the mentalist simon baker the view red john 'The Mentalist's' Simon Baker: We're 3 episodes away from Red John“Mentalist” star Simon Baker stopped by “The View” on Friday (Nov. 8), where he talks about the big Red John reveal that the show is moving towards this season.

“We’re about three episodes away [from catching Red John],” says Baker. “I’m gonna get in so much trouble for saying that, but I don’t care. People have been watching for six years. The audience has been invested in it for six years so far. We’ve done a lot of teasing, a lot of vamping, a lot of flirting around the idea.”

On the show, Baker plays a man who purports to be able to read minds but who actually is just very observant. And Baker doesn’t think that people can actually read minds.

“I don’t think they can, no. I don’t believe it,” says Baker. “They say they can … but they’re gonna tell you what you wanna hear. They use cold reading, you give them bits and pieces of information, and they jump on it.”

“The Mentalist” airs on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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