i enjoyed the episode. BUT, in days gone by, whenever this enchanting impossible character made me smile, behind the smile was a destroyed, driven man on a suicide mission. i miss the emotional traction red john provided. it made patrick's surface sunniness so poignant and brave. now, it's hamlet avenged his father and goes on the clean up the mean streets of denmark. who cares about a crime-free denmark? now that jane, over the course of two episodes, has intrigued his way out of the new life or death situation, life in prison or life in the FBI, he's free as a bird holding Abbot by the short and curlies. i'll never not watch the mentalist. i love patrick too much but i feel that they've tugged on the piece of yarn that unravels the sweater. they should have done a better job with red john and kept him going till the bitter end. but since i know i've been outvoted, that they have to serve the public who wanted to move on, i hope they'll come up with something new to give patrick the pathos that made him patrick.
counting jews is a practice most people are uncomfortable with at this stage of human development. one might equally say that they come up with as gentile-sounding names as possible.
i hope it jumps to 15 million. i'd hate to think that we'll be down to our last dozen or so episodes after next week.
hope rj stuff continues to filter in - the woman in the church better show -- we are still owed info on that story.
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