Patrick Jane is a crime consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. He has a particular gift for astute observation and reading people, honed through years of being a faux psychic. His gift makes him brilliant at solving murders, which is why the CBI have him around. However, his motive for taking on the role is purely one of revenge: find and kill the man who killed his wife and daughter - Red John.
He reads between the lies
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Did You Know?
Many of the main characters on The Mentalist were given names taken from characters or actors/actresses (or objects) in a TV Series created by Roy Huggins
. These include Kimball, Wayne, Grace, Bret and Brett, Thomas, Hightower, and a waiter named Gerard. See more
In the episode "Red Flame", Jane and Tommy were talking about the book "Moby Dick". Tommy states that the whale died at the end. Moby Dick killed Ahab, but survived. See more
There's no such thing as psychics.