Malcolm McDowell to Guest Star on The Mentalist

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A long-time, popular guest star (on shows such as Heroes and Entourage), Malcolm McDowell is coming to The Mentalist.

The actor, who got his major break playing nihilist Alex in A Clockwork Orange, will portray the leader of a religious cult on the CBS drama. Look for Jane to get entangled with McDowell's character.

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According to series creator Bruno Heller, the religious leader is a "great heavy." He added:

"He seems to have his sinister tentacles in every pie, which is really mixing horrible metaphors, but he's that kind of guy. We're very lucky to get someone as great as Malcolm McDowell to play that."

The Mentalist returns with a new episode on March 4.

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Jane: I was hoping to dazzle you all with my uncanny detective skills, but you forced me, you forced me to reveal the humdrum facts and point out that you have blood on your shoes, Heather.
Lisbon: Can you step out of your shoes ma'am?
Jane: Stop the presses! That's the phrase right, stop the presses? Always wanted to say that.

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Teresa: You drive way too fast.
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Teresa: Never mind.