The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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The FBI reluctantly enlists Jane's help to find a missing computer programmer, but he won't help unless Lisbon is brought on board.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Rigsby (credit only)
Grace Van Pelt (credit only)
Mr. Nguyen
Abel Schneiderman
Defiance Schneiderman
Jose Martinez
FBI Agent Davis


Locked-up in a Texan FBI facility by agent Abbott, who threatens with a murder trial, Patrick doesn't give in for months, sticking to his demands. He's finally 'given a chance at redemption' on haughty agent Kim Fischer's ad hoc team to search for missing New York software genius Abel Schneiderman, who wrote crucial financial programs, able to disturb Wall Street and the world economy. Patrick concentrates on Abel's gypsy wife Defiance Schneiderman and their Vietnamese landlord Mr. Nguyen, ignoring a ransom demand, then escapes. FBI analyst Jason Wylie joins the team by proving his whiz talent trough Choi. Patrick lets himself by caught to solve the case and his status in the FBI, even gets Lisbon to volunteer for his new team. Written by KGF Vissers

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8 December 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When they fly from Austin to New York, there is a short sequence of an airport with the caption "Austin International Airport". The airport is clearly London Heathrow, with numerous British Airways aircraft. British Airways do not fly to Austin. See more »


Teresa Lisbon: Why are you being so stubborn? The F.B.I. is offering you a get out of jail free card.
Patrick Jane: Well, you make that sound like a good thing.
Teresa Lisbon: Isn't it?
Patrick Jane: Not on their terms. If I can't live on my terms, I'm in prison anyway. Might as well just stay in this cozy little detention suite.
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Will Jane's Needs Be Met?
9 December 2013 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

After refusing the offer to work as an FBI consultant, Jane is in a federal detention suite but at least he got his tea to drink. In a list of demands as if the FBI plays hardball, so will Jane.

Meanwhile it seems that Lisbon is really bored with her new job as police chief in a Washington State town where Agent Kim Fischer asks her to come help. More like a demand rather than help. As Lisbon visits Patrick and tells him the feds won't let her go unless the demand for her help is needed.

Patrick is happy but that does not mean he is still up to his old tricks. And does everything against federal policy. Cho tells Kim to give up due to the fact, Jane played this while Cho was in the CBI. And Jane is one not to say no to. Bad move FBI.

Still even though the case will get solved up in NY with a kidnapping, it is about Jane's needs being met by the feds. He was telling them, take it or leave it like Abbott did in "My Blue Heaven!"

It is the last show of the mid-season. Can't wait for 2014!

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