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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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@Entwife - I may have to try the Bulleit 95 Rye sometime. Your review made me curious. I haven't tried either, but I suspect the Tennessee whiskey is sweeter. But that is only a guess.

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@Entwife- Clink right back at you!

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Oh, my. The bottle has a cork stopper that pops when you pull it out. Should have been a jug, ha! Small batch. Bulleit 95 Rye. Wonderful aroma, very very smooth and really nice flavor. Nice aftertaste, kinda fruity, but not sweet. Makes me wonder what the difference would be in that other bottle over that that says Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, supposed to be double filtered, once after it comes out of the barrel I think I read. @Feint I really like the finales for both season 3 and 4, so I'm very excited for 5. But I'm REALLY excited to find out what's in that tupperware box!

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@Feint and HA559 - I think Strawberries and Cream was best finale. I was disappointed when the season 4 premier wiped it out. I thought season 4 finale was pretty bad. But I agree with HA559 that they are running out of ideas.

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Well then @Watcher, I say Clink!

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@Entwife - Natural joy is good. But I would give the rye a shot :-) Rye is a type of whiskey. Those song lyrics now confuse me...whiskey and rye...but rye IS whiskey! Never thought of that before. Anyway, don't know much about rye. I presume rye is the main grain used. Just know that it is not as sweet as bourbon, which is at least 51% corn. I like a nice bourbon or scotch on occasion. And as it so happens, I have some bourbon here, and just may have to pour myself a bit. It's all your fault. :D

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Season 1 finale was good. Season 2 finale was utter crap(Brett Partridge's presence being the only great thing). His Red Right Hand should've been season 2 finale, it was far superior to Red Sky In The Morning. I really liked Strawberries And Cream, it was probably the most exciting finale of the series. Sadly, season 4 premiere perfectly wiped the progress and made the finale obsolete. Season 4 finale was ok, but nothing amazing. I have ridiculously high hopes for the season 5 finale and I'm sure it'll be amazing.

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Just watched episode 20. I think they're running out of ideas for the Red John story, thats why they delay it. Season 1 and 2 finale were much better than 3 and 4. Maybe because I already knew after season 3 finale that, that guy wasn't Red John. Season 4 ending was like a mid season cliffhanger at best.

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It's a natural joy, @Watcher Although I do have a bottle of rye sitting over there that I'm very curious about . . . I wonder what rye is anyway, other than the grain, the bread and a liquor as old as time. Such as in Bye bye Miss American Pie where those good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye. I'm willing to experiment. ;)

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Ok @bonaduz! Just heed the warnings!

The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 20 Quotes

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

Lisbon

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.

Jane