The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Patrick battles with a former defense attorney-turned courtroom talk show host as CBI tries to find the person who killed a convicted felon who was set free because of faulty DNA evidence.

Director:

Charles Beeson

Writers:

Bruno Heller (created by), Daniel Cerone
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Cast

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
Asher Monroe ... Jackson Winter (as Asher Book)
Jack Coleman ... Max Winter
Michael Gaston ... Gale Bertram
Michele Hicks ... Betsy Meyers
Brian Letscher ... Billy Mock
Gil McKinney ... Sean Meyers
Missi Pyle ... Karen Cross
Eric Winter ... Craig O'Laughlin
Bonnie Burroughs ... Jodi Dahl
Jeremy Denzlinger ... Deputy
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Storyline

Convicted sociopath Henry Dahl is shot ten times trough the head in his San Francisco motel room shortly after his release on account of faulty DNA evidence. Patrick is openly uninterested, while the attorney general's office is in PR panic. TV host Karen Cross, once the top prosecutor whose high-profile convictions included Henry, films Jane sleeping, but her company paid Dahl's motel as scheduled guest, now replaced by his victim Jenny's widower Max Winter, who claims to have reached reconciliation years ago, to devote himself to fine son Jackson. Wayne must watch Grace date dashing FBI agent Craig O'Laughlin, which makes him cockily competitive. Henry's art study and cocaine dealing mate Arty Mock is found hiding in his halfway-house. Henry had an admirer, Sean Meyers's wife Betsy. Patrick accepts Cross's live TV dare, but has to revise his conclusion. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

For this episode when Lisbon and Jane go to Karen Cross' talk show set, the production shot on the Ellen DeGeneres stages at the Warner Brothers lot. See more »

Goofs

The bridge shown in the end of the series is the Colorado Street Bridge. It's in Pasadena 400 miles away, not Sacramento. See more »

Quotes

Kimball Cho: Someone was looking for somethin'.
Wayne Rigsby: Thank you, Captain Obvious.
Kimball Cho: Three hours of brooding silence, and then sarcasm. It's like we're married.
Wayne Rigsby: Sorry, Cho. It's just Special Agent Craig O'Laughlin and his chopper. What does she see in that guy, anyway?
Kimball Cho: Ivy League degree in criminology, six years in the 101st Airborne, and a black belt in wushu from a REAL Shaolin temple.
Wayne Rigsby: Thanks, buddy.
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Connections

Spoofs Hello, Dolly! (1969) See more »

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Love this show. But,...
14 October 2010 | by cometskyeSee all my reviews

...the writers/researchers are really bad at putting the locations relative to Sacramento, CA where the headquarters of the (fictional) CBI are located. FYI, Sacramento is in the northern, central part of California.

In this episode Lodi, CA and San Francisco, CA were used as references. Lodi was said to be a "long and hot" drive by Rigsby, compared to San Francisco. My point is that San Francisco is close to 90 miles from Sacramento. Whereas Lodi is less than 40 miles almost due south on highway 99. And Lodi is not as hot as Sacramento, usually. Bakersfield or someplace in the Mojave desert would have been more fitting.

Another thing is when they do go anywhere in this long and wide and congested state it doesn't take them anytime. I wish that it was true.

I know it's fiction, but please just try a little harder. All I am asking is that the writers/researchers take a minute to look at a map.

Beam me over (up), Lisbon.


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