The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 5

Red Dawn

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 28, 2012 on CBS
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In the 100th episode we go back to see how Lisbon and the team first met Jane.

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  • disappointing

    7.0
    Since the show began I wondered how Jane came to work for the CBI. This episode was it. But it's not a good way to do that. It began with a 7 years ago flashed on the screen. Then we see Jane enter the CBI and asks to see their files on Red John. Lisbon asks him to return but he refuses, so Lisbon asks one of her people to escort him out but Jane riled him up t6o get him to slug him which allowed him to stay. He would join Lisbon. to investigate a murder and in the end Lisbon would as Jane to use his ability to find out who the killer is and he does and she asks him to work with her. It would have been better if it began with Jane and Lisbon talking about how it's been 7 years since they first met then we go back 7 years. Or a case they are working on now has ties to the one that brought them together. And I wonder about Van Pelt when the show began it seems like she's just starting out with them. But at the end of the episode we see they consider hiring her so that would make it two years before the show began,moreless
  • Jeeves was off his knockers

    9.0
    It said clever title goes there so you can't blame me! But now for my opinions. This episode was great, amazingly amusing and just a great insight on the early Patrick. The cameo for the couch in the evidence room was plain genius and had me smiling immediately. There were some dull moments and I didn't like the fact that Lisbon asked for help rather than Jane offering it, towards the end. It seems like something Jane would do. I loved it but I did think this episode would have been great in one of the earlier seasons even though I can't think of anything better to do for the 100th episode except for maybe an episode about Jane coning people whilst being married or his episode in the mental institution, I think they could have done some great things with both of them. Nevertheless I loved the episode, it was a great idea and was something I think every Mentalist fan needed to see and if you haven't and you've gotten this far, do yourself a favor and watch it!moreless
  • 100th episode.

    9.5
    This was the perfect episode for long time Mentalist fans like myself that remember watching the first episode So it was good to go back in time to them moments However this episode was before the first episode where Jane first comes to the CBI looking for answers on Red John and he soon learns that the CBI aren't making any progress The episode had a nice ending with the limo scene which now makes me think that Alexa could be Red John's FBI friend and has left me wondering who the man in the limo was.moreless
  • Red John's FBI helper

    8.0
    The woman in the end(in the limo) is the person who works with the FBI and is helping red john. She was in the episode where Jane was trying to keep Lorelei( the lady he meet in Las Vegas and slept with) but she got she away because of red John's FBI helper. She is the person Jane is trying to found in FBI as red johns helper. I know she is because I remember her being in the meeting room with the judge, trying to see who gets Lorelei.moreless
  • Did we see Red John in episode Red Dawn??

    10
    Who was the man in the limo? Was that Red John?
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Gregory Itzin

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Virgil Minelli

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