns from a two-week break and airs "Pink Champagne on Ice" tomorrow night. Watch a clip of Jane meeting an old friend from it above.

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Others have pointed out the numerous examples of the mutual admiration and attraction of Jane and Lisbon, so I won't list them here. Jane's involvement with Lorelei has nothing to do with love; it is merely an attempt to get closer to Red John. I have seen no evidence of Jane loving any woman other than his dead wife and Lisbon. Since he is afraid that Red John will kill Lisbon if he is open about his feelings, he keeps their interactions light and flirtatious, but his expressions and body language give him away as easily as those of the criminals he catches.

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The one thing standing in their way (besides Red John)is
Lisbon's resentment of Jane "getting inside her head." "You think you know everything about me," she says, revealing that she keeps a hammer in her desk, "but you don't." She's afraid that she will not have a private corner in her mind that Jane can't get access to.
I would like to see Lisbon shoot Red John in order to save Jane's life and thus deprive him of the satisfaction of killing his arch-enemy. With Red John dead, Jane could learn how to be a real human being again. It would be suspenseful if Red John kidnaps both of them, separates them, tortures Lisbon, she escapes, finds him about to kill Jane and shoots him dead.
Others have pointed out the numerous examples of the mutual admiration and attraction of Jane and Lisbon, so I won't list them here. Jane's involvement with Lorelei has nothing to do with love; it is merely an attempt to get closer to Red John. I have seen no evidence of Jane loving any woman other than his dead wife and Lisbon. Since he is afraid that Red John will kill Lisbon if he is open about his feelings, he keeps their interactions light and flirtatious, but his expressions and body language give him away as easily as those of the criminals he catches.

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As a Mentalist fan for several seasons, I am puzzled as to how anyone can think that Jane and Lisbon have a "sibling" relationship. If anything, they squabble like an old married couple over the same issues. They obviously love each other but can't reveal it for their own reasons. They are both damaged but could heal each other given the chance. By hiring Jane to work for the CBI, Lisbon has given Jane something meaningful to do with his life. Lisbon is very tightly wound, perfectionistic, rigid, a stickler for rules and "the law" except when Jane convinces her to look the other way. If they were in a relationship, Jane could help Lisbon loosen up. (I have a theory that Lisbon was deeply wounded in a failed love affair and is afraid to get close to anyone as a result.) The one thing standing in their way (besides Red John)is
Lisbon's resentment of Jane "getting inside her head." "You think you know everything about me," she says, revealing that she keeps a hammer in her desk, "but you don't." She's afraid that she will not have a private corner in her mind that Jane can't get access to. I would like to see Lisbon shoot Red John in order to save Jane's life and thus deprive him of the satisfaction of killing his arch-enemy. With Red John dead, Jane could learn how to be a real human being again. It would be suspenseful if Red John kidnaps both of them, separates them, tortures Lisbon, she escapes, finds him about to kill Jane and shoots him dead. Others have pointed out the numerous examples of the mutual admiration and attraction of Jane and Lisbon, so I won't list them here. Jane's involvement with Lorelei has nothing to do with love; it is merely an attempt to get closer to Red John. I have seen no evidence of Jane loving any woman other than his dead wife and Lisbon. Since he is afraid that Red John will kill Lisbon if he is open about his feelings, he keeps their interactions light and flirtatious, but his expressions and body language give him away as easily as those of the criminals he catches.

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Still my favorite show. Don't like the constant struggling of "The smartest man alive" He has to beat Red John soon or we'll all be emotionally defeated. If he keeps losing, He'll be like everyone else, not worth my time. Also, if the Chicks want him and Lisbon to start something up, then so be it.

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The moment you think you have the show all figured out, Bruno Heller launches a nuclear attack on your senses. This past season seemed a little too lame, and Cho going for the hooker was completely out of character. Van Peltz and Rigsby still have "it" for each other. Lisbon is still working on her own personal issues before anything can happen with Jane. I don't want my all time favorite program to turn into a Grey's Anatomy fiasco, which took "who's zoomin' who" to a new level. Castle will eventually bed Beckett and it will seem like pandering to the masses. I'm hoping Jane and Lisbon die in each others' arms in the series finale someday, NEVER having consummated their love for each other. Jane still has it for his murdered wife and child. Now THAT'S something to cheer about!

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They've made money out of this whole 4th series. In season 3 it started quite good, had 2-3 great mid season episodes and the build up to the finale of the season started from about episode 16 or 17 I think.

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??? The Writers obviously don't care about their fans.
My hope for Jisbon died slowly. Jane kissing the sexy murderer and becoming a self-centered, "not-about-Lisbon-caring" asshole stabbed my fan-heart.
I was watching it like crazy and then lost interest. There is no reason to watch it anymore.
In Season 4 there's no warmth. Jane is an egoistic asshole and Lisbons character is getting ridiculed. I broke my leg. That's why I was bored enough to check how my old love is doing.
Now I'm just sad.

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Forget Jane and Lisbon, what I hate is the other two being broken up and the writers hooking him up with that short ugly shrimpy woman and then her getting pregant! I hope it ends up not being his baby and she gets written out fast! Bad writing.

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The producers of the Mentalist should consider Tamara Braun, a soap opera vet for the role of Patrick Jane's new love-interest. She has a wide range of talent and ability and is perfect to tackle this role. Please consider her as a likely candidate.

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Why do fans think the writers should take their views/wants into consideration so much? There are people that want to see Jane and Lisbon together, and others who don't. How can they please everybody? I don't think that's possible. To play this current-to-be 'love interest' I suggest Lara Logan, who is a journalist in real life.