The Mentalist Review: The Broken Memory Palace

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"Red, White, and Blue" was a standard filler episode for The Mentalist. But an enjoyable one nevertheless. 

Jane's Memory Game

The murder investigation highlighted some serious issues facing today's military. The first was sexual harassment against its female members. The ability to file an anonymous claim certainly seemed to have as many drawbacks as advantages. In the end, if no one is willing to officially come forward, then the claim goes nowhere.

I really appreciated that Cho took the lead in this part of the investigation because he's the person on the team with a military background. As he was quick to remind Hawkins in this The Mentalist quote

The next time you ask someone in this unit to watch your back you might want to remember how you watched hers. | permalink

Considering one woman under Hawkins command was killed and another was sexually harassed, it appeared he needed to take a little more responsibility for what was going on in his unit. 

The other issue was the number of soldiers coming back with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. I was amazed by Pete's battle to get through every day. 

Of course Jane was the perfect person to go to for anything concerning memory.  I was relieved when Jane finally got around to telling Pete about his memory palace. I felt like I'd waited the entire episode for him to get to that moment.

But Jane was great in several scenes, my favorite of which was when he thanked the soldiers for their service in his own very Patrick Jane way.

The other was when he hypnotized Pete so he could sleep. I loved it when Jane uses his skills for good instead of evil and, even though he tricked Pete, in the end it was for the greater good. Not to mention the poor man finally got some decent sleep.

The killer was such a selfish, arrogant, jackass. He thought slashing some innocent woman's throat was the appropriate response to having to pay alimony to his ex-wife.  Well, that and covering up his illegal prescription drug side business but off course that was his ex's fault too.

The best line of the night went to Rigsby who told the good doctor…

Look on the bright side. In prison you won't have to pay for dates. | permalink

After the drama of losing Lorelei last Sunday, what do you think of this week's The Mentalist? Sound off now and then take a look ahead to next Sunday:


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@Mimi and @Entwife - ok, I'm just checking in to see what's going on here and what do I have to read?? About gutters and nozzels, ripping vests off and little room for reader's imagination!!! What the heck is going on with you guys??? :-D It's about time for a new show! Later.... when you cooled down...(if that ever happens LOL)


oh Ill have a look thanks! I have read the ff someone posted the links of on here..
the problem is, if we read really good stuff, we will be disappointed when we see the ultimate final..


yes because theres nothing left there, his partner would be the one to shake her *** ok will stop here, dont want to be banned


ok so that's what I thought.. as I'm eager to learn more I wanted to be sure I got what it meant.. lol that's gross.. thanks for the gutter explanation, I get the picture then. Explicit would be welcome for many of us shippers though, as they are not explicit enough to my taste. it's ok for a while but then you get bored. you just want to rip his bloody vest off.


ROFLMAO Yes, that sounds like a raunchy alert. But I'm not sure why someone with a nozzle would shake it after pulling out. After taking a pee, yeah.


Oh, I'm assuming you know the gutter is the channel at the edges of streets that carry away water run off. In the old days before drainage and sewage systems, they carried worse offal.


I have read sthg and don't understand (not sure) what it means
"do you shake your nozzle after you have pulled out?"
it might be a raunchy alert...


Very true. That's exactly what gets me writing. In the gutter -- well, it's an idiom for sinking low. Like passed out drunks in the street would be considered in the gutter. People thinking/writing about sex and erotica, people might say their mind is in the gutter. Some story ideas have enough scene and movement that it takes awhile for me to get to the gutter, but I always do. Actually, I think it's kind of a pretty thing for Jisbon. But my imagination leaves little room for the reader's imagination lol. Many people would think something so explicit would be in the gutter.


well since we're not getting anything Jisbon-related, we need a fix so no other option than either reading ff or writing it!
why do you say you're sliding in the gutter? what do you mean?


You're so funny @Mimi, and so correct! When did you get in my head, hahahaha! I seem to be getting ideas all the time, probably because this forum is so good at feeding my obsession. I can only get so far before I slide off into the gutter, though. Oh well.

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The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 17 Quotes

Jane: We have to go back to the crime scene.
Lisbon: Why?
Jane: I want a taco.

Discipline always comes with a price.