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This scene is mostly unscripted (the wtiters did not put it in the script) the dialog is Baker and Tunney. Supposedly it went on for a lot longer too. The end of this weeks episode "red in tooth and claw", the actual poker game was also. On the first take they did what the script said. On the second Robin went on and Simon went a long. They chose the 'riffed' or unscripted ending. Rumor has it that these two do it a lot, evidence that they work well together. Hope that helps.
ahah when do you know you are a Mentalist addict? when you write to a friend CBS instead of IBS in a mail! oh dear spending too much time on this board!
I have to ask because I didn't follow anything you said, what did you talk about with the cattle prod and the apple? what was unscripted?I liked that episode by the way.
Bonaduz I agree about the hypnosis session, and to me it was huge because Jane was going to take it upon himself to comfort her, she refused but he would have held her and considering how he's protecting himself and how he refuses to give affection to anyone, even comfort (remember in season 1 can't remember which episode where the woman kills her husband for diamonds and well Jane doesnt know it's her but anyway he's at her place and she asks him to hold her and he says I wish I could. so it's huge!
you too. 'night.
He's 11 and has hemangiosarcoma. He's an awesome dog. We did palliative chemo, so he does not know he's sick presently. Sorry about your guy. They do steal our hearts. I am glad your newbie brings you joy and is a help. I'm needed with the homework, the individual oral commentary on some Robert Frost poem (she is given 20 minutes to form her thoughts), Hamlet, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem is coming up. When they tell you the International Baccalaureate is rigorous, they don't tell you that parents end up supplying tea and encouragement 24/7. Take care and sleep well (when you head there).
@km i'm so sorry about your lab. how old? we lost our first malinois, brico, (as in bricoleur) the january before last. he was sixteen. and so special. was trained in germany for 3 years before we got him so he was like a young man who'd graduated west point. the love of my life. not even simon ranks higher. since he was a service dog (as is nico our newbie) we traveled all over europe with him. he would lie down and wiggle under the airline seat in front of me.
what i learned: an american couple in paris are basically douche-bags. an american couple with a large, fierce-looking exquisitely-trained dog are cool.
Yes, it sounds like they built a wall. Good luck with the calves!
Yes, he's intense, sleek, glossy and has lots of moxie. Kids named him Arthur Radley, but call him "Boo". He and our lab, whose dying of cancer, hang out with us when we watch Mentalist. I caught a video review of your doggies, they look just lovely and very detailed. I can imagine they took that long. Sorry for the burnt hands. I have "Breath" on mine as well, but also in paperback on one of our book shelves.
@bonaduz. yes, ignorance is bliss. but thanks, glad to be here. lovely company. hope you have some cute little critters by morning.
@km. what a long drink of water of a family! tall is nice.
glad you like our brave little doggies. bombay cats are amazing. very intense, yes? i like cats but don't have one. my creative partner has two. i have a dog, a belgian malinois named nico. when we first designed the cat scratcher, we were making them by hand. took about ten days each and both of us were burnt to a crisp by glue guns.
i downloaded breath onto my iPhone. haven't done that before. looking forward to it.
Will check amazon for "Breath", KM! Yes, it's very sad to bury a child (fortunatly I did not have to experience that). My parents lost 2 children before I was born, but they never talked about that (not with me anyways). I guess that's what you called "building a wall" earlier?
Gotta go to bed now, I have to get up at 3.00 a.m. checking cows (they are calving now). Hope to have a few new, healthy babies in the morning. Thank's for the interesting conversation everyone. Night....
Sorry to hear about those deaths in your home town. It is against everything to bury a child. How terribly sad.
Yep. I'm 1.70 (5'7") and the better half is 1.98 (6'6"), our "shortest" is 1.73 (5'8") and still growing too. Long legs here.
Ps Try Amazon for Breath.
I'm glad you're here too. And, I see your point. Love that you have fashion and marketing tastes, too. Sadly, my stunning, in my opinion, Bombay is married to corrugated cardboard to scratch, and wouldn't appreciate that fabulous bull terrier. Nice work!
Huisclothes: Sorry to hear that you would be more content if you wouldn't have joined this site! Well I am glad you did - I enjoy your input, knowledge and expertise. (Not to mention the fashion lessons :-D)
KM: your 14 year old is 1.88??? Holey moley! Well, I guess my kids will never get that tall (considering my modest 1.65 [5.5] and my husband's just as modest 1.76 [5.9 and a bit])! Oh well, still average in most countries!
welcome mako13margo! I'm not Canadian, but I live in Canada - great country by the way! And no delays due to football etc. for TM on CTV! We're lucky there.
Rationalgal and KM: you made me curious now for "Breath". I'll see if I can find it somewhere. KM, the same thing happend to 2 kids in my hometown years ago. Played "who can hold their breath longer" and one passed out and drowned. The other was too disoriented as well to pull him out. I know the mother of the dead kid. She still repines with this destiny!
i wish there was something we could do to help the mentalist's chances but we are at the mercy of the network. i must say that if i hadn't started frequenting this site a month or two ago, i would be a more content person. i didn't know the mentalist was in any jeopardy until i heard some very smart people write about it so compellingly here. so now i think about it being gone all the time. when i put on an old episode it gives me this bittersweet feeling. on the other hand, it's wonderful to talk with people who care about the series and the character that's so important to me. welcome.
1) No worries, dear. tWas a nice discussion.
2) I agree. The eldest will get to attend the 1st choice, because we took a risk on our indie filmmaker/ writer & director friend and his movie about pornography (and an act of passion murder) made enough at film festivals and abroad to cover all its cost and then some. It can be made. I look forward to your thoughts. I don't interact with individuals here who know who Tim Winton to have read one of his books. For that I must thank Simon Baker.
@ Simon (if you ever see this) Ta for helping me find others who have read Winton. Cheers!
@km and bonaduz
don't know anything about the origin of the scar. always wondered. he describes himself as being surprised he survived his youth -- lots of opportunities for injury. including the broken back he finally got repaired.
Welcome. And, sorry no, I watch one show only and it's The Mentalist.
@want to say sorry for triggering a debate about jane and lisbon and torture. think it was a cute scene and agree that the two characters would banter like that to relieve the horror of the episode. it's just one of the few eps in which i fast forward through some patrick parts. usually it's the other way around.
regarding breath (which i have on my reading list for the weekend, finally), just hearing fragments of it makes me think you could pitch it and get indie money. the world is always looking for some new topic. elevator pitch. whattya got? it's coming of age story about young guys taking risks surfing and asphyxiating themselves for sexual pleasure. do you have a script? send it over.
Loosely could work. Or they can leave out or retool the opening scene and eliminate/reduce Eva to a very minor character. Still keep her thrill seeking by relating her Olympic talent, but skip the relationship all together. They could leave in the breath control for the river games and reef exploration. On a related note, just recently a boy died by holding his breath too long in Australia. It is popular for kids to test holding their breath under water, and this boy was doing laps in his family pool. Unfortunately he did not allow long enough time for his blood O2 levels and CO2 levels to normalize between laps. So his high CO2 levels caused him to pass out while swimming in the shallow end and when the gasp reflex kicked in he swallowed water instead of air. He was maybe 13-15 y.o., an accomplished swimmer and gone before his mum could reach him. Sad.
I don't watch CBS for anything anymore - only The Mentalist. The other shows are mindless trash anyhow.
mako13mango: Welcome. Glad to see more viewers who appreciate the quality of The Mentalist. I have never seen a character developed so well and so fully as Simon Baker has developed Patrick Jane. I love the philosophical depth and mystery and drama and humor and cheerful banter and intriguing stories, and just great acting all around. They make it absolutely real, down to the last facial, bodily and spoken nuances. (Try watching daytime soaps to see the difference between memorizing a script and acting. Painful to listen to.) The Mentalist series will end sooner or later but I have the DVDs to enjoy for a long time to come.
Cont. Therefore, after finding out, that CBS placed The Mentalist in the Sunday night's "death slot", I became furious, stopped watching the network's TV shows, and started to think of ways to do something about it! Is there any chance, that we viwers can boycott CBS shows and demand from them to put The Mentalist back to any day of the week?
Sometimes film makers buy the rights to a book, then make a film so loosely based on it that the original story almost disappears. Maybe that's what Simon wants to do, although I do think he wants surfing in there, given his love for it. I think he wants to be filmed surfing. That may be the only part of the book that survives the transfer to film. That asphyxiation thing really does have to go. Way way too dangerous, given the audience a surfing film will draw.
Hi, everybody, I am from Canada. I have been reading you comments for a while. I started late, I think at the end of the 4th season, but The Mentalist has become for me "A Touch of Genius", full of ideas and concepts that makes the mind think! The psychological aspect is brilliant, so is the mythology, unlike any other show on TV, one that involves and grasps the viewer. The Mentalist is my favourite TV series, and of course, Simon Baker is a brilliant actor and the main reason I watch the show! It is an international TV show, watched by about 40-50 million people all over the world.
Therefore, after finding out, that CBS placed it in the Sunday night's "death slot" I became simply furies
Huisclothes may know about the scar. And, by the way, you'll be fine with teenagers. They're great! My youngest at 14 has me looking up at 6’2”or 187.96cm, but still knows who wears the pants. Really they are great.
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