Monday, May 23, 2011
The Mentalist Season Ender
I don’t know how many follow The Mentalist, but that was the best season ender I’ve seen so far. The writers figured out they couldn’t keep the show’s resident boogeyman, Red John, going forever. The way they set it up for a final face to face between Jane and Red John really worked. If they had tried to stretch the Red John villain into next season it would have been a bomb. The Mentalist has so many pluses going for it they don’t need resident jump the shark characters to trot into the plotting at spaced intervals. I enjoyed the way the threads from the season were wrapped up. Jane gunning down Red John before sitting down to drink his tea in the middle of the mall was a hoot.
The finale left enough up in the air for next season to make it a ‘can’t miss’ show for me. They better not come out with a ‘Fail’ like saying it wasn’t the real Red John either! :)