Madeleine Hightower
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Madeleine Hightower (Character)
from "The Mentalist" (2008)

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"The Mentalist: Red Gold (#3.15)" (2011)
Kimball Cho: Rigsby and I can go. You should stay off that ankle.
Teresa Lisbon: I'm fine. I'll go.
[Lisbon starts to rise. Hightower enters]
Teresa Lisbon: Agent Hightower. Hi.
Madeleine Hightower: Um, I heard you took a fall.
Teresa Lisbon: [Lisbon scoffs] I'm fine.
[Lisbon falls]
Teresa Lisbon: Ow! I'm fine.

Madeleine Hightower: There was no reason to treat her disrepectfully.
Patrick Jane: I was probing her. A certain amount of disrespect is necessary. It's uh - it's like getting frisked at the airport.

Patrick Jane: You're really commited to keeping your temper contained, huh? What's up with that?
Madeleine Hightower: You're really commited to testing my temper, huh? What's up with *that*?
[Jane tries to use Hightower to hide himself]
Madeleine Hightower: What - what are you doing?
Patrick Jane: Hiding from Attwood.
Madeleine Hightower: Why?
Patrick Jane: Because we're going to follow him.

Patrick Jane: So you play bad cop.
Madeleine Hightower: I'll be me. Thank you.
Patrick Jane: Right... Exactly what I said.
Madeleine Hightower: Funny... So funny

Madeleine Hightower: I'm not angry.
Patrick Jane: Sure you are. Letting it out will be helpful, I guarantee. Shout. Scream. Hit something - preferably not me. It'll do you wonders.

Patrick Jane: You know I should applaud your bravery, but I gotta say - practically speaking I-I-I -what were you thinking? You could've killed me.
Madeleine Hightower: Sorry. I got mad. I didn't know what I was thinking.
Patrick Jane: That's some goog shooting though. That - leg shot that took him down was very precise.
Madeleine Hightower: I was aiming for his head.
Patrick Jane: Oh fantastic.

Madeleine Hightower: [about her children] I hope they weren't too much trouble.
Teresa Lisbon: Not at all. I have three nearly feral brothers. Kids are sweethearts.


"The Mentalist: Red Queen (#3.16)" (2011)
Teresa Lisbon: Jane? You in there?
Patrick Jane: Yeah. I'm coming out. You're going to have to stand back if you're bearing firearms. Please lower them, please.
[Jane emerges followed by Hightower wielding a shotgun]
Madeleine Hightower: Stand back... or he dies.

Patrick Jane: There's only one person who has this singular affect on people. You've been LaRoche'd, haven't you?
Madeleine Hightower: I suppose I have.
Patrick Jane: No shame in it. We're all pots in his kitchen and he's the sous chef just waiting for one of us to boil over.
Madeleine Hightower: I won't give him the satisfaction.

Patrick Jane: I suggest you rethink what you can and cannot do from this moment forward because I know who the evidence is about to reveal as the killer.
Madeleine Hightower: Who?
Patrick Jane: You.

Patrick Jane: Not that I'm judging. Seeking revenge on men that are responsble for the death of someone you love, it's a hobby I like to dabble in myself.
Madeleine Hightower: You think it's true? You think it's true that I killed Johnson and Montero?
Patrick Jane: Let's just say I'm open minded.

Madeleine Hightower: If you don't point that shotgun away from me, I swear I will use it to beat you like a rented mule.
Patrick Jane: Spoken like a true lunatic killer. You're not giving me much to work with here.
Madeleine Hightower: I mean it!
Patrick Jane: [Jane cocks the shotgun] So do I. Did you kill those men? I have to know.

Madeleine Hightower: You know what I am Jane. I'm a single mother with two innocent children at home. There's nothing in the world I would do to compromise their safety or their future. Please Jane.

Patrick Jane: No one can know about this. This has to stay between you and me.
Madeleine Hightower: Jane, you should at least tell Lisbon what's going...
Patrick Jane: Nobody! He's too smart that way. He'll sense a trap. I'm better off alone.
Madeleine Hightower: Nobody is better off alone.


"The Mentalist: Aingavite Baa (#2.18)" (2010)
Madeleine Hightower: [to Rigsby, Van Pelt & Lisbon] You work together, you develop feelings. Nothing wrong with that. But you know very well it's against CBI rules, and like I tell my kids: rules are rules. If you want to stay together that's your choice, but one of you has to transfer out of the unit. If you both want to stay in the unit, then you can't be together. That's what it is. Give me your decision by tomorrow at the latest... Questions?
Grace Van Pelt: No ma'am.

Madeleine Hightower: You certain?
Patrick Jane: Well, certainty is the mother of fools.

Madeleine Hightower: I guess it's you're way of saying you're unhappy with the way I'm handling Lisbon.
Patrick Jane: We spend a lot of time together. And when she's unhappy, uh, I'm less happy. It's human nature.
Madeleine Hightower: Yes, it is. I'll tell you what, Patrick. Why don't you let me handle my business my way, and then judge me by the results, and I'll let you handle yours your way... up to a point.
Patrick Jane: That sounds fair... up to a point. Yeah, very fair. We done?

Madeleine Hightower: You solved the triple, right?
Teresa Lisbon: Yeah.
Madeleine Hightower: Nobody got hurt?
Patrick Jane: No.
Madeleine Hightower: Then to Hell with him! Got justice done... Keep up the good work.


"The Mentalist: The Red Box (#2.17)" (2010)
Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: I thought I'd have a nice quiet day today. But it seems like there's trouble.
Teresa Lisbon: We lost somebody... We're looking for him.
Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: Then I'm sure you'll find him... Let's talk in my office. Give me half an hour to roll some calls.
Teresa Lisbon: Yes ma'am.

Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: He closes case. Yes, he does. He's a valuable asset. We cannot afford to lose him. The way I see it... it's *you* that's in a tricky spot.
Teresa Lisbon: Ma'am?
Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: This bureau has seen some tough times lately. My mission is to turn that around, and make the CBI *the* premiere law enforcement agency in this state. Patrick Jane is a huge part of that goal... If you can't keep him in line, we'll find someone who can.

Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: You - you're golden. You're safe for anything short of murder. Lisbon, no. You mess up, she's out of here. Any questions?
Patrick Jane: Not that I can think of now.


"The Mentalist: Red All Over (#2.20)" (2010)
Madeleine Hightower: Ellis Harrington is the owner of the 7th largest media conglomerate in the world.
Teresa Lisbon: Yes ma'am.
Madeleine Hightower: And you don't want to disappoint a man who owns 200 TV Stations and a national newspaper.
Teresa Lisbon: No ma'am.

Bret Stiles: Wha? You're kidding, right? That's it?
Madeleine Hightower: No. Do give my best... to Senator Elman. Is he still seeing that stripper... in Bakersfield?... Lovely girl.

Madeleine Hightower: Don't draw the wrong lesson here, Patrick. I've got Stiles checkmated. But if a player with real juice came in here, I'd want to see you dance for him.
Patrick Jane: Isn't that what we just did?
Madeleine Hightower: You know what I mean.
Patrick Jane: Okay. And I do love to dance


"The Mentalist: Red Sky at Night (#3.1)" (2010)
Madeleine Hightower: Betram's all bottom line. He won't let personal issues intrude. Jane's the best asset we have. And Betram knows that.
Teresa Lisbon: But *Jane* doesn't want to be on the case.
Madeleine Hightower: Change his mind! I'm not going to tell Betram we can't control our own people.
Teresa Lisbon: ...I have an idea as to how to presuade him, but it's kind of unethical.
Madeleine Hightower: I don't want to know.

Gale Bertram: [to Jane] I'm really trying to allow you the latitude that your rare talent deserves, but you make it difficult.
[to Lisbon and Jane]
Gale Bertram: You two may go now. Hightower, stay.
Madeleine Hightower: Yes sir.


"The Mentalist: Red Listed (#6.4)" (2013)
Madeleine Hightower: When Minelli was chief of the CBI, he struck a deal with FBI Director Shultz.
Patrick Jane: What did Shultz want?
Madeleine Hightower: She wanted reports, on you. Minelli provided them. When Minelli retired, that became a part of my job. But the intel wasn't going exactly going to the FBI. I found out that Shultz was passing it on to Homeland Security.
Patrick Jane: Bob Kirkland?
Madeleine Hightower: Yes.
Patrick Jane: Why?
Madeleine Hightower: He thought you were Red John.
Patrick Jane: [realizing] Of course. How long have Homeland Security been watching me?
Madeleine Hightower: Eight, nine years. I did what I thought was best at the time. Don't expect me to apologize.
Patrick Jane: No, no, I won't.
Madeleine Hightower: Jane, you cannot tell anyone you saw me. Even Lisbon.
Patrick Jane: And I won't. I meant what I said. I'm gonna kill Red John. And you're gonna get your life back.
Madeleine Hightower: I hope so. So what's next?
Patrick Jane: Well, I'm gonna go see Bob Kirkland.

Patrick Jane: Taking pleasure in this?
Madeleine Hightower: Don't get me wrong. You are a pain in the ass.
Patrick Jane: Oh, thank you.
Madeleine Hightower: But I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to you, especially when it would be my fault.
Patrick Jane: I'm sure your conscience is clear now.
Madeleine Hightower: It is. Now leave me alone. The next time I hear from you, you'd better be telling me Red John is dead.
Patrick Jane: Deal. That is a deal. Thank you, Madeleine.
Madeleine Hightower: [he kisses her cheek] You're welcome, Patrick. Good luck.


"The Mentalist: Red Letter (#2.22)" (2010)
Madeleine Hightower: She likes you, that one.
Patrick Jane: Which one?
Madeleine Hightower: The blonde one.
Patrick Jane: What?
Madeleine Hightower: And you like her.
Patrick Jane: Wha?I'm not so sure I know where this is headed.
Madeleine Hightower: You know exactly where this is headed. Do you ever consider dating again?... Do you?

Madeleine Hightower: Miss Frye, thank you so much. We couldn't have closed this one without you.
Patrick Jane: Well, that's debatable.
Kristina Frye: You're welcome.
Teresa Lisbon: Although, I have to say, it looks like the spirits got it wrong. I guess being dead doesn't make you infallible.
Kristina Frye: Well, what do you mean? The killer was caught and justice was served.
Teresa Lisbon: Sure, but no blood was spilled. Look. He's right there.
Carmen Reyes: [walking up to Bigelow and punching him the face] Murderer!
[Cho and the patrol cops pull her off of him]
Patrick Jane: [seeing Bigelow's nose is bleeding] Oh, come on.


"The Mentalist: Pink Chanel Suit (#3.6)" (2010)
Patrick Jane: I was working the case. The rug was a stand-in corpse. I just wanted to see if it was possible for the killer to leave the compound with Abby's body.
Madeleine Hightower: And is it possible?
Patrick Jane: Not unless the culprit was a mountain gorilla.
Madeleine Hightower: So now you've had your fun to no useful end. And now she's asking me to remove you from the case. Is there any reason why I shouldn't do as she asks?
Patrick Jane: [Jane rises then sighs] She's a suspect.

Madeleine Hightower: Lisbon, what were you thinking?
Teresa Lisbon: It was - no excuse, ma'am. He asked me to trust him, and I did.
Madeleine Hightower: Your job is not to trust him. Your job is to trust *your* judgement, not his.


"The Mentalist: Ball of Fire (#3.8)" (2010)
Craig O'Laughlin: So, can you give me a run down on his enemies?
Madeleine Hightower: You mean the bad guys, or the cops, lawyers - ?
Craig O'Laughlin: He messed with cops that badly?
Madeleine Hightower: Oh yes. But I don't think a cop would come after a citizen with Jane.


"The Mentalist: Strawberries and Cream: Part 2 (#3.24)" (2011)
Hightower: How will you do in 48 hours what you haven't been able to do in months?
Patrick Jane: I will because I have to.


"The Mentalist: Blood Money (#2.19)" (2010)
Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: I thought you two trusted each other.
Teresa Lisbon: So did I.
Patrick Jane: We do. We have trust. I-I didnt' tell her because I didn't want her to be complicent and lie about it later.
Special Agent Madeleine Hightower: Some partnership you got going on here.


"The Mentalist: Red Sky in the Morning (#2.23)" (2010)
Patrick Jane: She's going to ask you if she can come with us, now obviously that's your call. But I hope you refuse, because I won't work with her. I will quit.
Madeleine Hightower: Well, what's you objection, if she can help us, why not?
Patrick Jane: Nothing she says is more than clever guess work.
Madeleine Hightower: So, she has the same skill sets as you... without the drama. What's the deal?
Patrick Jane: Red John is mine!