The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Scarlett Fever 

A wealthy jewelry designer is poisoned at a party and the CBI's investigation uncovers the double lives of a number of people around her.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Patrick Jane
... Teresa Lisbon
... Kimball Cho
... Wayne Rigsby
... Grace Van Pelt
... Victor Marquesa
... Jackie Shaper
... Patience Broadbent
... Mandy Riljek
... Heather Prentiss
... Asra Hadami
... Wardell 'Digger' Suggs
Eamon Hunt ... Lawyer
... Oscar Marquesa
... Gangster


In developer Victor Castillo's Sacramento villa, his wife and financial manager Scarlett Marquesa falls to her death. She was chair person of the local country club, a site of female rivalry. Scarlet's jewelry business, which actually kept the family afloat, while Carlos's business suffered from financial director Asra Hadami's misdeeds, turns out a front for drug dealing. The killer strikes again. Patrick and the nine year-old son Oscar set an original trap. Written by KGF Vissers

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17 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Virtually every episode of the series has a reference to blood, the color red, or a combination of the two. Additionally a woman character, (besides Van Pelt [Righetti]) either has red hair or has a name that plays off the color red. In this episode both are true with the title, Scarlett Fever, and the episode's namesake, Scarlett Marquesa. See more »


Patrick Jane: Another minute and I'd have missed them. I do hate it when people say thank you.
Wayne Rigsby: Why?
Teresa Lisbon: He likes to play the Lone Ranger.
[Fifties girly voice]
Teresa Lisbon: Who was that masked man? I never got the chance to thank him.
Patrick Jane: Exactly.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »


Written by Kathie Talbot
Performed by Kathie Talbot
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Death at a posh residence in Sacramento, California...
17 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Another intriguing episode of THE MENTALIST with Simon Baker as the man who has a good reading of people and plays upon instincts to trap a murderer's confession.

As usual, the dialog is crisp and to the point and Baker has to find out who wanted to kill a woman named Scarlett at a house party where the woman was poisoned and fell to her death from an upper floor railing. Naturally, most of the guests have some sort of grudge to hold against the victim. But after the second murder of a young female on a massage table, Simon realizes where the trouble lies after a perceptive conversation with one of the guests.

He plots with the first victim's child, a young boy, to get the murderer to reveal their guilt.

It's clever and well done with another sly performance from Baker, who seems to be enjoying himself immensely in this handsomely produced series.

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