I loved tonight’s episode of The Mentalist! I wasn’t sure if I would like the post-CBI reboot, but ever since they finished doing the set up they have been turning out consistently good episodes. I really like where things are going and how they are having each of the characters’ story lines play out.
This episode gave us a lot more depth from Abbott which I thought was great. We get to see that there’s more to him than just being the tough FBI guy and that he does have a heart and is big on intuition in a similar way to how Jane is.
This one had another example of a long con kind of situation which was a refreshing take on the typical Mentalist case set up.
I both liked and hated Fisher during this episode, but I think I’m supposed to. For me she’s neither totally likeable nor totally awful. She’s somewhere in the middle.
Cho was classic Cho as always. His, “Because my head would explode” comment was one of my favourites for this episode.
Wylie was entertaining and I like that he’s slowly getting to play bigger parts in each case in his own unique geekish and lovable way.
Last, but certainly not least: Jane and Lisbon. Their scenes together in Silver Wings of Time were perfect and heartbreaking all at the same time. It’s clear that Jane loves her and wishes she was going out on dates with him instead and it’s also clear that Lisbon desperately wants him to say something, but he won’t at least not yet. This episode also added on to a theory I’ve held for a while about the way Lisbon talks about and to Jane and the phrases she uses.
I’ve always thought that Lisbon saying “He closes cases” was her way of saying “I love you” sometimes subconsciously and sometimes not. But I think Lisbon saying “Goodnight Jane” this last few episodes, the way she’s said it, what’s been talked about directly before, is her way of saying to Jane, “Stop me” and “Say something”. They both want the same thing, but after all the times he’s hurt her and run out on her she’s too scared to make the first move because she’s worried he’ll reject her, or pull away, or run off. All of which will continue to come out over the following episodes before finally coming to the perfect conclusion we’ve all waited so long for. At least that’s what I hope will happen.
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
10,000 likes! Oh Yeah!!!
That just about sums it up.
Me walking out of the house this morning: “I am three layers of fabulous!” Dramatic hair flip. Struts out of the house to fully embrace spring.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I absolutely LOVED this episode!!! Every moment of it was perfect. Violets was amazing and definitely one of the best so far. Everything from the elaborate plan, to Jane’s instructions via Willey, to Kim and Teresa’s acting at the party, to Dennis being cool with everything. Awesome!
Favourite line, “A marching band?” and Dennis being all cool with it.
I really like the way they are playing the whole Jane – Lisbon – Pike thing. I can see it. I can see where it’s going and how it’s going to play out and I absolutely love it. It’s all going to work out and be amazing to watch. Have faith in the writers and producers people. This episode shows they know what they’re doing.
[Gifset: Demi Lovato saying “I’ve dealt with mental illnesses, and my father dealt with mental illness, and…He wasn’t able to function well in society. That happens to a lot of people. This week I am launching the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. I’m helping one person at a time. I’m going to pay for their treatment.”]
Demi Lovato is going to launch The Lovato Scholarship Program in honor of her father.
it’s so refreshing to see someone as famous and popular as she is with teen girls be so honest about mental illness
It’s also really refreshing to see a celebrity putting money into getting actual treatment for people, not just vague “awareness”.
This is going to do a lot. She is a big influence on a lot of younger girls and if she treats mental health issues with respect, so will they. The things so many people have gone through will no longer be a taboo (or worse, a joke). I’m not a big fan of her music, but I love that she’s doing this.
This is honestly so great. I personally believe that everyone no matter how stable can benefit seeing a counsellor or some sort of psychiatric professional. There are so many people suffering alone right now because they can’t afford or get into the treatment they need which ranges from therapy and support services to medication.
Treatment in all its forms for mental health conditions is expensive and unless you know people or have some kind of exception it can be hard to even get into to see a professional who can help you. I like what disabledtalk said about it being a concrete solution. It’s small in the scheme of things, but to the people who will benefit directly it’s HUGE! We need more initiatives like this throughout North America and worldwide.