I never got bored of Patrick. In fact, I’m humbled to be a part of something that was so successful for so long. But I think it’s enough. I was asked if I wanted to keep going, but I felt it wasn’t right. The story was getting old and doing more of it would only serve the financial side of things and nothing else. […] That’s what’s so overwhelming. I feel like I’m going through a weird mourning period right now. After everything is done, I’ll wake up and realise that I won’t be playing that character any more. I honestly don’t know how I’ll feel about it when it happens.
Simon Baker on the final season of The Mentalist and playing Patrick Jane (August Man, January 2015)