The Mentalist Red Bulls S02E07 (CBS)

The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane played by Simon Baker, a man specializing in studying the micro-expressions of people who became involved with trying to catch a serial killer named Red John. Red John killed his wife and daughter. Since then, Jane has been working with the stupidly named CBI, California Bureau of Investigations, a kind of state police.

Robin Tunney plays Agent Lisbon, who is in charge of the unit. Van Pelt is the new agent on the squad. Rigsby has a crush on her. The Mentalist is kind of like the TNT show Psych, but it’s not a comedy, it’s a drama. I’ve enjoyed this series because it’s light and interesting. I’ve kind of come to despise Criminal Minds.

Jane uses his semi-celebrity and his lack of protocol to solve cases quickly, cases in which the CBI wouldn’t be able to come up with answers without him. Each episode has the color red in its title. The Mentalist resembles the show Lie to Me, which premiered in 2009 on Fox. The Mentalist started on the 23rd of September 2008 on CBS.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Bosco’s squad is looking for a woman who was kidnapped. The house they storm has Lisbon and Jane in it. They are investigating a case. The corpse has been dead for a few years. The corpse was a kidnap victim as well. Minelli wants both units to cooperate on this case.

The cases are similar. Both victims were from rich families. The family received a proof of life from some kidnappers. The girl Mia Westlake isn’t wearing a blindfold. This will end badly for her.

Lisbon goes with Bosco to question the family. They receive a ransom demand for 3.75 million. The amount is pretty specific. Bosco thinks that the Mexican mafia is involved. It’s because of a tattoo on the kidnapper’s hand. Jane manages to have a word with the family. He spotted that the husband of the sister was supplying her with dope. He tells her that she needs to be present, otherwise she will regret it for the rest of her life.

Jane tells Bosco that he wants to work on his team. Bosco is being disrespectful. After the stunt he pulled with the Westlakes, the husband comes to see them. The sister comes out and thanks Jane for his words.

Lisbon talks with the SFPD officer who was in charge of Colin’s kidnapping. He says that the girlfriend was suspicious. He says that when the money is dropped, they will kill the girl. That’s what happened before.

Van Pelt finds out that the squatters that were reported at the house are linked to some drug dealers who took up on some habits from the Mexican cartel.

Bosco goes to see a CI in the Mexican cartel. He says that the cartel isn’t involved. The tattoo was too visible, kind of showing off. Bosco was trying to warn him off from working with Lisbon. Jane wasn’t impressed. Jane wants to try something.

Van Pelt gets shot while canvassing for the Crazy Hill Gang. She got shot in the vest. Rigsby goes after the woman after he made sure that Van Pelt was OK. The woman was about to shoot Hicks, one of Bosco’s minders for Lisbon’s team, but Rigsby shoots her dead. Van Pelt has to go to the hospital. The shooter’s name was Diana Zaranski, Connor’s girlfriend at the time. She’s also known as Deezer. This means that the gang has got an inside man at the Westlakes. Bosco won’t even hear out Jane. Jane tells the sister that one of the kidnappers is in her house. He tells her that her lawyer is the mole. The sister goes postal on her. The nanny is the one involved. Bosco and Jane staged this, as per Jane’s instructions.

They use her phone to find the kidnappers. They get the girl and the kidnappers.

Bosco gives Jane a copy of the new findings in the Red John case. He wants to know what Jane thinks.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

38 thoughts on “The Mentalist Red Bulls S02E07 (CBS)”

  1. Thanks for the recap. What an incredible episode. This show continues to get better with every episode. I am a huge fan of the Patrick Jane character played by Simon Baker.

  2. I have to agree that this show is getting better, much to my surprised. I’m still a bit annoyed at the CBI thing, sounds too much like FBI and they should have based it on a real state policing agency.

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