Teresa Lisbon will soon have a lot in common with Patrick Jane. And with Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive.
Asked about an upcoming three-episode arc for the character on The Mentalist Season 5, which shifts to Sunday and premieres September 30, creator Bruno Heller teased to TV Guide that Lisbon will soon gain a "killer instinct" when she goes after a suspect.
Look for the suspect in question to either be a duplicitous millionaire playboy or a mysterious government official; and for Lisbon to grow obsessed with bringing him to justice.
It will help her relate better than ever before to her male counterpart on the series. Previews Heller:
"Once you've felt that urge and that need, you understand people in that same frame of mind much better."