The Mentalist

2008 • CBS
1.93K reviews
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Season 2 episodes (23)

1 Redemption
Patrick Jane (series star SIMON BAKER), an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Notorious for his lack of protocol and past as a sham psychic, Jane's got a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes with his razor sharp skills of observation. With a little more edge and a lot more office dynamics, the California Bureau of Investigation's supersleuth solves case after case like a cat among the procedural pigeons! Highlighting new faces and a series of roadblocks, both personal and professional, season two of THE MENTALIST delves not only into the shadows of Patrick Jane's well-concealed past, but also the personal histories and dynamics of the other CBI team members -- including Senior Agent TERESA LISBON (Robin Tunney) and agents KIMBALL CHO (Tim Kang), WAYNE RIGSBY (Owain Yeoman) and rookie member GRACE VAN PELT (Amanda Righetti).
2 The Scarlet Letter
Lisbon and the CBI team work the case of a prominent State Senator's murdered intern, while Jane simultaneously tries to find out what new information Agent Bosco has uncovered on the Red John case.
3 Red Badge
Patrick Jane and CBI Agents Cho, Rigsby and Van Pelt decide to conduct their own investigation when Lisbon is accused of murdering a recently paroled child molester she arrested in her past.
4 Red Menace
Patrick Jane, Agent Lisbon and CBI agents investigate the murder of a successful criminal attorney whose only client is one of California's most dangerous and powerful motorcycle gangs.
5 Red Scare
Patrick Jane, Agent Lisbon and CBI team investigate the death of a wealthy man who witnesses say was killed by a ghost haunting his mansion. Rigsby and Van Pelt grow closer. FRANCES FISHER guest stars as the former owner of the mansion with a grudge against the new owners.
6 Black Gold and Red Blood
Even after Bosco arrests Jane and puts him in prison for spying on him, Jane is able to help the CBI team from his cell to solve the murder of a young man.
7 Red Bulls
Chief Minelli (recurring star GREGORY ITZIN) orders Patrick Jane and Lisbon and company to play nice and work together with Bosco and his team to locate a kidnapped woman being held for ransom.
8 His Red Right Hand
The CBI team is faced with a violent and shocking crime in its own office, but must work the case in spite of their alarm of who may be behind it. Meanwhile, Agents Rigsby and Van Pelt are definitely an "item."
9 A Price Above Rubies
Patrick Jane and the team are called to investigate the robbery and murder of a wealthy jeweler while attending a black tie fundraiser for the CBI.
10 Throwing Fire
While Jane and the team examine a crime scene where a baseball scout has been found murdered, Jane is clocked in the head and knocked unconscious by a ball -- causing him to flash back to his childhood with his overbearing father, Alex (guest star NICK CHINLUND -- Desperate Housewives).
11 Rose-Colored Glasses
Rigsby goes undercover as an alumnus at a fifteenth high school reunion when Patrick Jane and the team investigate a double homicide that may be linked to an old prank.
12 Bleeding Heart
Patrick Jane and the team investigate the murder of a mayor's aide, and Rigsby and Van Pelt make a big announcement. NYPD Blue's SHARON LAWRENCE guest stars as the Mayor.
13 Redline
Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a high-end luxury car saleswoman whose body is found in the trunk of a Bentley in the dealership's showroom.
14 Blood In, Blood Out
When a member of Cho's former gang, the Avon Park Playboys, is found murdered, Patrick Jane insists on helping Cho with his personal, off-the-books investigation.
15 Red Herring
Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a prominent (and arrogant) chef during a cooking competition in Napa Valley.
16 Code Red
When Dr. Alicia Seberg, a government research scientist (guest star AMY PRICE-FRANCIS), is exposed to a deadly toxin while at work and has only hours to live, she calls Patrick Jane and the CBI to find her murderer.
17 The Red Box
Patrick Jane, Lisbon and the CBI team brace themselves to finally meet their new boss, Special Agent Madeleine Hightower (Recurring guest star AUNJANUE ELLIS -- True Blood).
18 Aingavite Baa
When a "Jane Doe" with amnesia and covered in blood steps in front of Cho and Van Pelt's car, Patrick Jane must use all of his skills to discover who she is, her last location and why she lost her memory.
19 Blood Money
When Patrick Jane's unorthodox conduct causes the case of a confessed hitman to be tossed out of court, his annoyed CBI team must start the investigation over from scratch.
20 Red All Over
When a media mogul is murdered, Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate cult leader Bret Stiles (guest star MALCOLM McDOWELL), who may have had an axe to grind following the publication of a critical story about his group.
21 18-5-4
Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the death of a mathematical genius by a gun-wielding clown. Series star Owain Yeoman's wife LUCY DAVIS guest stars as the victim's wife, Daphne.
22 Red Letter
Romantic sparks begin to fly when Patrick Jane and supposed psychic Kristina Frye (guest star LESLIE HOPE) cross paths again during the CBI investigation into the murder of a charismatic head of a non-profit organization that fights human trafficking.
23 Red Sky in the Morning
Patrick Jane and Kristina Frye's first date is interrupted by a report of Red John striking again -- which is discovered to be a copycat. But when Kristina reaches out to the real Red John, both she and Jane find themselves in grave danger, on the second season finale cliffhanger.

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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Brian Vanwinkle
July 7, 2015
Genius and gorgeous police consultant... A mentalist, whom are so intuitive they are often confused with psychics. Romantic interest is intriguingly insinuated with his partner yet professionalism and the murder of his wife takes years to overcome. It's worth it. It isn't all depressing; he has his silly side :-)
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Ken R
March 11, 2017
The show defines the concept of interesting weekly mysteries to solve, while also trying to zero in on "Red John", in this case the killer of Jane's family. Since this show, others have attempted to re-create this balance of good weekly plots while advancing the progress in finding "Red John". Jane does indeed find him in Season 6, and the show should have ended there. After that, they "reboot" the show with new cast members and some interesting mysteries, but it does seem to run out of steam without the Red John plot. Nevertheless, the show is top notch, and a classic in my opinion.
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