Here is the episode guide for The Mentalist. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from locations such as Wikipedia and official press releases
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13 - White Orchids
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.3 Audience: 10.10 Lisbon accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy ending they’ve worked so hard to achieve, on the series finale of The Mentalist.
12 - Brown Shag Carpet
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgi Directed By: Geary McCleod Rating: 1.3 Audience: 10.10 Jane agrees to once again pretend to be a renowned psychic and be used as bait in an attempt to lure out a serial killer and give the FBI a chance to apprehend him
11 - Byzantium
Written By: Jordan Harper & Marisa Wegrzyn Directed By: Nina Lopez-Corrado Rating: 1.4 Audience: 9.10 A young man claiming to have psychic powers offers his help to the FBI in solving a pair of murders, but when he leads them to additional victims, Jane and the team begin to suspect that he is in fact the killer they’re hunting
10 - Nothing Gold Can Stay
Written By: Alex Berger Directed By: Paul Kaufman Rating: 1.2 Audience: 8.97 Jane takes extreme measures as the team tries to apprehend a deadly gang of armored car robbers before their desperation to remain free costs more innocent people their lives
09 - Copper Bullet
Written By: Tom Donaghy Directed By: Tom Snyder Rating: 1.3 Audience: 9.17 When Abbott’s old boss, Agent Peterson, threatens Abbott’s career –and possibly his freedom
08 - The Whites of His Eyes
Written By: Erin Donovan Directed By: Rod Holcomb Rating: 1.5 Audience: 9.60 Jane worries for Lisbon’s safety when the team puts itself in the line of fire to protect the witness in a murder investigation from a skilled assassin
07 - Little Yellow House
Written By: Marisa Wegrzyn Directed By: Ed Ornelas Rating: 1.4 Audience: 9.36 A murder investigation becomes personal for Lisbon when she learns that her underachieving younger brother, Jimmy, is being sought as a key witness
06 - Green Light
Written By: Alex Berger Directed By: Geary McLeod Rating: 1.3 Audience: 9.05 The FBI is brought in to consult on a botched DEA raid, but when Abbott’s former boss tries to blackmail Abbott into keeping the agency’s missteps quiet, he is forced to choose between his career and morals
05 - Silver Briefcase
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Simon Baker Rating: 1.4 Audience: 8.48 A chance encounter with a military colonel leads Jane to believe the soldier is hiding something, leading him to dig into closed murder case of the man’s wife
04 - Black Market
Written By: Tom Donaghy Directed By: Michael Nankin Rating: 1.3 Audience: 8.68 The team investigates a murder linked to a counterfeit diamond operation, but an illness forces Jane to direct his colleagues from the office as he recuperates. Meanwhile, Abbott is concerned that transgressions in his past could harm his wife’s chance to obtain a prestigious job in Washington
03 - Orange Blossom Ice Cream
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.3 Audience: 8.37 Jane and Lisbon travel to Beirut where they must work with Jane’s familiar adversary, Erica Flynn, who agrees to help the FBI apprehend her boyfriend, a courier for terrorist organizations, in exchange for amnesty for her past crimes
02 - The Graybar Hotel
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Bill Eagles Rating: 1.1 Audience: 8.70 Lisbon goes undercover as a prison inmate in order to get a convict to turn on her boyfriend, who is the leader of a high-end car theft ring
01 - Nothing But Blue Skies
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.6 Audience: 10.89 Jane and Lisbon begin their new relationship, but they must hide their feelings for each other from their colleagues as they investigate the murder of an undercover agent. Also, young, ambitious agent Michelle Vega joins the team
22 - Blue Birds
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.5 Audience: 9.69 A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C., giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action.
21 - Black Hearts
Written By: Ken Woodruff and David Applebaum Directed By: Randall Zisk Rating: 1.2 Audience: 8.64 With time running out to save the victims of a kidnapping ring before they are transported overseas, Jane and Lisbon zero in on the criminal enterprise’s mastermind. Meanwhile, Lisbon decides if she will move to D.C. with Agent Pike
20 - Il Tavolo Bianco
Written By: Daniel Cerone and Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Tom Snyder Rating: 1.2 Audience: 8.42 Jane’s freedom is at stake when a grand jury is empanelled to decide if he should be tried for the murder of Red John. Meanwhile, Lisbon tries to find out how Jane feels about the possibility of her leaving Austin with Agent Pike, and Cho and Abbott follow new leads in the human smuggling ring they recently uncovered
19 - Brown Eyed Girls
Written By: Eoghan Mahony & Mike Weiss Directed By: Sylvian White Rating: 1.2 Audience: 8.63 A chance encounter with a suspicious-looking individual leads Jane and Lisbon to uncover a vast human smuggling ring. Meanwhile, Lisbon remains tempted by Pike’s offer to move to D.C. with him
18 - Forest Green
Written By: Jeffrey Hatcher Directed By: Eric Laneville Rating: 1.4 Audience: 8.63 When a woman is found murdered near a remote men’s social club, Jane must find a way to insinuate himself into the insular group to find the killer
17 - Silver Wings of Time
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi and Rebecca Cutter Directed By: James Hayman Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.02 Jane and the FBI take up the cause of a death row inmate who has two days to prove his innocence before his sentence is carried out
16 - Violets
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: J. Tobin Miller Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.72 Jane enlists his colleagues in a dangerous sting operation to catch a deadly team of art thieves. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Lisbon and an agent from the FBI’s art squad
15 - White as the Driven Snow
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.3 Audience: 8.02 Grace is kidnapped by the killer who has been hunting former CBI members, but when the prime suspect appears to have an airtight alibi, Jane must rely on all his skills to locate her before time runs out
14 - Grey Water
Written By: David Applebaum Directed By: Geary McLeod Rating: 1.3 Audience: 8.65 Jane and Fischer investigate a murder at an oil fracking site, while Rigsby and Van Pelt travel to Austin to help investigate suspects in the string of attacks on former CBI team members
13 - Black Helicopters
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.95 Jane’s investigation leads him to join a separatist commune after a U.S. attorney is found dead in Mexico, even though there’s no record of her crossing the border. Also, Rigsby and Van Pelt convince JJ LaRoche to help them discover who is stalking former CBI members
12 - Golden Hammer
Written By: Mike Weiss Directed By: Jim Hayman Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.58 Jane and the FBI investigate the murder of a high-tech cartographer who may have unearthed a spy ring before his death. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt find themselves on the trail of an alarming conspiracy
11 - White Lines
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Guy Ferland Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.93 The FBI is tasked with finding the killer of several DEA agents. Also, Patrick Jane goes on a date with a beautiful woman associated with the case.
10 - Green Thumb
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Robert Duncan McNeill Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.97 The FBI reluctantly enlists Jane’s help to find a missing computer programmer, but he won’t help unless Lisbon is brought on board as well
09 - My Blue Heaven
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Simon Baker Rating: 1.7 Audience: 9.58 Two years after the Red John case was put to rest, Jane’s newfound peace is interrupted by a surprising job offer that could change everything for him
08 - Red John
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.6 Audience: 10.94 Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he’s tracked since the madman murdered his wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane has doggedly hunted his nemesis in his search for justice
07 - The Great Red Dragon
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Elodie Keene Rating: 1.4 Audience: 9.72 Following the shocking events at Jane’s house, the Red John list is narrowed down further, and the CBI’s priority is the remaining suspects
06 - Fire and Brimstone
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: John Showalter Rating: 1.4 Audience: 8.46 With the final clue in hand, Jane attempts to gather the remaining Red John suspects in one place in hopes of finally revealing his identity
05 - The Red Tattoo
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Tawnia McKiernan Rating: 1.3 Audience: 8.82 When a prominent member of Visualize is mysteriously killed, Jane investigates in the hopes that the case will provide a clue that will lead him to Red John
04 - Red Listed
Written By: Rebecca Cutter Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 1.2 Audience: 7.75 Jane reveals that a list of fake Red John suspects he planted was stolen, and the team realizes these men are in danger
03 - Wedding in Red
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Randall Zisk Rating: 1.3 Audience: 9.38 Jane gets the CBI involved in a case in Napa in order to focus on Sheriff McAllister, while Van Pelt and Rigsby take a trip down the aisle
02 - Black-Winged Redbird
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Robbie Duncan McNeill Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.55 ane discovers an important clue to Red John’s methods as the team encounters four of the suspects, and the CBI investigates the case of a software engineer killed by a drone strike
01 - The Desert Rose
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.70 Jane and Lisbon secretly continue their dangerous mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the murder of a man who was missing for two years
22 - Red John's Rules
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.7 Audience: 9.17 Just as Jane narrows down the Red John suspect list to seven, Red John strikes at a victim with links to Jane’s past
21 - Red And Itchy
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: David Paymer Rating: 1.6 Audience: 8.69 J.J. LaRoche personally requests Jane’s help when the mysterious container he’s been hiding for nine years is stolen from his home
20 - Red Velvet Cupcakes
Written By: Rebecca Cutler Directed By: David Barrett Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.10 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
19 - Red Letter Day
Written By: Michael Weiss Directed By: Guy Ferland Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.84 The CBI team heads out to a run-down Wild West tourist town when the owner is found dead. Meanwhile, Kirkland tries to find out how much Jane knows about Red John
18 - Behind the Red Curtain
Written By: Erika Green Swafford & Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.4 Audience: 8.00 The CBI team investigates when the young lead of a local theater production dies on the eve of the opening. Meanwhile, Jane hopes to get more information about Red John from the comatose Jason Lennon
17 - Red, White and Blue
Written By: Tony Astrino Directed By: Robbie Duncan McNeill Rating: 1.7 Audience: 9.98 The CBI team investigates when the body of a female army medic who worked with soldiers with PTSD is found near a military base
16 - There Will Be Blood
Written By: Ken Woodruff & David Applebaum Directed By: Anton Cropper Rating: 1.7 Audience: 9.52 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
15 - Red Lacquer Nail Polish
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Geary McLeod Rating: 1.5 Audience: 9.24 Jane and the team investigate the murder of an elderly heiress whose remains are found in the living room of her spooky mansion
14 - Red in Tooth and Claw
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Randall Zisk Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.42 The team delves into the surprisingly cutthroat world of academics in a case involving a graduate student at a natural history museum. Rob Benedict guest stars as Paul Friedman, an adjunct professor. Zuleikha Robinson guest stars as Dr. Sonia Kidd, a scientist at the university.
13 - The Red Barn
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Allison Anders Rating: 1.9 Audience: 10.50 The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group, and Lisbon contemplates her future
12 - Little Red Corvette
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Randy Zisk Rating: 2.1 Audience: 10.60 The CBI investigates the death of a geologist, which Lisbon is convinced is the key to bringing down Tommy Volker
11 - Days of Wine & Roses
Written By: Rebecca Cutter Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 2.1 Audience: 10.85 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 Tommy Volker
10 - Panama Red
Written By: Michael Weiss Directed By: Guy Ferland Rating: 1.6 Audience: 7.94 The death of a young botanist leads the team into the lucrative world of medical marijuana, while Cho’s work with the rapid response team brings him back into contact with Summer
09 - Black Cherry
Written By: Erika Green Directed By: Elodie Keene Rating: 1.8 Audience: 10.15 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
08 - Red Sails in the Sunset
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Simon Baker Rating: 1.4 Audience: 8.07 With the help of Brett Stiles, Jane orchestrates an elaborate plan to break Lorelei Martins out of prison in the hopes of her leading him to Red John
07 - If It Bleeds, It Leads
Written By: Eoghan Mohony Directed By: John Showalter Rating: 1.9 Audience: 10.15 The 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 Lorelei
06 - Cherry Picked
Written By: David Appelbaum Directed By: John Showalter Rating: 1.8 Audience: 9.11 The team investigates the kidnapping of a couple that may be the victim of mistaken identity, while Jane continues his investigation into Lorelei’s whereabouts
05 - Red Dawn
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 1.8 Audience: 10.17 See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time, on the 100th episode of the series
04 - Blood Feud
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Anton Cropper Rating: 1.5 Audience: 8.10 When Rigsby’s father is found injured at a crime scene, the team must find out if it is the result of a long-standing small-town gang war
03 - Not One Red Cent
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 2.1 Audience: 10.74 A bank employee is murdered during a heist and Jane and team must work to track down the killer, while Lisbon is pulled deeper into the CBI/FBI rivalry.
02 - Devil's Cherry
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Randall Zisk Rating: 1.6 Audience: 9.02 While the team investigates the murder of a diamond cutter, Jane meets a girl who claims to be his late daughter, Charlotte
01 - The Crimson Ticket
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Randall Zisk Rating: 2.1 Audience: 11.06 While Jane tries to decipher Lorelei’s connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee
24 - The Crimson Hat
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Audience 2.5 Audience: 13.09 Jane attempts to catch Red John by deceiving the CBI and trapping him. After it turns out that he was not in the car that was trapped, Jane is left with a witness of Red John unwilling to speak.
23 - Red Rover, Red Rover
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: John F. Showalter Audience 2.4 Audience: 12.62 Patrick gets contacted by Red John asking him whether he is giving up. Jane commemorates his wife and daughter's death by drinking heavily, and burns all his Red John files thinking of really giving up. Lisbon gets to know all this and is afraid of Patrick being distracted while trying to solve a murder.
22 - So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Chris Long Audience 2.5 Audience: 12.94 The investigation into the death of a surfer reunites Lisbon with her former fiancé. Cho is beginning to question why he's with Summer.
21 - Ruby Slippers
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Kevin Hooks Audience 2.2 Audience: 12.03 The CBI investigate the death of a young man found outside a cabaret and who was bullied by everyone on their suspect list.
20 - Something's Rotten in Redmund
Written By: Rebecca Perry Cutter Directed By: Guy Ferland Audience 2.4 Audience: 12.59 While Cho and Summer hide their relationship, Jane and the CBI try to determine who killed a popular English teacher. Rigsby nervously awaits the birth of his child.
19 - Pink Champagne on Ice
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: David Von Ancken Audience 2.7 Audience: 13.62 Jane runs into a stage magician from his tour days while he and the CBI are investigating the murder of a casino employee.
18 - Ruddy Cheeks
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Eric Laneuville Audience
Audience: 11.34 The murder of a wealthy salesman with terminal cancer is investigated by the CBI. Cho must confront things that he's been trying hard to avoid.
17 - Cheap Burgundy
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Bruno Heller Audience 2.8 Audience: 13.84 Jane goes along with Agent Darcy's request for his help even though he suspects she's intentionally keeping something concealed. After a woman is murdered following a meeting with someone in an online chat room, the CBI steps in to investigate.
16 - His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Charles Beeson Audience 2.6 Audience: 13.36 When an anti-cult activist is murdered, Jane must determine if cult leader Bret Stiles is responsible.
15 - War of the Roses
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Geary McLeod Audience 2.7 Audience: 13.55 When Erica Flynn, someone Jane helped convict of murder, claims to have information about the death of a charity worker, Jane has her furloughed in exchange for that information.
14 - At First Blush
Written By: David Appelbaum Directed By: Roxann Dawson Audience 3.0 Audience: 14.68 While the jury deliberates, Jane tries to prove a woman charged with murder is innocent. While helping Cho with a case, Summer may have gone too far.
13 - Red is the New Black
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Tom Verica Audience 2.9 Audience: 13.87 The CBI team must determine who killed a disgraced clothing designer who was on the verge of a comeback. FBI Agent Darcy hasn't finished with her investigation into Red John.
12 - My Bloody Valentine
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Elodie Keene Audience 3.0 Audience: 14.22 Jane and the team try to investigate the death of a mob boss' son, despite having very little evidence; memories of O'Laughlin's shooting haunt Van Pelt.
11 - Always Bet on Red
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: John F. Showalter Audience 2.7 Audience: 13.65 Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a high-end divorce attorney, with many enemies, after he is killed on his speed boat. Meanwhile, Agent Darcy questions Jane about Red John's involvement in Panzer's murder.
10 - Fugue in Red
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Randy Zisk Audience 2.7 Audience: 13.16 Jane almost drowns while investigating the murder of a fireman and loses his memory, turning him into the old con man Patrick Jane.
09 - The Redshirt
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Eric Laneuville Audience 2.7 Audience: 13.04 Jane and the CBI investigate a car explosion, which involves an NFL quarterback. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Harrigan take their relationship to the next level.
08 - Pink Tops
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Tom Verica Audience 2.5 Audience: 12.21 When an undercover narcotics cop is found dead, Jane and the CBI retrace her investigation to find the killer.
07 - Blinking Red Light
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Simon Baker Audience 2.9 Audience: 13.66 The CBI team is trying to find a serial killer while Jane encounters a blogger who has devoted his life to finding the killer.
06 - Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien?
Written By: David Appelbaum Directed By: Bobby Roth Audience 2.5 Audience: 12.42 While trying to solve the murder of a police chief Lisbon runs into her brother Tommy, a bounty hunter, who's tracking a bail jumper.
05 - Blood and Sand
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: John Polson Audience 2.5 Audience: 12.54 An island off the coast of California holds clues to a murdered woman. Rigsby worries that because he has a new girlfriend, Van Pelt will feel uncomfortable around him.
04 - Ring Around the Rosie
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Chris Long Audience 2.5 Audience: 12.39 While Lisbon looks into the death of a photographer at a political rally, Jane has his sights set on proving a man carrying a gun at the same rally is a psychopath with murder on his mind.
03 - Pretty Red Balloon
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: John F. Showalter Audience 2.7 Audience: 13.15 Jane and the CBI team are assigned with a kidnapping case, the victim being the son of a former client from Jane's days as a psychic. Meanwhile, Jane encounters his former client's new "spiritual advisor".
02 - Little Red Book
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Eric Laneuville Audience 2.6 Audience: 12.92 The CBI has a new supervising agent, Ray Haffner, while Patrick Jane is trying to get his team back together.
01 - Scarlet Ribbons
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Charles Beeson Audience 2.8 Audience: 13.56 After being imprisoned, Patrick Jane has to prove that the man he shot really was Red John. Meanwhile, Lisbon is trying to persuade Van Pelt to seek counseling in the aftermath of her fiancé's death.
24 - Strawberries and Cream (Part 2)
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Audience 2.8 Audience: 14.11 The team works together to uncover the mole within the CBI. Patrick at last meets his nemesis, face-to-face.
23 - Strawberries and Cream (Part 1)
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Chris Long Audience 2.8 Audience: 14.11 The team investigates an explosion at a gas station, involving a thief with a bomb strapped to his chest. Jane assists the CBI team in identifying the deceased perpetrator who worked for a company called 'Cash in Motion'. Jane reveals that the bomber was in fact the victim. After a clue leads the team on a search for a location where the killer may be hiding, Lisbon is attacked while investigating an abandoned school by herself. Jane finds an unconscious Lisbon with a bomb strapped to her chest. In the end it is revealed that the case involved Red John, looking for Hightower.
22 - Rhapsody in Red
Written By: David Appelbaum Directed By: David M. Barrett Audience 2.7 Audience: 14.07 The Northern California Symphony Orchestra comes under questioning when one of its violinists Eleanor Artega is shot to death. Cho has his hands full when he has to deal with Anthony Rome, a bright and talented young pickpocket.
21 - Like a Redheaded Stepchild
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Eric Laneuville Audience 2.7 Audience: 14.00 When Walton Parsell, a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the killer. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father about the murder.
20 - Redacted
Written By: Eoghan Mahoney Directed By: David M. Barrett Audience 2.6 Audience: 13.53 Patrick Jane seems to be somehow off his game, due to a burglary at La Roches' house. Meanwhile Ted Fisher, a hardware store owner is murdered and several shady characters are seen loitering in the area.
19 - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Charles Beeson Audience 3.0 Audience: 15.17 When Lisbon questions Patrick's attitude towards Erica Flynn, a charismatic young widow, he explains it's because he thinks she killed her husband - the victim in the CBI's current case.
18 - The Red Mile
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Darnell Martin Audience 2.8 Audience: 14.27 When a man who thought he was abducted by aliens is murdered, his body is stolen from the coroner's van; Van Pelt looks for a wedding dress.
17 - Bloodstream
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Bobby Roth Audience 2.9 Audience: 14.28 The CBI investigates the murder of Micah Newton, a doctor who was found dead on the golf course driving range. Suspects include the hospital staff and the patients. LaRoche is placed in charge of the CBI and appoints Cho as the new team leader after Lisbon insults him.
16 - Red Queen
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Chris Long Audience 2.8 Audience: 14.79 An antiques dealer is found dead in a museum, and the evidence points to Agent Hightower, who has become a main suspect for LaRoche in Todd Johnson's death.
15 - Red Gold
Written By: Cindi M. Grossenbacher Directed By: Tom Verica Audience 3.0 Audience: 15.01 When Lisbon is injured during the investigation into a modern-day prospector's murder, Agent Hightower works with Patrick Jane in the field for the first time.
14 - Blood for Blood
Written By: David Appelbaum Directed By: Martha Mitchell Audience 2.9 Audience: 14.86 Van Pelt's job is on the line when a witness under her watch is murdered.
13 - Red Alert
Written By: Jordan Harper Directed By: Guy Ferland Audience 2.9 Audience: 14.55 A documentary film maker is found dead in her home and Patrick and the CBI are brought in to investigate. The case becomes complicated when the prime suspect, who is thought to have killed his wife years previously but got off due to an error in the police signing, takes hostages (which include Patrick) at City Hall. Meanwhile, Lisbon is left to deal with the situation while also dealing with interference with the local authorities and her superiors.
12 - Bloodhounds
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Charles Beeson Audience 2.8 Audience: 14.82 Patrick Jane and the CBI are joined by scientific criminal profiler Dr. Montague to investigate a double murder, which appears to be the work of a serial killer named Caveman.
11 - Bloodsport
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Roxann Dawson Audience 3.1 Audience: 14.88 While LaRoche continues his Todd Johnson murder investigation, this time having some uncomfortable questions for Rigsby, the CBI, meanwhile, turns its attention to the murder of a journalist who is killed during a professional fight.
10 - Jolly Red Elf
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: John F. Showalter Audience 2.4 Audience: 13.41 After the death of a Santa, the CBI follows leads that take them to an AA group and the National Society of Authentic Santas. Meanwhile, when Todd Johnson, a person in custody, dies, an independent investigator, J.J. LaRoche, questions Patrick about the death of Johnson, he is a major suspect as he has the last person to see him alive. Patrick, avoiding LaRoche, reaches out to retired CBI Director Minelli, who agrees to provide information to Patrick when he reveals Johnson revealed to Patrick that he was a member of Red John's network, a fact Red John himself doesn't know, which finally gives Patrick the advantage.
09 - Red Moon
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Simon Baker Audience 3.0 Audience: 14.74 Ellis Mars, a local astrologer, helps Patrick solve a triple murder involving two policemen and an EMT's fiancée. The case expands to several previous policemen murders, and forces the killer to break his normal full moon-killing cycle to keep from being exposed. While the local police believe it was Mars who was the killer, Patrick realizes it was the seemingly-livid and distraught EMT himself, Todd Johnson, who he figures to be common serial killer, despite Johnson's claims that there is another reason, which only Patrick would understand. After his arrest, Patrick arrives at Johnson's cell at his request, only to find Johnson in flames. Johnson later dies from his injuries, but not before whispering the first verse of the William Blake poem Red John said to Patrick - revealing Red John was involved in Johnson's activities and death.
08 - Ball of Fire
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Stephen Gyllenhaal Audience 2.8 Audience: 13.84 Patrick Jane is kidnapped and Lisbon and the CBI team must go back through years of Jane's casework to find suspects, only to realize that the list of suspects is extremely long - almost everyone he's ever dealt with might want to harm him.
07 - Red Hot
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Chris Long Audience 3.0 Audience: 14.42 Jane and the CBI team narrowly escape a fiery end when a building explodes while they're investigating a death threat. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Lisbon and billionaire Walter Mashburn when they meet up again while on the case.
06 - Pink Chanel Suit
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Eric Laneuville Audience 3.2 Audience: 14.76 The CBI team is at a loss when a missing person (a court judge's daughter) and murder (the daughter's boyfriend who was found stabbed dead at the home) case occurs on an extremely well guarded wealthy family's compound. The team and Patrick must find the girl, dead or alive...
05 - The Red Ponies
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: John F. Showalter Audience 2.9 Audience: 14.42 The CBI team is called upon to look in the murder of Bill Sutton a well-known talented jockey, and their investigation leads the CBI to a horse racing track and Patrick appears to be able to "horse whisper"...
04 - Red Carpet Treatment
Written By: Daniel Cerone Directed By: Charles Beeson Audience 3.3 Audience: 15.13 Jane and the rest of the team investigate the murder of a convict; Henry Dahl, who was later released on DNA evidence. Patrick gets some lessons in inner peace and hunting his adversary (Red John) from the husband of the man's victim. It is ultimately revealed the victim's husband and the husband of an admirer of Dahl both killed him; having conspired to do so (to the point they stole and replaced the DNA evidence initially used to convict Dahl - who was really guilty of his crime, in order to get him out of jail so they could kill him), the former to protect his wife, and the latter to avenge his wife. They avoid prosecution when they point at each other as the killer, and the case is abandoned with some behind-the-scenes effort by Patrick; who receives something from the husband of Dahl's victim to focus his anger on Red John; a gun.
03 - The Blood on His Hands
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: David M. Barrett Rating: 3.0 Audience: 14.39 Cult leader Bret Stiles offers Patrick information on Red John and the disappearance of Kristina Frye to defuse their rivalry and try to ease their relationship. The information is found to be accurate and Kristina is found alive, but catatonic.
02 - Cackle-Bladder Blood
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: John Polson Rating: 3.0 Audience: 14.65 When Patrick's brother-in-law; Daniel "Danny" Ruskin, returns to town and gets mixed up in a murder investigation (with Danny seeming to be the murderer of a businessman he was conning), Patrick must come to his aid despite personal reservations.
01 - Red Sky at Night
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 3.4 Audience: 15.50 After his encounter with Red John and Kristina Frye's probable death, Patrick Jane rethinks his future with the CBI. At the same time, the team investigates a murder and a high-profile kidnapping, missing lobbyist Harvey Dublin. Patrick doesn't feel like working the case, so Lisbon has to convince Patrick to help.
23 - Red Sky in the Morning
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 3.2 Audience: 15.22 When the CBI team conduct an investigation into a murder by a Red John copycat who posted a snuff film on the Internet of a student being killed, Patrick convinces Hightower not to let his psychic friend; Kristina Frye, help in the case. However, Frye is put in grave danger when Frye reaches out to the real Red John and then tries to contact him on TV. This has dire consequences for both her and Jane; Red John kidnaps Frye and saves Jane's life from the copycat.
22 - Red Letter
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: John F. Showalter Rating: 3.2 Audience: 14.84 When the CBI conduct an investigation into the murder of Hector Brava; a charismatic head of a non-profit organization that fights human trafficking, as well as being a top charity organizer, Patrick is reunited with the supposed psychic Kristina Frye.
21 - 18-5-4
Written By: Leonard Dick & Ken Woodruff Directed By: Charles Beeson Rating: 3.3 Audience: 14.85 Patrick and the CBI team investigate the death of Noah Valicat; a mathematical genius who was murdered by a gun-wielding clown, who also cuts off the victim's index finger. The team speaks to Noah's wife Daphne Valicat (Lucy Davis) and discover that he uses his maths skills as a day trader.
20 - Red All Over
Written By: Carolyn Ingber Directed By: Roxann Dawson Rating: 3.2 Audience: 14.84 Patrick and the CBI team investigate the death of Noah Valicat; a mathematical genius who was murdered by a gun-wielding clown, who also cuts off the victim's index finger. The team speaks to Noah's wife Daphne Valicat (Lucy Davis) and discover that he uses his maths skills as a day trader.
19 - Blood Money
Written By: Ashley Gable & Jordan Harper Directed By: Adam Kane Rating: 3.0 Audience: 13.96 Van Pelt (in a flashforward) orders a hit on Rigsby. Before, the CBI team arrives on the scene of the murder of ADA Kelly Flower. Patrick quickly discovers and identifies her killer. The CBI team find out he is a psychopathic hitman/serial killer-for-hire, but have no proof of it. The team sets up an undercover operation where Van Pelt orders the hit and exposes the killer. Later in court, it is discovered that Patrick had broken into the suspect's home in preparation for the sting and the judge subsequently dismisses the charges as "fruit of the poisonous tree". Hightower suspends Lisbon for five days for her lack of control over Patrick, but tells Patrick after that she just needed a break. Back in court, Patrick is put on the stand after allegedly assaulting ADA Odenthal. Through his questioning, he reveals to the court that Odenthal was the killer's employer (who also killed the killer upon being caught again) and Odenthal is then taken into custody.
18 - Aingavite Baa
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi & Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Stephen Gyllenhaal Rating: 3.5 Audience: 16.32 A "Jane Doe"; covered in blood and suffering from amnesia, steps in front of Cho and Van Pelt's car, and Patrick attempts to discover who she is and what happened, soon finding three additional bodies in a nearby barn. Patrick takes up the job of helping her get her memory back. Through fingerprint identification, the CBI identifies Leonard Railton as one of the victims and follows clues to an Indian Reservation. Markham Willis; a souvenir shop owner, is discovered as the killer and he shot Railton and Camille Dillon (Jane Doe) after they found out that he was dumping toxic waste into the water supply. The other two victims were on a hike and were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Meanwhile, Hightower addresses the issue of the romantic relationship between Rigsby and Van Pelt—she confronts Van Pelt and Rigsby about their relationship and instructs them to either break up or decide which one is be transferred; Van Pelt decides to break up with Rigsby.
17 - The Red Box
Written By: John Mankiewicz Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 2.7 Audience: 14.11 Patrick and the CBI team investigate the murder of a tutor, and find a mysterious little red box near the body, starting a chain of events that turns the murder into the search for a priceless ring stolen from the British Museum. Meanwhile, Lisbon is worried when a new boss, Madeleine Hightower, takes command of the CBI, as well as mysteriously learning about Rigsby and Van Pelt's relationship.
16 - Code Red
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: John F. Showalter Rating: 3.4 Audience: 16.02 Dr. Alicia Seberg; a government bioweapons researcher, is exposed to a deadly virus she was working on. With only hours to live, she then calls Patrick and the CBI team to find her murderer.
15 - Red Herring
Written By: David Appelbaum Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 3.2 Audience: 14.87 Patrick and the CBI team are asked to investigate the murder of Jeffrey Barge; a prominent, but arrogant, chef, who was poisoned in the middle of a challenge at a best chef cooking competition in Napa Valley.
14 - Blood In Blood Out
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: John Polson Rating: 3.7 Audience: 15.86 Cho helps the police with a murder investigation into David Seung, a member of Cho's former gang, the Avon Park Playboys, and a fellow gang member of Cho's from his early days, who also used to be his best friend. Patrick insists on helping Cho with his off-the-books investigation, and so tags along.
13 - Redline
Written By: Bill D'Elia Directed By: Jordan Harper Rating: 3.3 Audience: 14.68 Patrick and the CBI team are asked to investigate when the body of Liselle Dougles; a beautiful, young high-end luxury car saleswoman, is found stuffed in the trunk of a Bentley at an elite car dealership's showroom.
12 - Bleeding Heart
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Norberto Barba Rating: 3.1 Audience: 14.56 Patrick and the CBI team is assigned to investigate the murder of a mayor's aide and media liaison, a case that draws the attention of the media and local eco-terrorists. Mike Brewster; a reporter, is assigned to watch the team's work and take some interviews with the staff. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt make a big announcement—they are lovers.
11 - Rose-Colored Glasses
Written By: Leonard Dick Directed By: Dan Lerner Rating: 3.4 Audience: 15.38 The CBI team investigate the double homicide of Selby and Jana Vickers; a couple murdered on their way to Selby's 15th high school reunion. The CBI team attends the reunion to gather information. Patrick soon discovers a link to an old high school prank—Selby pulled a cruel prank on Derek Logan back in high school. Due to that incident, Logan has not been seen in years. Rigsby goes undercover posing as Derek Logan and everyone is surprised by his attendance. L.J. and Willa become very uneasy after Rigsby states that he has come to the reunion for his revenge. Lisbon and Jane follow Willa out of the room and discover after locating her "trophy" picture that Selby pulled the prank under her direction. Willa decided to kill the Vickers after Selby began blackmailing her to jeopardize her upcoming national talk show.
10 - Throwing Fire
Written By: John Mankiewicz Directed By: Martha Mitchell Rating: 3.5 Audience: 15.77 The CBI team investigate the murder of Barney Sloop; a former professional baseball player, who became founder of a baseball academy—which he started as his own baseball talent scouting and training facility for young up-and-coming baseball talents, who is found dead in his Zen garden. During the investigation, Patrick is hit on the head with a baseball and is knocked unconscious. He experiences flashbacks of his past as a stage performer with his father; Alex, and shows signs of his psychic abilities. The CBI team interviews several people including his ex-wife and his business partner Freddie. It is revealed that a player on the team was too old to attend the academy so his father was paying Freddie double the normal rate. After Sloop found out, the player's father killed him to prevent Sloop from ruining his son's future.
09 - A Price Above Rubies
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Charles Beeson Rating: 3.6 Audience: 15.28 While attending a black tie fundraiser for the CBI, Carl Ward—a wealthy jeweler and husband of a CBI sponsor, Esther Doverton—is shot and nearly killed at their jewelery store during a robbery. It is revealed that Carl was using an alias and had a criminal record, making him the prime suspect. However, safe cracker Doyle Murphy is seen on a security camera, so Jane and Lisbon search for a link between the two. They discover that one of Esther's nephews was his sponsor at rehab. By faking the kidnapping of Esther, the CBI trick her nephew Tom Doverton into admitting his guilt while he talks on the phone to who he believes is the kidnapper. He is taken into custody and Esther's husband recovers in the hospital. Throughout the episode, Rigsby and Van Pelt struggle with the thought of announcing their relationship.
08 - His Red Right Hand
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 3.7 Audience: 15.85 Lisbon's team arrives at CBI Headquarters and, upon going inside Bosco's office for an urgent briefing, find it is the scene of a fatal shooting—two member of Bosco's team have been shot and killed, and Bosco himself is in critical condition. An investigation begins, and when Patrick recognizes a link between a recent murder the team was investigating and Red John, the team hurriedly arrives at the workplace of the victim—and find the third member of Bosco's team dead, murdered by Red John. With Red John revealed as being behind the attack, it is found to have been orchestrated as Bosco had come close to finding the infamous serial killer while investigating the discovery of the missing body of a Red John victim; the body had been removed and hidden due to forensic evidence left by Red John himself. However, the team arrives too late to recover the victim's body, as someone impersonating a CBI agent picked up the body, and later destroyed all of the evidence relating to the case. It is found that the person who recovered the evidence was Bosco's secretary, Rebecca, who was also the assailant who shot Bosco and his team. Lisbon arrives at Bosco's hospital room to apprehend her just before she finishes him off. Before Bosco dies, he declares his love to Lisbon and wishes Patrick luck in finding Red John. Rebecca is later poisoned by Red John before entering her jail cell after being interrogated by Patrick. Minelli is upset by the week's occurrences and decides to retire, while Rigsby and Van Pelt's relationship becomes more serious.
07 - Red Bulls
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: David M. Barrett Rating: 3.6 Audience: 16.17 When two separate cases overlap (after a lead brings Bosco's team to one of Lisbon's crime scenes—nearly resulting in a shooting), Minelli orders Bosco's and Lisbon's units to team up for the investigation of a kidnapping crime; where the sister of a wealthy woman has been kidnapped, and work the case together. While the CBI attempts to find the culprits, the two different procedural approaches start to collide and soon cause tensions among the team members—Bosco struggles with the idea of working with Patrick and feels that he is ruining the reputations of those that he works with. While following a suspect, Van Pelt is shot and Rigsby shoots and kills the suspect after she attempted to shoot a member of Bosco's team. With the ransom deadline looming, Patrick realizes that there is an inside man, who turns out to be the nanny. The team finds her after she makes a phone call to the captors and traces the number to a house which they then arrive at to retrieve the woman. In response to his job well done, Bosco acknowledges that Patrick offers a valuable perspective and asks for his input on the Red John case.
06 - Black Gold and Red Blood
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Rod Hardy Rating: 3.6 Audience: 16.21 During a murder investigation, Bosco arrests Patrick after discovering the bug he placed in his office to keep track of the Red John case. Bosco demands his resignation from the CBI in exchange for not pressing charges, only instead for Patrick, deciding that prison would be a great new experience, allows Bosco to charge him with spying on Bosco's team and the Red John case, and happily arrives at the county jail facility. However, even in jail Patrick manages to help Lisbon's team with the ongoing investigation—while in jail, he uses the telephone to orchestrate a train of events that help the CBI solve the murder of a young man who was killed because of his knowledge that a prospective oil drilling site was the habitat of a protected species. After figuring out who the culprit is, Patrick escapes from jail and tricks her into confessing. Facing the additional charges for escaping, Patrick urges Lisbon to use her leverage—which he assumes is Bosco's love for her—to convince him to drop the charges against him. Patrick soon discovers that their relationship dates back to when Lisbon covered for Bosco when he murdered a killer, which she threatens to reveal if Bosco goes any further. Shaken, Bosco agrees.
05 - Red Scare
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter Rating: 3.6 Audience: 15.53 The CBI team is called to investigate the death of the wealthy new owner of the old Beckworth Mansion; where his murdered body was found. The man and his wife bought the Mansion with the hopes of fixing it up, and the sentimental former owner developed a grudge. The local deputy sheriff, and other witnesses, believe that Walter Beckworth's ghost haunts the mansion and killed the new owner, so the investigation is accompanied by a discussion about the existence of ghosts. Jane discovers that the ghost was actually an illusion created by a system Beckworth built into the house to entertain his guests and also points out that the house is full of secret passages that the killer could have used. The CBI team and others, headed by Jane, then tries to find a treasure supposedly hidden in the house, and discovers a riddle. The killer; the former owner's jealous nephew, is tricked into sneaking undetected into the mansion again in an attempt to locate the treasure and he is apprehended by the CBI upon arrival. Patrick reveals he wrote the riddle himself. Also, Van Pelt and Rigsby become closer, and finally express their feelings for each other.
04 - Red Menace
Written By: Leonard Dick Directed By: Norberto Barba Rating: 3.5 Audience: 15.08 The CBI team investigates the murder of a powerful, successful and under-handed criminal attorney whose only client is one of California's most powerful and notorious motorcycle gangs.
03 - Red Badge
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Eric Laneuville Rating: 3.3 Audience: 14.70 Lisbon is still attending counselling after five weeks and is upset that the psychiatrist won't sign her off yet. The CBI receives an anonymous tip about a murder, and the team finds the dead body of a criminal from Lisbon's past—a child molester Lisbon had arrested years ago together with Sam Bosco. Lisbon is quickly named the prime suspect after her fingerprints are found on the murder weapon and she is unable to recall the night of the murder. When a lie detector test is done, it is shown she has strong feelings of deception. She then goes into depression and cannot understand why she does not remember what happened that night. Patrick attempts to hypnotize her to make her remember and realizes that she cannot because she has been drugged. Patrick and Lisbon then put on a show in the office that makes Lisbon seem crazy and the murderer is revealed to be her psychiatrist, who was paid to do this by a defendant whom Lisbon was to testify against.
02 - The Scarlet Letter
Written By: Tom Szentgyorgyi Directed By: Charles Beeson Rating: 3.8 Audience: 15.75 The CBI team are called in to investigate the murder of Kristin Marley; a prominent State Senator's intern & aide, who was rumored to have had an affair with the Senator's husband. Lisbon is late to her psychiatrist for the third time in a row and tries to convince him she's alright. Meanwhile, Patrick, who is keeping an eye on Sam Bosco and his team, attempts to figure out what new information Bosco has discovered on the Red John case, all the while boasting that he can find the murderer of the CBI's current case in 24 hours.
01 - Redemption
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Rating: 3.6 Audience: 15.07 Minelli decides to assign the Red John case to Agent Sam Bosco, when he thinks that Lisbon and Patrick are too close to the case. Patrick thereafter decides to solve "one more case" then leave the CBI. They investigate the murder of a woman who is found suffocated after being accused of stealing a million dollars from her employer.
23 - Red John's Footsteps
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Chris Long Audience: 15.60 In the first season finale, when the body of Emma Plaskett is found on the only state land within 100 miles CBI is called in to investigate. As Jane notices the victim's toenails are painted with her own blood, one by one the team looks up to see skywriting form Red John's signature smiley face. Emma's twin sister Maya is still missing, and the investigation begins at the Plaskett home. Jane does not think the girls were random targets, but something more personal, while Lisbon thinks this case is a trap that Red John has set for Jane. Rigsby and Cho track the skywriting transaction to a dummy corporation's P.O. Box and find a letter that leads them to the sender, Rosalind Harker. Rosalind a blind woman, had a relationship with Red John, and can only give a description of Red John based on her other senses. She does help shed some light on Red John's friend Dumar. Checking out a lead on a farm property linked to Red John, Jane is held at gunpoint by Sheriff Hardy, a.k.a. Dumar. Lisbon rescues Jane but Red John escapes still one step ahead of them. In the aftermath, Sheriff Hardy frees himself from handcuffs and tries to shoot Lisbon but is stopped by a shotgun blast at the hands of Jane.
22 - Blood Brothers
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: John Polson Audience: 15.48 The team is called to Bright Arch, a wilderness program for troubled youth to investigate the death of one of the students, Justin Prentiss. Using his mentalist skills, Jane uncovers that the boy was buried alive. Jane is able to talk to the students in a less formal setting and finds out that Justin was part of the Z crew, a secret group that gets its name from the story of a mad ax man named Zachariah. Jane stages the resurrection of Zachariah at the school's Sacred Fire, scaring Elliot, the anonymous leader of Z crew, into confessing to Justin's murder.
21 - Miss Red
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Martha Mitchell Audience: 14.94 CBI is called to an exclusive harbor, Pelican Cove, to investigate the disappearance of Jim Gulbrand, CEO and founder of the software company Gaia Matrix. Jane and Lisbon discover him dead and bound to the anchor of his yacht. The investigation leads them to Jim's girlfriend, Brooke Harper (Lisa Sheridan), a psychiatrist, however they discover that Brooke is a con artist, who was playing Jim for his hidden fortune. Jane uses Brooke as bait to lead them to the hidden money and in the process discovers that Stuart Hansen, Jim Gulbrand's head of security, is responsible for the murder.
20 - Red Sauce
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Adam Kane Audience: 15.28 Ed Didrikson, aka Eddie Russo, a member of the mafia turned informant, is found dead by the river with a gunshot wound to the head. Through their investigation even though Eddie was in witness protection, he was dealing pot to teenagers and having an affair with one of the U.S. Marshals. Meanwhile Jane pursues his own investigation on the golf course with Santino Battaglia, mafia boss, learning about Eddie's past while helping him with his golf game. Jane crafts an intricate plan using an unsuspecting Santino as a threat to get Gina to confess to the murder.
19 - A Dozen Red Roses
Written By: Andi Bushell Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter Audience: 16.07 Patrick Jane and the team go to Hollywood when they investigate the murder of a movie producer. Guest stars Rebecca Rigg, Simon Baker's real-life wife.
18 - Russet Potatoes
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Norberto Barba Audience: 16.57 Patrick Jane and the CBI team track down a mastermind who hypnotizes people into doing their bidding and ultimately killing them.
17 - Carnelian, Inc.
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: Kevin Dowling Audience: 15.84 A story of greed and betrayal pits Jane against a passel of Alpha Male Financiers. CBI investigates a series of murders at a corporate retreat in the wilds of the Sierra Nevadafoothills.
16 - Bloodshot
Written By: Gary Glasberg Directed By: Chris Long Audience: 15.93 CBI is shaken up when a bomb threat sent to Jane turns out to be more than just a drill, and instead a gruesome murder of a stockbroker, James Medina. In the resulting explosion, Jane loses his sight, and realises that he is the next target. In finding out why, and who might be behind it, Jane and the team must look through his former clients; and confront some of the consequences of his actions.
15 - Scarlett Fever
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Paul Holahan Audience: 18.74 A country club is rocked when the queen bee, Scarlett Marquesa, is poisoned at a cocktail party in her home. After interviewing party attendees and the woman who served on the club's committee board with Scarlett, CBI discovers the community is full of secrets, including love affairs and drug abuse. It turns out Scarlett held in-home jewelry parties as a front for the sale of diet pills, tranquilizers, painkillers, etc. Because of the economic downturn, Scarlett was determined to keep up appearances and save her family by any means necessary, which ultimately lead to her murder.
14 - Crimson Casanova
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Lesli Linka Glatter Audience: 19.31 CBI is called in to investigate the murder of a millionaire's wife, Claire Wolcott, who was shot following a sexual rendezvous with her lover, a local pick-up artist, Paul Fricke. Paul has spent years honing the art of picking up women, creating his own pseudo-mentalist techniques, and using them to seduce women into giving him thousands of dollars. While evidence suggests Claire's controlling husband knew of the affair, giving him motive, the list of suspects grows after CBI interrogates a plethora of local women Paul has scorned. In the end, Cho goes undercover, and with Jane's help, he masterfully employs some of Paul's pick-up techniques to catch the killer -– not one of Paul's exes, but someone who has been watching him play women night after night.
13 - Paint it Red
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: David M. Barrett Audience: 19.62 Jane and the CBI team delve into the art world when a fifty million dollar painting is stolen off the office wall of an oil tycoon, A.P. Caid, and his son-in-law is found dead nearby. While it appears the son-in-law, Harry Lashley, was in on the robbery, Jane thinks otherwise and A.P.'s daughter, Stevie, pleas with him to prove her husband is innocent. As the team works to find the real killer and the stolen painting they encounter a variety of suspects including: an art forger who was hired by A.P. to paint a copy of the stolen painting, an art curator with a side-line in helping rich people purchase art, and a criminal Russian oil baron who A.P. outbid to get the painting originally.
12 - Red Rum
Written By: Andi Bushell Directed By: Dean White Audience: 18.07 When the dead body of a promising high school football star, Cody Elkins, is found with a pentacle and burning candles next to him, CBI suspects a self-proclaimed real witch is the killer. The witch, Tamzin Dove, confesses to putting a death spell on Cody after he killed her cat but swears she did not hurt him. While Cody's parents believe Tamzin is guilty, hospital records stating Cody put his younger brother, Brad, in the hospital for “rough-housing” and a pentacle in Brad's hideout suggests he killed his brother in retaliation. But when Brad does not fall for a mentalist trap and instead his father does, the true story of family abuse and Cody's murder is revealed.
11 - Red John's Friends
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: John Polson Audience: 16.39 An inmate, serving twenty-five to life for murdering his family housekeeper's daughter, contacts Jane about having information on Red John that he'll reveal if Jane will prove his innocence. Minelli disapproves of reopening the case, but Jane needs to find out the truth so he quits CBI, and the rest of the team takes a week's suspension to help him. After delving into the Renfrew family affairs, Jane makes a disturbing discovery that Jared's mother committed the murder and framed Jared, after learning he was in love with the housekeeper's daughter and that the girl was her husband's child from an affair. Following the mother's confession, Jared is released, but slips from sight before revealing anything about Red John. When CBI hunts him down in Mexico, they find Red John has gotten to him first, leaving behind only some cryptic words to the information he had.
10 - Red Brick and Ivy
Written By: Eoghan Mahony Directed By: Paris Barclay Audience: 19.70 When a leading scientific researcher at Leyland University, Alex Nelson, drops dead from poisoning, Jane takes a personal interest in the case after learning the lead suspect and victim's ex-wife, Sophie Miller, is Jane's former psychiatrist. Sophie helped Jane through a bad patch following the murder of his wife and daughter and now Jane wants to return the favor. While the evidence starts to stack up against Sophie, Jane focuses on the multi-million dollar behavioral research project Sophie and Alex were working on, and ultimately discovers their research was a sham. With reputations and millions at stake, Jane and the team must find who was willing to kill to keep the fraud covered up.
09 - Flame Red
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: Charles Beeson Audience: 18.23 Jane and the team head to a small farming town to investigate the murder of a National Guard veteran, Rich Garcia, who was killed in an arson fire. After learning Rich's fellow veteran buddy, Dave Martin, was killed in a house fire a few years back, the team goes to question the town's police chief, also a veteran from Rich's unit, only to find his house ablaze. With three out of four members from the unit killed by fire, the CBI digs deeper and learns Dave discovered something more valuable than gold to the drought-stricken farming community - a limitless water supply on land purchased for him by his fellow soldiers. When Dave would not cut them in on the potential profits, his "buddies" set his house on fire. Evidence points to the only surviving soldier, Ben Machado, but when someone tries to set him on fire, the team realizes the killer they're after is not motivated by greed but is instead out to avenge Dave's murder.
08 - The Thin Red Line
Written By: Ken Woodruff Directed By: Matt Earl Beesley Audience: 15.49 When a State's witness in a narcotics case and his girlfriend (Patrice Matigan) are shot in a motel room, CBI is called in on this high-stakes case. Local police suspect the drug dealer on trial is behind the murders since there is no case without the witness, but Jane surmises Patrice was the intended target. Focusing on Patrice, the team discovers she might have been having an affair with a veteran police officer, suggesting she was killed by a cop to cover up the affair. But when the evidence does not add up, the team stages a fake stake-out to ultimately catch the real killer and uncover the tragic truth behind the murders.
07 - Seeing Red
Written By: Gary Glasberg Directed By: Martha Mitchell Audience: 17.62 The team investigates a hit and run murder of a wealthy California heiress, Rosemary Tennant, whose death was predicted by her psychic, Kristina Frye, moments before the accident. Jane, always the skeptic, laughs at the prediction and becomes intent on proving the psychic is a fake and a killer. But when CBI discovers Rosemary's will was being changed, suspicion falls on Rosemary's deviant teenage son, who was being cut out of the will, her younger lover, as well as the ever-present Kristina who was named as a beneficiary in the will. In order to catch the real murderer, Jane uses a gathering of Rosemary's supposed loved ones at a seance, that they think is to expose Kristina as a fraud, but is instead a mentalist trap to flush out the killer.
06 - Red Handed
Written By: Erika Green Swafford Directed By: Chris Long Audience: 16.96 CBI is called into investigate the murder of James Meier, the manager of operations for a resort casino, whose right hand has been found straddling the borderline between California and Nevada. Was this a mob hit or someone trying to send a message? While Lisbon and team look into Meier's business dealings, Jane uses his mentalist skills at the card tables, which make him a genius player, to rake in chips while studying the players on the floor. In the end, Jane discovers Meier's son-in-law's secret life as a degenerate gambler and plays on his gambling obsession to ultimately lure out the truth.
05 - Redwood
Written By: Andi Bushell Directed By: John Behring Audience: 16.92 When a bloodstained car connected to two missing girls (Nicole Gilbert and her best friend Kara Palmer) is found abandoned off a local interstate along an isolated lumber town, CBI is called in to help. Upon arrival, Jane locates Kara stabbed to death under the car, but Nicole is nowhere to be found. After searching for her, Nicole turns up at a gas station, covered in blood and holding the murder weapon but has no recollection of what happened. Could she have killed her best friend? Jane, seemingly convinced Nicole is innocent and her memory is just blocked, engineers a situation in which Nicole must relive the terrifying evening. As her memories return and as she helps Jane identify the killer, Lisbon finds herself unintentionally facing him as well, alone.
04 - Ladies in Red
Written By: Gary Glasberg Directed By: Chris Long Audience: 17.11 The CBI team investigates the murder of a wealthy investment banker, found tortured before being bolted inside his hidden "safe room." At the memorial service, Patrick Jane flirts with the widow and gets her to reveal the victim was a man of many secrets. Through further investigation, the team learns he was living a dual life between suburban wife and young mistress, and was also skimming millions from clients and hoarding it away in a secret place. While the team suspects the killer is after the money, their suspicions are confirmed when the victim's daughter is kidnapped in exchange for the hidden money. Jane suspects the wife and mistress so he sets up a mental conundrum, testing their interest in finding the money or child. In the end, the mistress runs to the child and the wife runs to the money.
03 - Red Tide
Written By: Ashley Gable Directed By: David M. Barrett Audience: 16.68 Patrick Jane and team plunge into the quintessential California world of surfing when a high school girl's body washes up on a state beach. Ditch water in her lungs suggests she was drowned elsewhere and her body was dumped in the ocean as a cover-up. Since the victim was last seen with her four surfer friends at a beach bonfire, soon to be the site of a condo development, Jane surmises the teens know more than they're willing to admit. And when the condo construction site security guard is found murdered and hidden in a block of cement, with evidence proving he died the same night as the victim, Jane sets a mentalist trap to get the four friends to turn on each other after they try framing someone, and reveal the shocking truth of their collective guilt.
02 - Red Hair and Silver Tape
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: David Nutter Audience: 16.21 When the dead body of an 18-year-old girl is found in the vineyards of Northern Napa County, the CBI team is called in to find a sexual predator who is using silver duct tape and kidnapping red haired people. After creating a timeline for the victim's disappearance from the restaurant where she worked, the team limits the list of suspects to the people who were at the restaurant that night. Hard evidence points to the victim's drug dealer boyfriend, who came by to pick her up, but Jane's mentalist skills point to the chef. To prove his suspicions, Jane goes behind Lisbon's back and orchestrates an undercover operation with Van Pelt as the bait to lure the killer out of hiding. Rigsby nearly attacks the Sheriff when he starts talking to Van Pelt. But when the operation does not go according to plan, Jane has to get himself out of a jam when he gets caught in a room with the not one but two killers: the chef and his wife who have captured another red-haired woman, duct taping and gagging her.
01 - Pilot
Written By: Bruno Heller Directed By: David Nutter Audience: 16.82 When a golf pro's wife and her doctor are murdered in Palm Springs, the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is called in to investigate. Patrick Jane, a detective and independent consultant for CBI, uses his razor sharp skills of observation to assist a by-the-book Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon and her team (agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt) in finding the killer. The case poses a particular interest for Jane as the killer's calling card (a red smiley face drawn with the victim's blood) suggests it is the famed "Red John": a serial killer who years ago murdered Jane's wife and daughter. However, after further investigation, Jane's mentalist skills tell him the real killer is trying to pin the murders on "Red John" and the team needs to take a closer look at the other suspects including the golf pro, who was having an affair; his brother, who was sleeping with his brother's wife; and the doctor's business partner, who was embezzling money. And while the team may question Jane's tactics, they know working together with him will help lead them to solving the crime.