“The Mentalist” will bring back one of Jane’s old foes in the coming season.
No, Red John isn’t back from the dead. But Morena Baccarin is returning to the CBS series as Erika Flynn, last seen escaping prison in Season 4 after convincing Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) she had information about a case.
The former “Homeland” and “Firefly” star will reprise her role in the third episode of the season, EW reports. When Jane and Lisbon work with the CIA to track down an arms dealer in Beirut, Erika offers her help in exchange for a pardon on her murder charges and the ability to return to the United States. Of course, she may have other things in mind as well.
“The Mentalist” returns to CBS in early 2015.