The Mentalist Rose-Colored Glasses S02E11 (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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Rigsby gets stuck at the office while Lisbon and Van Pelt investigate a double homicide. The vics are Selby and Jana Vickers. Jane divines that they were going to a high-school reunion.

Everyone over the age of 21 looks old to me.
Young student

Selby pulled a bad prank on a kid named Derek Logan. They don’t know where Derek is. Van Pelt and Cho are looking over the vics’ apartment. They discover that someone was trying to blackmail the Vickers.

The threatening phone call traces to the town where Jana was from.

Jane instigates a brawl. It’s kind of funny.

“You go to Hell and take a toothbrush!”

Logan died when he was 23. He became a drug addict and died of an overdose. They traced the threatening phone call. The dude tries to do a runner and is taken out.

Your brain’s a fool.

Jana was his fiancé. She was a mail-order bride. He wanted his money back from bringing her into the country. They owed him $30K and were going to pay it.

They find the ADA in bed with the teenage girl Tess who was at the reunion. She’s his daughter so they weren’t in bed. The ADA was planning to run for Lt Governor.

Jane goes to the football game the next day. It makes everyone uncomfortable. He is investigating the original prank. There are a lot of things about this that don’t make sense.

Jane has Rigsby memorize a lot of info on the people who showed up at the reunion. He’s posing as a successful Derek Logan. It’s to smoke out the killer. They think that it’s Willa, who’s a Chicago TV personality. Her show is about to go national and Selby was trying to get money out of her or he’d go blabbing to the media about how she was the one who instigated the prank that got him expelled 15 years ago.

Jane finds the photos that Selby took of Willa at the prank. She had to kill him to cover her tracks.

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