The Mentalist: Season 1, Episode 3

Red Tide (14 Oct. 2008)

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The body of a young surfer girl is washed up on the Santa Marta Beach and Patrick socializes with her friends to find the killer.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Beckman ...
Danny Kurtik
Win (as Will Rothaar)
Darlene Pappas
Kyle Rayburn
Jf Pryor ...
'Flipper' / Philip Handler
Dane Kurtik


Christine 'Chris' Tanner (15) body washes up on the Santa Monica beach, found drowned in ditch water, with a surf board head-wound. Dad Jack Tanner, a construction worker whose wife died in a truck crash, claims the decent surfer crowd turned her away from drugs, but Philip 'Flipper' Handler has an assault record. Her old friend Darlene said she also saw an old creep. Jane helps the CBI investigate surfers and Danny's father's construction firm, both with discrete other activities. They find a worker's corps and links, Patrick uses hypnosis his way and taps into a web of lies he then sees through. Written by KGF Vissers

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[Starts to leave, then Jane stops and turns around]
Patrick Jane: But I don't think he did it. Because I think deep down, you're a good man. You should learn to use your bishops a little ...
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