The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 1

Red Sky At Night

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 23, 2010 on CBS
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7.6
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  • The Red John story line is a good thing...

    7.5
    ...even if its in the background, and the presentation of it in this episode was fitting in light of last season ending. But something(s) is/are missing...

    1) The support cast. This series has a good support cast and they are underused. Particularly at this point of the main story arc, when you would think that for Jane they could be, well, supportive. Cho still had the best line when without hesitation he guessed the wife's age! Love that man!

    2) Character integrity for Jane. Even allowing him some self indulgence given his last experience and his unique insights into Red John, nobody in real life gets away with attitude like he exhibited this episode; especially not to superiors or family of victims. This is beyond "unconventional" and suspension of disbelief is becoming very difficult. Worse yet, I'm becoming too apathetic to try.

    3) Lisbon was insipid. She's Jane's immediate supervisor and she is acting like a minion. Hightower wasn't much better this time out. There is waning character consistency.

    When this show is on, its really on. The trouble for me is the back and forth. And even the back and forth is becoming mostly "back". Audiences are only so elastic, and eventually they break...
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