DVD Review: The Mentalist Season 5
The Mentalist’s Patrick Jane began life as a carny, but moved onto the more lucrative career of a psychic/medium, playing on peoples hopes and fears. His downfall came about after he taunted serial killer Red John on his national TV show, resulting on Red John killing his wife and daughter to prove a point. Turning his back on his previous career, and claiming that all psychics are frauds, Jane finds himself helping out the California Bureau of Investigation, and becoming quite indispensable.
It’s Jane’s keen eye for detail and reading people – skills he used to fleece people out of money as a psychic – that makes him such an asset for the bureau’s Serious Crimes Unit, but Jane’s ulterior motive is that whilst working for the bureau, he has access to the Red John files and in his spare time is trying to track down the infamous serial killer.
With Red John being the main story arch, the episodic content is mainly driven by individual crimes that have to be solved, though Season Five is the most Red John centric season to date, with Jane breaking some serious laws in his attempt to discover who Red John is.
As the action packed season comes to a close, Jane is devastatingly close to uncovering the identity of Red John, but then the serial killer throws a curve ball, and the season ends on a major cliffhanger that will have you salivating in anticipation of season 6.
Rating: M Violence & drug references.
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