The Mentalist: Season 4, Episode 3

Pretty Red Balloon (6 Oct. 2011)

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A nine-year-old boy is kidnapped, and the mother is one of Patrick's former clients who refuses to believe that he conned her.



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Episode cast overview:
David Bowe ...
Brady Walton
Jonathan Flint
Deke Hutton
Nate Glass
Beth Flint
Caroline Cabrera
Conner Flint
Barry Mills
Diana Morgan ...
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Conner Flint (9), only son of widow Elisabeth 'Beth' Flint, one of Patrick's former psychic scam victims, has been kidnapped from his school bus stop. Beth refuses to believe Jane that paranormal gifts are fake, so she pushes him to collaborate with her present 'spiritual adviser', Nate Glass. Apart from Nathan, the team looks for suspects in the family, including Beth's present partner Deke Hutton and Conner's step-brother Jonathan Flint. Prime suspect on account of the MO is yet unidentified serial killer 'Balloon Man', so called after his lure, but he strangulates within 12 hours. Written by KGF Vissers

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Patrick Jane: Yes, but that's your thing. I gotta be me. I can't change who I am.
Teresa Lisbon: No, but you can change where you are tomorrow at 12.
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