Movable Type 3.2
August 27, 2010
What I Want This Season: The Mentalist
This is one in a series of posts about what I'd like to happen this upcoming season on various returning shows. You can assume that there will be spoilers through last season, but I won't include any spoilers I might or might not have read about the upcoming season. These posts are just about what I WANT.
This is another procedural in which I tend to like the standalone episodes better than the arc ones. Huh.
Jane and Red John: I sort of want the Red John thing to just get wrapped up already so Jane can get on with his life. Because . . .
Jane and Lisbon: At the end of the first season, Jane made a huge step by killing the bad guy because Lisbon's safety was more important to him than his ongoing quest for Red John. But after that leap, their relationship didn't progress much in the second season. So I'm hoping it picks up again in the third.
Rigsby and Van Pelt: I loved them together, so I hope they continue to at least circle around each other, even if they don't actually get back together for a while.
Cho: He's great and can stay just as he is, as far as I'm concerned.
The new boss: What's her name, Hightower? Her move of making Lisbon responsible for Jane's actions was brilliant, because Jane will (usually) try to protect Lisbon even when he doesn't care about himself. And I couldn't really blame her for breaking up Rigsby and Van Pelt, as she was just following rules. So I hope she continues to throw these interesting knots into the team dynamic.