Mental

Season 1 Episode 6

Rainy Days

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jul 03, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack is very busy trying to prevent a gambling addict from committing suicide, and in addition to that he has to testify in a trial for murder, as an expert, to prevent that an innocent and mentally incompetent man gets imprisoned unfairly.

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  • Good twist in the end

    10
    Two cases this week. The first one, about the gambling addict was fun because you just can't feel sorry for the man. I don't mean it in a bad way, the thing is that the poor man was so unlucky and wanted to end his life without really wanting to. Good Jack found a deal for him.



    The other one was my favorite. I didn't see the point at the beginning, just having Jack give his testimony and his medical opinion about a patient who we never got to see. But the twist is there and it was a surprise. And it was sad. The lawyer was so determined to always win that when she did and she was wrong she couldn't deal with it.



    I liked the poker game scene. It was different and fresh outside the hospital. And could Rylan and Veronica be more subtle?



    Can't wait for the next one...moreless
  • Not my favorite

    8.0
    I like Mental, dont think its great, but it is not bad either.

    But this episode was one of the ones i liked less so far.

    There were two main casas, the game addict and the woman lawyer, and that one for me was the one that made it bad, i think they didnt explained right her condition and it got confusing for the viewer, specially someone that never saw the show before.

    I think her case could be done better, and be better writed.

    Was not a bad episode at all, but comparing with other great ones i saw before i was disappointed.moreless
  • Mental is a great new show that I think is different from other shows that are on the air. I don't think that any other show has dealt with mental illness. It will be interesting to watch the show and see what story lines come about.moreless

    10
    I rate "Rainy Days" a 10. I thought the acting from all the actors were top notch. The lead characters and Guest star actors were at the top of their game. I look forward to seeing many more episodes. I do hope that this show stays on the air. The show is different from any of the shows that are on the air now. The characters are inviting. You want to learn more about their lives. I think this will be a winner for the Fox TV if people continue to watch the show and give it a chance. A 10moreless
Derek Webster

Derek Webster

Dr. Carl Belle

Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

Nora Skoff

Chris Vance

Chris Vance

Dr. Jack Gallagher

Edwin Hodge

Edwin Hodge

Malcolm Darius Washington

Nicholas Gonzalez

Nicholas Gonzalez

Dr. Arturo Suarez

Marisa Ramirez

Marisa Ramirez

Dr. Chloe Artis

Warren Cole

Warren Cole

Rylan Moore

Guest Star

Lori Heuring

Lori Heuring

Marcie Crane

Guest Star

Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Leonard Steinberg

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • It is revealed that Jack's father is deceased and his mother remarried and recently moved to Florida with her husband.

    • Goof: In the Pilot, Jack tells Becky to 'give Mom and Dad a call'. In this episode, he tells Veronica that his father past away a year after the picture she's holding (Jack, Becky and his parents appear in the pic) was taken. Unless Becky ran away within that year, she should know her father past away.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Marcie: If I saw a burning bush on my way home from work today and in the crackling sound I heard the voice of God, could I be described as having lapsed into magical thinking?
      Jack: Well that would very much depend on what type of smoke you'd inhaled and whether or not you had much of the yearning to be a Biblical prophet.

    • Jack: There's something I don't understand.
      Leonard: How I can throw away my family, my career, everything?
      Jack: No, it's a disease, Leonard. That I do understand.
      Leonard: Then what?
      Jack: Well you say you crave the action but what action? What kind of thrill can there be when you know you're gonna lose almost every time? Where's the fun in that?

    • Jack: Is this inappropriate contact?
      Marcie: Yes, but it's not punishable. Unless I attempt to influence your testimony, or you my performance.
      Jack: Neither of which is possible.
      Marcie: It's punishable to try.
      Jack: Punishable-that's a good word. That's a prosecutor's word. Not right or wrong, nor good or evil-punishable.
      Marcie: It's how we administer justice.
      Jack: In your world.

    • Leonard: I hate pain.
      Arturo: That's very sensible, Mr. Steinberg.

    • Arturo: [Leonard} told me he knew how to swallow his tongue and suffocate. That's a myth, isn't it?
      Jack: Unless he bites it off first.

    • Mr. Steinberg: Is that a new pickle?
      Jack: Uh huh.
      Mr. Steinberg: I could tell from the crunch.
      Jack: Man, that's good.
      Mr. Steinberg: From Mort's?
      Jack: Where else?
      Mr. Steinberg: Coleslaw or potato salad?
      Jack: Neither I'm watching my cholesterol.
      Mr. Steinberg: Me too.
      Jack: Go on.
      Mr. Steinberg: I'm kinda hungry.
      Jack: Hey want some?
      Mr. Steinberg: How come you're not trying to reason with me? Don't you have some medical ethics or code or something?
      Jack: Situation like this, kind of a gray area, Leonard.
      Mr. Steinberg: You're weird.
      Jack: Got to be in a place like this.

    • Leonard: You're some piece of work.
      Jack: We're all a little, Leonard. I recommend it.
      Leonard: What?
      Jack: Life.

    • Jack: How do you feel about dying today Leonard?
      Leonard: I'm thinking about it.
      Jack: Any particular reason?
      Leonard: Well, I sure screwed up my life pretty bad, that's a fact.

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