The Mentalist

Season 6 Episode 1

The Desert Rose

137
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 29, 2013 on CBS
8.0
out of 10
User Rating
148 votes
10

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The CBI team investigates the murder of a man missing for two years. Jane and Lisbon continue to investigate the list of their seven Red John suspects which include Bret Stiles, Gale Bertram, Ray Haffner, Reede Smith, Robert Kirkland, Sheriff Thomas McCallister and Brett Partridge.

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  • It's getting silly now

    8.5
    It's getting silly now, none of the suspects have a connection to Janes past or are mind readers. Great ending though, a real cliff hanger which is why I scored it so high.
  • Good up to the last three minutes

    2.0
    That was a really good episode, completely and utterly sullied by Lisbon turning into a complete and utter *** the last three minutes. Did the writers do that part while drunk/high/stupid? Did they outsource that part of the episode to some children? I mean, damn.
  • Contrived or what?

    4.0
    What a disappointment and talk about contrived.



    It was obvious from the moment Lisbon contacted Van Pelt that by the end of the show she would be in the hands of Red John.



    Lisbon knows how clever Red John is and yet she acted like he was a run of the mill bad guy and that just spoiled the whole show. Why would she storm off on her own knowing anyone close to Jane was at high risk? Why would she go into a run down house when she is hoping to confront Red John?



    Jane seems to be the only person giving Red John the respect he deserves as the prime arch-villain.



    I also agree with the reviewer that said the 'reveal' in the diner was lazy and repetitive script writing. Plus I guessed Lisbon was wearing a cast on her right arm (I didn't know Robin had broken her wrist until I checked after the show) and either the reason should have been explained or a better attempt at disguising the fact was needed. Shaking hands with her left arm? Hold a gun with her left arm? What?



    I haven't watched episode two but the writing better get a lot sharper or I'm giving up on the show. :-(moreless
  • Am I the only one who thinks the Jane character is just a Jerk

    6.5
    I used to love this series but between the 'all knowing and powerful' Red John and the jerk Patrick Jane has turned into being enabled by great characters like Cho and Lisbon, I can't stomach the show anymore. I watched this episode after drifting off last season and nothing has changed. Jane is still a prize a-hole and the Red John thing has gotten more ridiculous .
  • Ridiculous close case again

    1.0
    Is it too "wonderful" that Jane found the "fancy new sign on the highway" be a substantial clue ??

    Towards the finale, similar "case close" happens very often, it seems the writer getting lazy and lazy ?

Jack Plotnick

Jack Plotnick

Brett Partridge

Guest Star

Josie Davis

Josie Davis

Sonya

Guest Star

Hugo Armstrong

Hugo Armstrong

Mac the Cook

Guest Star

Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston

Gale Bertram

Recurring Role

John Troy Donovan

John Troy Donovan

CBI Ron

Recurring Role

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