The Mentalist Review: "Red Hot"

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I never saw the end of “Red Hot” coming.  I really thought that Lisbon would continue to blow off Walter.  He may be rich, handsome, and charming, but as Lisbon pointed out, he is also egotistical, arrogant, and entitled.

I liked that Walter seemed really taken aback when he found the bullet hole on Lisbon’s shirt and the reality set in for him that someone could get hurt. I also enjoyed their flirty banter throughout the episode.  And, as much as the Jane/Lisbon fans may disagree with me, I'm glad that Lisbon and Walter ended up together. 

Billionaire Alert!

Lisbon deserves a little fun and Walter seems like the man to give that to her.  Do I think this is a long-term relationship?  Probably not.  But I also don’t think Jane is anywhere near ready for a relationship with anyone, even Lisbon.

That said, being Walter’s girlfriend may have its risks. “My girlfriends are all mad by the time we break up," he said.

Are they all knife-wielding wackos?  In this one episode, Lisbon was nearly blown up, nearly shot, and nearly stabbed.  Perhaps a one-night stand might be safer.

Jane was equally fun throughout the hour.  Walter and him are both charming, intelligent men and I like the way they play off one another.  Did anyone else chuckle when Jane dove behind the hedge when the bullets started flying?  Not that I blame him, but it just looked comical.

Glamping? Seriously?!?  Is this a real term?  According to Van Pelt, glamping means glamorous camping.  I’ll have to take her word for it.

Overall, I enjoyed this episode of The Mentalist and I think this season has been much better than the previous one so far. Agree? Disagree? Sound off now.


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I loved this episode and I agree it was GREAT to see Lisbon have some fun. The banter between all three characters (Jane, Lisbon & Walter Mashburn) was perfect and what an awesome ending. As much as I would love to see some Jisbon action I don't see why a interesting and entertaining character like Lisbon should wait around for Jane to heal. I just hope Walter Mashburn makes another appearance REAL soon.


First of all I want to say how great Robin looked in the last scene. I mean that gorl really seems to work out really hard? Did you see those muscles? And god was she sexy when she picked up her gun and badge and got dressed even if her hair is still a mess (though this time it could be due to a wild night). And then why does everyone think that Jane/Lisbon fans are ALL upset about Lisbn/Mashburn? That's not true. I know a lot of people who are more than happy about Lisbon getting some attention. The fact that it was her who dumped him and not the other way around made it even more awesome though I feel sorry for Walter. But I don't think we have seen the last of Mashburn and from the kiss they shared (Lisbon and Mash that is) I think that there could be more or that they at least stay in touch once he's back from Europe.
I hope the writers bring him back, cause he's such a great character and the dynamic between him, Jane and Lisbon is just WOW!


Great episode. Jane/Mashburn, Mashburn/Lisbon, and Lisbon/Jane all have great chemistry. Glamping does exist. Google search brings up many results and the term has been used on Pretty Little Liars and Eureka.


Am I the only one that hates the fact that they have changed Jane's character from a sweet bumbling guy to a wise ass know it all?


Glad to see I'm not the only one who was happy- okay, that's an understatement for me, ECSTATIC- that Lisbon and Mashburn got together! I'm a die-hard Jisbon fan, but that was just way to amazing. Lisbon deserves to get out and have some fun. The flirting was awesome. :D I'm really sad that he's "leaving for Europe for two months". :'( No Lisburn for us for a while. Still. You gotta admit, that ending was way hot. She knew she looked good when she was getting her stuff before she left. Haha! And the pupils dialating was epic. Jane was irked; you could tell. And it made it obvious that Lisbon was into Mashburn- you already knew that he was into her. I loved the fact how upset Lisbon was at the thought of Mashburn being the killer. **sigh** COME BACK MASHBURN!!!

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The Mentalist Season 3 Episode 7 Quotes

Jane: I take this nap for freedom, Lisbon. For every little guy who has a dream.
Lisbon: Nap later. Now we fight crime.

You're very well groomed for a crazy person.