Original air date: 09/30/2012 Runtime: 41:24 min. 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.
Original air date: 10/21/2012 Runtime: 41:34 min. 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.
Original air date: 10/28/2012 Runtime: 43:09 min. 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.
Original air date: 11/11/2012 Runtime: 41:40 min. 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.
Original air date: 11/18/2012 Runtime: 43:11 min. 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.
Original air date: 11/25/2012 Runtime: 42:58 min. 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.
Original air date: 12/09/2012 Runtime: 43:01 min. 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).
Original air date: 01/06/2013 Runtime: 42:28 min. 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.
Original air date: 01/27/2013 Runtime: 42:30 min. 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.
Original air date: 02/17/2013 Runtime: 40:20 min. 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.
Original air date: 03/10/2013 Runtime: 43:00 min. 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.