Creator: Bruno Heller
Jane finds himself arrested and in prison after the bug he planted in Bosco’s office is discovered. That’ll make assisting Lisbon with their latest murder case rather harder. Not much harder, though.
This is rather better than any previous episode in season two because of a good sense of fun, a reasonable suspension of disbelief and a great scene where Jane, who is in prison, wants to personally interrogate a suspect who is not in prison. His only weapons: a couple of phone calls. Genre demands that everything be resolved within forty minutes are dealt with well enough (SPOILER Lisbon has something on Bosco) but the final (fun if unconvincing) confession is a little Columbo-esque in that there is little chance (acknowledged in the episode) that the case will meet prosecution requirements. Still, it’s nice to be reminded of the great macintoshed one and to see a crime drama without bad language, explicit sex or graphic violence.
This Mentalist, The episode contains adult dialogue and mild violence.