The Mentalist: Season 2, Episode 21

18-5-4 (6 May 2010)

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A brilliant mathematician is shot and killed by a clown, and the team discovers that he was working on a priceless code-breaking device.

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Unemployed math genius and social cripple Noah Valiquette (32) is shot in a park by a clown who cut off his right index. Suspects abound due to a circus movie audition. After his widow reports the house ransacked, it appears the finger was the key to a safe, but the robber failed to realize the treasure was a spa locker-room key, hidden in a cheap chess set. It was a universal code hacker, ordered by Noah's partner, Toman Bundiger, from Noah, a Dutchman and closed psych ward patient Oliver McDaniel, who escapes once told about the key. Written by KGF Vissers

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Locker key number 42 is a reference to Douglas Adams' book/radio show "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" - the answer to life, the universe, and everything... a fitting repository for a "universal hack". See more »

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In the opening scene the killer is shown wearing a hard (papier mâché/plastic) mask. Towards the end, the killer is shown preparing for the deed, putting on whiteface makeup and carefully drawing a black eyebrow - no mask in sight. See more »

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Kimball Cho: That's a high end sensor lock. It's gonna be tough to bust into. I'll call tech services. Tell them we need a locksmith.
Teresa Lisbon: [Finding the victim's severed finger] Uh, don't bother. I found a key.
Kimball Cho: No, this type of safe doesn't use a key.
Teresa Lisbon: [Lisbon puts the finger on the sensor] Oh yes it does.
[Lisbon gives the finger to Van Pelt]
Teresa Lisbon: Bag it.
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