“The Mentalist” finale titled “Blue Bird” offers fans a promised resolution to the Lisbon and Jane relationship. Lisbon is about to move to Washington, D.C. with Agent Pike; will Jane declare his feelings for Lisbon before she leaves?
CBS released this synopsis for the finale episode:
“A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C. with Agent Pike, giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action.”
Show creator Bruno Heller spoke with TV Line about “The Mentalist” season 6 finale and how Jane’s self-protection layer can hinder his chances at finding true happiness in love:
“If you spent so much of your life self-protectively concealing your feelings, for very good reasons, and feel that it was your love that essentially killed other people in your life, that connection to you has been a bad thing, there are all kinds of fears deep down that would stop you from speaking honestly. Men in general have difficulty declaring their emotions, and in this case [Jane and Lisbon] had a long and close, brother-sister relationship, so to suddenly declare a different kind of love is extremely difficult.”
Another hint at “The Mentalist” season 6 spoilers add that a cold case will keep Lisbon around a bit longer. Jane is hesitant to let his partner in on his deepest feelings for her. Other reports indicate Agent Pike might propose to Lisbon.
Heller also said the season 6 finale will have more romance than suspense. All questions will be answered revolving around Jisbon, and fans hope that means that the pair will end up together. A lot of distractions between them existed when Red John was the main focus. It kept Jane occupied and not having to deal with his inner feelings.
In case season 6 doesn’t end up the way everyone hopes it does, “The Mentalist” has been renewed for season 7. Jisbon’s relationship will have the opportunity to unfold and develop further — whichever way it goes at the end of this season.
“The Mentalist,” season 6 finale episode airs Sunday, May 18 on CBS at 10 p.m., ET/PT.