Hello everyone! First of all, I’d like you to remember that English is NOT my first language, so don’t be mad about the grammatical mistakes I’m gonna make.
Last night episode was mixed of a lot of feelings. Creepy, touching, nostalgic and maybe a little bit of mystery. The only thing for sure is that The Mentalist never forgets its former plot: it’s the story about a man looking for revenge against the murdered who killed his wife and his daughter. Patrick Jane is still mourning for his loss.
“Devil’s Cherry” showed us Jane’s deeply and tormented soul. Since the first scenes, it seems like we’re coming back to season one, because Jane was making tea into the victim’s kitchen – just like in the pilot. Jane is depressed because of Lorelai’s disappeareance. She seemed to be the only person able to bring him closer to Red John, but now she’s gone.
The hallucinations scenes really scared me. Jane drank tea, then all of sudden, he saw a butterfly outside the window. Plus there’s a rabbit into a pot. He started chasing him, and this was a little bit funny ‘cause it reminds me of “Alice in Wonderland.” Then this little blonde girl appeared. I liked the interaction between father and daughter: funny and touching. She claimed to be his daughter, he struggled saying “My daughter is dead”, this literally broke my heart.
Jane woke up in a state of convulsion. Lisbon followed me at the hospital, while Cho, on charge, kept working on the murder with Van Pelt and Rigsby.
The girl was Charlotte, Jane’s daughter indeed. When she told him “I've been dead for 10 years and you're still stuck in neutral” Charlotte questioned Jane about his empty and useless life: why chasing a man after ten years for revenge, just to find out he wasn’t still able to catch him? As result, Jane sacrificed his whole life for Red John with no sense.
The episode also focused on Jane’s real feelings for Lisbon. When Charlotte asked him who’s the person that knows him, Jane answered “Lisbon.” Later, she teased him about Lisbon with the “She’s cute” and “Have you guys ever…?” those little moments showed Jane’s awareness feelings for Lisbon. The moment when Charlotte had to leave was touching and speechless. It was like Jane’s heart was ripped off his chest.
However, the team learned about the poisoned tea – the one that Jane drank earlier – and searching for diamonds. The killer was the victim’s wife. She drugged the man and made him saw himself to death while she watched.
The end of episode was the most saddest moments I’ve ever watched. We don’t know if Patrick Jane decided to make tea with the bella donna – the poisoned tea that created hallucinations – just to drink, or because he wanted – and hoped – to see her daughter again.