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"Strawberries and Cream" is the two-part season finale of the third season of The Mentalist. Original air date, May 19, (). Guest appearance(s). The Mentalist (–) . Release Date: plenty of negative messages for my comments on the first two seasons of The Mentalist because generally I have . bomber leads to Red John, and Patrick Jane finally meets his deadly enemy in person in a shocking confrontation. Genre: Drama. Network: CBS. Air Date.
Related to this is that the support characters do a good job of serving as a foil to Jane and also allowing additions to the plot — specifically Hightower and LaRoche for different reasons.
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So although we have a case per week run of shows, I did still feel like they were linked and something was going somewhere, even if it wasn't always Red John. Speaking of Red John, I am still waiting for the best use of this rivalry between him and Jane.
The season finale is strong but closes things out too quickly where to leave a more open ending may have been less dramatic but would have been a touch more satisfying — and it would have saved a lot of plot contrivances at the start of season 4 to ensure Red John is still on the table and they will do this until the network tells them to wind it up.
This aspect is still a pain to me because the writers are never going to definitely move down this path until the very end, because they know they need it in the bag — they know it and I feel it in every weaker episode where it feels like padding.
Fortunately this is infrequent and most of the cases-per-week are engaging as they deliver the formula of tricks and entrapment which is how most of them end! In terms of the cast I do have to say that Baker has grown on me.
In this season he has really settled in and I enjoyed seeing him do his stuff as much as I liked when he had some darker material. The problem continue to be with the material because he doesn't have a consistent shelf to act from so he doesn't do as well as he good but, for this genre he is more than sufficient and he does a good job.
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Tunney continues to be a little bit too grumpy for me and sometimes she does not work as well as his partner as others have in other shows with the same genre dynamic but she is still good. I enjoyed Kang more this season and, while not particularly good, at least Yeoman and Righetti had more to do.
Ellis and Taylor Vince as authority figures add a good dynamic while also serving to a certain degree to spread the Red John thread out a little.The Mentalist Then and Now 2017
The various recognisable faces come and go each week but mostly the main cast lead the way. Jane follows her there, only to find her strapped to a bomb. She receives a call from a person speaking through a voice changer which instructs her to obtain the stolen CDs from the CBI headquarters and deliver it to him. Jane drives Lisbon, but they go to the gas station, and find the person behind the set-up to be Gupta.
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However, he somehow manages to free himself from his handcuffs in the car and attempts to flee, which forces LaRoche Pruitt Taylor Vince to shoot and kill him. Dinkler arrived at the gas station to deliver the CDs to Gupta, but the plan went awry when the police arrived and Gupta was forced to set off the bomb.
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One of the clients on the list in the CD, Max James, was found murdered just hours prior. While searching James' house, the agents deduce that he was tortured to death by Gupta before the Dinkler incident, who wanted information from him.
They find out that James was related to Madeleine Hightower, which immediately alerts Jane that Red John was behind everything, and is hunting Hightower. Jane returns to his motel room where he has been staying and Hightower Aunjanue Ellis seeks him out.
Part two[ edit ] Hightower reveals that James was her cousin who had been sending her money which explains why Red John was after the transaction records.
She fears for her own safety, and has decided to turn herself in.
Jane asks her to give him two days. He manages to extract the list of suspects of the Todd Johnson murder case from LaRoche through a bluff.
Jane also suspects LaRoche. In an elaborate canary trap scheme, the agents inform the suspects about the location of Hightower. Each suspect is led to believe Hightower is in a different room at the Pacific Palms Hotel. They install cameras in each room, and whichever room the assassin sent by Red John enters would tell them which suspect is the mole. The plan works, they catch an assassin on camera inside the room designated to Bertram As the assassin readies her kill tools, including a rope, and weights, Rigsby and Cho bust into the room, only for the assassin to jump off the building, killing herself.
Meanwhile, Jane invites Bertram out to the mall under the pretense of meeting Hightower to discuss turning herself in, hoping to lure out Red John. When Hightower doesn't show up, Bertram gets irritated and suggests Jane has "reached the end of his rope," which prompts Jane to realize that the assassin in the hotel was using the rope to climb down to room — O'Laughlin's room.
O'Laughlin and Van Pelt arrive at Hightower's hideout. Jane tries to warn Lisbon, but it's too late.
O'Laughlin enters Hightower's house and shoots Lisbon, who's wearing protective gear. Jane instructs Lisbon to hit redial on O'Laughlin's cellphone and tell the person who answers that O'Laughlin is dead. When Lisbon dials, the phone belonging to a person reading a newspaper an uncredited Bradley Whitford sitting near Jane rings and the person picks up, answering: