‘The Mentalist’ Says Goodbye to Two Main Characters

By: Kimberly Ripley - March 25, 2014

The Mentalist said goodbye to two main staples of the show on Sunday. Amanda Righetti, who played Grace Van Pelt, and Owain Yeoman, who played Wayne Rigsby, bid the hit CBS series adieu. The couple’s impending departure was made known back in August, which likely fueled the onslaught of viewers who made their final appearance such an overwhelming success.

Grace Van Pelt and Wayne Rigsby wed during a very quiet and romantic service during the season five finale. Fans have been wondering since the announcement back August if they would make it out of their final episode alive. Did they?

Amanda Righetti helped hype the duo’s departure via Twitter–although there was plenty of hype without her assistance.

Owain Yeoman was very excited to see that fans of The Mentalist helped make #GoodbyeWayneandGrace a worldwide trend.

Fans won’t have to wait very long to see Amanda Righetti back on TV. She is slated to appear in both Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. during their crossover episodes. She will play the role of a pediatric nurse.

The Mentalist is about Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Jane serves the CBI without any law enforcement credentials, however, as he is an admittedly fraudulent psychic medium. The skills he used in making people believe he had medium powers serve him well in profiling criminals and their actions. Jane works opposite Special Agent Teresa Lisbon who is played by Robin Tunney. Tim Kang plays Special Agent Cho. Grace Van Pelt and Wayne Rigsby rounded out the heart of the team.

There are no spoilers here. You will have to check out Sunday’s episode of The Mentalist “on demand” or online to see Van Pelt and Rigsby’s depature.

How do you expect the departure of Van Pelt and Rigsby will impact future episodes of The Mentalist?

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Kimberly RipleyKimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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