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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Ha, thanks @bonaduz. We did enjoy a bit of that in Penticton this weekend ... lovely! Now, to brave the elements. I've been stalling. Catch you on the flip side.


oohh so I can't wait to see it!:))


@katempw - blizzard? It's beautiful here. We celebrated my god son's 20th birthday outside in T-shirts! You live at the wrong end of the woods!! :-))
Bon apetit!


bonaduz, TM is scheduled tonight at 10 on CTV (Calgary) and 11 on CBS (Spokane). Here's hoping the JUNOS don't go overtime... And thanks for not spilling. Though I love what you did leak :) Now to cook dinner. BBQ in blizzard was not in the plans but appears to be our reality tonight!


@katempw - oh thank you for your CTV-tip. I never even thought about that!! Silly me! I'll have to try it out. BTW - TM is also on CBS Seattle, if you have that. It's at 10.00 pacific (but you are on mountain time, right? so it's too late for you anyways..!)


AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Can't wait!!!!! At least we're on time tonight!!! :-D


@Entwife - just finished watching 'red velvet cupcakes' and yes, he really sais that! But I'm not telling you anything else! :-)) Just maybe - turtle necks?? Have fun tonight...


@Kate, you ideas make good sense! OMG!!! Everything's on time tonight! No pre-empts or delays!


@bonaduz, we don't have satellite unfortunately so I'll have to wait until 10. And hey, you likely are aware, but you can watch recent TM episodes on CTV's site. If you have the time (and the patience for political adverts which seem to predominate these days). Hope it was a good one!


@bonaduz He says ANYTHING FOR YOU??? I didn't hear that! Wow, is that true?

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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.