The Mentalist Review: An Odd Little Town

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It was a "Red Letter Day" on The Mentalist, as the oddities spread from the town of Percy, California to Jane's attic. The latter had to do with Agent Bob Kirkland.

Jane's Wild West

Lisbon and Kirkland shared the most uncomfortable cup of coffee I've ever witnessed. What's the opposite of chemistry? Repulsion? Teresa looked as though she couldn't flee the scene fast enough. 

Just when I thought Kirkland couldn't get any creepier, he did. As Jane and Lisbon mentioned in this The Mentalist quote

Jane: Don't you think it's odd, Homeland Security's fascination with a California serial killer?
Lisbon: Everything about Bob Kirkland is odd. You can add that to the list. | permalink

But it just got odder. It was no surprise that he had his agents break into Jane's attic to see what he had on Red John... but what was his purpose? Was it to let Red John know what Jane had on him? Is he actually Red John and just admiring Jane's handiwork? I'm really not sure.

Percy, California turned out to be just as odd as the man who owned it. When Hollis snarled at his son that he should have known Julianna was his sister, I could completely understand why he snapped and killed him. What a horrible nightmare.

The best part of the Wild West setting was that it allowed Jane to sharpen his skills and relive a bit of his carnie days. I could only laugh when Jane told Kevin that his magic sucked eggs. It seemed so odd to hear those words come out of the normally more eloquent Patrick Jane.

Another highlight was allowing Rigsby to use his arson skills to crack the case of the cabin fires. It's always nice to be reminded that there is a smart investigator behind that Wayne Rigsby blank stare.  

Even better was having Cho call out Rigsby for being dense when it came to Grace.

You're still in love with her but instead of telling her you bought her a plant. | permalink

That about summed it up. Of course the moment Wayne got the nerve to tell her how he felt I knew what was coming. The new boyfriend walked off the elevator.

Do you think Duncan will be another Red John minion? Perhaps the next Jack the Ripper? Married with a secret family? Knowing Grace's luck with love it could be all of the above. 

Does Wayne have a chance with Grace? What's your theory on Kirkland's end game? And what will Patrick do now that he knows his fortress of solitude has been compromised? Tell me your theories before the next The Mentalist.


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@Entwife LOL good ideea!Jane and Lisbon will be the red zombies slayers!:))


What if they brought back all of Red John's minions at once. It could be Red John's Zombie Army. lol


@creamy I hope Lorelei stays dead, too. The harpy.


Hey creamy - didn't Simon Baker play in a Zombie movie once? Land of the Death or something like that? So there we go. He would already have experience with Zombies!!! LOL


@anitraward1 - let us know when your first story is ready, ok? Get it all out, I'm looking forward to it!
@creamy - calm down, everything will be just fine! :-)))


Could it be that Jane staged her death again?And Lisbon had no ideea.But we all saw the CBI team and her dead body!
Or maybe she's a zombie coming back to haunt Lisbon :)
I'd rather see Erica or Kristina Frye!
Sorry guys, I am loosing it :)))


no no no no Lorelei again!
Worst scenario: she isn't dead and marries Jane!
Hope she's dead!!!


Bonaduz, I signed up for the fanfic site today. I'll be starting my write soon! I'm only going to do shorts. The pen is mightier than the sword. I'm going to put some ink on Red John!


@KM - thank you for the videos. Really enjoyed them!
@estatica - good for you, that Gaston answered your tweet!
@Entwife - it IS fun on many levels!
@all - the promos are exciting! But we'll have to wait and see everything in context!


Ha @estatica! The Mentalist is so much fun on so many levels, yeah?

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The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 19 Quotes

Jane: Don't you think it's odd, Homeland Security's fascination with a California serial killer?
Lisbon: Everything about Bob Kirkland is odd. You can add that to the list.

Jane: They argued.
Deb: How do you know they argued?
Jane: He is dead.