The Mentalist: Season 3, Episode 23

Strawberries and Cream: Part 1 (19 May 2011)

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A robber with a bomb attached to him is blown up in front of a convenience store, and CBI soon discovers that there may be connections between this case and Red John and agent Hightower.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Drake Vermilion
D.D.A. Osvaldo Ardiles (as David Noroña) (credit only)
Tracy Zuniga
Alan Dinkler


Alan Dinkler (27, no record) robs Drake Vermilion's Sacramento cash office he works in for a mere $50,000 from the much richer vault, so Patrick assumes the real target were the customer names he also had. He is killed at Gupta's gas-station with two uniformed cops who ignored his please to go away by the remote control bomb on his chest. Dinkler's roommate was hot at home, probably as accidental witness. A vague message in the restroom leads to a trap location where Lisbon is fitted with a similar bomb vest. Jane finds her and makes her obey instructions, only to turn the tables on the culprit he already guessed, but who is killed by LaRoche in a fishy escape attempt. The only interesting customer name links to the Hightower case and thus to Red John. Written by KGF Vissers

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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when the bomb is detonated in the convenience store parking lot. See more »


Patrick Jane: Then what did Dinkler do?
Drake Vermilion: He shut the door.
Patrick Jane: Like this?
[Jane starts to closes the vault door, leaving Drake inside the vault]
Drake Vermilion: Yes, exactly like that.
Patrick Jane: Thank you. Thanks for your help.
Drake Vermilion: Wait. No. Wait! Wait!
[Drake bangs on the vault door. Then muffled by the door]
Drake Vermilion: COME ON!
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