The Mentalist

  • Title: The Mentalist – Season 7
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The Mentalist - The Complete Seventh SeasonWith Red John defeated, half of the cast having moved on to other projects, and consisting only 13 episodes collected on three discs, the final season of The Mentalist feels more like an epilogue than than a full season of the show. Along with the case of the week, the season will continue to deal with the now romantic relationship between Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) culminating in the pair’s wedding in the series finale.

Emily Swallow doesn’t return but the series replaces her with Josie Loren as fresh-faced new Agent Michelle Vega who tragically won’t live to see the end of the season. Other highlights include Jane and Lisbon feeling out their relationship in the season premiere, Lisbon going undercover in jail, Lisbon temporarily taking on the role of fake psychic, and the much-anticipated return of Erica Flynn (Morena Baccarin). Extras include deleted scenes and a look back at Jane’s journey over the course of the series.

[Warner Home Video, $39.98]

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The Mentalist – White Orchids

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2015

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  • Title: The Mentalist – White Orchids
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The Mentalist - White Orchids

After seven seasons and 151 episodes The Mentalist comes to an end. Since the death of Red John and the shuffling of the show’s core cast and basic set-up midway through the show’s Sixth Season The Mentalist has had its ups and downs. The show ends on a positive note with the wedding of Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and the close of the storyline involving the show’s latest (and least interesting) serial killer Joe Keller (Aubrey Deeker).

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The Mentalist – Green Light

by Alan Rapp on January 10, 2015

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Green Light
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The Mentalist - Green Light

On the eve of Jane‘s (Simon Baker) birthday he and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) are called in to help investigate the murder of a DEA agent who was brutally killed after a botched drug raid. Complicating matters are the fact that the man in charge of the DEA unit of the dead agent, which Abbot was ordered to investigate after the raid, used to be Abbot’s boss Bill Peterson (Dylan Baker). With the team searching for the killer Jane takes on a second job in finding a way to keep Peterson off Abbot’s back and prevent him from blackmailing Abbot about their shared past likely destroying the political career of Abbot’s wife (Christine Adams).

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The Mentalist – Black Market

by Alan Rapp on December 23, 2014

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Black Market
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The Mentalist - Black Market

“Black Market” feels a bit like a story concept that has struggled to make it to air for several seasons as Jane‘s (Simon Baker) illness forces Lisbon (Robin Tunney) into the role of fake psychic to draw out a killer. I think the idea is more interesting than the final product, but Tunney has fun with the script having Lisbon be the one to unmask a killer through a bit of subterfuge, grandstanding, and keen observation.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Orange Blossom Ice Cream
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The Mentalist - Orange Blossom Ice Cream

The Mentalist‘s final season continues with its most anticipated guest-star as Morena Baccarin returns in the role of Erica Flynn in an episode that continues to play on her chemistry with Jane (Simon Baker), which is a little awkward for The Mentalist now that he’s with Lisbon (Robin Tunney) as Jane and Lisbon head Beirut to recruit Flynn’s help with taking down terrorist leader Jan Nemic (Mark Ivanir).

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