Unlike Sacramento PD people, Patrick is convinced that the latest victim, whose baby was snatched away, was really murdered by a Red John proxy, not the work of a copy cat. It even becomes clear it was meant as a challenge for him, as the victim turns out to be the ex of Kevin Barlow, hothead member of a circus family the Janes were traditionally close to, embittered over custody. His sinister uncle Sean claims to be a real medium and has a motive. While solving this case, Patrick reveals to Lisbon his short list of seven remaining Red John suspects, which is confirmed when the serial fiend calls to promise many more bloody hits.
Did You Know?
Jane replies the notion that Red John might be a genuine psychic by saying: "Please. And what if dolphins were actually aliens from another galaxy? That would be kind of cool." which is another nod to the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, specifically the 4th book in the trilogy of five which is named So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. That specific book was previously used to name another episode of The Mentalist named "So Long and Thanks for All the Red Snapper". See more
Patrick drops someone's iPhone into a fish tank to disable it. The phone is an iPhone 4 (32-pin connected, no beveled edges) and was therefore water resistant. The quick dip in the tank would not have disabled it. See more
[at a crime scene
This is Red John.
How can you tell?
Because when it's him, I can feel it.
Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
Written by Roger Greenaway
and Roger Cook
Performed by Gene Pitney See more