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The Mentalist Season 1 Episodes

23 Episodes 2008 - 2009

The first season of this crime drama finds Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) a former psychic, adjusting to his new job as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. Jane's not big on following proper procedure, much to the chagrin of his boss, Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), but his keen powers of observation help them solve cases. Cases involving elusive serial killer Red John are of particular interest to Jane, because this killer murdered his wife and young daughter a few years prior. Some cases this season include the poisoning death of a country-club socialite and the murder of a Hollywood producer.

Episode 1

Pilot

Tue, Sep 23, 2008 60 mins

The murders of a pro golfer's wife and her doctor are investigated in the opener of a series about a former fake psychic (Simon Baker) who now uses his gift for observing details to assist a California crime unit.

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Episode 2

Red Hair and Silver Tape

Tue, Sep 30, 2008 60 mins

The team probes the murder of a waitress in Napa Valley, but Patrick opts to conduct his own private investigation, using Grace as bait. Sheriff McAllister: Xander Berkeley. Malcolm Boatwright: Eric Stonestreet. Sandra Boatwright: Judith Hoag.

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Episode 3

Red Tide

Tue, Oct 14, 2008 60 mins

The body of a young woman washes up on the beach, and Patrick tries to trick her surfer pals into revealing what happened. Virgil: Gregory Itzin. Andy: Owen Beckman.

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Episode 4

Ladies in Red

Tue, Oct 21, 2008 60 mins

When an investment banker is found murdered inside his locked safe room, the team unlocks the secret that he was stealing millions from clients. Jane sets a trap to catch one of the suspects. Virgil Minelli: Gregory Itzin. Jennifer Sands: Lisa Brenner.

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Episode 5

Redwood

Tue, Oct 28, 2008 60 mins

A dazed girl is caught holding the weapon used in the murder of her best friend, but she can't recall anything. Believing she's not the killer, Jane finds a way for her to relive the event to jolt her memory. George Palmer: Tom Virtue. Leslie: Lily Knight.

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Episode 6

Red Handed

Tue, Nov 11, 2008 60 mins

The investigation of a casino owner's death finds Jane working his skills at the card table to solve the murder---and win some cash.

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Episode 7

Seeing Red

Tue, Nov 18, 2008 60 mins

Jane believes a supposed psychic is a killer and sets up a séance in hopes of exposing the criminal.

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Episode 8

The Thin Red Line

Tue, Nov 25, 2008 60 mins

A witness in a narcotics case is murdered along with his girlfriend. All eyes point to the drug dealer whom the victim was set to testify against, but Jane perceives a different motive and suspect. Alexandra: Gwendoline Yeo. Ann: Andrea Parker.

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Episode 9

Flame Red

Tue, Dec 2, 2008 60 mins

The CBI investigates arsons that kill three men who were in the same National Guard unit.

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Episode 10

Red Brick and Ivy

Tue, Dec 16, 2008 60 mins

A professor is killed by poisoning, and Jane takes a personal interest in the case when the man's wife---and Jane's former psychiatrist---becomes the prime suspect. Virgil Minelli: Gregory Itzin.

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Episode 11

Red John's Friends

Tue, Jan 6, 2009 60 mins

Jane quits the CBI to devote all his efforts to proving a convicted killer's innocence after the man promises Jane information about Red John if he is released. Virgil: Gregory Itzin.

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Episode 12

Red Rum

Tue, Jan 13, 2009 60 mins

A high-school football star is murdered and a self-proclaimed witch says she cast a spell on him after he killed her cat. Brad Elkins: Colby Paul. Coach Dieter: Michael McGrady. Tamzin Dove: Azura Skye.

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Episode 13

Paint It Red

Sun, Jan 18, 2009 60 mins

The team investigates the theft of a $50 million painting from the office of a business tycoon and the murder of the man's son-in-law, whose body was found near where the painting hung.

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Episode 14

Crimson Casanova

Tue, Feb 10, 2009 60 mins

Jane tutors Cho, who goes undercover as a ladies' man in order to catch a Casanova killer. Paul Fricke: Elon Gold. Katie: Melinda Page Hamilton.

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Episode 15

Scarlett Fever

Tue, Feb 17, 2009 60 mins

A prominent member of a country club is poisoned to death, and the team uncovers a community with many secrets to hide.

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Episode 16

Bloodshot

Tue, Mar 17, 2009 60 mins

Jane loses his sight as the result of an explosion while investigating a financial adviser's murder, forcing him to rely on his other senses.

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Episode 17

Carnelian Inc.

Tue, Mar 24, 2009 60 mins

The team investigates a string of murders at a financial firm's Sierra Nevada retreat.

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Episode 18

Russet Potatoes

Tue, Mar 31, 2009 60 mins

The team searches for a criminal who uses hypnosis to persuade people to kill.

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Episode 19

A Dozen Red Roses

Tue, Apr 7, 2009 60 mins

The team travels to Hollywood when a movie producer is murdered.

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Episode 20

Red Sauce

Tue, Apr 28, 2009 60 mins

The murder of a mobster who was in witness protection is investigated.

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Episode 21

Miss Red

Tue, May 5, 2009 60 mins

A software company CEO is found murdered on his yacht, and Jane plays two suspects off each other in order to find the killer.

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Episode 22

Blood Brothers

Tue, May 12, 2009 60 mins

A student in a wilderness program for troubled youths is murdered.

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Episode 23

Red John's Footsteps

Tue, May 19, 2009 60 mins

In the first-season finale, Lisbon has reason to believe that Red John is orchestrating a trap for Jane when the team investigates the murder of a girl and the abduction of her twin sister.

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