Review: Fortitude (S1 E9/11), Thursday 26th March, Sky Atlantic

Last week I wrote that the eighth episode of Fortitude felt like the deep breath before the plunge into the mayhem of dénouement. Things bubbled and simmered, things held firm, scenes were longer, more considered. It was a classic tactic in a series of this length, where you can afford to have an episode that takes stock…

Review: The Mentalist (S7 E7/13), Thursday 26th March, Channel 5

We’ve heard plenty about Patrick Jane’s upbringing among carnie folk, and we know about the tragic loss of his family, but we don’t know much about Teresa Lisbon’s family, except that it includes several rowdy brothers. All that changes in this episode, in which Jane is introduced to the Lisbons as prospective husband material, and it’s…