The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 4

Blood Feud

35
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 21, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team must find out if a long-standing gang war is the reason Rigsby's father is found injured at a crime scene.

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  • La Roche is The Rock

    8.0
    To the reviewer that guess that Laroche is Red John because his last name sounds similar to "le rouge" (the red in French), well, learn French or use Google Translator, because "la roche" in French is "The rock".

    I don't think neither Red John or the writers of the show would go for such weak, feeble and far fetched alledged similarity in sound. Is more or less as saying that Rigsby is Red John and his two other personalities Green Tom and Blue Harry because his name contains R G and B in it.moreless
  • Rigsby worries his father will die.

    9.0
    This episode saw the return of Rigsby's father when he is injured at a crime scene next to another victim who is dead Even though his dad is alive he still has shotgun pellets in his heart and they could kill him if he carries on drinking smoking or getting into fights. Rigsby knew from then that his lifestyle would probably kill him I don't know how Rigsby could just sit there and let him drink until he just died We know that his father is a bad man because he is a ex con and always getting into fights and had a fight with Rigsby on another episode but when he dies we see how much Rigsby still cares about him and he manages to get his revenge on the person who shot him I was also glad to see the return of La Roche one of my favorite characters and in the episode looks at the shooting of the killer who was shot by Rigsby to see if he killed him just because he killed his father La Roche also thinks Jane planned the whole thing so Rigsby was able to kill him and we know Jane wouldn't have a problem with revenge.moreless
  • Blood Feud

    6.5
    The gang war storyline was a little weak, although I did like seeing two former castmembers from The Unit appear as guest stars. I also was not really enamored with the whole storyline involving Wayne and his father. A solid episode overall though.
  • J.J. Laroche is Red Jonh?

    10
    In French 'le rouge' == 'the red', it was changed to "laroche" (sounds similar), and is the only one who can beat Jane easily.

    And remember Janes look at the end of the episode.

  • LaRoche is back and must decide if Rigsby is guilty of murder

    9.0
    Rigsby's father is shot and ends up dying in Rigsby's arms. Naturally, Rigsby wants revenge. Good story with good ending. I am however wondering what happened to Rigsby's girlfriend and mother of Benjamin. In this episode, Rigsby is arrested by the CBI at the beginning in his dark and dreary apartment. There is a nanny that evidently looks after the baby when Wayne is at work and no mention is made of the mother to my knowledge. I am 65 yr old and don't have the best hearing and I'm wondering did I miss something in one of the previous episodes where she left them. The last scene in this episode, Wayne is back at his dark and dreary apartment, holding little Benjamin, and crying about his dad. Very sad to me. Is the baby's mother gone for good?

    I love this show and can't wait to see what's going to happen each week!moreless
William Forsythe

William Forsythe

Steve Rigsby

Guest Star

Austin Bowerman

Austin Bowerman

Kyle Overton

Guest Star

Brad Carter

Brad Carter

Phil Rawson

Guest Star

Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince

J.J. Laroche

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Nurse: Excuse me, can I help you?
      Jane: There was a man attatched to this needle. Hvae you seen him?

    • Cho: I know what you wanna do. You can't do it.
      Rigsby: If I got shot, he would have found the man who pulled the trigger and taken care of it.
      Cho: You didn't like growing up with a dad in jail? Ben wouldn't like it, either.

    • Lisbon: Agent LaRoche.
      LaRoche: Lisbon. Jane.
      Jane: Hmm, yes. It's the man who watches the watchman. How's tricks?
      LaRoche: You tell me.
      Jane: Oh, you'll get nothing from me, copper. I'm no rat.

    • LaRoche: Agent Lisbon, my report will reflect that you made a mistake in calling Agent Rigsby to the scene. An error in judgment.
      Lisbon: Yes, sir, it was.
      Jane: Yeah, Lisbon didn't call Rigsby. I did.
      Lisbon: Jane.
      LaRoche: Of course you did. Agent Lisbon, your instincts to protect your team are admirable. And your biggest flaw.
      Jane: Yes, well, we all have our flaws. Don't we, Agent LaRoche?

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