I am wondering if this is the final season of The Mentalist. There are parallel stories in every episode now, of Jane being more interested in following his own investigation and distancing himself from the cases at hand. That usually happens late in the season, but is already underway. Now we have a recurring story of a powerful man who is a murderer, and an official protecting him and who knows Jane very well, despite being a stranger to him. Don't know for sure if this will tie into the Red John theme or not.
Between you and me, if the shows carry on with the Red John theme in the background all the time, I will definitely tune out.
As it is, he is doing some daft rescue thing with the RJ lady assistant thing next episode. I already know that I will not watch this one. I'm just pig sick of this after 4 years. It's ridiculous how long they're carried this forward.
My wife and I are moving forward to experimentally try over-the-air TV.
Today, I checked out the selection and prices of a digital converter box and antenna. Looks like I can get something decent for $150, which would pay for itself in 4 months.
That's IF we get a decent selection of channels.
Either way, we're trying it out, and if we're not happy, we can return the items.
One way or another, we're probably getting rid of our over-priced cable TV service soon.