Who Will Play Lisbon's Ex on The Mentalist?

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On the season finale of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane will meet a new love interest.

On the May 3 episode of this CBS hit, meanwhile, Teresa Lisbon will come across a former flame: TV Guide reports that Kenny Johnson (The Shield, Sons of Anarchy) will guest star as Greg Taybeck, Lisbon's high school squeeze who gets involved in an investigation.

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"She ran away [from that relationship] to find a different life," Executive Producer Bruno Heller tells the site. "So, she stops and has to reassess her life and look at the paths not taken. Her boyfriend has kids, and she doesn't. So, how does she feel about that?"

Heller adds that the episode will center around the "joys and regrets" of realizing where one is in life.

The Mentalist returns with a new installment on April 26.

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The Mentalist Quotes

Jane: I was hoping to dazzle you all with my uncanny detective skills, but you forced me, you forced me to reveal the humdrum facts and point out that you have blood on your shoes, Heather.
Lisbon: Can you step out of your shoes ma'am?
Jane: Stop the presses! That's the phrase right, stop the presses? Always wanted to say that.

Patrick: You don't like the way I drive, you despise it.
Teresa: You drive way too fast.
Patrick: I drive just fast enough. You hate not being the one in control and yet you're willing to overcome your irrational fears to cheer me up. That's a beautiful thing, Lisbon. Thank you, I'd love to drive.
Teresa: Never mind.