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The Mentalist: Jane Austen Style Romance

The Mentalist returns on Sunday, November 30, at 9:30 PM for its final season. Jane’s quest to avenge the murder of his wife and daughter has been completed, and he has admitted his love for Lisbon.

So how will the show end? What will the creator and writers emphasize as the story draws to a close. The Mentalist is about more than just Jane’s quest to find and kill Red John. For Jane’s quest to be truly complete, he has to become a whole person again. He has to let himself experience life and love again.

That seems to be the direction Bruno Heller, creator of the show, is going:

“Both Jane and Lisbon are private, self-contained, protective people, so it is a love story, but it is not a very conventional love story,” Heller said. “It is a very sort of Jane Austen type of romance. The good ones in Jane Austen–the best, the one that you devoutly wish to be consummated–is between two people that you’ve known for years, who have known each other for years, and you can see they’re made for each other — not in a fiery kind of crazy way, but just in a human, gentle, correct way.” Read more here.

Not every romance has to turn into Fifty Shades of Grey and a visit to the red room of pain. Jane and Lisbon have been through enough pain and twisted torment. It’s nice to see writers exploring a different side of their romance.

I can’t wait for the season premiere! Are you going to watch?

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