The Mentalist quotes
Jason Cooper: I think I've made myself clear, agents. I have no knowledge of Bret Stiles' whereabouts.
Wayne Rigsby: Yes, Mr. Cooper, and we've made clear that we're not buying it.
Kimball Cho: Stiles leaves you in charge of Visualize, but he keeps you in the dark about where's hiding? Doesn't make sense.
Jason Cooper: Stiles has, and always will, put the church's needs before his own. This time is no different. He doesn't want me to know because he wants to protect me.
Kimball Cho: And because he doesn't want to be found.
Jason Cooper: I doubt Bret Stiles is worried about being found.
Kimball Cho: You seem confident.
Jason Cooper: Call it faith. You see, Stiles' time in our reality is limited. As we speak, he's preparing his mind and body for a departure from the confines of our material world.
Wayne Rigsby: He's dying?
Jason Cooper: That is a very naive, very ignorant way of looking at it. Bret Stiles is not dying. Bret Stiles cannot die. He is elevating himself to another plane. One lesser men like ourselves can only strive to reach. And one some of us obviously can't comprehend.