This week we finally got a look into the personal life of Lisbon by meeting one of her brothers, Tommy, and his teenage daughter, Annie. We could tell how long it had been since Lisbon saw them by the way that she insisted on calling Annie by her full name, Annabeth.
This week’s murder victim was the police chief who was found with three bullet wounds and her abandoned cruiser nearby. They only found one bullet casing and Jane quickly discovered that she hadn’t been the last person to drive her car because the seat was too far back. They found a pool of blood in the trunk and realized she must’ve been shot twice elsewhere, presumed dead and then shot one final time. A uniformed cop who seemed to be close with her helped the CBI with the case. I was a little suspicious of him at first because he seemed a bit too distraught and eager to help.
This week’s murder took the team to San Felix Island off the coast of California, a place where there’s no doctor and everyone seems to hate the mainland. The victim was a 19-year-old girl named Talia who had been in and out of foster care as a kid. The residents on the island insisted she drifted from the mainland and that no one there knew the girl, but Jane quickly discovered that she was definitely killed on the island based on the tide and location they found the body.
Warning: This post contains spoilers from the end of season 3, so if you haven’t seen it yet be warned!
It took longer than expected, but I’m finally all caught up on The Mentalist! Let me backtrack for a second before I get into this week’s episode. Last season ended with a face off of sorts between Patrick and Red John (played by Bradley Whitford, who I love!). After Red John told Patrick things about his wife and child that only Red John would know (specifically, how they smelled the night he killed them), Patrick was certain it was him and killed him in the middle of the mall. This season picked up with Patrick in jail and the whole team disassembled/punished for letting Patrick kill a seemingly innocent man. It turns out that man was a kidnapper, so he wasn’t innocent, but Patrick realized it wasn’t Red John after all. One other major thing from last season: Van Pelt’s fiancé turned out to be Red John’s inside man at the CBI. He tried to kill her and Lisbon, so she shot him and killed him first.
August is almost over, which means we’re in the home stretch for fall season premieres! I’m of the mindset that you can never watch too many shows, especially with great inventions like DVR and On Demand to help you out! I picked a list of five of my favorite shows that I think everyone should catch up on (or at least start watching) before their season premieres. And since most shows aren’t coming back until late September or even early October, you still have some time!
Castle | September 19, ABC
I just recently caught up on this show myself (spoiler alert: don’t read that post if you haven’t already seen the epicness that was the season 3 finale!). If you’re a dramedy fan and enjoy police procedurals, this show is definitely for you! If you aren’t familiar with the plot, it’s about a mystery novelist named Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) who starts helping the NYPD homicide department with their cases. He’s first called in because a murder scene is set up to look like one from a Castle novel, but he sticks around after that’s solved because he wants to base his next character on Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). But as the seasons have progressed he seems to be in it more for the crush he has developed and the friendships he has made. And for those of you who enjoy a nice bromance, Detectives Kevin Ryan and Javier Esposito (Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas) provide just that! They definitely steal the show for me a lot of the time.
Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Netflix, and season 3 is on Hulu Plus. Season 3 will also be available on Netflix on September 20. If you choose to go that route, I suggest you begin DVRing season 4 while you catch up on season 3 (this is a science I’ve perfected over the years 🙂 )