The Mentalist 4.17 “Cheap Burgundy” Review
The past few weeks have seen several hypotheses speculating on the nature of possible links between Red John and Patrick including the latter is former’s disciple. The FBI comes up with a new theory on Patrick’s supposed relationship with murderer Red John on ‘Cheap Burgundy.
On the episode we get to see a hidden facet of Jane. He, too, can be funny. This week he jokes with the murderer, who in turns punches him in the face and this causes Jane to run away while shouting Lisbon to help him.
To make it funnier when Jane sees Lisbon, she looks like a 12-year-old child in her pony tail. The petite lady finds herself between the burly man intent on beating Jane and the officer.
Even after so many years in the FBI, Darcy still hasn’t learned the technique to lie well. Listening to her false calls for help and stilted attempts at seducing him, Jane tells her to stop acting.
When she asks Jane if he really thought Red John was dead, a knife wielding man comes out of the woods. As the suspect stalks towards Darcy, he almost orders to her kill him; backing off at the last moment. If it were not for his quick thinking, an innocent man would have died.
Jane looks uncomfortable when he hugs Patrick. Could it be that a lack of physical contact has made him repulsive to any unwarranted closeness?
Meanwhile the stupid and arrogant suspect at the CBI office becomes a source of irritation for Lisbon as he continually nags her by bringing up her father in conversation. She is clearly annoyed by this attitude. Even though he seems as the most likely culprit, it wasn’t a good strategy on part of Lisbon to not interrogate other suspects.
It was a silly of Rigsby to even attempt to hypnotise the man. Nonetheless, this part is entertaining.
Lisbon is apparently thrilled when Jane asks her for help. She can’t hide her emotions. Then comes the part when they tell each other how much they have missed each other. While Lisbon takes what Jane says at face value, the man keeps on trying to find a meaning between the lines. Probably it’s out of habit that he is constantly trying to find hidden meaning where they probably don’t even exist.
Jane is excellent at reading people. However, this week his talent makes the situation more complicated when he slips into psychic mode to answer Darcy’s queries. It’s then Darcy asks him some tough questions including ‘why, of all officers, Red John chose only Jane?’ and ‘could there be a possible connection between the men?’
Lisbon immediately senses the gravity of Darcy’s questions and knows that now the FBI will not let it go unanswered. But the alluding mystery that remains is: how far will Darcy push to prove a link between Red John and Jane? We will have to wait at least until next week to find answers.