The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper 

The investigation into the death of a surfer gets Lisbon back in touch with an old flame, while Summer makes a fateful decision that could affect her relationship with Cho.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Arkin Shea (as Tim De Zarn)
Lance Gladstone
Greta Marshall
Chief Burt Anson
Tark Mitchum
Vicki Lang
Carlton 'Tookie' Burroughs
Jeeter James
Greg Marshall


Patrick quickly finds penniless Jay Banner, reported missing by his friends, half-buried on the beach after washing up, skull smashed. Suspets include his house-mate Jeeter James, their landlord Tark Mitchum, slick city drug dealer Tookie and Lisbon's ex Greg Marshall, whose wife Greta cheats on him. A treasure from a wreck probably provided ample motive but also baits Jane's trap. Rigsby enjoys the burdens of fatherhood but Cho's affair with informer Vicky gets overstretched. Written by KGF Vissers

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3 May 2012 (USA)  »

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The title of this episode is a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, as the message from the dolphins is "So long and thanks for all the fish." See more »


When Cho takes the screwdriver from the landlord, he uses it and hands it back. In the next scene, the screwdriver is still in Cho's hand. See more »


Grace Van Pelt: There's something on your...
Wayne Rigsby: It's just vomit.
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In loving memory of Keith O'Brien. Keith O'Brien was a driver who worked with the crew of The Mentalist. He died of cancer. The producers thought it would be nice to commemorate him after "this episode of sad goodbyes". See more »


References The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »


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Written by Lana Del Rey and Tim Larcombe
Performed by Lana Del Rey
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Discovering new things
12 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This season we've found another side of Cho. He met Summer, who at some point even compared him to a puppy. Now we discover new information about boss' past, Teresa Lisbon. Her first serious romantic relationship. She's handling the situation alright, although Jane keeps making fun of her.

Wayne changed as well, loving his new role as a father. Van Pelt is a little sceptic about this whole idea, seems not to be understanding. But she seldom stops being the tough towering woman.

We visit another California beach. Sun. Crabs. Waves. And... homicide, of course. What was more interesting? Past. Coins. Ships. Stories.

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