The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 7

If It Bleeds, It Leads

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 2012 on CBS

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  • rift between jane and lisbon

    the writers have created a deep chasm this season. lisbon begged jane for help. she wound up alone with that poor girl's death on her shoulders. she's angry about loralei. she's in denial about her love for jane. jane is stonewalling her. he felt betrayed when she talked about giving loralei to the fbi. (wouldn't it be amazing if she did betray him there? if she played a part in loralei's disappearance? don't think they could write their way back from that one.) jane also wants to protect her from red john as much as he can. both of them are isolated. she's been threatened by volker and kirkland. she plays poker with bad people. wonder if jane knows about that connection? simon was great in this. the opening scene with the cyclists was so lame. sounded like extras ad-libbing. new week, simon directs. they always give him the best scripts and he does a wonderful job -- always looks like a serious film. hitchcock meets meets nosferatu.