The Mentalist: Season 5, Episode 5

Red Dawn (28 Oct. 2012)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A flashback to Patrick's first day with the CBI: he arrives to ask for evidence in the Red John investigation, and winds up helping the team solve the murder of a judge's son.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Van Pelt (credit only)
Christian Dos Santos
Stephen Hannigan
Kelly Burbage
Judge Dellinger
Detective Nathaniel Kim
Emmet Cox
Winston Dellinger


After Red John murdered Patrick Jane's family, he meets the team when he insists to be given access to the file. Cleverly provoking clumsiest detective Stephen Hannigan gets him scandal-scared director Virgil Minelli's blessing to rid along with Lisbon. her team is soon impressed when his brilliant observation and deductions helps solve the surprisingly complex case of Judge Dellinger's wayward son Winston's murder, where suspects range from street lowlife to moonlighting detective Nathaniel Kim. Written by KGF Vissers

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A visit to Patrick Jane's pre-CBI days
28 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The series takes a trip back in time to Patrick Jane's introduction to the CBI unit. Filmed in dark somewhat grainy tones, this surreal approach effectively showcases an initial rough draft of Patrick Jane who evolves to define his trademark observational skills that become the essence of the series. What's very interesting is that the story line and approach to solving the crime in this episode are augmented by the effective use of a pseudo-courtroom style approach that demonstrates the skills of the shows beloved protagonist who never ceases to amaze both the characters and the audience. My hat off to Simon Baker for a fine production.

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