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Fortyseven

D. If not for Devil's Cherry and Red Sails in Sunset, it'd be F. I also want more Jane/Van Pelt.

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The Mentalist is making the same mistake NCIS is cracking a case of the week and not doing a long term story arcs people are getting sick of these case of the week stuff its why CSI is going down hill and its why Law and Order went off the air.

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One more last thing, LOL! My favorite episode was The Devil's Cherry. They burned the midnight oil on this one! I was amazed at how they captured so much information in one episode. For me this set the bar really high and I hope they can reach it again. Red Sails in the Sunset and Cherry Picked were my runners up. The cast in these episodes seem to reach a zenith they haven't hit before. They seemed to be more honest in their connection to their characters which made them more believable.

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I also love Jane and Van Pelts relationship with each other. Jane has let her in and she seems to keep him on the right track. Van Pelt knows who Jane is and what he will do and she is not afraid to let him know that. I should say that I've seen this occur in season 5. I like that she just checks him and he pays attention to it. Rigsby's character is becoming more rounded with a funnier side. I actually like him more this season. Cho, Cho, Cho! There is something sneaky about him. I'm not sure what it is yet.

Last thing, with Jane closing cases the way he does and his level of expertise, I see a promotion in his future. He could become the middle manager boss. It would step his game up and give him more reach.

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I love everything about this show. They can't be perfect all the time but for the most part they are right on the money. I gave the show an A. I feel they deserve it. Jane and Lisbon work really well together, I like how they interact. They seem to have a profound respect for each other. I think that sometimes their feelings for each other seem to slip toward a intimate type of love but they pull back knowing that it would change the dynamic's of their relationship. They both are in need of a intimate relationship but I think they instinctively know it should not be to each other. They do hang on to the friend and family part of their relationship very strongly.

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I don't think Simon Baker is capable of carrying off the lead character as they have been making him do this season. I would like to see the show go back to a more ensemble type show, cracking a case of the week, and ease up on the long term story arcs.

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I am also torn between those two and Red Dawn was a joy as well. Devil's Cherry was fascinating and the Sunset one was beautiful as well as seeing Jane go out on that ledge again.. I am not a fan of the episodes that feature the other characters but I thought that the Rigsby one was better than I expected, maybe it was seeing LaRoache again and having him interact with Jane - one of my favorite guest star.
There seems to have been more interaction between Jane and Grace since she is stuck at her desk, which has been nice to see, as I like the way Jane interacts with Grace, he uses a softer tone with her. I was also disappointed with Summer's return. I didn't see the point. Loving this series though and would give it an A if I could vote.

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I am almost in total agreement except for the first 2 parts in the last section. Cho and Grace are my favorite agents. Their interactions with Jane were always refreshing. The dynamics between Jane and Cho are the most underrated and underutilized. The problem with secondary characters is their storylines were not quite interesting if they had nothing to do with Jane. Sad but true. Patrick Jane as such a tortured soul is the most fascinating character on TV.




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