Violent crimes leave a widower with homeless vibes
The 100th episode assumes great importance in the life expectancies of television series. A trip backward which casts even greater humor and understanding on the events of the first 99 episodes becomes the subject of the police procedural TV series The Mentalist’s 100th episode. The episode carries the name Red Dawn, as Patrick Jane’s (Simon Baker) emergence from:
• grief over finding his wife Angela and daughter Charlotte Anne butchered by the serial killer Red John (Xander Berkeley);
• institutionalization for a resulting mental breakdown; and
• realization that every day begins and ends red with his family’s blood until he finds and kills the perpetrator.
It displays to perfection the talents which make Patrick CBI’s most unlikely job hire.