The Mentalist 4.21 “Ruby Slippers” Review
This episode was titled ‘Ruby Slippers‘ and it was one that Patrick Jane spent almost the entire episode trying to get hold of one unique witness.
But the case in question and Glenda’s story in particular did look suspicious from the onset when she claimed that the missing heel was hers. The red shoes did not match the dress the claimed to have one and she is not the type to put on such a combination but the suspicion did not make the end any less surprising.
Archie was still alive and that was a big surprise. This was more so as they had a charred body but a more telling dental records that matched. But the fact that Glenda works in a funeral home and a dentist on hand made it all to make sense. So everything made sense and it left for a happier ending which was far better than the way thing were initially heading.
Jane was not at ease in the alley which is good because he seems to have learned from his lesson the last time when he went solo on a crime scene and almost got drowned. So it was a good thing that he was still jumpy even with Lisbon around.
Jane was quite comfortable talking with the drag queen and this makes sense since he grew up a carnie. Rigsby also grew more comfortable as the investigation continued. The way he also dealt with Rick was also noteworthy. Jane too had some issues with the father and was quite aggressive as him and Cho too was equally aggressive towards Gabriel.
Summer played hard ball with Cho to get hem to have the puppy. But the case had so many suspects at one time it looked like it was going to be a task bringing the number down. Then there was the case of Lisbon mounting the stage during the drag performance. They did not show what happened but left it to the imagination of the viewers. It was an interesting episode.