The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Il Tavolo Bianco 

While Patrick is part of a sting to catch a mobster suspected of jury tampering to avoid a murder charge, agent Cho finds a new clue that could take the sex trafficking investigation in a new direction.


W. Thomas Snyder (as Tom Snyder)


Bruno Heller (created by), Daniel Cerone | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Rockmond Dunbar ... Dennis Abbott
Emily Swallow ... Kim Fischer
Joe Adler ... Jason Wylie
Merle Dandridge ... Lydia Faulk
Brianne Davis ... Brandy
Jonathan LaPaglia ... John Acardo
Pedro Pascal ... Agent Marcus Pike
Zuleyka Silver ... Daniela Welker
Boo Arnold Boo Arnold ... Marshal Lawson
Michelle Gardner ... Ginger Cauley (as Michelle L. Gardner)
Alison Martin ... Mrs. Macy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Amendola ... Aurelio


Patrick agrees to be the accused in a doctored grand jury procedure to determine if his deal not to be tried for murder in exchange for consulting with he FBI must be rescinded, to trap presumably corrupted jurors who let off a mob baron. The team is only informed after testimonies as hostile witnesses, which infuriates Lisbon, who still hasn't decided whether to follow agent Marcus Pike when he's promoted to Washington. Patrick realizes the real felon is none other then the haughty female prosecutor and provokes the mobster. Meanwhile Cho's crime scene investigation and Wylie's eye for what doesn't fit enable Jane to set a trap for the accomplices of the white slavers, who turn out to have a macabre 'medical' side business. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

4 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title "il tavolo Bianco" In Italian translates to "The White Table" in English. See more »


When Fisher arrives to talk to the victim's mother, the headlights on her SUV are off. After she is seen walking up to the door, the headlights are on. See more »


Patrick Jane: Have you decided?
Teresa Lisbon: Decided what?
Patrick Jane: Whether or not you're gonna go with him.
Teresa Lisbon: No. Not yet.
Patrick Jane: Well, I hope you stay.
Teresa Lisbon: You do?
Patrick Jane: Yeah, I think you'll be bored in D.C.
Teresa Lisbon: That's why I should stay, to avoid boredom?
Patrick Jane: What's worse than boredom?
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One Case was fast and the other just slided a little
7 May 2014 | by ek-maneeshaSee all my reviews

I always enjoy Mentalist episodes and look forward to Jane's new tricks and insights into life. There are two parallel cases in this episode, one is regarding the female trafficking case continued from last episode and the next one is Il Tavolo Bianco. The main case is one with a mobster and a murder.

Initially I thought the mobster case is not properly introduces. Even the reason why they have to solve the case at all is unclear to me. Then there is a twist where Jane is subpoenaed to appear in a court. It is OK, but why that angle again not clear. But definitely Mentalist is fresh and innovative in its approach and they continue to surprise me. I congratulate the team on constantly bringing a totally fresh feel to a very familiar model and "keeping us at home while showing us the world". Over all it is a nice episode with surprises and tricks here and there. Nice to watch.

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