Actress Morena Baccarin (Homeland, The Red Tent) is back on The Mentalist as Patrick Jane’s familiar adversary Erica Flynn. Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) travel to Beirut to meet with Flynn. She agrees to help them and the FBI track down her boyfriend, a courier for terrorists, in exchange for amnesty for her past crimes. She tells Jane, “I want to go home.” But before she delivers her boyfriend, she has Jane tortured by two henchmen.
CBS has been heavily promoting the return of Erica Flynn on social media — “Guess who’s back?” they tease — but fans don’t seem to remember the dastardly Erica Flynn or care. Good news for diehard Mentalist fans: Detectives Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) will return for a guest appearance before the final season ends in February 2015. For the month of December, The Mentalist is on Sundays at 9pm on CBS. In January, the show moves to Wednesdays at 8pm.