The Mentalist

The Mentalist

Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation with a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes using only his razor sharp skills of observation. Notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic (whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned), Jane's role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is highly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane's a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases. Give your mind a workout with episodes from Season One of THE MENTALIST.
Golden Globe nominee Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation with a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes using only his razor sharp skills of observation. Notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic (whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned), Jane's role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is highly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane's a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases. Give your mind a workout with episodes from Season One of THE MENTALIST.

Season 1 (23 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 09/23/2008 Runtime: 44:58 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2008 Runtime: 44:58 min. Patrick Jane, 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. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a former psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane's role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane's a loose cannon, but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

  • 2. Red Hair and Silver Tape

    Original air date: 09/30/2008 Runtime: 43:22 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2008 Runtime: 43:22 min. While Lisbon and her team investigate the murder of a young waitress in the Napa Valley, Jane goes behind Lisbon's back to orchestrate his own undercover operation using Van Pelt as bait.

  • 3. Red Tide

    Original air date: 10/14/2008 Runtime: 43:22 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2008 Runtime: 43:22 min. When a high school girl's body washes up on the beach, Patrick Jane sets a mentalist trap in order to get her surfing friends to turn on each other and reveal what really happened.

  • 4. Ladies in Red

    Original air date: 10/21/2008 Runtime: 43:09 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2008 Runtime: 43:09 min. When the team learns that a wealthy investment banker found murdered inside his locked safe room was living a dual life and skimming millions from clients, Patrick Jane sets up a mental conundrum to see which of the suspects will show their true colors.

  • 5. Redwood

    Original air date: 10/28/2008 Runtime: 43:39 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2008 Runtime: 43:39 min. When a girl is found covered in blood and holding the murder weapon that killed her best friend, she becomes an obvious suspect, though she can't remember anything. But Jane, believing she's innocent, engineers a risky maneuver in which she must relive the terrifying events in order to spark her memory.

  • 6. Red Handed

    Original air date: 11/11/2008 Runtime: 43:49 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2008 Runtime: 43:49 min. While investigating the case of a murdered casino owner, Patrick Jane uses his mentalist skills to ultimately entrap the killer and win big at the card tables.

  • 7. Seeing Red

    Original air date: 11/18/2008 Runtime: 43:44 min.

    Original air date: 11/18/2008 Runtime: 43:44 min. Patrick Jane goes head-to-head with a “psychic” he suspects of murder. Intent on proving the so-called psychic is a fraud - as well as a killer - Jane arranges a séance to expose the murderer.

  • 8. Thin Red Line

    Original air date: 11/25/2008 Runtime: 41:59 min.

    Original air date: 11/25/2008 Runtime: 41:59 min. While the police suspect a drug dealer on trial is behind the murders of the State's witness in his case, as well as his girlfriend, Patrick Jane sees a different motive for the crime -- as well as a different suspect.

  • 9. Flame Red

    Original air date: 12/02/2008 Runtime: 43:49 min.

    Original air date: 12/02/2008 Runtime: 43:49 min. Patrick Jane suspects the only surviving member of a National Guard unit of murdering his friends and goes undercover to prove it.

  • 10. Red Brick and Ivy

    Original air date: 12/16/2008 Runtime: 42:06 min.

    Original air date: 12/16/2008 Runtime: 42:06 min. When a leading scientific researcher is killed by poisoning, Patrick Jane takes a personal interest in the case when he learns the prime suspect is the victim's wife - and Jane's former psychiatrist.

  • 11. Red John's Friends

    Original air date: 01/06/2009 Runtime: 43:53 min.

    Original air date: 01/06/2009 Runtime: 43:53 min. Enticed by the promise from a convicted murder that he'll reveal information about Red John upon his release, Patrick Jane becomes singularly focused and quits the CBI in order to prove the prisoner is innocent.

  • 12. Red Rum

    Original air date: 01/13/2009 Runtime: 42:15 min.

    Original air date: 01/13/2009 Runtime: 42:15 min. Patrick Jane sets a mentalist trap to find out who is responsible for the murder of a high school football star who antagonized the local self-proclaimed witch by killing her cat.

  • 13. Paint It Red

    Original air date: 01/18/2009 Runtime: 42:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/18/2009 Runtime: 42:38 min. While it appears obvious that a business tycoon's son-in-law was in on the robbery of a $50 million painting since his body is found where the painting once hung, Patrick Jane suspects others - including a Russian oil baron, an art forger and an art curator.

  • 14. Crimson Casanova

    Original air date: 02/10/2009 Runtime: 43:48 min.

    Original air date: 02/10/2009 Runtime: 43:48 min. With Patrick Jane's help, Cho goes undercover as a sweet-talking ladies man with all the right moves in order to catch a pick-up artist and killer with his own set of pseudo-mentalist techniques.

  • 15. Scarlet Fever

    Original air date: 02/17/2009 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 02/17/2009 Runtime: 43:29 min. As Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the poisoning death of the "queen bee" in a country club who's murdered at a cocktail party in her home, they discover that the community is full of secrets - including love affairs and drug abuse.

  • 16. Bloodshot

    Original air date: 03/17/2009 Runtime: 43:55 min.

    Original air date: 03/17/2009 Runtime: 43:55 min. When Patrick Jane loses his sight as a result of an explosion, he must rely on his other senses during the murder investigation of a financial advisor.

  • 17. Carnelian Inc.

    Original air date: 03/24/2009 Runtime: 42:25 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2009 Runtime: 42:25 min. Patrick Jane takes on corporate America in a story of greed and betrayal that pits Jane against a group of financiers when the CBI investigates a series of murders at a corporate retreat in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada foothills.

  • 18. Russett Potatoes

    Original air date: 03/31/2009 Runtime: 42:31 min.

    Original air date: 03/31/2009 Runtime: 42:31 min. Patrick Jane and the CBI team track down a mastermind who hypnotizes people into doing his bidding -- by telling them who to kill.

  • 19. A Dozen Red Roses

    Original air date: 04/07/2009 Runtime: 42:30 min.

    Original air date: 04/07/2009 Runtime: 42:30 min. Patrick Jane and the CBI team go to Hollywood when they investigate the murder of a movie producer.

  • 20. Red Sauce

    Original air date: 04/28/2009 Runtime: 43:26 min.

    Original air date: 04/28/2009 Runtime: 43:26 min. Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a mobster who was in the witness protection program.

  • 21. Miss Red

    Original air date: 05/05/2009 Runtime: 43:51 min.

    Original air date: 05/05/2009 Runtime: 43:51 min. Patrick Jane uses his mentalist skills to play suspects off each other in order to solve the case of a wealthy software company CEO found murdered on his yacht.

  • 22. Blood Brothers

    Original air date: 05/12/2009 Runtime: 43:39 min.

    Original air date: 05/12/2009 Runtime: 43:39 min. Patrick Jane must find a clever way to convince the troubled kids in a wilderness program to confide in him about what really happened surrounding the death of one of their peers.

  • 23. Red John's Footsteps

    Original air date: 05/19/2009 Runtime: 43:53 min.

    Original air date: 05/19/2009 Runtime: 43:53 min. On the first season finale, Lisbon fears that the serial killer, Red John is drawing Patrick Jane into a trap when the CBI team investigates the murder of a young girl and the abduction of her twin sister.