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The Mentalist "White Lines" Episode Review

*Review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!*

As you can tell, this is a pretty old episode. I have a confession to make. Since the Red John story line has been officially put to a close, I've lost interest in the show. It seems to not have gone through a smooth transition. Of course, this is only the second episode I've seen so far of the new way they are doing it. But the fact that my favorite character (Rigsby) is no longer on the show, kind of upset me.

Not that the show isn't still fun, because it is. It's Patrick's first official day (I think) at the FBI and you know he's gonna make their life miserable for at least a while. It is nice that Theresa is officially an FBI agent and she actually likes it! Having her on the show, does help somewhat with the transition and then Cho is there as well, too. But still, it seems like Rigsby and Grace have fallen off the face of the earth. No mention of them, what they are doing, or anybody staying in contact with them.

What's the first thing that Patrick notices that isn't in the FBI building? A couch. Kim says it's against their rules, but Patrick bugs her to the point of her giving into his demands because he kept bringing up the fact that she had got to a psychologist, but she was refusing. Another one of his amusing ways to get someone to get him what he wants. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the couch they have, is it the same one that was in the CBI? It totally looked the same to me.

Their new case is a Gulf Coast Ring. Trying to figure out who's the head of the gang that murdered 5 DEA agents. The turn out was something I wasn't expecting, though.

When Patrick asked Cyrstal out (their witness), I knew he had to have some form of plan in his head. Sure, this is the new Patrick, but he knows better then to ask someone like that out (well, maybe not because it is Patrick). Maybe he did have a plan and maybe he didn't, I'm still not quite sure. I'm leaning more towards the one, yes, he did have a plan, but if he did, why would he get to where he was all by himself with the bad guy/lady (yes, it was Crystal who did all those nasty things)? But he did have a back up plan. Theresa figured it out and tried to call him. We thought he hung up, but in reality, he left the phone on so that they could hear the whole conversation! They don't get their quite in time, but close enough and save Patrick from getting shot. Theresa and Kim are furious with Patrick. Theresa is used to it, but Kim has to get used to it still.

So yep, that's pretty much the whole episode and my thought on the new direction. Are you thrilled about it? Let me know in the comments below!