THE MENTALIST “Where in the World is Carmine O’Brien” Review

The Mentalist (CBS) Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien

THE MENTALIST “Where in the World is Carmine O’Brien” Season 4 Episode 6 – In this episode the CBI team gets a little help, and also a little hindrance, on a case involving the murder of a Chief of Police. Both come in the form of Lisbon’s little brother, who is now a bounty hunter, and his daughter, who wants to be a cop when she grows up but is helping her daddy in the meantime. Jane pretty quickly takes a liking to both of them and even finds a way to use them both to wrap up the case as neatly as he always does.

Throughout much of this episode I have to admit that I wasn’t really liking Lisbon too much. Maybe it’s because I don’t have any siblings but I just couldn’t understand why she was being so mean to her brother. She blamed him for Cho’s accident even though I couldn’t see how that was his fault. She insulted the poor guy by suggesting that he go off to trade school as if he didn’t have the brains to do a job that was similar to hers.

But then I got it. In the final scene it finally clicked and again I think I have to blame my lack of siblings on why it took so long. Lisbon didn’t think less of her brother; she was trying to take care of him like she always had. She saw his chosen profession as dangerous and didn’t want him to get hurt. When she finally did encourage him to follow his dreams, she did it with a lot of trepidation – and a lot of love. I say that because I think it must take a lot of love to send someone you care about off into a career where you know they could get hurt, and I applauded her decision in the end. Maybe this means that we’ll get to see Tommy again someday.

My favorite bits..

Jane measuring out the victim’s height by walking her profile on the ground. His cleverness never ceases to amaze me.

Rigsby nearly wetting himself when Annabelle…oops I mean Annie was swinging around that gun.

“She is sorry, she just won’t admit it. Who does that remind you of?”- Haha!

Tommy skillfully manipulating his sister into taking his daughter for the day. I’m starting to think that Teresa isn’t the only smart one in the family.

Jane correcting Lisbon on Annie’s name.

Jane telling Annie that Rigsby was a nice, easy mark. Har!

Van Pelt getting a kick out of Annie’s questioning of Rigsby.

Oh no! Cho! That did not look fun.

Okay I do understand Lisbon’s point about Annie, but I don’t see how it was Tommy’s fault that Cho got hit by a car. Cho didn’t even know Tommy was there.

Lisbon suggesting that her brother go to trade school? Ouch.

“I see…..and normally you assault the masseuse?”

“The world’s full of scumbags we can’t touch.”

Once again, very clever Jane. Setting up the scumbag with Van Pelt as his masseuse.

Annie telling her aunt that she wanted to be a cop like her and that she was a badass. Aw. Too bad it was just so that her dad could sync up his phone with Lisbon’s. Oh dear.

Jane walking into the cabin with a sandwich in his mouth and looking like he was ready to move in.

Cracking up at the casual way Jane just walked into the interrogation room, snatched O’Brien and then handed him over to Tommy.

“Little partial to the cocaine aren’t you Chad?”
“No, I’m not.”
“Okay a lot partial.”

Jane poking his head out of the door after he was sure the Lisbon family had done their job and caught the bad guy. Very smart man. LOL.

“You’ve got a great kid there, so you’re obviously doing something right.” – Aw.

Lisbon whispering her brother “good luck” after he walked out the door.

What did you think of this episode of The Mentalist? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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