The Mentalist is currently on a long broadcast hiatus with four episodes filmed and ready.
The makers are hard at work getting episode 17 together which will reportedly have the newly formed FBI team dealing with the Austin bomb squad.
Penned by Tom Szentgyorgyi (My Blue Heaven) and Rebecca Cutter (Red Listed), the James Hayman (Golden Hammer) directed episode will place the Dennis Abbott's (Rockmond Dunbar) FBI team in what appears to be downtown Austin, according to behind-the-scenes photos from SCV TV, reports Enstars.
According to the on-set pictures, it seems that Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) amidst shattered glass, cracked benches and a broken sign will be busy trying to deal with an explosion at the Austin Metro's Warwick St. bus stop (shot in Valencia, California).
This new episode is titled Silver Wings of Time and will air after the show's key plot points are addressed, which include: Disclosing who is keeping tabs on old CBI agents, the departure of Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) during White as the Driven Snow, and showing Teresa Lisbon's (Robin Tunney) new beau in Violets.
The previously filmed episodes yet to air are titled: Black Helicopters, Grey Water, White as the Driven Snow, and Violets.
The Mentalist will return with new episodes on 9 March. The show airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on CBS.