Friday, November 21, 2014

The Mentalist - Much Ado About NOTHING

End of Days:  Given The Mentalist's resurrection from the dead zone at the 11th hour, it's fitting the final two episodes of the final season involve a serial killer named Lazarus.  While 'Lazzi' may be a poor imitation of Red John, who was revealed as a poor imitation of a serial killer himself, perhaps those clever writers chose the name Lazarus to signal serial killer Patrick Jane's resurrection from his dead zone imagination, as The Mentalist was just an ILLUSION,  much ado about NOTHING.  It is curious two of the final episodes have NOTHING in their title: "NOTHING But Blue Skies"and "NOTHING Gold Can Stay."  While the writers are being super-secret about the final title, fearing its release will give the ILLUSION away, one should not be surprised if they pull back the curtain on "Lazarus" in a cemetery  and reveal the real wizard at the end of the Rainbow. Perhaps then Golden Man Patrick Jane will find his way back home and escape his "Greybar Hotel."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Mentalist's Ending is NOT an ILLUSION

Nothing Gold Can Stay:  According to Entertainment Weekly,  Golden Man Patrick Jane of The Mentalist will make his final disappearing act on February 18, 2015 after a 13-episode season. While there is a rumor the show could survive in cable, it is very likely the show has reached the "End of the Rainbow," and evidenced by Jordan Harper's  announcement that he is leaving for Gotham.  The show's seventh and final season will premiere on November 30. The Mentalist will temporarily take over the Sunday 9pm slot from The Good Wife with new episodes airing for five weeks through December. The Good Wife will return on January 4 to the time slot and The Mentalist will shift to a new time of 8pm on Wednesday nights.

Second life: Robin and Simon, shown in season one, could return as crime fighters if The Mentalist finds a new home

Talk about a real plot hole: I don't want to be a Scott Sayneyer BUT The Mentalist died when Red John was murdered by serial killer Patrick Jane in the cemetery.  - Scott Roth.