CBS and network TV's top new show keeps on getting better. Simon Baker is perfect in the role of Patrick Jane and is one of the most compelling characters on a procedural drama in a long time. Too many shows feature generic, bland characters that fail to have any special talents. Jane is both funny and unique, and he is just such an interesting television personality.
The story was really good here and again The Mentalist keeps you guessing until the very end. I suspected foul play from the widow at the beginning, as did Patrick Jane, but I did not expect things to unfold the way they did. Great showing from The Mentalist, the best yet.