Okay, this was definitely an improvement over that very dismal season premiere, but The Mentalist is still not where the show needs to be right now. Remember when Patrick Zane used to do all of those zany things on a weekly basis? They do not even do anything remotely close to that anymore.
The show is still different from the rest of the CBS lineup and for that I am grateful, but this show is becoming too generic and too cliched. I became a fan of The Mentalist in 2008 because it was not like those programs, but they need to do better than this.