The Mentalist (2008–2015)

Ring Around the Rosie 

As the team meets its new boss, Patrick tries to prove that a man he encountered at a political rally is a potential mass murderer, while Lisbon tries to prove that a confessed killer at the same rally is innocent.


Chris Long


Bruno Heller (created by), Daniel Cerone

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Episode credited cast:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Dorie Barton ... Linda Tibbs
Michael Rady ... Luther Wainwright
Jake Richardson ... Mike Flynn
Elizabeth Daily ... Rusty (as E.G. Daily)
Jerry Kernion ... Manager
Christian Camargo ... Henry Tibbs
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vianessa Castaños ... Young Woman
Stacy Highsmith ... Receptionist
Alan Pietruszewski ... Polo Shirt Guy
Henry G. Sanders ... Willie Shubert


Patrick and the new team's boss, psychology-majored Special Agent Luther Wainwright, immediately like and respect each-other in a provocative way, locking horns from the first case. A local photographer is found fatally short during the mayor's political rally. Jane however largely leaves that case to Lisbon, focusing on a bystander he singes out on sight as potential murderer. It's unemployed gun-obsessed Texan insurance investigator Henry Tibbs, who fits the psychopath profile, but hasn't committed any actual crimes. Patrick 'uses' Cho and Rigsby to set a trap, even manipulates Wainwright, who wants to arrest him for gun possession and see him in forced therapy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

13 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Jane pegs Tibbs as a possible mass- or serial killer. Christian Camargo played a serial killer in the series Dexter. See more »


The CBI is supposed to be patrolling a downtown protest march, but Jane says he saw a suspicious man near 56th & J Streets, which is well away from the Downtown Sacramento area. See more »


Luther Wainwright: I don't like what I'm hearing. Please put out an alert for hate crime so we can round up the nearest white guy. While that's a refreshing twist on racial profiling. I think Mr. Tibbs has himself ground for lawsuit. So I think we should let him go. Send his wife some flowers. Special Agent Luther Wainright. I'm your new boss.
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