The Mentalist Review: An Odd Little Town

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It was a "Red Letter Day" on The Mentalist, as the oddities spread from the town of Percy, California to Jane's attic. The latter had to do with Agent Bob Kirkland.

Jane's Wild West

Lisbon and Kirkland shared the most uncomfortable cup of coffee I've ever witnessed. What's the opposite of chemistry? Repulsion? Teresa looked as though she couldn't flee the scene fast enough. 

Just when I thought Kirkland couldn't get any creepier, he did. As Jane and Lisbon mentioned in this The Mentalist quote

Jane: Don't you think it's odd, Homeland Security's fascination with a California serial killer?
Lisbon: Everything about Bob Kirkland is odd. You can add that to the list. | permalink

But it just got odder. It was no surprise that he had his agents break into Jane's attic to see what he had on Red John... but what was his purpose? Was it to let Red John know what Jane had on him? Is he actually Red John and just admiring Jane's handiwork? I'm really not sure.

Percy, California turned out to be just as odd as the man who owned it. When Hollis snarled at his son that he should have known Julianna was his sister, I could completely understand why he snapped and killed him. What a horrible nightmare.

The best part of the Wild West setting was that it allowed Jane to sharpen his skills and relive a bit of his carnie days. I could only laugh when Jane told Kevin that his magic sucked eggs. It seemed so odd to hear those words come out of the normally more eloquent Patrick Jane.

Another highlight was allowing Rigsby to use his arson skills to crack the case of the cabin fires. It's always nice to be reminded that there is a smart investigator behind that Wayne Rigsby blank stare.  

Even better was having Cho call out Rigsby for being dense when it came to Grace.

You're still in love with her but instead of telling her you bought her a plant. | permalink

That about summed it up. Of course the moment Wayne got the nerve to tell her how he felt I knew what was coming. The new boyfriend walked off the elevator.

Do you think Duncan will be another Red John minion? Perhaps the next Jack the Ripper? Married with a secret family? Knowing Grace's luck with love it could be all of the above. 

Does Wayne have a chance with Grace? What's your theory on Kirkland's end game? And what will Patrick do now that he knows his fortress of solitude has been compromised? Tell me your theories before the next The Mentalist.


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@anitraward1 - yes, that's what started all this nonsense! Well, I guess it was @creamy initially, then Land of the Death was mentioned and then there was no holding the horses anymore!
@huisclothes - I'm happy to have him triumph over us! (what exactly do you mean by that???) (or maybe I shouldn't ask!)
OK, seriously, I have to sleep! I bet I'll wake up in the middle of the night giggling! ;-)))


@anitraward1 yes. i have it on tivo but am afraid to watch it. i watched ring two with my eyes closed and my hub told me what was happening. have you seen the zombie film or ring two?


Did you all know Simon Baker made a zombie movie, land of the dead?


@bonaduz we would all have a good time and triumph over all zombies and with excellent luck, patrick would triumph over us.


@huisclothes - you mean, your hallways are almost like in 'the shining'? And the bathroom door is the last one on the right? What if the power goes out? Do you have candles? Imagine the huge shadows moving along the walls...! And of course we'll invite Patrick, how could we not. And Entwife has to come too! Do you also have a dog, Entwife?? Will we ever find the way back from the bathroom? What if a draft coming from the bookcases blows out the candles?? Hopefully the neighbors have flashlights! Their rays would hit Patrick's shiny hair and they would flee in panic! FIN!
OK - bedtime! (I hope I can sleep with all these horrible images in my head!)
Night, sleep tight!


sorry. stupid computer. entwife, not entwine. though i enjoy the connection.


@bonaduz and entwine. i would need a brave woman or two and at least two dogs to accompany me down the long and shadowy rosemary's baby-ish hallways. my next door neighbors are roman and minnie castavets who come through the bookcases at night and wake everyone up with their satanic rituals. all good clean fun.
patrick's golden curls would blind them and make them run screaming back to their canasta game. so we must invite him.


p.p.s. I'm not going to tell him! *snicker*


p.s. my husband just came in to check on me. He wondered what I was laughing about! :-D


It's been a barrel of laughs @bonaduz. I'll have happy dreams tonight.

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The Mentalist Season 5 Episode 19 Quotes

Jane: Don't you think it's odd, Homeland Security's fascination with a California serial killer?
Lisbon: Everything about Bob Kirkland is odd. You can add that to the list.

Jane: They argued.
Deb: How do you know they argued?
Jane: He is dead.