The Mentalist 3.15 ‘Red Gold’ Review
With $1300 per ounce, it is not surprising that people used to be murdered for gold. This episode of The Mentalist goes prospecting for gold, the Wild, Wild West way.
Jane went into riot mode; apparently affected by the beauty of the outside, and resulted in Lisbon suffering from a sprained ankle. Jane’s apathy towards Lisbon’s injury, and his indifference when Hightower replaced Lisbon, left a lot to be desired about his social skills. He failed to show a minute amount of concern even for his partner, which is indeed surprising.
Hightower’s inclusion gave the viewers the chance to learn more about a new character. Jane once again pried into her life, and informed her about the gossip at the office surrounding her petition for divorce which was pending, while Lisbon babysat. The day did not go well for Hightower, especially with Dane threatening Jane at gunpoint. She managed to walk into the line of fire, shoot Dean once in the leg, and after he lets go of Jane, once again in his chest. Nice action. Jane sported a shocked expression of someone who had been too close to violence for his own liking.
Hightower’s wardrobe, especially the two jackets she sported, was appreciable. However, the remaining team stayed in the shadows for most of the time. Cho was absolutely awesome in his interrogating style, with his wit and dry humor. Grace, flirting with a potential murder suspect and a known criminal at a bar, learnt a lesson when she was knocked on her won butt. I guess she’ll be more alert the next time.
Van Pelt and O’Loughlin’s engagement was left out, and so were La Roche and the investigation of Todd Johnson’s murder. However, it can be safely assumed that it will be picked up again next week.