Hey what about Tommy Volker on a vengequest? Volker obviously would be ticked at everyone at the CBI and might include a blackmailed Ardiles as someone to blame for his downfall. Or someone connected to Visualize or one of the other Malibu blast victims who thinks Jane and the CBI are responsible for his death? Harder to connect Ardiles to that though? And if one of the reasons Jane made keeping Lisbon close on his return a prerequisite was because he was aware of some danger, maybe that's also one of the reasons Jane was asking if anyone was looking for him every day at the post office on the island. Hmmm. The darkness of the Ardiles reveal in San Francisco was chilling. I kind of like its return. And methinks it will have to draw our dynamic duo even closer in episodes to come. Partners protect each other after all. Added benefit: this will be something else Jane, Lisbon and Cho have in common moving forward. Setting them apart from Fischer and the FBI. If you know what I mean. I am a bit worried for Grace and Wayne however....
I'm looking forward to seeing the Airstream and hoping that happens next episode...despite the long delay. It is definitely the new aerie. Which is a good thing, because as comfy as the new couch looks, it is in a cold fishbowl of an office. Not a cozy spot like at the CBI. Sigh. Always coveted an Airstream. It'll be a good Citroen substitute too. Retro and cool.
Question: Are they actually filming in Texas?? Are they not filming on sets and locations in CA that are chosen to look like Texas and the other places in which each case of the week is supposed to take place? That said, the look they've created is much more sterile and bleak. Overall, I prefer the CBI/CA look and vibe. Still loving TM 2.0 though. My opinion.
More shallow end: Nice to see Jane is still wearing the socks. Though they might be getting a bit stinky by now I'm thinking. What say you, Entwife? 😉
Diving into the shallow end here. Amanda Righetti is a beautiful woman. Her hair is beautiful. But the fringe and big waves overwhelm, remind me of a sheepdog and leave me asking: where is Amanda? Great review as ever Christine. Thank you.
Happy 2014 to all! Three days until Bruno & Co. serve us up some more Mentalist 2.0. Looking forward to it.
Hello Bonaduz! It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. Here too: weather similar and lots of family around. Happy 2014 to you, yours and everyone on this board.
Nicely done, Round Table! You are a fun bunch. Hair porn indeed. (Patrick, no contest: a very good look for him.) Favourite scene was the reunion although the letter writing and voice over was beautifully done. And I really liked Jane on the car ride in from the airport. That was quite lovely and an unusual perspective. Jane's gonna work his way around the FBI and their stuffiness I have now doubt. They will hate him at first but in the end his winning ways will out. Looking forward to the culture clash. Working with Lisbon was the sine qua non of Jane returning from exile. She is the most important person in the world for him. Simple as that. He missed her and loves her. It was time to get back to that. He had no time to discuss it with her but that's never stopped him before. He'll figure out how to convince Lisbon how fun this is going to be. The letters pleasantly surprised me but on reflection they are so Jane. Old school, charming -- and really romantic.
I think Jane has it in the bag with Abbott. Something transpired between Jane and the hotel guy just before Jane got onto that bus to leave the hotel. I don't know what was said, but it looked like Jane got something he wanted and I'll bet it gives him the napkin deal. He was very sure of himself in that meeting with Abbott, Fischer and Lisbon. Still smiling at that scene. It made me happy.
Great review again Christine. At the risk of jumping on the bandwagon, I'll say I also loved the episode. It really did exceed all expectations for me. Fantastic transition. Great work by Simon Baker and the gang. Looking forward to more TM 2.0. This really is going to be fun. And - HA! - Lisbon on the couch with Jane's letters. I totally called it. Just sayin' ;) (Because that almost never happens.)
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