The Mentalist

The Mentalist – Red John

by Alan Rapp on November 26, 2013

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The Mentalist - Red John

With the CBI shut down by the FBI and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and her team all under investigation by Agent Abbot (Rockmond Dunbar) after Patrick Jane‘s (Simon Baker) revelation to the press that Gale Bertram (Michael Gaston) is Red John, Jane stays out of his sight waiting for Bertam’s call. Thanks to the help of Lisbon, Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), Cho (Harry Groener), and Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) who get themselves all arrested, Jane is free to keep his meeting with Red John who, as I suspected, is not Gale Bertram (which Jane knew as well).

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The Mentalist – The Great Red Dragon

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2013

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The Mentalist - The Great Red Dragon

With Ray Haffner (Reed Diamond), Sheriff Thomas McAllister (Xander Berkeley), and Bret Styles (Malcolm McDowell) confirmed dead, and Patrick Jane (Simon Baker)  unconscious following the explosion in his home, Lisbon leads the CBI after a wounded Reede Smith (Drew Powell) who she believes to be Red John due to catching a glimpse of the three dots on his left shoulder unaware that her boss Gale Bertram (Michael Gaston), who also survived the explosion, shares the same tattoo.

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The Mentalist – Fire and Brimstone

by Alan Rapp on November 12, 2013

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The Mentalist - Fire and Brimstone

With no murder case of the week to solve The Mentalist centers its entire episode on setting up a fateful meeting to get Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) one step closer to identifying Red John. Over two days the events of the episode slowly build tension as Jane and the CBI arrange for all five of the remaining suspects to be at a predetermined time and place of his choosing allowing Jane to identify and, if The Mentalist gets his way, kill Red John.

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The Mentalist – The Red Tattoo

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2013

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The Mentalist - The Red Tattoo

The CBI is called in to solve the murder of a prominent member of Visualize who was killed in his locked hotel room. The case also brings in the cult’s head of security, and one of Jane‘s (Simon Baker) remaining five Red John suspects, Ray Haffner (Reed Diamond) as an observer. As Lisbon (Robin Tunney) sits down with Visualize’s second-in-command Jason Cooper (Robert Picardo), Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) investigates a nearby car-jacking that looks to be tied to the murder, and Jane and Cho (Harry Groener) head to the dead gymnastic coach’s gym to talk with his students, their parents, and the dead man’s partner (Ray Abruzzo) who hated the victim’s connection to the cult.

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The Mentalist – Red Listed

by Alan Rapp on October 22, 2013

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The Mentalist - Red Listed

Two of Jane‘s (Simon BakerRed John suspects, Reede Smith (Drew Powell) and Robert Kirkland (Kevin Corrigan), investigate Jane as a suspect in the torture and killing of a murderer he once buried alive to coerce a confession. One, however, already knows who is responsible. Jane finds the entire situation interesting since the misinformation he left out to be found by whoever was spying on the mentalist pointed to the man as one of seven fake Red John suspects. Not willing to let the other seriously awful people meet the same fate, Lisbon (Robin Tunney) enlists the help of Cho (Harry Groener), Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), and Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) to offer them all CBI protection.

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The Mentalist – Wedding in Red

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2013

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The Mentalist - Wedding in Red

Hoping to spend a little time further studying one of his remaining six Red John suspects, Jane (Simon Baker) drags Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to Napa to investigate the murder of a wedding party and keep a close eye on Sheriff Thomas McAllister (Xander Berkeley). None of the wedding party, other than the bride’s mother (Christine Dunford), seems particularly sad that the estranged uncle met his end in the lake behind the winery’s chapel. In order to get the two families to honestly open up about what they may know, Jane decides to publicly air the problems the groom’s sister (Lexi Lawson) has with the bride (Erica Piccininni) and the fact that the bride’s mother made out with the groom’s father (Miguel Nájera) the night of the murder.

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The Mentalist – The Complete Fifth Season

by Alan Rapp on October 11, 2013

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The Mentalist - The Complete Fifth SeasonThe search for Red John heats up in the Fifth Season with the return of Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lorelei Martin as one of the serial killer’s most loyal disciples. First a prisoner of the CBI before being whisked away into seclusion by the FBI, Jane (Simon Baker) would eventually arrange for the woman’s escape, and help her search for the truth before seeing Lorelei meet a tragic end.

Highlights of the season include a flashback episode to Jane’s first case with the CBI, Jane’s hallucinatory meeting with his long-dead daughter (Dove Cameron), Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) going undercover on the air with a radio love doctor, Rigsby’s father (William Forsythegetting shot in the middle of a simmering gang war, Jane linking Red John to Visualize when discovering the site one of his early crimes, an unusual kidnapping, the cut-throat world of doctoral science, the mysterious death of a wealthy heiress, murder at the theater, and the search for the mysterious contents of LaRoche‘s (Pruitt Taylor Vince) Tupperware.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Black-Winged Redbird
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The Mentalist - Black-Winged Redbird

While Lisbon (Robin Tunney) recovers from her brief encounter with Red John, Jane (Simon Baker) and the team investigate the murder of a samurai-obsessed drone engineer (David H. Lawrence XVII) whose car was apparently destroyed by one of his own inventions. During the course of the investigation the team talks with the heads of the company (Paula MarshallIvar Brogger), the engineer’s assistant (Vik Sahay), his favorite prostitute (Jessica Blank), and another aeronautics engineer (James Urbaniak) who was suing the victim and the company for stealing his work. Although one of them is culpable for the man’s death, none of them actually caused it.

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The Mentalist – The Desert Rose

by Alan Rapp on October 1, 2013

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The Mentalist - The Desert Rose

After Jane (Simon Baker) solves a murder in a matter of minutes, but also gets a Sacramento police officer shot in the process, Bertram (Michael Gaston) sends both The Mentalist and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) far out of town to investigate the murder of a Los Angeles real estate developer up near the Salton Sea State Recreation Area. Given that Bertram is one of their remaining seven Red John suspects, Lisbon has to wonder whether or not this latest assignment is nothing more than Red John forcing the pair out of town to begin his latest murder spree. Of course when another of their suspects is assigned to the same case, they have to assume that Parkridge (Jack Plotnick) also might have ulterior motives for working the case.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Red John’s Rules
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“She was just a memory that made me smile and Red John killed her. It’s like he just
reached into my head and killed a happy memory.”

The Mentalist - Red John's Rules

After spending a week in isolation Jane (Simon Baker) has narrowed the list of Red John‘s identity down to seven possible suspects. However, before he can share his findings the serial killer strikes again by killing a young woman connected to the mentalist’s past. Following the clues left by Red John, Jane and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) head to Carson Springs’ Child Protective Services and learn the name of the dead woman and her missing baby. The head of the agency (Laura San Giacomo) points them in the direction of the victim’s abusive husband (Scott Anthony Leet) and a trip home for Jane and a reunion with a pair of old friends (M.C. Gainey, Tangie Ambrose).

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