Fans of “The Mentalist,” it appears as though Patrick Jane’s romantic life may be buzzing again very soon when the show returns to television on January 5, but not exactly in the way that you would think.
Earlier this month, you probably heard the casting news that there was going to be a guest star that Patrick asks on a date, and this in some way marks one of his first real attempts that he makes at a personal life since the end of the Red John case. But, as the synopsis below for “White Lines” so perfectly teases, there is going to be something more at play here when it comes to him trying to help out the case:
“The FBI is tasked with finding the killer of several DEA agents, and Jane goes on a date with a beautiful woman associated with the case.”
We have a hard time imagining that this date is strictly for romantic purposes, and if it is, it probably won’t end well. At this point, everyone associated with the show is well aware of the affection fans have for Jane and Lisbon, and they are not trying at all to ignore it. This is why there were a few hints dropped in “Green Thumb” about something down the road. This is just going to be a slow burn before the subject is really ever addressed; while Jane may be ready for romance now, he does have to switch that part of his brain off where he originally saw Lisbon as a partner, and switch over to the part that could see her as something more. There may have been flickers in the past, but now it has to be permanent.
What do you want to see on this episode? Share your thoughts and theories below! Also, you can read some more details about what to expect at the link here, and we’ll have even more throughout this winter hiatus.