The Mentalist 2.05 Red Scare (2009, Light Crime Drama) – 5/10 review

Creator: Bruno Heller
Simon Baker: Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney: Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang: Kendall Cho
Owain Yeoman: Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti: Grace Van Pelt
Matthew John Armstrong:
Ron Canada:
Christina Chang:
Derk Cheetwood:
Michael McMillian:
Frances Fisher:
Producer: Charlie Goldstein
Writer: Ken Woodruff
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Executive Producer: Bruno Heller

Mentalist, The 2.05 Red Scare (2009)

The CBI investigate a murder that appears to have been committed by a ghost.


Another weak episode. I understand that Jane is the hero but the writers need to present conflict means that they have to make his associates frequently pooh-pooh Jane’s observations despite their own experience that his viewpoint is always worthwhile. It’s also becoming irritating that Jane knows everything about everything. Even a scene this week where he goes to a shop to learn about local history sees him interrogating the shopkeeper (who, awfully, turns out to be a suspect) with little cause. The makers are presuming that Jane can do anything as long as he does his little smile and, frankly, they’re wrong.

This Mentalist, The episode contains unpleasant scenes.


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