The Mentalist: Season 3, Episode 10

Jolly Red Elf (9 Dec. 2010)

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While CBI investigates the death of a Santa, Patrick discovers that he is a suspect in the death of a cop killer who was set on fire while in police custody.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jack Wilder
Layla Bloom (as Marisa Bernal)
May Nelson
Apt. Manager
Santa Tony (as Matt Cates)
Santa Bob


At Christmas time in Sacramento, mail order Christmas gifts entrepreneur Bernard Ripple falls to his death in his fancy Santa suit, drunk and carrying a suicide note on a Christmas card, an out of character fake. Patrick discovers why he was drunk after 10 years in AA. Meanwhile the team like other CBI staff are suspects of the burning to death of sixfold cop killer EMT Todd Johnson. That's investigated by J.J. LaRoche, who focuses on Patrick, who in turn believed killer and victim were controlled by Red John. . Written by KGF Vissers

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fire | fall | drinking | arson | See All (4) »





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9 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Teresa Lisbon: Hey Jane, could I trouble you for a professional opinion?
Patrick Jane: [Jane examines the body] No.
Teresa Lisbon: No what?
Patrick Jane: This isn't the actual Santa Claus.
Teresa Lisbon: Oh really?
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References RoboCop (1987) See more »


White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
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