This is the episode we have been waiting for? Really? Yes, it was enjoyable, and yes, it ventured outside the normal formula for an episode of The Mentalist, and yes, it expanded a little bit on the Red John character, but this was not much different from a regular installment of the show and hardly warranted all the hype CBS put forward with it.
If I had to distinguish the best part of the episode it was Sam Bosco dying. I do not think anybody liked that guy, but there really was not a single scene that stood out.
Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this episode, but it was far from memorable.