The Mentalist

2008 • CBS
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Season 5 episodes (22)

1 The Red Glass Bead
On the fifth season premiere, Jane tries to decipher Red John's connection with Lorelei Martins (guest star EMMANUELLE CHRIQUI) while the CBI team is forced to partner with an FBI squad -- including Agent Gabe Mancini (guest star IVAN SERGEI) and Senior Agent Alexa Schultz (guest star POLLY WALKER) -- to solve the murder of a hotel employee.
2 Devil's Cherry
While the CBI team investigates the murder of a diamond cutter, Jane meets a girl who claims to be his late daughter, Charlotte (guest star DOVE CAMERON).
3 Not One Red Cent
When a bank employee is murdered during a heist, Jane and the team get to work to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Lisbon is dragged deeper into the CBI/FBI rivalry.
4 Blood Feud
When Rigsby's father (guest star WILLIAM FORSYTHE) is found injured at a crime scene, the team must find out if it is the result of a longstanding small-town gang war. Former series regular PRUITT TAYLOR VINCE returns as J.J. LaRoche. And MAX MARTINI guest stars as former gang member Fletcher Moss.
5 Red Dawn
In the show's 100th episode, the series goes back eight years to show Jane meet Teresa Lisbon and work his first case with the CBI team. See how Patrick Jane went from a devastated husband/father in search of information about Red John to consultant for the CBI. Recurring guest star GREGORY ITZEN returns as CBI Director Virgil Minelli.
6 Cherry Picked
The CBI team investigates the kidnapping of a couple (guest stars ANNE DUDEK and MICHAEL PETRONE) that may be the victim of mistaken identity, while Jane continues his investigation into Lorelei's whereabouts.
7 If It Bleeds, It Leads
The CBI team investigates the murder of a reporter who may have become too close to her story, while Jane insists on pursuing his own leads to find Lorelai. Lost's HENRY IAN CUSICK guest stars as Tommy Volker, a multimillionaire adventurer/playboy who becomes a suspect, while TED McGINLEY guest stars as Ed Hunt, a news anchor who worked with the victim.
8 Red Sails in the Sunset
With the help of Brett Stiles (guest star MALCOLM McDOWELL), Jane orchestrates an elaborate plan to break Lorelei Martins out of prison in the hopes of her leading him to Red John. Simon Baker directs his third episode of THE MENTALIST.
9 Black Cherry
The CBI team investigates the murder of a real estate agent with former gang ties, while Jane searches for leads on his new connection to Red John. Lie to Me's MONIQUE GABRIELA CURNEN guest stars as Agent Tamsin Wade in the CBI's Gang Division.
10 Panama Red
The death of a young botanist leads the CBI team into the lucrative world of medical marijuana, while Cho's work with the rapid response team brings him back into contact with his former girlfriend and confidential informant, Summer Edgecombe (returning guest star SAMAIRE ARMSTRONG).
11 Days of Wine and Roses
The CBI team visits a high-end California rehab center in order to investigate the death of a young model who was a patient there, while Lisbon ramps up her investigation into multimillionaire Tommy Volker (Henry Ian Cusick). MARY LYNN RAJSKUB guest stars as a fellow rehab patient.
12 Little Red Corvette
Will a months-old murder help Lisbon collar the elusive Tommy Volker? The CBI team investigates the death of a geologist -- a murder, which Lisbon is convinced is the key to bringing down multimillionaire Volker.
13 The Red Barn
Has Jane finally found Red John's origins? The CBI team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group; while Lisbon contemplates her future. KYLE SECOR guest stars as a former member of Visualize and REED DIAMOND returns as Agent Ray Haffner.
14 Red In Tooth And Claw
The CBI team delves into the surprisingly cutthroat world of academics in a case involving a graduate student at a natural history museum. Supernatural's ROB BENEDICT guest stars as adjunct professor Paul Friedman, while Homeland's ZULEIKHA ROBINSON guest stars as Dr. Sonia Kidd, a scientist at the university.
15 Red Lacquer Nail Polish
Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of elderly heiress Elise Vogelson (guest star MARIETTE HARTLEY), whose remains are found in the living room of her spooky mansion.
16 There Will Be Blood
Lorelei Martins returns, determined to find out if Red John had a role in her sister's death, and Jane is forced to confess to Lisbon his part in Lorelei's prison escape. EMMANUELLE VAUGIER guest stars as Melissa Enfield, a trustee at a women's shelter.
17 Red, White and Blue
The CBI team investigates when the body of a female army medic who worked with soldiers suffering from PTSD is found near a military base.
18 Behind the Red Curtain
When the young lead of a local theatre production dies on the eve of the show's opening, the CBI team is called in to investigate. Meanwhile, Jane hopes to get more information about Red John from the comatose Jason Lennon.
19 Red Letter Day
The CBI team heads out to wrangle suspects in a run-down Wild West tourist town when the owner is found dead. Meanwhile, Kirkland tries to find out how much Patrick knows about Red John.
20 Red Velvet Cupcakes
Rigsby and Van Pelt go undercover as a couple with relationship problems to investigate the death of a woman who received advice from a radio love doctor.
21 Red and Itchy
J.J. LaRoche personally requests Jane's help when the mysterious container he's had hidden in his safe for nine years is stolen from his home.
22 Red John's Rules
Just as Jane narrows down the Red John list to seven suspects, Red John strikes again -- and the victim is linked to Jane's past in the fifth season cliffhanger finale. LAURA SAN GIACOMO guest stars as social worker Miriam Gottlieb.

About this show

Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker stars as an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation with a remarkable track record for solving crimes using only his razor sharp skills of observation. Despite his lack of protocol and past as a feigned psychic, his keen insight is still greatly valued by his fellow agents.

Ratings and reviews

1.93K reviews
December 13, 2014
The sheer number of leaps in logic and him pointing things out that could often mean anything and saying it all must only mean the one specific thing is rediculous. If i find a cig butt on the ground next to a known smoker it doesnt mean it must of been his okay. If my daughter hangs out with a lot of girls or son with a lot of guys it dont mean there gay. Leaps in logic is all this guy seems to do and its just irritating to me, sorry, but i like logic to actually have sense and logic to it.
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Jared Zaleski
March 25, 2022
At first this show was pretty great but then... they said fk it and hired the cheapest writers available. Seriously, a billionaire goes to a zoo to abduct a kid? That's how you ended that "saga". No worries, I'm sure they were quickly hired by Kathleen Kennedy. Not even close to believable.
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January 9, 2015
I like the show but it is opportunistic to charge $30 for a 13 episode season in HD in the android Play store. ..... Now that I've watched some of it: I used to enjoy this show, it used to be fun. Banter, Jane sidestepping people with humor. Now it's stressfull to watch it. Where's the fun (and the great writers)?
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