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The Mentalist Review: Unforgivable Things

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"There Will Be Blood" brought back one of my favorite Red John minions. I expected to be thrilled, but that's not exactly how it worked out.

Lorelei Martins returned to beat the heck out of Julia Howard and I was surprised Julia's neighbors hadn't heard her screams and called the police. 

When the CBI team later watched Lorelei torture and kill Julia via nanny cam, Jane looked as though he might be ill. Was he feeling guilty for letting her go or simply worried about what Lisbon's reaction would be? 

Jane Confesses to Lisbon

When Jane met Lorelei and let her go, I knew he was in trouble. He told Lisbon he trusted Lorelei and Lisbon appeared horrified with the revelation. Lisbon's used to Jane snooping but that he went behind her back to find the second address and then didn't call her after speaking to Lorelei, that got her wheels turning.

Knowing that Jane slept with Lorelei - coupled with the fact that he admitted he trusts her after witnessing her commit murder - it may have eroded the trust Lisbon shares with Jane.

When Jane told Lisbon he only tells her about 30% of what he does, I wondered how much of the 70% Lisbon really wanted to know. But the one thing Patrick Jane has never lied about is that he will do whatever it takes to find Red John. That he was using Lorelei Martins to do it shouldn't have been a shock.

Jane's motives were clear but will Lisbon come to a point where she'll have to choose between Jane's mission and her job?  

Agent Kirkland's return made my skin crawl. His relationship with Bertram sent up lots of red flags. We know Kirkland is in Red John's pocket. Was his chumminess with Bertram a sign that Bertram's in Red John's pocket? That Bertram is Red John? Or simply another red herring?

In the end, Jane gave Lorelei what she'd wanted: confirmation that Red John murdered her sister. Unfortunately, she didn't hold up her end of the deal. Not only wouldn't she share Red John's identity, she shot the one other person who could. That was just cruel.

And what the heck was up with Homeland Security taking over the case and custody of a comatose Jason? Didn't we go through this already with the FBI and Lorelei? And why did Lisbon seem so calm about it?

Lorelei wanted Red John all to herself and she got that. Finding her body with a red smiley face above it wasn't a surprise to Jane or the audience.  However, hearing Jane mutter, "She had it coming" was frighteningly cold. 

Lorelei was one of Red John's more interesting minions and I was disappointed her run ended this way. More so because she seemed to have lost her intelligence and her innate sense of survival in her thirst for vengeance.

Now we're left to ponder if she managed to move the Red John story line forward in any significant way besides the knowledge that Jane had at one time shaken hands with Red John. What's your take?  Are we any closer to finding out the identity of the dreaded Red John?

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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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    I don't care if he ever solves the Red John mystery. If he's going to solve it, then solve it instead of dragging out any longer. My kids used to watch Dragonball Z and they stopped because it just never ended a lot like this Red John story where everyone is employed by or follows the guy. The writers should just stop writing about him because it's not the least bit interesting.

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    @huisclothes. The reason why British women had affairs with American servicemen had nothing to do with the latter's openness and everything to do with:
    (a) After 3 years of war and U Boat blockade Britain was a grey, hungry and tired country and Americans were new and exciting.
    (b) Americans had money - typically they earned 6 times what British soldiers did - food, booze, nylons and condoms, things British men didn't have.
    (c) There was a drastic shortage of British men and few American servicemen had reservations over seducing the wives and girlfriends of British servicemen away fighting (North Africa, Burma, the High Seas) or held in POW camps.

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    I'm REALLY tired of the Red John - two steps forward one step back nonsense. We're at season FIVE and no NOTHING about this character ! C'mon! Either reveal and move on or at LEAST give us more than these bread crumbs (they shook hands once). Ridiculous. At this point the only reason I keep watching is the dynamics between the team. The also need to decide what they're doing with Wayne and Van Pelt. The writers are starting to suck all the chemistry outta these two!

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    @Watcher I agree. Jane has to repress his sexuality. It's probably not normal at all for him, he's certainly not naturally shy. I can see how it would make him more vulnerable to an aggressive woman, absolutely.

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    @huisclothes The difference between the English and American soldiers sounds kind of sad, doesn't it? The English sound much more protective.

    @rationalgal Wouldn't that be refreshing? If Lisbon just cut through the crap like that?

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    I agree that Lisbon would make the first move unless the situation was such that the breakdown was pretty much immediately mutual (as is something desperate happening suddenly). She just might get fed up with him and his RJ obsession and tell him it's time to cut the crap and admit they love each other and start acting accordingly. In that case I have no doubt Jane would just crumble and probably be very happy she forced what he needed to be forced about.

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    @estatica- I agree with you 100%. Either could seduce the other, and they would go about it different ways. I could totally see Lisbon just grabbing him and shoving him against the wall as you wrote.

    Jane seems very passive to me with women. Every phycial encounter we have ever seen on the show was initiated by the woman - all the Lorelei kisses and even with the Erica kiss it was like she put him in a hypnotic trance and he was powerless to resist. Whether he was always that way or not is open to speculation. But regardless of how he was pre-RJ, I think that now he has to actively repress his sexuality. So when a physically aggressive woman takes what she wants, he is too weak to push her away.




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