The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Blood Money 

Patrick's reckless behavior catches up with him when his actions get a case against a hitman thrown out of court and Lisbon on suspension. But when the hitman is shot and killed, he has a shot at redemption.


Adam Kane


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Episode cast overview:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
John Ales ... Cale Sylvan
Dwayne Barnes ... Jayden Flower
K Callan ... Annabelle Draber
John Kapelos ... Hank Draber
William Lucking ... Judge Franklin T. Hildred
Mia Riverton ... Dana Munn
Stephen Spinella ... ADA Marc Odenthal
Aunjanue Ellis ... Madeleine Hightower
Rachel Montez Minor Rachel Montez Minor ... Kelly Flower (as Rachel Montez Collins)
John Kelly ... Defense Attorney


Sacramento Assistant DA Kelly Flower is shot dead at home. her recent cases include that of smuggler Hank Draber. Patrick Jane guesses at first sight contractor Cale Sylvan is a psychopathic serial killer, whose aliases and bank account suggest he got paid for each murder. He devices entrapment which yields trophy proof. But stickler judge Hildred dismisses the case when the defense proves Jane illegally searches Cael's home, rejecting all evidence as a 'poisoned tree'. The team keeps tracking him while Lisbon is suspended. Several surprise crimes follow, including Sylvan's, presumably ordered by his client in the Flower case. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Jane exits the suburban after asking Cho what was he reading. you can see crew and mike boom reflected on the car door. See more »


Wayne Rigsby: So, Sylvan's financials are clean. There's just one thing I don't get. The end of every month, he withdraws just over two grand in cash. He has no family, no girlfriend.
Kimball Cho: Sounds like rent.
Wayne Rigsby: His apartment's only $900 and he writes a check for that.
Kimball Cho: No, not his apartment. His home. A place to store his tools, process his victims, keep his trophies.
Wayne Rigsby: A murder house. And if he's paying cash, it's a fair bet that the name Cale Sylvan won't be on the lease. That place could be anywhere.
Grace Van Pelt: Well, maybe I can ...
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References The Mentalist: Miss Red (2009) See more »

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weird writing
23 April 2010 | by gs20See all my reviews

this story line could have been good but the writers chose to make the villain's characters very shallow and generally non-threatening's a heck of a thing when you have a dozen villains and the scariest one is an old lady in a wheelchair........i've said it before and i'll say it again ........hollywood and especially TV, has lost the ability to write scary villains's really too of the scariest things about red john is that he is invisible, and that's probably a good thing because if they showed him they would probably mis-cast the part as usual and the character would wind up weak and under-developed........i can hardly wait for that well, maybe it might make more sense to go with real writers instead of producers who are too busy and too young hacks who don't understand the character know who you are..............i mean, we've never seen jane act so stupidly before for no other reason than to be oblivious and passive-aggressive and totally without a plan of action.........generally his rudeness, inappropriate behavior and p-a are designed to illicit a response from a suspect.......not was like a bizarro jane from another dimension with no real relationship to the character that made the show in the first place............the whole thing was a waste of great character actors and was almost like the story was too big and poorly tailored for the writers to put into an hour(or actually 45 or 50 min.).............all in all, didn't care for it.

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22 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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