The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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An ex-mobster in the Witness Protection Program is found executed. The mafia is the prime suspect, so Patrick socializes with its leader.


Adam Kane


Bruno Heller (created by), Eoghan Mahony | 1 more credit »

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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
Frankie Ingrassia ... Gina Russo
Jack Kehler ... Playland Owner
Dan Lauria ... Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia
Fredric Lehne ... Marshal Exley
Tembi Locke ... Marshal Christy Knox
Andy Mackenzie ... John 'Tiny' Callahan
Chris J. Nelson ... Putt-Putt
Jack Betts ... Other Mobster
Brendon Eggertsen Brendon Eggertsen ... Midget Thug
Preston James Hillier ... Sacramento PD


Hikers find the washed-up, shot body of Sierra Vista video arcade Playland shift manager Ed Didirikson. The Texan, born Eddie Russo, was an ex-mobster in witness protection, but got the teenage clientèle drugs and illegal credit for ex-con John 'Tiny' Callahan. Ever-charming Jane checks out Russo's retired mob employer Sonny Battaglia, who suggests infidelity as a probable motive. Another concern are the US marshals and Scaramento police, who failed to guard Eddie properly. The killer strikes again. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

28 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fredric Lehne plays marshal Exley in this episode, and was previously in The X-Files episode "The Unnatural" (season 6 episode 19), which had a character named Josh Exley See more »


After the team enters the deceased's house, Lisbon tells the shotgun-toting wife, "I'm going to show you my badge." The part of the badge she is holding begins with her hand on top; then in the next cut, her hand is suddenly on the bottom of the badge. See more »


Patrick Jane: Sonny Battaglia?
Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia: Keep moving, jack.
Patrick Jane: Name's Jane. Patrick Jane. I need a moment of your time, if I may.
Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia: For what?
Patrick Jane: To speak about Eddie Russo.
Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia: You a cop?
Patrick Jane: No.
Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia: Good. You alone?
Patrick Jane: Yeah.
Santino 'Sonny' Battaglia: [to his bodyguard] Shoot him.
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Santa Lucia
Transcribed by Teodoro Cottrau
Performed by Dan Lauria
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Federal Marshals act like total novices
26 December 2011 | by damemakedonskiSee all my reviews

Oh my God, this is really a bad script. CBI agents meet for the first time US fed marshals in the house of a formal mobster that was under their witness protection, and then in the next 5 minutes like a total amateurs and novices they tell all the information about the protected family to CBI agents. "Are you a cop?" - "NO", "Are you alone?" - "YES". "Shoot him!" - One of the big fat mafiosos pull out a gun, but do not pull the trigger. And then a chip chat about favorite song, improving a golf performance of the mafia boss, and the song "Santa Lucia". In 5 minutes mafioso becomes a golf expert thanks to Patrick Jane teaching, they become first friends and give him a mobile number. UNREAL! UNREAL! UNREAL! NAIVE!

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