The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Every Rose Has Its Thorn 

Patrick is convinced that a manipulative matchmaker murdered her husband and sets out to prove it.


Charles Beeson


Bruno Heller (created by), Ken Woodruff




Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Jillian Bach ... Sarah Harrigan
Jonathan Baron ... Peter Clarridge
Brad Greenquist ... Henry Cliff
Marnette Patterson ... Viktoria Shays
Kim Johnston Ulrich ... Kim Cartwright
Morena Baccarin ... Erica Flynn
John Furey ... Smarmy Man
Adria Tennor ... Event Hostess


San Francisco dating agency Symphony's CEO John Flynn (48) was twice shot in the chest fatally and dumped in a marina. Patrick immediately suspects slick, young widow Erica Flynn. He first tests her getting recruited as client but finds her alibi hard to crack, so he goes for an accomplice, with an apparent tragic consequence. However the team also investigates his ex, blackmailed client Henry Cliff and dubious staff. Wayne's an undercover job gets a romantic follow-up. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Rigsby is nervously preparing for the singles mixer, he says "Maybe I should do an accent or something," and briefly speaks with a British accent. Van Pelt makes a face and Cho tells him not to do it, implying that he did a bad impression. In real life, actor Owain Yeoman is actually from the U.K. and puts on an American accent for the show. See more »


At the beginning of the episode Jane says to Lisbon: "Do you know, in seven years, each and every cell is completely replaced in your body?". That is not entirely correct. While it is true that individual cells have a finite lifespan and are replaced when they die, this doesn't happen to all cells - for instance cerebral neuron don't get replaced when they die and cardiomyocyte heart cells are replaced at a reducing rate as we age. Even in people who have lived a very long life, less than half of the cardiomyocyte cells have been replaced. Those that aren't replaced have been there since birth. See more »


Patrick Jane: Erica, it's over. I'm sure of it.
Erica Flynn: Don't be. No everyone's as smart as you.
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Low point for the show
11 August 2011 | by eimpsonSee all my reviews

Finally caught this in reruns and kind of wish I hadn't. The episode had a great build-up with Jane facing off with a suspect that also makes her living analyzing personalities but the ending just fizzled. She was intelligent, stoic, and organized right up to the finale. They really cheated their way to a victory here plot-wise unnecessarily. Can we not have a guaranteed collar every week? Knowing that the good guys will always win takes the fun out of it. That may be fine for a CSI crowd where all logic takes a leap out the window but this show is better than that.

The B-plot with Rigsby was okay, if again more big doofus stuff from an actor that deserves better (check his biography). Good work from Cho who reluctantly if tartly offers dating advice.

Nice to see Morena Baccarin looking human as well.

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Release Date:

7 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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