The Mentalist: Season 3, Episode 21

Like a Redheaded Stepchild (5 May 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 450 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Rigsby is forced to turn to his ex-con father to help solve the murder of a prison guard.



0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3374 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
a list of 789 titles
created 31 Jan 2013
a list of 9947 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
a list of 289 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 271 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Like a Redheaded Stepchild (05 May 2011)

Like a Redheaded Stepchild (05 May 2011) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mentalist.
« Previous Episode | 67 of 151 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode credited cast:
Nick Monaco
Marcus Lansdale
C.O. Earls
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felipe Alejandro ...
Prison Guard
Will Coffey ...
Forensic Investigator
Second Student


In Hangtree, Carson, jailer Walter Parsell, who aspires a detective career and studies criminology, is found on the street outside a robbed jeweler, fatally stabbed as with a prison shunt. Suspect ex-cons include the jail's top-dog, lifer Marcus Lansdale, whom Parsell singled out for transfer to a maximum security prison, as Wayne's no-good father, smuggler Steve Rigsby. Marcus's girlfriend's brother also has a record. Rigbsby calls pa's bluff he can find the killer in no time, which leads to Butch Carwin's drug ring. Patrick meanwhile searches in jail, concentrating on trustees. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 May 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Grace Van Pelt: [after Rigsby gets Corwin to exit the Meth House by blocking the smoke stack] Pretty good trick.
Wayne Rigsby: Yep. Always worked on my dad.
See more »


Spoofs Swiss Family Robinson (1903) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Mentalist episode 21 season 3 "Like a Redheaded Stepchild"
22 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoy watching the Mentalist, I found it was a great show since day 1. This episode, and I thought I should point this out, I found a mistake. *SPOILER ALERT* When Jane, and Lisbon visit the college, when the woman teaches the class asks about May 31st 1979, she writes it in capitals; MAY 31st 1979, but later when they show another angle, you see it written in cursive, and not in capitals; May 31st 1979. Just thought I'd point this out. Otherwise, I found this episode very entertaining, and I usually don't find mistakes, and this interested me. I thought I should share it.


2 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Mentalist Facebook page janedoe33
Hyperthetical Question Heller bill-mcdermott
What would've happened janedoe33
Red Hair and Silver Tape barrygormley1
It Feels Strange janedoe33
So how would you guys have done the final confrontation bill-mcdermott
Discuss Like a Redheaded Stepchild (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: