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A brilliant but penniless mathematician is shot to death by a clown who then steals his finger.
Opening with a more graphic than usual murder (we don’t normally see them), Jane is beginning to seriously suffer from a complete lack of character development; there’s no sense that he’s a real person. The identity of the murderer, however, is brilliantly done because the main clue is given to both Jane and us and the director even lingers on it; but neither Jane nor us pick up on it. Jane, of course, gets there eventually. I’m always impressed when a mystery drama manages to give the audience the same clues and information as the investigator.
This Mentalist, The episode contains brief, graphic gun violence, brief,extremely unpleasant scene of finger amputation, other unpleasant scenes.