1122a. As I thought. The Mentalist's plan was so transparent it had no chance but to fail. An episode like that makes for negative energy. If the whole show stayed that way I would have to drop off the roll of fans.
I've watched The Mentalist from the beginning and I must say that the Red John stories are never the best ones. Last night was a classic.
You'll notice that there's never a conclusion to this storyline and, quite frankly, it gets boring and annoying. I don't even care anymore. I just want it to finish.
Simon Baker (as The Mentalist) is a good actor, and there have been some previous non-Red John episodes which I think showed this very well. The storylines were clever, too.
I read an interview with the producer and it appears the Red John stuff will continue. I will have to evaluate whether or not I will continue to watch it or not.
For my money, I think Person of Interest has more potential. Have you seen it?