The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jesse L. Martin
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
An infamous 'psychic' abandons his public persona, outing himself as a fake, to focus on his work as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in order to find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
I don't mean the episode was disgusting as a whole, or disgusting meaning the episode was bad, but the villain is perhaps the most evil villain this show has produced in its 5 seasons. The way he was evil made me cringe the entire episode and I just can't fathom how anyone could do that to people, or how anyone could survive it.
This isn't your typical Cold Case episode, from a structure point of view. We know who the criminal is from the very beginning. I would say this episode is closer to the Without a Trace structure than Cold Case.
It's not a bad episode. It's just one that is hard to watch and really makes you think. I don't think I could watch it again.
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