The Mentalist – Episode 3-9 Review

Wow, the writers are really stepping up the Red John connections after the second season largely avoided the issue. “Red Moon” proceeds with a pretty decent case with a fake psychic, possible werewolves, cops getting shot, before the final twist–the suspect who was lit on fire, saying “tiger, tiger,” from the poem Red John recited to Jane at the end of last season–spooky, horrifying, and immensely satisfying.

At the same time, we see Jane’s continued pursuit for revenge, explicitly saying to Lisbon that he’ll kill Red John if he has the chance. Lisbon, however, thinks she can contain Jane when the time arises. Seeing as all these Red John related things are moving forward, could we see Red John caught soon?

Score: 8.8/10