But from the minute this one starts, it doesn’t really let up. In some of the photos Rigsby looks like he’s getting pretty aggressive with people, slamming Heibach (played by Lost’s William Mapother) up against a wall and stuff.That harrowing development paves the way this Sunday for an “action-packed” swan song ‘s Amanda Righetti Teases ‘Surprise’ Send-Off For Van Pelt TVLine spoke with Yeoman about bidding the show adieu after nearly six seasons, having Rigsby go out with a bang, the “pairing” he’ll miss most and whether there’s a place for him in series creator Bruno Heller’s buzzy new project, .TVLINE | Where does this Sunday’s episode pick up in relation to last week’s, where Wayne had just called Grace and then we saw someone come up behind her?TVLine has learned exclusively that original castmembers Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman will be leaving the CBS procedural toward the end of Season 6 (premiering Sept. The departures of colleagues and sometime-lovers Van Pelt and Rigsby will likely tie into this fall’s unmasking of Red John, a six-year-old mystery whose resolution is poised to set the show on a new course.(Sunday, 10/9c), someone is hunting and killing CBI members, present and past — the latest target being Grace, who was abducted at the close of last week’s episode.Righetti and Yeoman have been with the series since it began.Yeoman plays Special Agent Wayne Rigsby, the arson specialist of Teresa Lisbon's (Robin Tunney) Serious Crime Unit. When Season 6 of "The Mentalist" premieres, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon are on the trail of Red John, but disagree on how to handle the manhunt.
I think it was sort of an unexpected turn for the writers too, to have the show kind of be reworked this season. And [they’re] probably keeping it close to the vest so it comes as a surprise to everyone that is watching.” RELATED | Exclusive: Promotes Emily Swallow to Series Regular In the meantime, Righetti confirms that Van Pelt and Rigsby will play a role in the show’s post-Red John era, which kicks off in the Dec. “Basically, they have their own private security company,” she reveals.
‘s looming Red John reveal is extending to the show’s call sheet.
It’s sort of an immediate follow-up, and it escalates from there.
It was great fun for me because it was an action-packed episode and in many respects very unlike our show, which has become a bit synonymous with being a little sleepier, a little slower.
The identity of Red John will be revealed "by the end of this calendar year," CBS said."The Mentalist" isn't the only CBS series going through a cast shakeup this season.
"NCIS" star Cote de Pablo announced she'll leave the series after wrapping up Ziva's storyline in the beginning of Season 11.