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 tricks, the team is 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... Written by
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Did You Know?
The concept for "The Mentalist" (a man who is hyper-observant, fakes being a psychic) is the same as the show "Psych", which aired 2 years prior. 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
If we catch Red John, he's not walking anywhere. He's mine.
Don't talk like that. I can't let you anywhere near the case if you start talking crazy like that.
Crazy? You're crazy if you think you're gonna stop me. Red John is mine. You try to stand in my way and you... I... you... you will regret it.