The Mentalist Aingavite Baa S02E18 (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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Hightower sends Cho and Van Pelt to help gather some intel on a meth house. Van Pelt says that Hightower knows about her and Rigsby. They come across a woman who was attacked. She doesn’t remember what happened. Jane arrives, but Lisbon isn’t here yet. She was in a dark room on the floor before she got out. From the description, it looks like they are looking for a stable. They find one nearby. They find 3 bodies inside.

Hightower wants to see Lisbon, Van Pelt and Rigsby. She says that one of them has to transfer out of the unit. They have until tomorrow.

It turns out that two of the victims were sniped. Their IDs are missing. The two other victims were shot at close range and their IDs weren’t taken. Jane surmises that the targets were the first 2 people, which includes the Jane Doe. The other two must have come up on the scene and were killed for this.

The other victims, the Langams, were hiking. Leonard Railton was the 1st victim. He was a Native American. He was living on a reserve. They meet with his PO. His girlfriend was Darian Hopwood. She isn’t their Jane Doe. The Native American PO has to go with them on the rez. Jane isn’t impressed with her. He does some investigating by himself. The NA don’t want to talk with him. Jane does his thing. They tell him that Leonard had a lot of money, for about 6 months. He didn’t tell them. He was out in the woods all the time. Apparently, everybody knows what goes on in the woods.

Cho and Rigsby investigate the hiking route. Cho tells Rigsby that he needs to choose between what’s more important to him: the job or Van Pelt. They find a pot plant farm and get shot at by guys with guns. The shooter gets away from them.

Jane and Lisbon go talk with the girlfriend. She tells them that there might be a problem with the water supply. She doesn’t say as much, but she implies it. She also says that he had a lot of money. They check out the souvenir shop that Leonard works at.

Jane buys a bunch of postcards and shows them to the Jane Doe. He hypnotizes her.

Rigsby tells Van Pelt that the found an opening in the San Francisco unit.

Lisbon and Cho pay Ranger Tisdale a visit. He was getting paid $2,000 a month in cash. Lisbon takes him down when he tries to do a runner. The Ranger says that the pot farm plants are dying, for about 6 months.

Jane and Van Pelt take the Jane Doe to Leonard’s memorial. She doesn’t remember anyone. Jane does his magic and divines something. It makes her remember. She says that something bad happened near the lake. They left something on the shore.

Jane says that he made Jane Doe remember something to trigger the killer. It’s Leonard’s boss, Willis. He dumped toxic waste in the lake. Leonard was going to tell, that’s why he is dead.

Van Pelt shows Jane Doe her driver’s license. She’s Camille Dillon, an internet journalist. She taught Leonard while he was in juvie. Camille starts to remember.

Van Pelt tells Rigsby that she loves the job more than him. She’s breaking up with him.

Hightower tells Lisbon that she did a good job. They come across Van Pelt crying as she leaves the office.

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