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.


@KM Great info, thanks! Spicy is a good word for this rye. It does this lingering dance on my tongue that is not the burn of alcohol.


@KM - now your getting waaaay to technical for me! LOL
@Entwife - I'm glad you found a reason to celebrate! Usually people celebrate after the fact, but hey - who cares, right??
BTW, I'm freezing now (after my cold shower) and have to snuggle up (alone - sigh) in front of the woodstove!


Whisky always neat. Be carefully if you ever get a bottle of Booker's Small Batch Bourbon, it's bottled at 60.5-61.5% ABV. It's lovely sweet and slightly nutty on the palate, with heat and spiciness in the oaky finish. Big, traditional bourbon.


@Entwife, -Gentleman Jack is a bourbon that has been mellowed by filtering it through maple charcoal (Lincoln County Process) before barreling. Bourbon must be no less than 51% corn, often the corn is as high as 70%, other common ingredients in the mash are malted barley and rye and/or wheat. The rye the adds spice ( example, Wild Turkey), and the wheat creates a softer flavor ( example, Maker's Mark). Rye whiskey must be no less than 51% rye, other common ingredients being corn and malted barley. As with bourbon, virgin charred oak barrels are used. Both have to be distilled at no more than 80% ABV and casked at 62.5% ABV or less. Minimum maturation time for both rye and bourbon is two years. Some women collect shoes, I collect whisky (and guitars). Enjoy your uisge beatha ("water of life" in Scottish Gaelic) or uisce beatha (Irish Gaelic). Cheers!


@bonaduz I made up some lyrics for Laroche's tupperware fiasco on the last page.


The tupperware is a great excuse. I'll go with that as well!


Just got your review @bona. So glad you had fun with the story. I loved your message! Sorry to stick you in the cold shower lol


@bonaduz Prost! I think we're celebrating finding out what's in Laroche's tupperware tomorrow night.


It's very good. It says it's 95% rye and 5% malt I think. Anyway, it's excellent. I tend to like bourbons and whiskeys straight up, neat. This, definitely so.


@Watcher and @Entwife - what exactly are you guys celebrating? Did I miss something? But just in case: "Prost" to all!

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The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 20 Quotes

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


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