The Mentalist: Season 1, Episode 5

Redwood (28 Oct. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A girl is found stabbed to death in a forest and her amnesiac best friend is the prime suspect, although Patrick has doubts and attempts to jog her memory.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rulon Farnes
Nicole Gilbert
Lily Knight ...
Leslie Palmer
Deputy Parker
Jason O'Toole
George Palmer
Sheriff Nelson


A female is found dead under a truck and it turns out that her best friend, Nicole, is found holding the murder weapon with no memory of what took place. Jane believes that Nicole is innocent and forces her to deal with the blocked memories to help identify the real killer. That is, of course, if Nicole is actually innocent. Written by boucy772

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Sheriff Nelson: If what we have here is a homicide, I'm gonna need some help.
Teresa Lisbon: Just to be clear, except in special circumstances, we don't help out. We take over. You need to be okay with that.
Sheriff Nelson: Okay I guess.
[Lisbon leaves]
Patrick Jane: She's not really a morning person. She'll improve.
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A plot full of twists keeps you guessing until the end...
1 February 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

But don't ask me to explain the story. I came in on this one just shortly after it started and had a hard time following the heavy-handed plot as it unfolded. All I know is the suspense was terrific, the acting by SIMON BAKER and cast was excellent, and it had me glued to the end to see who the killer would turn out to be.

A girl's amnesia is a big part of the proceedings, but cleverly "The Mentalist" gets her to remember key points that her mind is blocking as she struggles to recover from a night of violence, forced to remember things from her hospital bed. Lots of the plotting seems a bit far fetched to be credible but, hey, this is a TV series. For instance, the girl equating the sound of rushing water with a Diesel engine.

Clever story is a bit too plot heavy for its own good, but keeps the viewer's interest due to the excellent performances and good direction.

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