The Mentalist: Season 2, Episode 4

Red Menace (15 Oct. 2009)

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The team investigates a dangerous biker gang in order to gather information about the death of the attorney who represented the gang.



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Episode cast overview:
Constance 'Diamond' Hoyt
Nina Hodge
Lucas Hodge
Von McBride
Felicia Guthrie
Tom Adams ...
Gordon Hodge


Well-groomed Gordon Hodge is found by joggers, robbed and killed in the Deerfield woods. He was the Sinner Saints motor-biker gang's full-time lawyer, who masterly prevented their contraband and other crimes leading to convictions. The team finds he cheated inscrutable gang leader Vaughn McBride with his biker lover, Constance. His wife Nina Hodge knew, but chose to ignore his infidelity to avoid further embarrassment, especially their gentle adolescent son Lucas. Furthermore Felicia Gutherie, whose brother was killed by the gang, wanted revenge. Jane unravels the truth and sees to justice for as many as possible. Written by KGF Vissers

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In one scene, Jane says, "All this murder talk is rank; it stinks to heaven. It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't." He's paraphrasing from Hamlet, Act III, scene 3; Claudius expressing regret that he had killed his brother (Hamlet's father). The "primal eldest sin" is the Biblical story of Cain, who killed his brother Abel (Genesis 4 verse 8). See more »


When Patrick Jane is giving Lucas Hodge a driving lesson, Lucas Hodge is shown wearing his seat-belt and not wearing his seat-belt between shots. See more »


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Written by Bert Selen and Van Gunn
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Produced by Bert Selen and Evan Frankfort
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The Mentalist 'Red Menace' Review
22 October 2009 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A Lawyer who has devoted his entire life to his client, so much that he is sucked into the dangerous lifestyle of the same client he has sworn to keep out of jail. Sounds familiar? It could have easily been mistaken for an undercover cop changed from the heat of the dangerous-lifestyle and killed when things went wrong. It all in all tasted the same to a typical cop drama, the only difference was Jane and his ability to show the soft crust of a biker's hard surface.

The entire drama dealing with the son being the killer surrounded by the several other decoys was just washed away elements to broaden the plot. There always has to be an indirect assessment to the actual story; a love affair gone wrong and the sob story. I suspected the son initially while he seemed detached from everything and the mother was just too obvious a suspect. They actually kept the son out of the loop, which writers use to draw the viewers attention away from the actual culprit. It doesn't work if you know how the trick works. One would find themselves discovering who did it in a matter of minutes and would grow impatient waiting for the plot to unravel.

The only thing I seemed to be interested in really was Patrick Jane and his relation to the Red John case. Seeing as Bosco was no where around this episode, there probably wasn't any advancements, which also meant that he didn't find the bug Jane planted in his office.

I am really amused by Jane's witty comments, it is what gives you the drive to remain in the passenger seat. Van Pelt and Rigsby also give each episode that lift. When all else fails with an unfavorable case, the interaction in the office is what keeps things going and maintains your interest for the next installment. I really admired how Jane planted the belief that there was a mole and in the end giving the woman her refuge sought. Did he do it for her? Maybe, but I believe in his twisted way, he gets a high off of what he is able to perceive and use everyone as puppets. What if you actually knew someone like him in real, if you didn't already, you really could not keep things away for long.

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