I love The Mentalist. I want to get that disclaimer in before I trash this episode. That being said, this was a garbage premiere. It was flimsy, it was not funny, it was not entertaining, it was just all over the place. The storyline was just too boring to really suck me in and it seemed like this could have been done on any generic procedural. There was nothing special about this episode, and this is a special show, The Mentalist is.
Horrible season premiere and I hope that does not cause people to give up on this great program. They just had an off night.