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'Mentalist' Producer Breaks Down Rigsby/Van Pelt Wedding and It was six years in the making, but Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace Van Pelt relationships permitted at the CBI, and once that fell to the wayside. The Mentalist's Owain Yeoman Hails Rigsby's 'Action-Packed' pick up in relation to last week's, where Wayne had just called Grace and then. Maddy Rigsby (Daughter with Grace Van Pelt). Nationality, American. Wayne Rigsby is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama The Mentalist, portrayed by In the episode "Bleeding Heart", he and Van Pelt announce their relationship to.
Was it fun to film those action scenes? Rigsby really just became this sort of like all-American action hero out of nowhere.
But it was great fun to shoot. There's a bit of a badass side to Rigsby. It's kind of fun to go out on. Certainly, I look back at my time on The Mentalist as nothing but an incredible journey, a wonderful family of people, a wonderful crew of people.
And to have an audience for six years in today's TV landscape is nothing short of miraculous. I think people have an attention span of, like, two or three episodes these days. So to have been on the air as long as we have, it's a real honor and a real privilege to have found a place in people's pop culture hearts, really.Rigsby & Van Pelt's announcement - "Grace and I hidden-facts.info"
So, I feel very satisfied that we gave the characters the conclusion that they did. They ended up together, which I think was the main concern.
Ultimately the justification that they give in the episode for leaving is that they no longer want to be in law enforcement, which is very understandable. Must-watch new shows Did the writers ever mention the possibility of killing one or both of the characters off? And I put that forward as an idea. I think from an actor's point of view, you always want something to play that's dramatic, or something that feels like it could be very bold in choice.
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And of course, the boldest possible choice you could play at the end of a character's life is death. What was behind the decision to give them a happy ending? And I don't feel like, with Rigsby and Van Pelt, there would have been any justification for killing them off in anything other than a kind of dramatic fashion.
I think it's far more interesting to find dynamic and benign ways of resolving a character's story line, and that's what I think we did. It's one of those things where they're just trying to get a sense of their priorities. They say, "You know what? Just do that in the final episode.
Rigsby was this evil, fascist genius. I think it was nice to see It wasn't just another police procedural. It was like you knew these people. You knew their family lives. You knew them outside the badge. So I believe that's what breathed life into our show for the last few years.
The fact of the matter is that, as we get closer toward a six- or seven-year story arc, there's never a really clear outline of when the show might end. I feel like the writers have a little bit of an impossible task sometimes. They have to be prepared to wrap something up, but also keep the possibility of it going.
Grace Van Pelt
Every single season has been like, this could be the last one! Every time we got a new re-order or a new season, it's always been a bonus.
Where we left off with returning shows Do you think the current season should be the show's last? We told some great stories and we [explored] some really, really interesting avenues. I think it honestly comes down to story. Is there a story to be told and are there people still wanting to hear the stories and watch them? I think if the story were to wrap up this year, we resolved the main things that fans wanted. We worked out the Red John story line, to a greater or lesser degree.
The main mythology, or certainly the main protagonist of the show, for me, was always Jane's hunting Red John. I think that the minute that you find Red John, you have to then find a completely different part in the Jane character, because Jane was always driven by that.
In the second episode, " Red Hair and Silver Tape ", she is used by Jane for bait due to a killer who is killing red-haired people, leading to her being in an uncomfortable situation with a suspect although it is ultimately a different woman who is kidnapped by the killers, and saved by Lisbon.
In the season 2 episode " Throwing Fire ", Van Pelt talks a woman out of suicide by describing the impact her sister's own suicide had on her. Later, when questioned by Rigsby, Van Pelt quickly claims "That just came out. I don't have a sister", abruptly looking away and changing the subject — leading the audience to believe she did in fact have a sister or a family member who committed suicide and merely did not wish to discuss the matter.
She is first shown to return the feelings in " Red Scare ". In the next episode, " Black Gold and Red Blood ", Van Pelt and Rigsby seem to be dating and greet each other happily at a crime scene; however, Rigsby reveals to Van Pelt that he thinks that Jane may know about their relationship. Later, in " Red Bulls ", Van Pelt and Rigsby argue about him not wearing a bulletproof vest to canvass an apartment building.
Van Pelt is shot multiple times in the chest while questioning a young woman but survives with a bulletproof vest on. While she is loaded onto an ambulance, Rigsby states he loves her. Van Pelt slaps Rigsby, telling him he should wear a bulletproof vest next time.
In the episode " Bleeding Heart ", she and Rigsby announce their relationship to the team. Lisbon initially says she will take action and report their relationship to the head of the CBI, but in the episode " Redline ", she changes her mind and tells them to not make physical contact with each other while at the office. They can either be in a relationship and have one of them leave the unit or end the relationship. As they walk out of Hightower's office, they state they love each other.
Rigsby, after being in a shootout, tells Van Pelt he will get another job for them to be together. At the end of the episode, Grace ends the relationship by saying she doesn't want that responsibility in a relationship. Rigsby pleads with her to talk it through but she says she knows herself and walks away, leaving him heartbroken. She is later seen walking into the elevator at the office, crying and sobbing. In " Like a Redheaded Stepchild ," she invites Rigsby to the wedding, but he refuses the invitation, stating he still loves her and cannot watch her marry another man.
However, he helps them get the area they want for their wedding. Van Pelt tells him he was a suspect after another agent became the main suspect, allowing Red John to find out their plan. Grace is shocked by his actions and more so when O'Laughlin makes it clear he never truly loved her.
He is shot dead by Van Pelt and Hightower after he shoots and wounds Lisbon. Van Pelt cries over his body as O'Laughlin completes his dying act of ripping off the necklace he gave her.
During season fourshe seems a little over the edge. In one episode, a man reacts badly to being arrested and slaps Van Pelt.