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The Mentalist Review: The New Tiger

i think that smith's hat has been thrown in the ring as being rj. he was the one bossing bertram around in the wedding ep. asking bertram how much jane knew. he also took umbrage at being referred to as low-level by kirkland. also interesting to think about bertram being in that meeting with kirkland eavesdropping on lisbon last season. kirkland asked bertram how much lisbon knew. does this mean bertram is innocent? actually thinks he's involved in something kosher with all these guys? in those two eps, it seemed that smith, kirkland and bertram were all on the same side. theories? i long for the days of rj as a simple, very unpleasant killer with people who'd help him sometimes. question? did partridge say tyger tyger to see if lisbon was part of the rj gang? or was he giving her the password to give her a clue to bringing down the group? obvious that a lot of the members don't know each other.

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The Mentalist Review: The New Tiger

have to say that i snarked out loud when smith and the driver said tyger tyger to each other. nanoo-nanoo. dopey. plus if they were using it to identify each other, why do it after the killing?
i enjoyed the ep- any rj ep. but i feel like there is so much shark-jumping and pray the writers will somehow save me from feeling that way by the end of the season. even if i suspend disbelief, i'm getting nervous that they'll ruin the series in retrospect. i adore simon as patrick. without him, this would be plain bad.
loved the portrayal of kirkland. corrigan could play nixon nicely. also liked the way he got all jane's jokes very quickly and was playful himself. "why I oughta." jimmy cagney meets ralph kramden.
i'm not feeling anything this season between jane and lisbon. no sizzle. hightower and jane should have sex. once. rigsby as a sexual being makes me barf.

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The Mentalist Review: Protect Your Dream

@ani hello there. i would agree that that was a very intimate scene between co-workers. jane functions under the cloak of being a maniac, a troublemaker and a widower. so he is cut maximum slack for being inappropriate. in the past, lisbon would have swatted him. aside from that, they felt very disconnected on a personal level in this ep. but that's just me.

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The Mentalist Review: Protect Your Dream

any ep written by bruno heller is a great one. usually the most momentous too.

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The Mentalist Review: Protect Your Dream

@mrs alan shore esq. indeed. hysterical. thanks for that.
@entwife ooh, i usually play madame defarge on this site. yeah, you're right, the hell with rigsby and van pelt. mealymouthed both. and for that matter, what has little ben done for us lately?
@katempw hello there. i love the word "scarpering." so descriptive. those scenes were fun. i wonder what the suspect's plan was there?
also, how fake was that bella vista view? this show uses those effects in a very buckeye way.

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The Mentalist Review: Protect Your Dream

my opinion. if rj kills anyone on the team, rigsby is my vote. i like the guy but it wouldn't completely kill me and turn me off like if rj hurt the pristine and lovely grace. wayne could sacrifice himself and grace could remarry someone smarter. forget about rj killing cho or lisbon or heaven forfend, jane. i would lose the will to live.

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The Mentalist Review: Protect Your Dream

@entwife really? only two witnesses in CA? funny. but has that ever stopped jane? he would hide under grace's skirt or come as cho's conjoined twin or as lisbon's medical alert animal.
i so agree about 21 gun salute. most of the time, (not always) i find daniel cerone to be a bit of an old lady in the eps he writes. seems like the writer they get to kiss cbs's/warner bros' ass by hewing closely to the episode formula.
i do think simon looks ineffably beautiful this year with this fine patina about him.

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The Mentalist Review: Protect Your Dream

I found this episode overworked and overwrought. it had some enjoyable things in it but the grace/wayne thing was telegraphed from the start. i can like sweet sometimes. but this was treacle. they should have spared us and eloped. i know some people liked it so it's just my opinion. the jane/mcallister stuff was amusing especially the pizza guy speculation.
patrick behind the door was ooc (tho he looked exquisite). if you want to draw attention away from the happy couple, leave everyone wondering where the hell you are throughout the ceremony. jane would never do that. too much of a gent. cho should have clocked him and made him attend. the mystery was a dud. since the viewership is mainly fans who haven't quit over red john, the writers should take this op to resolve rj perfectly w.o. jamming in all the prerequisites..

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The Mentalist Review: More Than One?

hi @abbsolute 55. i too thought jane was just blowing smoke up their skirts (bertram, mcallister, and reed) when he claimed red john made a big mistake. unless he was referring to sophie's recorder. but he wanted a reaction.
@mimi my blue heaven sounds lovely. i guess that's the week after they find/capture/nail the bastard.
i think the case of the week stuff is crowding episodes that would be better given over to the red john arc. think of red sails in the sunset. it really feels like TM is running scared. promising viewers who like rj and hate rj that his time has come. jamming the case of the week in each ep for rj haters so they'll stay with the show.
hope haffner is not rj. no matter what they do, he still has absolutely no personality. just this, "gee, golly, teresa, i sure like you" stuff. the bland of the bland.

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The Mentalist Review: More Than One?

i vote for kristina. jane could have a cooking show.