The Mentalist Season 1

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The Mentalist Season 1 - Awards

  • 2009 - People’s Choice Awards: Favorite New TV Drama

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The Mentalist Season 1

Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker stars as Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who 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 semicelebrity past as a 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. No-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney) leads the CBI team, which includes agents Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and rookie member Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti), who all think Jane's a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases. Created and executive produced by Bruno Heller (Rome), the series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and distributed internationally by Warner Bros. International Television.

Episode guide

  1. 02 - Red Hair and Silver Tape

    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.

  2. 03 - Red Tide

    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.

  3. 04 - Ladies in Red

    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.

  4. 05 - Redwood

    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.

  5. 06 - Red Handed

    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.

  6. 07 - Seeing Red

    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.

  7. 08 - The Thin Red Line

    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.

  8. 09 - Flame Red

    Patrick Jane suspects the only surviving member of a National Guard unit of murdering his friends - and goes undercover to prove it.

  9. 10 - Red Brick and Ivy

    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.

  10. 11 - Red John's Friends

    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.

  11. 12 - Red Rum

    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.

  12. 13 - Paint it Red

    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.

  13. 14 - Crimson Casanova

    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.

  14. 15 - Scarlett Fever

    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.

  15. 16 - Bloodshot

    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.

  16. 17 - Carnelian Inc.

    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.

  17. 18 - Russet Potatoes

    Patrick Jane and the CBI team track down a mastermind who hypnotizes people into doing his bidding -- by telling them who to kill.

  18. 19 - A Dozen Red Roses

    Patrick Jane and the CBI team go to Hollywood when they investigate the murder of a movie producer.

  19. 20 - Red Sauce

    Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the murder of a mobster who was in the witness protection program.

  20. 21 - Miss Red

    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.

  21. 22 - Blood Brothers

    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.

  22. 23 - Red John's Footsteps

    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.