The Mentalist

The Mentalist – The Graybar Hotel

by Alan Rapp on December 8, 2014

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The Mentalist - The Graybar Hotel

In order to help catch a high-end automobile smuggler who the CIA believe may have ties to terrorists Lisbon (Robin Tunney) goes undercover at a women’s prison as the new roommate of the smuggler’s girlfriend (Brit Morgan). The structure of the episode means Tunney gets the majority of the screentime here, although Simon Baker finds a way to steal a few scenes when Jane’s ingenius plan of a prison escape goes awry and leaves Lisbon without any FBI support.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Nothing But Blue Skies
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The Mentalist - Nothing But Blue Skies

The Mentalist returns for its final season with Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) heading back to work for the first time as a couple, a fact they decide to try and keep from the rest of their FBI team which surprisingly doesn’t include Fischer (Emily Swallow) who is replaced in the season premiere with Quantico rookie Michelle Vega (Josie Loren).

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The Mentalist – Blue Bird

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2014

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The Mentalist - Blue Bird

When the FBI receive a note from killer threatening to come out of retirement unless the FBI stops him, Lisbon‘s (Robin Tunney) transfer to D.C. is put on hold as she, Jane (Simon Baker), Fischer (Emily Swallow), and Cho (Harry Groener) head down to Miami on one last case together. While questioning the husband (Vincent Spano) and daughter (Haley Hudson) of the first victim, the victim’s former business partner (Victoria Smurfit), and the original suspect (George Finn) who was eventually cleared Jane shows each of them the killer’s note not realizing just how many will act on it before the season finale comes to a close.

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The Mentalist – Black Hearts

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2014

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The Mentalist - Black Hearts

The ongoing human trafficking story comes to a close as Wiley’s (Joe Adler) digging leads to a big break for the FBI when the tech is able to link both the truck used to transport 30 young women across the border into Mexico and the closed-down medical facility where other woman were harvested for their organs back to a single suspect: Michael Ridley (Titus Welliver). DNA from 15 women killed in the clinic and that of a single man also leads Fischer (Emily Swallow) and Cho (Harry Groener) to track down a former surgeon (Robert Joy) who they hope has the answers they need to finding the missing cargo container of girls now believed to be somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Il Tavolo Bianco
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“Did anybody narc on me?”

The Mentalist - Il Tavolo Bianco

Under the pretense of trying Jane (Simon Baker) for the murder of Red John, the FBI sets up a sting to investigate the members of a grand jury who recently let a mob boss (Jonathan LaPaglia) walk on murder charges. Jane’s trial gives the Mentalist an unique opportunity to observe each member of the panel, and even attempt to engage with the directly, although the prosecutor (Merle Dandridge), who isn’t clued in on the truth of the matter, is less than pleased with Jane’s trademark antics.

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