Lisbon goes undercover as a prison inmate, in order to get useful informations from Marie, the girlfriend of a car theft ring leader.
Read our recap of the new episode of The Mentalist, “The Greybar Hotel”.
Jane gets to teach Lisbon a few tips on how to act undercover, but it looks like she definitely knows what she’s doing.
In fact, she manages to get close to Marie. When she’s threatened by Abbott to be sent to a higher security prison, Lisbon persuades her to break out. Thanks to a plan designed by Jane, Marie and Lisbon succeed to get out of prison.
Unfortunately, Lisbon is soon in danger once Marie’s boyfriend Cole understands something’s wrong with her. They decide to kill her, but Jane manages to save her, earning a few precious minutes that allow Abbott and the team to find them, and rescue them.
Once arrested, Cole agrees to give the FBI the names of the smugglers he knows, in exchange of no death penalty.
One of the names Cole gives has a girlfriend Jane and Lisbon know very well… Erica Flynn.
What’s going to happen with her? We will find that out on next Sunday’s episode.
The Greybar Hotel explores another side of Jane and Lisbon’s relationship. Lisbon is away and out of his sight, in a possible dangerous situation. Jane is worried. He has someone to care about again now, someone who he is afraid to lose, and he has no second thoughts when it comes to go and rescue her, without any kind of cover. And this time he actually manages to save the woman he loves.
For Lisbon on the other hand, this was a very important episode. We finally listen to her talking about Jane in a way we had never seen before. While trying to bond with Marie, she tells her about her boyfriend Patrick. There are no lies in what she says, it’s the whole truth. From being a friend, Jane turned out to be something else, even if it was hard for her to admit that her feelings had changed. And when she met a nice guy she tried to run away, even if she knew he wasn’t the right one. And all it took to convince her not to go, was Patrick telling her he loved her, so she stayed. Lisbon says it’s a relief not to live a lie anymore, but that’s also scary, admitting she doesn’t know if he’s going to stick around.
It looks like Jane and Lisbon have both still a lot of things to talk about, insecurities that need to be faced, but I’m loving the way their relationship is progressing.