I was very worried about how this episode would work, but I really enjoyed it! It may help that I didn't notice the similarities to other shows(I don't watch them), so I was able to just watch the character development and enjoy the ride. I saw a light go on in Jane's eyes when he talked to the bar owner burying his dog. That is when Jane got his mojo back, I think. You could see the wheels turning in his head. I could almost see him think: I miss Lisbon, I want to go back, I need to make a deal with the FBI, and I am going to do all of that and take out a drug cartel. I loved how he used Abbott to get the dog killing drug dealer, and I agree with those who have said that Jane clearly has a plan to deal with the FBI. From the time he called Abbott to set up the drug dealer to the closing credits, Jane just looked like he was having fun. I hope we get a lot more happy Jane, especially with Lisbon!
Oh, rationalgal, I hope not! You have a good point about controlling our expectations, though. The fans who watched the shows to try to figure out who Red John was are furious at the lack of explanation of so many clues. Jane may not care how Red John got the list, but I do! As much as I love this show, that was lazy writing and very disrespectful to long-time viewers. The Rigspelt shippers had their dream match just in time for them to leave the show. I hope Heller isn't an equal opportunity offender, just waiting to laugh at all of the Jane/Lisbon fans.
Maybe I can give you all some words of comfort. I had two children after the age of 40; indeed, I was 44 when my youngest was born. And yes, most of her friends think I am her grandmother, but I deal. I have less energy than younger moms, but perhaps a bit more wisdom. Well, at least a bit of perspective! I'm sure Lisbon and Jane would be great parents.
Do we need to be a Nielson family to count for ratings? Also, does CBS monitor how many people view the show on their website? I don't usually do that because of the commercials, but if it helps, I will! One more thing-can we get Mentalist On Demand and does that help ratings even if we're not a Nielson family? I want to do my part! Oh, Oh, and I bought it the episode on Amazon-does that help?
Oh, my-it worked! The way you were all encouraging each other made me want to try. Thanks to all of you! Now an actual Mentalist comment. I love the way the tension built throughout the episode, with the music, lighting, plot and holy cow-the acting!-adding to the feeling that Jane was rushing to disaster.
Katempw, I saw the spoiler you're talking about, but I'm not sure it is what it appears. Well that sounds cryptic, doesn't it? I don't want to be the one to spill the beans here. I'm largely posting now to see if my picture works. Wish me luck!
Thank goodness for streaming, or I'd have to stay off my computer for a week! I think what pushed Jane to leave Lisbon on the beach was the previous scene where she told him she was ok with him killing Red John. Either 1. He didn't believe her, or 2. He didn't want her to have to compromise who she was to help him. In addition, he thought there was a good chance he was going to get killed, and he wanted her safe, as many have said.
1. I was leaning toward Haffner earlier, but now I’m thinking it’s Bertram. I’m not sure how I’d feel if we don’t see Stiles for 5 episodes, then suddenly he shows up “Ta da! It’s me!” Malcolm McDowell is a busy guy, though.
2. I’m not sure I trust the tattoo clue. What if the girl(sorry, Cho!) was hired by the Tyger, Tyger group, not Red John? Actually, that whole business made no sense. She was a terrible P.I.!
3. Maybe VanPelt is with Stiles to go undercover, after all. If so, she’s in a great deal of danger.
4. My favorite scene was when Haffner told Lisbon and VanPelt to stay away from Jane. Lisbon’s been nervous around all of the RJ suspects, until right there when one of them threatened Jane. She really let him have it! I loved that.
There has to be a link between SacPD and Red John, and CBI as well. Red John knew that Lisbon was alone at the CBI building when the emergency call went to her, and he knew that SacPD wouldn't respond. I hope this issue is addressed in a future episode. I found it pretty unrealistic that there was not one single person in the entire CBI building that Lisbon could bring with her on the call, but other than that, I agree with those who said she acted correctly under the circumstances she had to deal with. As I said earlier, I think her biggest mistake was not being more open with Jane about informing the team. She didn't need to go behind Jane's back-she's the boss! Just tell him , and maybe he'll help come up with a more effective plan than bugging phones. Can't wait tip tomorrow night! I'll have to take a nap so I can stay up-it doesn't start tip 10:30 where I live.
I was thinking about episode two. The preview shows the team dealing with killer drones, and Jane in what seems to be Sophie Miller's kitchen. What do they have in common? I think the answer is-nothing. So what is Jane doing at Sophie Miller's? Either he is there to see if she is the source of the happy memory, or(and I'm liking this one) he is getting help for Lisbon. She must be pretty traumatized, and Sophie is the only 'good psychiatrist' that Jane knows. What do you think? So what, or who, is in the oven? No idea!
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