The Menalist 2.21 18-5-4 (2010, Crime Drama) – 6/10 TV review

Cast / crew
Creator: Bruno Heller
Simon Baker: Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney: Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang: Kendall Cho
Owain Yeoman: Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti: Grace Van Pelt
Lucy Davis: Daphne
Rich Hutchman: Rafe
Scott Menville: Adrian Mosca
Evan Peters: Oliver
Fisher Stevens: Tolman
Consulting Producer: Leonard Dick
Writer: Leonard Dick
Writer: Ken Woodruff
Director: Charles Beeson
Executive Producer: Bruno Heller

Mentalist, The 2.21 18-5-4 (2010)

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.


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