“Red Alert” doesn’t break out of the mold like many episodes did earlier in the season, but it’s a fine episode as is. Jane gets into a prickly hostage situation, and solves the case on the inside while Lisbon handles business on the outside. Curiously absent is the supporting cast which barely does anything in the episode. Usually, we can expect Van Pelt to do little, but both Cho and Rigsby also had little to do.
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