The Mentalist

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The mentalist
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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (136 Votes)
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Recap

-Patrick Jane shows up at the CBI for the first time looking for information about Red John. When Det. Hannigan tries to escort Patrick out and Jane provokes him into punching him, Director Minelli allows Jane to stay.

-While he waits for Red John's records, Jane ends up following Lisbon on a case involving the murder of Winston Dellinger. Lisbon realizes that Jane's keen observation skills can help her solve the case.

-Using a card trick, Jane figures out the the Detective who once arrested Dellinger for vehicular manslaughter is the killer.  Turns out he had a law suit appeal coming up in front of Dellinger's father who was a judge. He offered to destroy evidence against Winston if the judge made sure the case went his way.

-When a drunken Winston continued to be a liability, he realized he had to kill him.

-Director Minelli is so grateful for Jane's help that he allows him to consult with the CBI and be a part of the search for Red John.

-An FBI agent calls Minelli asks to be kept informed of Jane's involvement in the Red John case. Minellii agrees.

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Overall though, it was a relatively well done episode and I thought it was interesting how Lisbon told him off the bat move on from Red John and don't spend time looking into him and that Jane was in an insane asylum prior to this. 2 questions though a) we should have gotten more and seen more into why Jane was hired b) what were they trying to get across with this? That Jane was always the way he is now and that Red John has always consumed him? There was no general theme or take away message or purpose of this episode other than just showing a different perspective. I would have to liked to have seen something more concrete and powerful

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Overall though, it was a relatively well done episode and I thought it was interesting how Lisbon told him off the bat move on from Red John and don't spend time looking into him and that Jane was in an insane asylum prior to this. 2 questions though a) we should have gotten more and seen more into why Jane was hired b) what were they trying to get across with this? That Jane was always the way he is now and that Red John has always consumed him? There was no general theme or take away message or purpose of this episode other than just showing a different perspective. I would have to liked to have seen something more concrete and powerful, but nonetheless overall well done

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This was one of the better episodes although it's hard what to make of it. I thought the whole scene where Jane tricked the killer into revealing himself was well done. They also did a really nice job portraying the overall awkwardness of Jane coming at first and how it lingered. The whole episode just seemed kind of weird, alot of it was by design, but there was just something weird about this one. Things didn't really connect that much, the scenes at the beginning were really awkward and they didn't really ever develop(the relationship between lisbon, cho and rigbsy with jane could have been developed alot better throughout the course of episode)

The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 5 Quotes

Let's hope that Mr. Jane remains so amiable when he wakes up with the morning with a pounding headache and some time to think.

Minelli

Teresa Lisbon. That's a nice name.

Jane