Teresa Lisbon to Develop "Killer Instinct" on The Mentalist

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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.

Lisbon on The Mentalist

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."

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