The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Patrick reluctantly helps his brother-in-law with whom he has an uneasy relationship, when one of his marks in an investment scam turns up dead and he claims to be innocent.


John Polson


Bruno Heller (created by), Ashley Gable




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Stacy Edwards ... Concetta Wale
Emily Baldoni ... Heather Rade (as Emily Foxler)
M.C. Gainey ... Pete
Conor O'Farrell ... Detective Reece
William Ragsdale ... Murphy Traver
Kevin Rankin ... Danny Ruskin
Bellamy Young ... Melanie Ayers
Tangie Ambrose ... Samantha
Eve Brenner ... Biltmore Nicki
Elika Crespo ... Trixie Mercado


Wealthy San Francisco investment broker Landon Wale (45) was shot in the Sacremento company K-Ram's HQ. Patrick is criticizing the questioning technique of the detective Reece, who arrested him, holding the smoking murder weapon, having responded to a call for help from his own, dodgy brother in law Danny Ruskin. The SPD was responding to an anonymous call. Widow Concetta Wale realizes a solid golden Aphrodite statue is missing from their home safe. K-ram was a fake company, part of one of Danny's financial scams. Patrick is released in Lisbon's custody but dumps her to find and protect Danny first while the team tracks down the financial scams. Written by KGF Vissers

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Jane's wife's name is revealed to be "Angela Ruskin Jane". Up to this point, she's only referred to as Jane's wife; also Jane's daughter is revealed as "Charlotte Anne Jane". See more »


The Sacramento County Fair is put on annually at Cal Expo, which is in one of Sacramento's business districts, not in the middle of the countryside as shown. See more »


Patrick Jane: [arriving at a carnival looking for his brother-in-law] You're not gonna need the badge. They're gonna tell you're a cop without it.
Teresa Lisbon: Actually, people very rarely guess I'm a cop.
Patrick Jane: Oh, yeah. Let me do the talking.
Teresa Lisbon: When it's advisable.
Patrick Jane: And don't mention Danny until I do.
Teresa Lisbon: I'll be the judge of that.
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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

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Getting Obnoxious!!!
17 April 2020 | by Charity92See all my reviews

Honestly, Jane's actions are very reminiscent of Shawn Spencer's antics sometimes.... It's cute, until it's not... He's adorable, until he steps over the line and becomes smack-worthy, haha. I still love him, but there are times.... Always playing tricks, and this really was a topper! But he closes cases, as we well know.'s worth it. :) Also, it was nice to get a closer look into his history and family.

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30 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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