If you’re a fan of the CBS drama ‘The Mentalist,’ then you better brace yourself for this shocking news. Reportedly, Amanda Righetti, who plays Grace Van Pelt, and Owain Yeoman, who plays Wayne Rigsby, are leaving the series at the end of Season 6, according to TVLine.
Wait, what?! Yes, you read that right.
The two will say goodbye to the show toward the end of the season, and it will most likely have something to do with the Red John reveal. The unmasking will mark a major change for the series, along with setting the show on a new course.
‘The Mentalist’ creator, Bruno Heller, spoke with TVLine, but would “neither confirm or deny” Righetti and Yeoman’s departure. All Heller said is that this season is the “most dramatic and game changing season and anything can happen.”
It’s hard to imagine the show without Van Pelt and Rigsby, who are not only co-workers, but also soulmates. They’ve definitely had their ups and downs, and thankfully, the two found their way back to one another last season. Hopefully, the couple will have a happy ending.
Rather than leaving a void, the series is looking to cast two new series regulars, a male and a female, TVLine also revealed. Fans might have a hard time accepting the new characters -- and in my opinion, you can’t fill the Rigsby/Van Pelt void. These new characters will be introduced in early 2014.
Will you be sad to see Rigsby and Van Pelt leave the series?