The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 9

Black Cherry

42
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 25, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The CBI looks into the murder of a former gang member turned real estate agent. Jane continues his quest for to Red John.

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  • why is it...

    6.0
    Van Pelt is only sitting at her table - doing nothing else no more? i would love to see development in every character of the serie! is maybe Amanda Righetti pregnant or ill or something?
  • Black Cherry

    6.5
    A little bit of an unoriginal and uneventful episode of The Mentalist here, and outside of a few humorous lines from Patrick Jane there was not much in the form of entertainment here. The guest actress tried a bit too hard in her role as well.
  • A clever title goes here!

    2.0
    I have no review fo this episode. I found it tedious and unimaginative. As far as I can tell, this was simply a filler episode to take up space so nothing is revealed too soon. So we find out Jane would be a jerk if not for the curbing influence of his wife and/or the CBI. I think anyone who has watched te series for any length of time already knew that. Many episodes like this and I will stop watching. I really don;t wasnt to , because I want to know if any of the guesses I've made are right. But I also do not want to waste my time. It just was not interesting. If there is not to be any exploration of 'Red John', at least leat the episode shold be intersting on it's own right.moreless
  • There's always choices!

    8.0
    Says Jane to Lisbon as he tries to convince her to drop the charges against the girl who fired the gun.



    Inevitably, she gives in and gets the girl off but you have to wonder how many times Lisbon will accede to Jane before reality kicks in and she realises it's pretty much a one way street?



    OK, maybe Jane is trying to keep her at arms length to foll RJ into believing she isn't important to him but we already know that ain't true and RJ knows it too.



    The case this week was pretty standard Mentalist with a decent amount of humour thrown in to keep us happy. I particularly liked Jane taking the golfer at the start down a peg or two.



    When three guys showed up at the "sting", even Jane was surprised but I reckon the opportunity to get Him and Lisbon a bit closer was lost.



    Anyway, as ever, looking forward to next episode as this show is always worth a watch.moreless
  • back to normal

    10
    a free-standing episode for the most part. simon got to horse around a lot. besides his wonderful comic timing, he's an excellent physical comedian: the leap over the fence, his "aura" move, how he threw himself to the ground to search the model home. the "kid-hugging" stuff is canned and predictable. cute little boy but what's next, puppies and kittens? at their best, these episodes are a vehicle for jane and lisbon personal interaction or jane backstory. the biggest stretch for me was the idea that loralei didn't realize what she had leaked. the woman who told jane to give the act a rest (really the only instance of anyone calling him on his bull---- and making him back down) would at least realize she made a mistake. this is an instance of the characters doing what the writers need them to do rather than what the characters would do. they made her selectively and conveniently stupid since every viewer and jane knew it the minute she said it. i'm surprised to find myself loving loralei (kudos to the writers on that) and i want her to be just as smart as she is damaged. sorry to have the list of suspects narrowed only because it means the series could be concluding. i'm scouring my "memory palace" for names. gotta be rich, young enough to be virile (3 mistresses, 1 rape) and i hope smart and charming so he's a worthy adversary. if he really is just an "ugly little man, terribly sad" as jane said when he originally p.o'd red john, that would mean jane hit the nail on the head and r.j. killed jane's family because the comment was too near the knuckle. prefer him to be brilliant, handsome, a good dancer and properly slandered.moreless
Jillian Bach

Jillian Bach

Sarah Harrigan

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Monique Gabriela Curnen

Monique Gabriela Curnen

Agent Tamsin Wade

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Kyla Pratt

Kyla Pratt

Juliana McVie

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lisbon: (Lisbon talking in her sleep)Lies...Love you
      Lisbon: (Jane wakes her)What?
      Jane: It's okay.You were talking in your sleep.
      Lisbon: I was?
      Jane: And drooling a little.
      Lisbon: What was I saying?
      Jane: Well-Someone's coming.

    • Lisbon: What if you never actually met Red John?
      Jane: I haven't just met him,I've shaken hands with him, and she wasn't lying,she didn't realise what she told me.

    • (Jane is making a list of every person he's shaken hands with since arriving at the CBI)
      Lisbon: Am I in that book?
      Jane: Hah, she said, "It's a wonder Red John and I didn't become friends." Now what we have, I consider a friendship. So, my friend, you are free and clear.
      Lisbon: That's a relief.

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