Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Mentalist - The Complete Second Season

More of the same here as California Bureau of Inestigation continues to put more criminals behind bars in the second season of The Mentalist. Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) makes astonishing deductions while infuriating everyone around, including Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and her team, while bending (if not breaking) the law.

This five-disc set includes a new agent (Terry Kinney) taking over the Red John case, murder in the CBI offices, Jane getting sent to prison and found in contempt of court (in separate episodes), the death of the aide to a state senator (Fay Masterson), a religious cult led by Malcolm McDowell, a biker gang, a haunted house, murder on a Native American reservation, the murder of an assistant district attorney (Rachel Montez Collins), a jewel heist, Firefly's Sean Maher shows up as an eco-terrorist, and murders at a baseball camp and high school reunion.

There a couple of changes and challenges for the team this year including a new head of the CBI (Aunjanue Ellis), Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) acting on their feelings towards each other, Cho's (Tim Kang) past comes back to haunt him, and Jane deals with his brother-in-law's (David Warshofsky) involvement a murder and his feelings for a psychic (Leslie Hope) he's got a little thing for.

The extras include deleted scenes, real-life mentalist Luke Jermay breaking down a scene with director/executive producer Chris Long, and several featurettes with Jermay interacting with cast members showcasing the various "mentalist" methods used on the show.

All told, a solid season. If you enjoyed the first this one should fit nicely next to it on your DVD shelf.


Kal said...

Are you finding that Jane is really becoming quite annoying and unlikable this season. It just started but he is just working my last nerve. I just want to smack him in the head. Have I changed or has he? It bothers me that he bothers me so much because I am/was a big fan of the show.

Cap'n Carrot said...

I don't know that he's changed, perhaps a little given the end of season two, but I could see where the sheer number of his antics could begin to rub someone the wrong way.

Personally, I really liked his reaction to Lisbon blackmailing him with the young girl in the first episode of the new season.