'The Mentalist' Sneak Peek: The Team Struggles With Vega's Death

by Philiana Ng 7:50 AM PST, February 10, 2015
Playing 'The Mentalist' Sneak Peek: The Team Struggles With Vega's Death

It’s going to be a long road ahead for The Mentalist crew.

Following Agent Michelle Vega’s (Josie Loren) shocking death last week (we’re still not over it!), things aren’t the same for Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and the rest of the team as they continue with their lives – no matter how difficult that may be.

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ETonline exclusively premieres a scene from this Wednesday’s all-new episode, “Byzantium,” between Lisbon and Vega’s confidante Jason Wylie (Joe Adler) as they start work on a new case.

Considering Wylie isn’t a strong believer in the supernatural, a meeting with a psychic, Gabriel, seemed to be a loss cause. But it was something the psychic said that may have turned Wylie into a believer.

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“He said she’s okay,” Wylie told Lisbon. “Who?” Lisbon probed.

“Michelle, she’s okay. Wherever she is, she’s okay,” Wylie said. But Lisbon wasn’t so easily swayed.

Loren spoke to ETonline following last week’s emotional episode about how things may have turned out between Wylie and Vega had she never been shot.

“Wylie and Vega were drifting toward something more a little bit more than friendship and I think if Vega and Wylie had a whole season, I think it would have been very clear that Wylie was perfect for Vega,” Loren told ETonline. “He brings out the lightness in her, he makes her laugh. He’s the yin to her yang.”

Are you still grieving over the loss of Vega? Tell us your thoughts by tweeting Philiana Ng at @insidethetube, and don’t forget that #ETnow hashtag.

The Mentalist airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.