The Mentalist Preview: “Nothing but Blue Skies” [INTERVIEW, PHOTOS, VIDEO]
Warning: Spoilers Ahead
RELATED STORY: A recap of The Mentalist season premiere
â€œNothing But Blue Skiesâ€ and Simon Bakerâ€™s blue eyes! Patrick Jane is back along with his partner, Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), following that steamy kiss in the season six finale of The Mentalist.
Iâ€™ve seen tonightâ€™s episode and I can tell you that â€œJisbonâ€ fans will not be disappointed. Itâ€™s official â€“ they are a couple! After some time off, itâ€™s back to work for this romantic duo.
TV Goodness participated in a press call that featuredÂ Simon Baker and Robin Tunney. I asked Simon and Robin to share a few of their fondest moments with me over the past seven seasons and one of them involved a not-so private kiss.
Robin Tunney Â [to Simon Baker]: Your wife was at the monitor. She called me ahead of time and asked if she minded if she watched. And weâ€™re all friends and I said, sure why not? And she watched and she was moved. Iâ€™m not lying.
Simon: No (laughter) I was was nervous.
Robin: He was SO nervous.
As I found out, thereâ€™s more that keeps these two going while spending long days on-set.
Robin: I think a lot of our joy at work has been surrounded by food. When you work this long there are certain days and Simon looks over and says, how about sushi? I just feel excited. We eat food together.
When I asked them the real secret of their success, hereâ€™s what they had to say:
Simon: Robin has a tramp stamp of a shark on the small of her back. No, Iâ€™m lying. Thatâ€™s one of those questions that is hard to answer because by now if it were still a secret, it would be a secret for good reasons.
Robin: And then it would be a betrayal.
Simon: Hereâ€™s the secretâ€¦to the secretâ€¦about successâ€¦we protect each otherâ€™s secrets.
On the show, itâ€™s not going to be so easy to keep their romance on the down low, especially for Jane. Heâ€™s acting like a teenage boy. Itâ€™s adorable. Itâ€™s nice to see the lighter side of his soul, especially after so many years of watching Janeâ€™s darker side, during the â€œRed Johnâ€ storyline. By the way, rumor has it that Mentalist creator Bruno Heller will not be revisiting that storyline â€“ EVER. In fact, look for Jane to remain focused on his relationship with Lisbon and his career.
Josie Loren joins the cast as rookie FBI agent, Michelle Vega. Sheâ€™s having a difficult time figuring out Jane â€“ thatâ€™s to be expected â€“ after all â€“ itâ€™s Patrick Jane. Weâ€™re still trying to figure him out, but itâ€™s still a lot of fun!
For more on what we can expect this season, hereâ€™s a look behind-the-scenes, courtesy of CBS.
The Mentalist airs Sundays at 9:30ET / 8:30CT / 9PT on CBS.
Photo Credit for Images: Sonja Flemming/CBS
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