After a serial killer named Red John murdered Patrick Jane's wife and daughter, Jane dedicated his life to hunting down and killing Red John. To that end he gave up his lucrative pretense of being a psychic and joined the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a consultant to the team responsible for investigating the Red John case, led by Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon. Using Jane's exceptional gift for observation and his mentalist tric able to close an unprecedented number of cases, but Jane's unconventional and often outright illegal methods also bring much censure down on Lisbon's head, making his assistance both a blessing and a curse. Meanwhile, the hunt for Red John continues...
Let the mind games begin. One last time. (Season 7)
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Did You Know?
Owain Yeoman is in fact Welsh, he puts on the American accent he uses, which even fooled the other cast members, as he always stayed in character, even when the cameras weren't rolling. See more
On occasion, such as the teaser to "Russett Potatoes", California State Police officers can be seen working. The California State Police were dissolved in 1995, those that remained became a part of the California Highway patrol. See more
Like you don't have major trust issues.
I trust people. I trust you.
No you don't. I don't trust you either. You're untrustworthy. It's my job not to trust you.
Lisbon. I want you to know that you can trust me. No matter what happens I will be there for you. I will. I need you to know that.
Referenced in 30 Rock: The Fabian Strategy