The Mentalist

Season 1 Episode 14

Crimson Casanova

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 10, 2009 on CBS
8.4
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The CBI goes to investigate the death of a married woman, who was murdered while in bed with her lover.

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  • Cute episode.

    8.0
    Quite a cute little episode, nothing heavy but still interesting.



    I liked Jane insulting the 'grieving' husband – they tried to do it discretely and he was a jerk so Jane did it loudly. It's the advantage Jane has over the cops – he's only a consultant, he can say or do whatever he wants and they can't touch him. How many times do the cops have to hold their tongues? Then Jane throws his drink in Casanova's face – good on him.



    Janes got taste – Cho looks great. Every woman – and several of the men – was openly staring. Who would have pegged Cho as a ladies man? He was really sweet with Katie though.



    Alona Tal – Never seen her in anything but Supernatural. She's not half as pretty here.moreless
  • Just started watching...

    8.0
    When a woman is shot dead at an upmarket resort, suspects include the woman's wealthy husband, her libertine lover, a former assistant and a jealous waitress. To get to the truth, Jane sets up an elaborate sting involving Cho and some unsuspecting young women. Just started to watch this, this is the first episode I have watched because I have started watching late. I'm still not sure about what I think of the characters but I thought the episode I watched was ok and I will keep watching the show to see if it improves, it really picked up mid way through. I rate it a 8 out of 10.moreless
  • Great episode. Gotta love this show.

    9.0
    A married woman is killed in bed with her lover. There are many suspects, the jealous husband, the lover, a former worker for the woman who was accused stealing from her and it is not until the end that the suspect is revealed. Patrick Jane uses his acute intuition and attention to detail to weave his way through the suspects. The lover, named Paul Fricke is a man who has a "skill for picking up women", kind of a "Casanova in his own mind" is also shot when the woman is killed. The CBI team follows up with him several times not ruling him out. The husband is very arrogant and has contempt for everyone around him, but his alibi checks out as well. The ex-girlfriend of Paul Fricke has something to do with the killer but Jane just can't figure out what. In the end they setup an undercover operation where Cho picks up the ex-girlfriend in the hotel bar while Fricke is there. This seems to disturb Fricke and the CBI team uses hidden cameras to follow the killer to a room that they are in. The killer turns out to be the hotel manager who was in love with the ex-girlfriend and was trying to kill Fricke but accidentally killed the woman he was in bed with.moreless
  • Nice episode with plenty of drama and humour.

    9.0
    This episode was dramatic and at the same time quite a lot of fun. Patrick Jane not only explains his theories on female psychology but also covertly talks about male psychology too. This is particularly clear when he talks about emotional buttons to press and says that men are like toasters but women are more like accordians. There was some great humourous writing on this episode and the cast all played their roles rather well, not just Patrick. I hope there will be more episodes in this vein but I would definitely like more on the whole Red John thing.moreless
  • The team investigates the murder of a woman, discovered naked in bed at a hotel room.

    8.5
    This was a great and a funny episode. It was nice to see the sensitive and angry side of Patrick. He was really irritated when he thought that Keith Wolcott did not respect his dead wife, or when the killer thought that the victim had it coming. I liked all the scenes with Cho in this episode, especially the last one with Katie. We also see that Patrick is not ready to let go of his family. He is still wearing the ring and nicely rejects the company of the woman who approach him. I also noticed that this is the first episode that does not have the word “red” in the title.moreless

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    • Jane: Paul, is your mother still alive?


      Fricke: I know where you're going with this, Dr. Freud, and you're wrong. My mom's dead, as it goes, but I loved her dearly and she loved me.


      Jane: Who said anything about your mother?


      Fricke: You just did.


      Jane: No, I didn't.


      Fricke: Yes, you did.


      Jane: Didn't.


      Fricke: What are you talking about?


      Jane: I'm just kidding. Just playing with you, Paul. Just kidding. Mucking around.


      Fricke: Yeah. Are we done here?

    • Lisbon: What's your normal procedure?


      Fricke: After lovemaking? Depends on the type of woman.


      Lisbon: So you've got it down to a science?


      Fricke: I'm good at what I do.


      Lisbon: Okay, Mr. Fricke, and what is it that you do?


      Fricke: I'm a pickup artist. A woman whisperer, if you will.


      Lisbon: A pickup artist? That's your profession?


      Fricke: You sound like my mom. Um, it's more of a total lifestyle kind of thing, you know. I practice my art, of course. That's my passion. But I teach and I blog, also. Conduct seminars, workshops, that sort of thing.

    • (Teresa Lisbon nudges Patrick Jane, who is lying on the CBI couch, hard.)


      Jane: What?


      Lisbon: You know damn well what. You assaulted a man.


      Jane: I just tweaked him on the nose.


      Lisbon: Technically, that's assault.


      Jane: Technically, he's an ass. He deserved it.

    • Jane: (observing Cho) Kid's a natural. Look at him. The Cho. No business like Cho business.

    • Jane: Can't sleep alone, huh?


      Fricke: Some people use cocoa and a good book. I use beautiful women.

    • Cho: When did you first meet Paul Fricke?


      Woman: At a wine tasting event a friend was throwing.


      Cho: And how long were you and he romantically involved?


      Woman: Um, three, maybe four hours.

    • Grace: (about Mr. Wolcutt) He's also the type that would hire other people to do his dirty work.


      Cho: Yes, he is. Hitmen aren't cheap and they don't take credit cards.

    • Cho: You didn't steal jewelery from her?


      Natalie: Please. She dresses like a Mormon call girl. I wouldn't wear her jewelery if you paid me.

    • Jane: There's something on this side of the room you don't want us to find. What is that?


      Natalie: Nothing. There's nothing.


      Jane: Look me in the eye and say that.


      Natalie: Whatever. Search all you want.


      Jane: Nah. Too much stuff. Not very tidy. Good in bed, I expect, yeah? Messy women make good lovers.

    • Van Pelt: What was she thinking? She was so beautiful and he's so creepy.


      Rigsby: Yeah, Dr. Rubenstein was hot, too. How does he do it?


      Jane: All you need is a basic understanding of the evolutionary psychology of women. Rigorously and fearlessly applied. You get to know what buttons to press.


      Lisbon: Like we're toasters?


      Van Pelt: Like men don't have buttons, too?


      Jane: Men are like toasters. Women...little more like accordions.

    • Van Pelt: I say we bring him in anyway for creepiness.


      Lisbon: Which should be a criminal offense but it isn't.

    • Lisbon: Do you keep a list of your pick-ups?


      Fricke: Yeah, of course. I have it here. Names, numbers and a one to 10 grading system.


      Lisbon: Nice. Something to show your grandkids.

    • Lisbon: Jill Rubenstein, what's your connection with her?


      Fricke: The doctor lady? I met her in the parking lot and asked her for help.


      Lisbon: A complete stranger takes you to her room, treats your wound and then has sexual intercourse with you?


      Fricke: What can I say? The Hippocratic oath is a beautiful thing.

    • Mr. Wolcutt: I can make one phone call and your career is toast.


      Cho: (decidedly unimpressed) That's impressive. The best I can get with one call is a pizza.

    • Jane: (He looks Fricke straight in the eyes) Do you know who killed Claire?


      Fricke: (Emphatically) No.


      Jane: Interesting. He is either a habitual liar telling the truth, or he's an honest man lying.

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