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Monday, March 25, 2013

The Mentalist "Behind the Red Curtain" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell: It's all an ILLUSION (read: VISUAL LIES) that life imitates art. In The Mentalist, art imitates life when the writers run out of original ideas for Patrick Jane, which is a bigger problem than Red John because CBS (See B.S.) just renewed the show for another season.  IMAGINE that.

Dr. Linus Wagner: Everything you told me, Mr. Jane, is total fiction, isn't it?
 Jane:  From the INCEPTION


In "Behind the Red Curtain"  a rising star comes crashing down and Jane pulls back the curtain on "Torch,"  a Broadway-bound play with a non-existent producer, which is not an original idea as it mimics "Rebecca" ("Feuer, feuer, Manderley in Flammen!"),  a real Broadway-bound play with phony investors.

Rebecca: [to Jane] You're very much like him you know?
Rebecca: Oh, Red John thought you'd understand. I got rid of Bosco and his team so that you could have the case back. Red John misses you. *And* it's what you wanted too. Isn't it? 


"Torch" has the usual themes in The Mentalist:  drinking, racing, car crashes, dangerous intersections, fire escapes, and transformation. One of the usual suspects is the victim's  "dangerous" boyfriend, William Racine ("racing"). (Note: Racine's name appeared on the guest list above a real "Transformer" Meghan Fox.)  The fading star of "Torch" is ruled out as a suspect when Jane discovers she is not a drunk but actually the birth mother of the victim and suffers from MS.  Jane convinces JJ LaRoche to play the role of the fictitious investor Bert Hanover to trick the murderer who used the fire escape into revealing himself.   Meanwhile, Bob Kirkland is the latest suspect  Red John minion, who crosses Jason Lennon off his list so he cannot identify him, while poor Jane gets burned again. Capt. Kirk-land must ...have...more...power. (NB. Patrick Jane anagram is "Captain Jerk")

Well, beam me up, Scottie.  IMAGINE that.
 


It's a MAD WORLD, Patrick Jane: 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 CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated  and spends his days with the remote 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).


Burning Clues: "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items: Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. 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 IRON BOWL 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.  Jane: It's not my fire.

Total Fictional RecallRed 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 (El - He is 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.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg

Mentalist in a Box

Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel

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 and our need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his OLD LIFE BEHIND, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device. 

                                                                                  
  

Jane: Lisbuns, imagine this - Read John "Seven" Come 11,  my mental list of  7 scripts so you can dream along with me: 
 
"Dragon Star"  (2014)   Logline:  Code-cracker  tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again.The second greatest story ever told  DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]

MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers Aurora prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it?   Download FACESPACE 7-21

"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the Fly?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline:  Hindsight is 2021


Monday, March 18, 2013

The Mentalist "Red, White and Blue" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell: It's all an ILLUSION (read:VISUAL LIES) only the Mentalist can taste, smell and hear.

 Dr. Linus Wagner: Everything you told me, Mr. Jane, is total fiction, isn't it?
Jane:  From the INCEPTION

On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War fiasco, Patrick Jane plants a false flag memory in "Red, White and Blue" to catch a cutthroat war profiteer.  (NB. The Iraqi WMDs were an ILLUSION too.)  Lucy Green, a veteran of the Afghan War who showed "Courage Under Fire,"  is found dead across from St. Sebastian with her throat cut, and a soldier played by Jesse Luken, a Patrick Jane double with PTSD who called 911, but has no memory of the event.  Jane plants a phony text alert on the soldier's cellphone to catch the cutthroat doctor who Lucy caught selling stolen meds so he could afford a life after paying his wife all that alimony.  Lisbuns and Jane catch the doc red-handed using a fire extinguisher to open her locker.  Meanwhile, Cho discovers the CO has been sexually harassing a subordinate and throws a red flag on him. The show begins with a comical showdown of the Army's CID - perhaps the writer's potshot at the NCIS - and the CBI over the murder investigation jurisdiction.  In the real world, the local PD  would tell both to take a hike.  But, hey it's an ILLUSION!  Interesting too the murder occurred next to Saint Sebastian Church, as the saint is popular among soldiers who often wear his medal or relics as a pious sacramental. Jane re-enacts the scene for the PTSD soldier who remembers the taste of the tacos, the smell of the flowers and the sound of the church bells to trigger a sense memory. If only Jane could use the same technique to trigger his subconscious memory - the taste of the booze, the smell of the fire, the sound of the car crash - he could remember the truth: 

IT"S ALL AN ILLUSION

 

Scrambled Eggs:  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 CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated (Patrick Jane anagram is  "Captain Jerk") and spends his days with the remote 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).


Burning Clues:   "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items: Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. 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 IRON BOWL 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.  Jane: It's not my fire.

Total Fictional Recall:  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 (El - He is 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.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg

                       Mentalist in a Box



 Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel



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 and our need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his old life behind, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a prisoner of his own device. 

                                                                                  
  

Jane:  Lisbuns, in war the ones with blood on their hands are the Dicks who are making a killing.

Speaking of, Read John "Seven" Come 11:  my mental list of  7 scripts so you can dream along with me

"Dragon Star"  (2014)   Logline:  Code-cracker tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again.  DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]

MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers  prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it? Download FACESPACE 7-21

"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the Fly?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline:  Hindsight is 2021



Monday, March 11, 2013

The Mentalist "There Will Be Blood" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell: It's all an ILLUSION (read: VISUAL LIES). Imagine that.

Dr. Linus Wagner: Everything you told me, Mr. Jane, is total fiction, isn't it?
Jane:  From the INCEPTION



"There Will Be Blood" should be titled "There Will Be Lies" as Lore lies to Jane, Jane lies to Lisbuns, Lisbuns lies to Bertram,  and Rigsby lies to himself.  Bertram said it best,  "Can we trust anyone?"   Lies.  That's what this whole show is about. Speaking of lies, Dick Cheney must be a big fan of Lorelei who proved torture works when she forced confessions out of Julia Howard and Jason Lennon that Red John was behind the disappearance of Miranda and others from the shelter for abused women. But as Dick Cheney proved, when we believe lies, we usually reach a DEAD END.

Hook, Fishing Line and Sink Her:  In an amazing fishing expedition, Jane finds a photo of Lennon, the master baiter,  and connects him to the fishing line he found at Howard's end-of-the-line for the missing women. Lorelei lets Jane off the hook for her escape when she meets her end in a warehouse of carnival memories like her sister.

Speaking of fishing, this episode had the usual "Red" herrings:  Steven "red shift"  Doppler, one of the trustees of the shelter, may have been saved by a trio of red-headed stepchildren outside of the Fairchild Hotel.  Homeland Security, which apparently has nothing better to do since OBL was killed,  has Red John in its sights.

The moral of the story:  "It's a pattern, It's what it's all about." (e.g. car crashes, fire-y endings and dangerous intersections) 

But it's not real.  Jane: Pretend I'm not here  As J.Lennon, who had a son Julian, said: IMAGINE - This is not here.




Scrambled eggs:  The truth is 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 CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated (Patrick Jane anagram is  "Captain Jerk") and spends his days with the remote 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).


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 IRON BOWL 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.  Jane: It's not my fire.

Total Fictional Recall:  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 (El - He is 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.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg




Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel



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 and our need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his OLD LIFE BEHIND, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device. 

                                                                                  
  

Jane:  Lisbuns, illusions only work because people want to be fooled.  Open your eyes, people. 

Read John "Seven" Come 11:  my mental list of  7 scripts so you can dream along with me


"Dragon Star"  (2014)   Logline:  Code-cracking prodigy tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again. The second greatest story of all time DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]

MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers  prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it? Download FACESPACE 7-21

"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the Fly?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline:  Hindsight is 2021


Monday, March 4, 2013

The Mentalist "Red Lacquer Nail Polish" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell:  It's all an ILLUSION (read: VISUAL LIES) that spontaneously combusts under the heat of examination.

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

In "Red Lacquer Nail Polish" Patrick Jane uses smoke to snuff out a firebird. The firebird is Elise Vogelsong, who is played by Mariette Hartley, a crazy loon.  In fool disclosure, Hartley is my least favorite actress, whose mere presence on the screen is akin to the sound of scraping nails on a chalkboard. A character actress who got famous for doing Polaroid commercials ("this business is perfect for people who live in ILLUSIONS") Hartley suffers from mental illness and so was perfectly cast to play the crazy socialite Elise Vogelsong who burned a Viet vet in her scheme to violate her own trust.  Jane arrives at her spooky mansion to learn the socialite apparently spontaneously combusted like a human candle. Jane notices Vogelsong likes to read Rex Stout murder mysteries and does not get burned by the illusion of burning nonsense.  As master manipulator himself of illusions, Jane sees through the transparent scheme that read like her nail polish.  Jane eliminates the Usual Suspects that poor dumb Rigsby suspected and smokes out a Robins and Vogelsong on her yacht "Birdsong."  "Lisbuns" stands around as eye candy, while Rigsby and Cho complain about life and the need to "MOVE ON"  like Van Pelt, who is increasingly remote.

Booze at the heart of the matter: On a bender of his own, Jane determines there is a missing whiskey glass at the crime scene and concludes the murderer threw it into the fire. Some Rex Stout Thriller.  The episode is rich like the Ehrich scotch in references to Michael Jackson, who was famous for spontaneously combusting while filming a commercial and like Vogelsong had a doctor on the payroll who prescribed too many meds to help her sleep.

The moral of the story: don't overlook the Burning Clues.

It's a MAD WORLD, Patrick Jane:  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 CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated (Patrick Jane anagram is  "Captain Jerk") and spends his days with the remote 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).


Burning Clues:  "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point.  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of boozeOut 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 IRON BOWL 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.  Jane: It's not my fire.

Total Fictional Recall:  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 (El - He is 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.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg

Mentalist in a Box

.   Shaking hands with Red John

 Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel



 BLOOD and SAND
½ oz. Johnnie Walker Red Label
1 tbsp. orange juice
½ oz. sweet vermouth
½ oz. fresh cherry syrup
Orange peel for garnish
Add the Johnnie Walker, orange juice, vermouth and cherry syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.


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 and our need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his OLD LIFE BEHIND, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a prisoner of his own device. 


                                                                                  
  

Jane:  Lisbuns, you must be using Sally Hansen because I'm hard as nails.  Get your hands on John's "SEVEN" COME 11: 


"Dragon Star"  (2014)   Logline:  Code-cracking prodigy tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again.  DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]

MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers Aurora prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it? Download FACESPACE 7-21

"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the Fly?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline:  Hindsight is 2021