Fall Pilot Season: The Mentalist
Lisbon and Jane visit Dr. Wagner and ask about Allison Randolph. Turns out that Wagner's practice, which Tanner worked at, gives half their profits to founding clinics in poor African communities; judging by Wagner's office, it looks like the other half was spent on African furnishings. It's like an import/export business in that room. Jane notices a book on personality and deviance on a shelf among other medical books; not unusual, since the practice does psychotherapy as well as sports medicine and cosmetic surgery. Jane asks if Tannen kept a diary, prompting more eye-rolling from Lisbon, although it seems like that should be the first question they ask; Wagner doesn't think so. When asked about any unusual treatments for Allison, Wagner reveals that Tannen had asked him to approve off-the-books birth control pills for her -- since Price had a vasectomy in 2002, that can only mean one thing: Allison was getting her holes-in-one somewhere else. (My bad pun, not anyone on the show, to their credit.)
On the way out, Jane asks Wagner for some sleeping pills, but Wagner says he wouldn't feel comfortable prescribing anything without a consultation first. Not sure if it's a ruse or legit on Jane's part, but I'm betting on clever ruse. Lisbon finds the whole thing amusing, so she either likes the ruse or thinks it's funny that Jane is addicted to medication not obtained through legal channels.
Over dinner (at Red Lobster?), the team discusses the likelihood that Price somehow snuck away from his 48-hour massage and killed his wife. Jane says Price has never won a major tournament, and always chokes on the 18th hole, so therefore he doesn't have the guts. Newbie Van Pelt asks if real psychics could tell that Jane was a fake psychic -- Jane says there are no real psychics, and that furthermore, Van Pelt's psychic cousin is either crazy or a liar or both. Also, after guessing that Van Pelt's father is a football coach, he says that there's no afterlife, either. Now, here is where we find out that Van Pelt is not only a believer in psychics, but also a teeny bit religious. She says twice, and stridently both times, that the Kingdom of God is a real place, and that Jane has an immortal soul. Jane hopes not. He also suggests that when Rigsby asks her to come back to his room, she go, because Rigsby is probably a good lover. Rigsby chokes on his lobster roll and gives Jane a look that lets him know just what a cockblocker he is, not that he was going to get anywhere with Sister Grace. Lisbon thinks that a fanatically religiously agent and a potential on-the-job romance between subordinates are both very amusing.