The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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CBI is on the hunt for a serial killer, but Patrick soon suspects that a blogger who is obsessed with the case may actually be the killer.



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Episode credited cast:
Wayne Rigsby
Karen Cross
Luther Wainwright
Tom Maier
Teri Maier
Paul Jenkins
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Michelle Carter (19) was abducted, throat slit and dumped in a San Joaquin park, the MO used 4 times before in Fresno. Patrick encourages Lisbon to pick one from the police suspects shortlist of 8, photographer Richard Haibach. Meanwhile he concentrates on the press, especially self-declared expert James Panzer, who runs a specialized website since the first victim was killed in his neighborhood. Jane sets a trap, with surprising bait and outcome. Written by KGF Vissers

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3 November 2011 (USA)  »

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James Panzer: Red John was an accomplished killer, no doubt. And I applaud you for ridding us of him. But there's no comparison to the San Joaquin Killer. Red John was a common sociopath: lazy, sloppy, delusional.
Patrick Jane: You really have no idea what you're saying.
James Panzer: Red John is dead! And the fact that he allowed himself to be caught and killed by you proves my point. Compared to SJK, Red John was nothing. An amaeture already forgotten.
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Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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15 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I agree with 'The Joker' that this is one the best/the best episodes of the Mentalist. It's was like a serial killer supernova with all of the most important&greatest minds/serials killers of the show at their best. This one also had no doubt the best ending any episode could possibly have. Also a big bravo for Panzer/David Paymer for his incredible enactment of a cold blooded psycho-killer. He was very convincing and giving you the shivers with just his look. This was The Mentalist at its best and awesome entertainment. I have enjoyed re watching this many times. This one gets my Oscars! :)

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