The Mentalist Review: The Alien Lizard Vibe

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That nurse wasn't kidding. Agent Kirkland definitely has an alien lizard vibe to him. It's as if we spent "Behind the Red Curtain" waiting for him to rip off his mask and show what he was hiding underneath. 

Rigsby is Thrilled

Though Jane has obviously had his suspicions of Kirkland, does he now know he's an agent of Red John? And, if so, can he convince Lisbon?

Kirkland injecting the IV almost made me feel sorry for Jason. The poor guy just woke up from a coma to remember being shot by Lorelei and then had his life snuffed out a moment later. He was still so weak and helpless from his injuries there was nothing he could have done to stop it. 

Lisbon was the one who confused me in all of this. She seemed more than happy to hand their one link to Red John over to Kirkland. Was she that worried about her career? Was she actually not suspicious of the creepy federal agent? I was at a loss to the reasoning behind her apparent naivete. 

But the best part of the entire episode was Jane enlisting LaRoche to help uncover the scheme of the nonexistent investor. It was awesome watching these two complex, quirky characters work together as Jane cajoled him in this The Mentalist quote

Jane: You spend your days chasing paperclip thieves. When do you ever get the chance to nail a killer? | permalink

If LaRoche isn't Red John (and I hope he's not), I'd love to see him help Patrick take him down and I beg the writers to give us more of these two in the future.

Jane seemed right at home at the theater. I'd guess that actors are a bit similar to carnie folk. They're all putting on some sort of a show. 

Jane sitting in the back of the theater listening to Deandra sing was just so him. Lisbon walked right by him and never saw him there. 

Deandra's story was downright heartbreaking. That her colleagues gossiped about her drinking while she was really suffering with multiple sclerosis was depressing. That she was reunited with her biological daughter only to have her permanently torn away over a silly financial scheme was tragic. 

Lastly, the beautiful Grace Van Pelt was back at the CBI and it's been far too long. Now the question becomes: will Rigsby find the guts to make a play for her?

Were you surprised Kirkland took out Jason? Is Lisbon being naive and do you think Jane now knows that Kirkland works for Red John?


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@Mimi - thank you for sharing! Very Cute! And don't you ever think again, that your English isn't good enough! :-D


I love your sweet story, Mimi. Thanks for posting the link.


Thanks for sharing @estatica and @mimi. Lovely.


my ff.. forgot to mention.. I uploaded it


hehe entwife you like his big feet dont you:)


aww cute Estatica, I loved it! thanks for sharing!!


Haha! Okay, got some bigfoot action at the beginning of Scarlet Letter 2x2, not near as close up and no long lasting shot of them just standing in whatever that episode from earlier this season, but that's the shot. *sigh* wish it was bare feet. :-)


@estatica i enjoyed reading that! I have also always imagined their first kiss in the dirty old attic. strangely they are both very comfortable there, even with all the pictures of dead people around them.


Bona you're a sweetie! you read it only if you want to, ok I'll upload it on that site. will let you in when it's done!


hi Bona! Estatica, I know how you feel, I also struggle but I think your vocab is good and I have no doubt your story is really good! I personally have the same prob in my own language, it's not so much about english, I find it hard to write beautifully, find lovely words or expressions. I also have memory loss. will send you my ff if you want, its a one shot but im warning you, it's not that good. I was also inspired because of the lack of jisbon and epi lol!

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The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 18 Quotes

Lisbon: If you must break the rules, break them on your own time.
Jane: When am I not on my own time?

Lisbon: You're playing with fire.
Jane: There are worse things to play with.