The Mentalist 2.19 Blood Money (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
John Ales: Cale Sylvan
Dwayne L. Barnes: Jayden Flower
K. Callan: Annabelle Draber
John Kapelos: Hank Draber
William Lucking: Judge Franklin T. Hildred
Mia Riverton: Dana Munn
Stephen Spinella: ADA Marc Odenthal
Aunjanue Ellis: Madeleine Hightower
Co-Executive Producer: Ashley Gable
Producer: Charlie Goldstein
Writer: Ashley Gable
Writer: Jordan Harper
Director: Adam Kane
Executive Producer: Bruno Heller

Mentalist, The 2.19 Blood Money (2010)

CBI investigate the death of an Assistant District Attorney but identifying the killer isn’t too much of a problem. Because he’s a professional killer, though, catching and convicting him is going to be the hard part.

6/10

There’s some good fun here but this is a slightly more serious episode than most as the baddie is a psychopath and is clearly presented as such and, well, psychopaths are disturbing. Additionally, the series is beginning to struggle under the weight of Jane’s recklessness as he deliberately upsets an armed smuggler, a psychopathic hitman, a murderer and a judge. Though it’s still fun.

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