I was so hoping they could bring the Mentalist out of the inverse reality spiral it's been in since Jane's magical release from prison after the killing of the fake Red John in the food court last season, but sadly, no. What a yawner, the most underwhelming season opener I've seen in a long time.
The murder case for this episode was interesting by itself (hence a 3.5 instead of 1) and could have been expanded to make it even better but of course it was hijacked by the Wizard of Oz story arc yet again.
Alas, Lorelei magically disappears from lockup with all the paper work in order ... gee ... didn't see that coming from a mile away.
I'll try one more week in a last ditch hope for a turnaround of my once favorite show, but more than likely, it's going to be tiger, tiger good night for me.