The Mentalist Sheds Two Original Cast Members

Posted: Mar 24 2014, 1:21pm CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

The Mentalist sheds two original cast members
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Van Pelt and Rigsby exit the series

I can’t say that I am surprised that The Mentalist has shed two of its original cast members. Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman have had their final episode with the series reports E Online. The two played Grace Van Pelt and Wayne Rigsby.

I always thoughts that Van Pelt was there for noting more than eye candy, she rarely had the good story lines and over the last couple of season was relegated to nothing more than holding down the office. I never liked the character played by Yeoman.

I am glad to see that Cho and the others continue on. I liked the original Mentalist premise, but I am glad to see them move on from Red John finally. The show is in danger of being cancelled if rumors are to be believed. I hope that doesn't happen, The Mentalist is a good show and is still fun to watch.

The final episode with the two actors is called "White as the Driven Snow" and starts with Van Pelt kidnapped. Both characters made it out alive, which is to be expected. The show isn’t really known for killing off main characters, Game of Thrones it is not. Rigsby was offered a job with the FBI, but turned it down and he and his wife head off into the sunset with the new baby to care for. I wonder if we will see any main characters go. It's nice to see the story line for Rigsby and Van Pelt wrapped up nicely rather than just left hanging.

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