The Mentalist s6 ep 22


Or “finale”, to put it another way – as season six comes to a close, Lisbon is getting ready to leave Jane and move to DC and everybody believes it’s going to happen except Jane himself. And the audience who have been watching for SIX EFFING YEARS and may riot if he doesn’t quit faffing around and STOP her.

As unpopculter Olive pointed out on last week’s thread, though, our man is in deep denial. So it falls to Cho to rouse him from his stupor – I love Cho – and it, as they say, is ON.

Sort of. Before that, Jane manages to solve a murder in seconds, set up an audacious but obvious – Teresa, girl, seriously, you bought that “you did it! ” stuff on the beach? – scam, solve another murder, shoot himself in the foot (okay, sprain himself but close enough) and give us his own version of the traditional romcom dash to the airport. Because apparently SIX EFFING YEARS hasn’t given him sufficient time, so suddenly we’re up against the clock and holding up aeroplanes.

*Shakes head. Then breaks out into giant grin.*

Oh, who am I kidding? “The Blue Bird” might have been obvious and it might have been cliched, but it was very funny, very sweet and very entertaining too. It’s not been a good season overall – only a handful of decent episodes, and the only decent thing about the move to Austin has been fellow shipper Abbott, who was particularly awesome this ep – but at least it ended on a high note. And a snog. Let’s not forget the snog. Since I’ve come this far, I’ll be back in the autumn to review the final seventh season, but for now, let me just say this one more time: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!


8 thoughts on “The Mentalist s6 ep 22

  1. Olive May 27, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Ah. The sort of television that turns grown, professional women into a bunch of squeeeeeeeeing schoolgirls. Guilty as charged and I do not care.

    It’s been a long time coming but that look on Jane’s face as Lisbon came down the staircase….. and the catch in Jane’s voice on the plane…….

    It was worth it. I love that man and if she hadn’t jumped into his arms then I was prepared to burst through the vortex into TV land and have him myself.

    Normal service will resume shortly but meantime..


  2. Ace_Of_Wands May 27, 2014 / 11:30 pm

    Lisbon looking spiffy.

    I feel sorry for Marcus – ‘he’ll get over it.’ Luckily, he was only a plot device, and gave cardboard a bad name.


  3. CJ Cregg May 27, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    TESTIFY. (Both of you, Ace and Olive ;-))

    Lisbon did looked super-spiffy and Simon Baker really sold it this week. He was so broken-hearted standing outside Lisbon’s bedroom while she told him to go away! The race to the airport and even the kiss were super-cheesy, and any other show I’d be rolling my eyes – we’ve been waiting long enough, and they fob us off with standard romcom fare – but I loved it anyway. Squee, squee and SQUEEEEEEE!

    PS – the murder mysteries were short but the most fun they’ve been in ages too.

  4. Jed Bartlet May 28, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Written and filmed before the show was renewed – in fact, when it looked likely to be cancelled – so the writers clearly saw that as a possible endpoint for the whole show. Actually, I wonder whether they would have gone there if they’d known about renewal; I got the feeling that after six years of more or less nothing the whole Jisbon thing was somewhat rushed over the last two or three weeks. For example – I’m pretty sure we’ve seen Lisbon in dresses more in the past six weeks than in the preceding six years. (The show has always shown commendable restraint in the way in which Lisbon is presented. Hmph.)

    I liked the way in which Cho and Abbott represented the two points of view among fans – Cho saying that they’re like brothers and sisters; Abbott shipping away. In fact, it’s pretty unusual in a procedural for the OTP to be encouraged at all, isn’t it? Normally they have to keep it on the downlow because there’s some rule which prohibits it, whereas Abbott is all, Jane, dude, you not hit that yet? As it happens I think Cho is right – my main problem with Jisbon has always been that I don’t really feel that the chemistry is there. Still, this was a fun episode, and I’m certainly not going to stand in the way of a ship. Squee.

  5. Jed Bartlet May 28, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    And, yeah, poor old Marcus. Was it not “he’ll understand”? Which isn’t any better.

  6. CJ Cregg May 28, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    I still can’t quite believe Marcus didn’t turn out to be evil. Instead of being Red John Junior, he was genuinely just as boring and one-dimensional as he seemed to be? Wow.

    I loved that Cho/Abbott non-shipper/shipper dichotomy too, Jed. A clever, funny way to get both sides across. (Especially since my side won in the end ;–))

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