Monday, October 29, 2012

The Mentalist "Red Dawn" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell: It's all an ILLUSION (Read: VISUAL LIES) that will dawn on Patrick Jane. Mourning becomes Patrick Jane in "Red Dawn."

Dr. Linus Wagner: Everything you told me, Mr. Jane, is total fiction, isn't it? (See B.S.)

Jane:  From the INCEPTION.

Is it just a coincidence the "Red Dawn" Mentalist episode runs the same week the remake of  the movie "Red Dawn" premieres?  Bruno Heller reveals In "Red Dawn" the awakening of  "The Mentalist" that must be dawning on viewers with half a REVIEW BRAIN that it's all an ILLUSION.  For those lucky enough not to have seen "Red Dawn" the movie, it's the most unrealistic storyline in the history of Holly-weird. The original movie is about the invasion of the USA by Cubans and Russians and the teenager Wolverine resistance in the Rocky Mountains.  The farcical remake has North Koreans invading the USA.  It is appropriate the film is released at Halloween, as it figures to be compared with another farce, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."  It's as unrealistic as the threat Iraq posed to US.  NB.  "MALAKOFF DIGGINS" anagram = FAKING FILM GOADS.  And what becomes "Emmit Cox" ?  Is "The Mentalist" just a wet dream?  Submitted for your consideration:

1.  Patrick Jane walks into the inner sanctum of CBI looking like a homeless bum and no one reacts other than a CBI-er, "Can I help you?" 

2. Lisbon politely tells Jane that the Red John investigation is confidential, but five minutes later offers him to look at the files, supposedly to assuage him from filing assault charges against the angry Irish cop (are there any other kind?)

3.  Lisbon suggests Jane use his special skills to identify the killer, suddenly unafraid that Judge Dillinger could ruin the CBI.

4.  The Tarot card ruse Jane used to catch the killer made as much sense as the Cuban-Russian invasion of the USA.  So the cop cops to the killing because he had a guilty subconscious?  Speaking of a guilty subconscious: Jane: "Alcoholism, a terrible thing." 

Loved the Arnold Schwarzenegger photo on the wall and Lisbon's dig: "We are supposed to act professionally at all times."    Also, loved the Dillinger name of the judge; lets us know who the real criminals are.  (BTW - Nice house, Judge.)  And what about that evil Alexa Schultz FBI director and the mysterious man in the back of the limo?

The Mentalist-Westphall Connection: Note the Ford Explorer Lisbon was driving had CA license plate number 2SAQ321,  which also appeared in LOST.  As LOST had a connection to the Westphall universe, then the plate connects "The Mentalist" to Westphall.   Note Mr. "Dos Santos" was also the cop in FRINGE, which also has a Westphall connection.  Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John),  Professor Moriarty character in a TOMMY WESTPHALL imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of  Jane.  NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars. Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality.

 Who's a Lyin'? Jane or Mar-tinsS

Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.

 Jane appears to be a Sherlock Homes super-sleuth character but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?)  in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT - hence the RJ symbol - while he was driving intoxicated and spends his days watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes.   Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).

 The Mentalist logo.svg in a box

Burning clues:  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze.  "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point.  Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned.  "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned.In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California.  Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger game in 1907. Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life.  In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again.   Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him.  Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask.

                         Red Face to Face

The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is Roy Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron").   The ROY CUT IRON  anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron."  How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen,  a master reader of how others' emotions control them,  was a prisoner of his own.   In the End the Mentalist was on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device.

Jane:  Lisbun,  I dreamed Red John was a commie plot to take over Sacramento and then the world. 

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