The Mentalist Review: The Love Doctor

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Turns out Wayne Rigsby was in need of more than just some "Red Velvet Cupcakes," although with his penchant for eating on the job, it was no surprise he tried to steal one of the delectable looking treats from the victim's kitchen. 

Is Rigsby in Love?

This installment of The Mentalist was fun from start to finish as Jane got to comment on everything from dieting to fetishes; and a long-stalled relationship finally moved forward. 

I felt for the murder victim. Missy was determined to save her crumbling marriage but her husband was cheating, her counselor became obsessed with her feet and his wife shot her in a jealous rage. Talk about lousy luck.

Yet her loss was our gain as it gifted us with some wonderfully amusing moments. 

First was Lisbon prodding Jane out of his attic. When telling him he could deal with Red John later didn't work, she took a different route…

Lisbon: Jane, I need you.
Jane: It's nice to be needed. Anything for you Lisbon. | permalink

That certainly got his attention.

Who wouldn't love Patrick Jane as a radio DJ? He certainly has the voice for it, not to mention he knew people would do almost anything to win a prize, no matter what it was.

The look on Lisbon's face when she found Kip tied up in the jungle room was priceless. When Jane jokingly called the whole set up classy I couldn't help but laugh. 

I loved that Cho got to interrogate Kip. He's just so matter of fact that nothing Kip said about his affair with the passionate personal trainer could possibly surprise him. But when Cho said that the heart wants what the heart wants, I couldn't help but wonder if the heart was really the pertinent part of the anatomy in Kip's situation.

Wayne and Grace finally having an open conversation about their relationship was long overdue. It was satisfying to see them being honest about their history. From Rigsby's wounded expression when he accused Van Pelt of breaking up with him the first time because the job was more important to her than he was to Van Pelt's frustration over him getting some other woman pregnant, the two finally voiced what they felt.

Of course Wayne continually harping on Grace's homicidal maniac of a fiance was hysterical. It's hard to live that one down.

Wayne looked so stunned when Grace showed up on his doorstep that I wasn't sure he'd pull it together and kiss the girl. And as much as I've waffled on whether I've wanted these two back together, I suddenly found myself rooting for them.

As for our suspect's foot fetish, weird though it may be it hadd me craving a foot massage. 

The best part was that it gave Jane the chance to rib Lisbon a little in this The Mentalist quote...

You want to talk to me about the whole foot fetish thing but the Catholic school girl in you tells you that it's not necessarily appropriate. | permalink

Even better was his prodding to find out what flips her switch. The moment, a cross between flirting and teasing put an absolutely delighted expression on Jane's face. He needs to have fun like that more often. I wouldn't mind at all if it were actually with Lisbon.


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


@huisclothes That is a perfect description of what would be going on internally with Lisbon after Jane says Anything for you. I can totally see it. Patrick Jane is a rat bastard! And I'd be in the same state as Lisbon if I was around him. On the floating and pissed roller coaster!


hi Huisclothes!
yes I see it the same way about Lisbon! No the dress is another one, ok here it is there are many many dresses that are beautiful but I have to keep in mind what I can wear nor not. This one is cute but the colour is not so good (otherwise it's black but no way for a wedding). what do you think?


@mimi is it the one i saw?


@entwife re: lisbon and patrick at the door of his lair. "i need you" and "it's nice to be needed." the last rendered in the classic baker drop-your-voice-and-make-all-women-drop-to-their knees tone. lisbon looked so surprised and satisfied. he really messed her up -- different thoughts and emotions. as patrick said, truth and lies mixed together. she spent the next few minutes trying to control her thoughts; struggling to suppress whatever he'd brought to the surface. after all, anything she feels for him is forbidden and he's already recanted any prior declarations. so he's only fooling, isn't he? and why do i care? we're friends and colleagues. and like bosco, he has no interest in me in that way. but something inside me leaped when he said it. and i feel like a jerk for feeling good for a second. so "f*ck no, we're not a couple." she got mad at herself because of the turmoil he so easily caused. patrick was having fun and in control. he knows what he does to her.


Morning all! It's mentalist Sunday! @entwife, your reasoning for lisbons now infamous "we are not a couple, puhlease!" Totally makes sense. I also feel like maybe she has some residual feelings from it hid lane, that was such an intense episode for both Lisbon and Jane. I totally enjoyed all the whiskey talk, if I had any expertise I would join in in an instant! Learnt a lot though!


btw can I ask something here that is totally off topic? I'm looking for a dress for a wedding and found one, I don't need to be dressed up but not in jeans either. I'd like to have your advise on the dress but fear it's not the place to ask and on twitter bona wont see it.


how nice of you to fill me in thank you @ Entwife and Bonaduz! I have read the whisky thing at the bottom of the page, I know nothing about alcohol to be honest. thanks for the video, how beautiful!


Morning, @bonaduz. Stay toasty?


Morning all!
@Mimi - and to add to Entwife's list: KM impressed us with her vast knowledge about whiskey! She knows her stuff and is passionate about it I have to say.
Oh yes, and I had to warm up beside the woodstove for a loooong time after my cold shower! (it's all Entwife's fault, btw)
Hope you're doing fine!


Cont'd-----> Feint and Neha stayed on topic with some good Bob Kirkland and Jisbon!

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The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 20 Quotes

We've got a case. You can deal with Red John later.


You don't hire a personal trainer because you like strenuous activity. You hire a personal trainer because it's the only way to get yourself to do it.