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It's my first comment!
no need to say how much I enjoy "the mentalist" and most of all the Patrick Jane character!
Today, I was wondering I don't really like it if they want to hide the red john for 8 or 9 seasons. It would be 4 other years. Who knows if we are still alive by then or not! I know there are much more important things to thinks about when death subject comes along. Just saying...
On the other hand, do the writers know who the red john is themselves? Or they just want to go on and on to see what will happen? Are they going to kill Patrick at the end of the show or they are going to finish it like MONK? To be honest, I really don't like waiting for the next episode and waiting for the next season... are there any message boards any where so we can tell the writers not to play with our souls and nerves? Don't get me wrong, I learn a lot from The mentalist, I have learnt to look wisely and I am trying to cope. But I need a closure somehow.
Anyways, if Red John
Yeah i know some are rooting for romance between Jane and Lisbon but somehow I cant see them together. She's too straight and he's too...bend. I cud have seen her with Bosco though. I kno Jane is soft on her but i am not sure its enough. the writers wud have to add a lot more to do a romance between them and it might kill it. better she hook up with the boss, which is still not allowed, and let it eat Jane. Cause quite frankly, Jane cant handle that right now. He needs a female version of himself, someone to make him think, smarter or as smart as him but not devious like him. He might be able to take the plunge then. Lisbon is his anchor.
I really want to see someone other than Red John here. Someone who wants to challenge Jane. Something new. RJ is getting old.
Wainwright is so dull that I think he's set up to be killed very soon!
So . . the good guys were angry, screaming illegal immigrants, and the bad guy was a white southerner from Texas.
Nope, no bigoted, hate filled, liberal propaganda here.
I used to love this show.
This episode sucked.
He did say psychopath, which in a way he is, however, in the first season we have seen Jane in a mental institution suffering from PTSD and a breakdown which he said he wasn't proud of. His psychiatrist encouraged him to find his way out and resume his life with a new purpose, vengence, and that is what keeps him going, so yes, a deep psychosis brought on by horrific trauma can be reversed only partially, the trauma being causality, thus motivation for revenge can assuage the guilt of survival. If one remembers the episode where he mentions how he lost patience a long time ago, there is only patience after redemption.
I thought the Texas twang thing was rather cute. I liked that it was not right-on accurate. After all, this was not Simon Baker doing the accent, it was his character, Patrick Jane, who couldn't be expected to do it beyond what was necessary to carry out the con game. I'll bet if Simon Baker was playing a character who really did have a Texas accent, he would nail it. He's just SO good!
I might be completely off the mark here but I got the feeling the show is heading towards a Jane-Lisbon-Wainwright love triangle. I mean Wainwright may be younger than Lisbon but he looks at her in a peculiar way. And Jane is getting territorial about her because he asks her if she wanted to have tea with him. I mean when was the last time he offered her, or anybody, tea?
I'd love to this if it happens.
Loved the episode and Jane's Texas accent. The new boss is a change. I think he thinks he won and I know Jane thinks he won the verbal battle. We will see. I love how Jane took charge of the con and gave everyone orders.
Glad to find this site. The new cbs.com/mentalist site is crap compared to what it was until Season 4 started. Hard to discuss anything there now. I watch a fair amount of TV and The Mentalist is the first series that has totally impressed me with its creativity and especially character development of Patrick Jane. Fascinating! An entire bio could be written of him based on info from the episodes. Can't say that about any other TV character. Yes, some of the episodes have plot lines that fall off the cliff. Non sequiturs galore sometimes, but still absolutely compelling!
Re: 10/13 Mentalist. I love the show. My question is: Are the writers endorsing Pre-Crime/Minority Report/TSA type investigation techniques, so we the public will accept them? As smart as Patrick Jane is, is that enough to justify pre-crime harrassment? With the glut of propaganda/nastiness/messages (Law&Order, Sons of Anarchy etc) infused into our tv shows, The flawed hero,Jane is loved by all, so is his message that it's ok to PRE-Judge Pre Crime acceptable?
I LOVED that this episode traveled a different path. Jane/Lisbon banter is fine, but it never goes anywhere. They will never get together. Their relationship never evolves. I liked that this season Jane's banter was with Cho and the new boss. After four seasons of the same episode every week, it was refreshing to see different storytelling. I appreciated that Jane wasn't solving a murder -- he was stopping a murder. And he used his mentalist abilities to ferret out a potential mass killer and then used his con artist skills to infiltrate his life. Yes, Jane provoked him to pull the trigger, but the point is the guy was going to blow eventually anyway and Jane wanted to make sure CBI was there when he did. Brilliant. This season kind of started with a whimper. I was happy to finally see the bang. Altho, I do agree, Simon Baker's Texas accent...meh.
@ummm -- I thought he'd said sociopath too ... so when I read the review I stuck the tape in and watched the end again before saying so ... and he said "psychopath." I think sociopath is what he should have said, but he didn't.
Wainwright called Jane a SOCIOPATH, not a PSYCHOPATH. There's a big difference.
The Texas twang was a bit much. Not a very good episode, crime-solving-wise and in my opinion, Jane is becoming too pedantic or wordy, like a professor and seems to want to take the lead openly now rather than his old quiet ways of obstructing and solving. He also is looking like a professor rather than a psychopath, go back to season one, I'm missing that dissipated cchild look with a touch of melancholy along with the wild hair. It seems to me the writing was also more sophisticated with a lot more quips. Although the makeup this season is better than last.
not sure what the new boss thinks of jane but I'm not too worried bout it after all he's the shows central character so we all know jane will win in the end
Gotta agree with the reviewer bout cho he is definitely a better agent than rigsby love his one liners
I missed the banter between lisbon and jane too and I think this show definitely needs more cho and jane scenes they are brilliant together
I think its fair to say that the only persons mental health they should be worried about is van pelts she really does seem to enjoy shooting men after what happened in the season finale
I still think it was questionable for Jane (despite being right) to provoke and preemptively aggravate a possible serial killer. Empty blanks, they can still misfire and kill people. As for Wainwright, our new boss, he reminded me of our Dr Sweets a bit. Overall, it seems that Jane is the founder of the Pre-Cog ("Minority Report") preventative crimes division. While Christian Camargo's performance was fantastic (loved his performance on Dexter).
P.S I miss Hightower too, but even though she was probably cleared of Ethics Division, it was unlikely that head of integrity would have let her off. She ran and falsely (pretended) to imprison Jane from her superiors. With any real world "scape-goat" she was the first to go.
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