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TV Review: The Mentalist 5.12, ‘Little Red Corvette’

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Warning: This review is written with the assumption that the reader has seen the episode. Do not read otherwise. Includes major spoilers.

After a steady build up in two recent episodes (5.07 and 5.11) the arc of Lisbon and Tommy Volker came to a head in this week’s fast paced and fairly action packed episode of The Mentalist, titled ‘Little Red Corvette’.

We’d seen it before, particularly in ‘If it Bleeds, it Leads’ with Amanda Shaw (Rhea Bailey), but opening the episode with Volker (Henry Ian Cusick) once again taking pleasure from seeing his henchman kill someone sure upped the creep factor. Volker seemed to genuinely get off on the power of it all, watching the life drain out of their eyes. I just now realize that’s how Jane (Simon Baker) described Red John, but I refuse to go down that rabbit hole.

Anyway, whilst

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