The Mentalist: Season 1, Episode 20

Red Sauce (28 Apr. 2009)

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An ex-mobster in the Witness Protection Program is found executed. The mafia is the prime suspect, so Patrick socializes with its leader.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Russo
Playland Owner
Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia
Marshal Exley
Marshal Christy Knox
John 'Tiny' Callahan
Other Mobster
Midget Thug
Sacramento PD


Hikers find the washed-up, shot body of Sierra Vista video arcade Playland shift manager Ed Didirikson. The Texan, born Eddie Russo, was an ex-mobster in witness protection, but got the teenage clientèle drugs and illegal credit for ex-con John 'Tiny' Callahan. Ever-charming Jane checks out Russo's retired mob employer Sonny Battaglia, who suggests infidelity as a probable motive. Another concern are the US marshals and Scaramento police, who failed to guard Eddie properly. The killer strikes again. Written by KGF Vissers

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'Fredrick Lehne', who plays U.S. marshal Exley, also played a U.S. marshal (character name "Marshal Edward Mars") in Lost (2004). See more »


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Federal Marshals act like total novices
26 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Oh my God, this is really a bad script. CBI agents meet for the first time US fed marshals in the house of a formal mobster that was under their witness protection, and then in the next 5 minutes like a total amateurs and novices they tell all the information about the protected family to CBI agents. "Are you a cop?" - "NO", "Are you alone?" - "YES". "Shoot him!" - One of the big fat mafiosos pull out a gun, but do not pull the trigger. And then a chip chat about favorite song, improving a golf performance of the mafia boss, and the song "Santa Lucia". In 5 minutes mafioso becomes a golf expert thanks to Patrick Jane teaching, they become first friends and give him a mobile number. UNREAL! UNREAL! UNREAL! NAIVE!

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