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Bosco and Lisbon are assigned to team up together when their cases overlap. Lisbon has the five-years-dead body of a kidnap victim while Bosco is handling a current kidnap with a very similar modus operandi. Bosco is dismayed to have Jane on his team while Jane sees an opportunity to prove himself and perhaps assist Bosco on the Red John case.
Fun episode with the police even doing a bit of detection (Lisbon gleans the vital information from a retired cop) and Jane pulling out an improbable stunt ("I’ve got expensive stunts if you don’t like the cheap ones.") to trap the guilty. The macho posturing between Bosco and Jane is fun and there is an exciting interlude for Rigsby and Van Pelt (after the action sequence, she ostentatiously doesn’t return his "I love you" but the physical contact of a chastising slap is probably the next best thing). Again, no objectionable explicitness and a light touch are keeping this show highly watchable.
This Mentalist, The episode contains gun violence.