The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Black-Winged Redbird 

While the team investigates the death of a software engineer by a drone strike, Patrick picks up clues about how Red John is staying one step ahead of him.


Bruno Heller (created by), Tom Szentgyorgyi


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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
Xander Berkeley ... Sheriff McAllister
Reed Diamond ... Ray Haffner
Ivar Brogger ... Elliott Winston
Paula Marshall ... Kris Makkena
Drew Powell ... Reede Smith
James Urbaniak ... Aaron Kalinoski
Jessica Blank ... Carol Mathews
Pancho Demmings ... Officer Sam Chase
David H. Lawrence XVII ... Titus Stone
Vik Sahay ... Nicholas Vashum


Drone design company star engineer Titus Stone dies when his car explodes, hit by a drone his company secretly develops for the Pentagon. Patrick solves the case as surprisingly as effortlessly while the team concentrates on Red John after he murdered the forensic expert on the suspect shortlist, lured Lisbon there but let her off with his trademark red smiley in the victim's blood. CBI director Bertram and two more shortlist suspects confer while Patrick checks out of Red John 'read' Jane's mind trough his former therapist, whom he finds killed at home. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

6 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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When the policeman shows his dashboard camera recording of the exploding car, the car passes the camera when in fact the car left from in front of the police car, hence from in front of the dashboard camera. See more »


Grace Van Pelt: How's boss?
Patrick Jane: Alive and cranky.
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As expected
8 October 2013 | by mariuskinnSee all my reviews

Beforehand, I won't write anything story related to this episode.

After the very decent start of this season we are getting our usual *The Mentlalist* qualities. The acting is good enough to deliver and we see Jane and his group solving several cases. As usual it is interesting to watch, with the well known portion of comedy and wit.

We are finally getting closer to Red John, which on my opinion, has already been stretched far enough. I am really looking forward to the solution and I am very interested in how the further story is able to develop.

Worth watching !

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