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Russet Potatoes 

A man drags a woman's corpse to the police station, hypnotized to think, it's a sack of potatoes. The team looks for a hypnotist.

Director:

Norberto Barba

Writers:

Bruno Heller (created by), Ashley Gable
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Bodhi Elfman ... Rick Tiegler
Wynn Everett ... Lindsay
Alastair Mackenzie ... Dr. Royston Daniel
Chris Tallman ... Carl Resnick
Cheyenne Wilbur ... Mike
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Storyline

Car salesman Carl Resnick brings CBI the body of Mary Beth Hendricks (27), thinking it's a 'sack of potatoes': resulting from a masterly hypnotic suggestion, which leads Patrick Jane and CBI to investigate a man who uses hypnosis to trick people into doing his crimes for him. Written by KGF Vissers

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Trivia

Russet potatoes are red, continuing the naming convention of red related episodes. See more »

Goofs

When VanPelt and Dr. Daniel leave his building, they walk out through a set of doors marked "emergency exit only." Others enter through the same doors seconds later. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Jane: [after Lisbon tackles someone] Didn't like class?
Teresa Lisbon: Cuffs.
[Rigsby tosses her some handcuffs]
Teresa Lisbon: Looks like I caught the mystery hypnotist.
Patrick Jane: Get what you want from who you want. NLP seems to work.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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