The Mentalist Red Alert S03E13 (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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Amber Sutherland was making a documentary for the Mayor Kenyan Bagshaw. He’s running in a special election to get into the House of Representatives. She was found shot to death. They found the gun in the trash. It was stolen last year.

Jane gets stopped for speeding. When the officer acts all authoritative, Jane does a runner. He gets into trouble. The officer says that Ron Crosswhite killed Amber. He was indicted two years ago for killing his wife. He didn’t go to prison because of a screw-up. The sergeant is the one responsible. Riley saw them together recently. Lisbon and Jane go see him. Amber was filming him for a documentary about his wife. Jane asks him a few questions and he asks them to leave.

Mrs. Bagshaw comes in to give a statement about Amber to Van Pelt. She knows the Director. She says that she dated Zack Gladden a few times.

Cho and Rigsby question Zack. A few days ago, she made an interview with Crosswhite and he freaked out. They trace the video. They see Crosswhite freaking out. Lisbon will get a warrant. They find Amber’s video equipment at Crosswhite’s place. Lisbon makes Jane pay his ticket. Crosswhite arrives with a gun. It’s a hostage situation. The Chief tries to storm the place, but Lisbon says that she’s got authority. SWAT arrives. The Mayor arrives and wants the locals back in charge. They will storm the place. Lisbon uses the press to get back in charge. The assault is stopped at least for now. Jane hypnotizes Donna, the paralegal. It looks like he’s trying to hypnotize Ron.

Riley doesn’t take too kindly at the CBI being back in charge, so the takes an M16 to a roof and starts shooting at Crosswhite. It was just at the moment where Crosswhite was about to be hypnotized. Cho and Rigsby arrest him. Riley shot Donna. Jane makes a statement. Ron wants to talk with the governor. The night his wife died, Ron went out for a long drive to smoke. He told his wife that he had stopped smoking. Jane now believes that Ron had nothing to do with his wife’s murder. The guilt he felt was about going for a smoke. Jane tells Ron to let Donna out. Jane gives her a message. It tells Lisbon that he solved the case. There is also something on the mayor’s desk that Amber gave him.

Jane tells Ron that they need to go out now so that they can find his wife’s killer. It takes a bit of convincing, but Ron agrees.

The Chief reports that there was nothing on the Mayor’s desk. Jane accuses him of having the enveloped in his bullet proof vest. The Chief killed Ginger Crosswhite and Amber Sutherland. He makes the Chief open it. It says ‘arrest me’. The Chief confesses to assaulting Ginger and then shooting her dead. He had hacked into the security footage and change the time. Amber found that the metadata didn’t match up, so the Chief shot and killed her as well.

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