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The Mentalist Season 3 Episodes

24 Episodes 2010 - 2011

The third season of this crime drama features some trying times for many of the main characters: Lisbon (Robin Tunney) gets injured; Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) almost loses her job; and Jane (Simon Baker) gets kidnapped. Jane also has another run-in with cult leader Bret Stiles (Malcolm McDowell), who gives him some info on serial killer Red John. Later, an incarcerated man reveals a connection to Red John, and Jane then becomes a suspect in that man's death, which is investigated by J.J.LaRoche (Pruitt Taylor Vince), a relentless independent investigator.

Episode 1

Red Sky at Night

Thu, Sep 23, 2010 60 mins

In the third-season opener, the California Bureau of Investigation is tasked with finding a prominent lawyer who was kidnapped, but Jane questions his future with the team following his encounter with Red John.

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Episode 2

Cackle-Bladder Blood

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 60 mins

A reluctant Jane helps his brother-in-law, who becomes a suspect in a murder case when he returns to town.

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Episode 3

The Blood on His Hands

Thu, Oct 7, 2010 60 mins

Jane spars once again with cult leader Brett Stiles, who tells Jane he has information regarding both Red John and the missing Kristina Frye.

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Episode 4

The Red Carpet Treatment

Thu, Oct 14, 2010 60 mins

An ex-con is murdered shortly after being released from prison after he was exonerated from a rape-and-murder conviction because of DNA evidence.

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Episode 5

The Red Ponies

Thu, Oct 21, 2010 60 mins

The murder of a jockey takes the team into the world of horse racing.

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Episode 6

Pink Chanel Suit

Thu, Oct 28, 2010 60 mins

The team investigates a murder and a missing-person case on a wealthy family's compound that is heavily guarded.

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Episode 7

Red Hot

Thu, Nov 4, 2010 60 mins

The team escapes tragedy when they investigate a death threat, and the building they're in explodes; and Lisbon runs into billionaire Walter Mashburn and there's chemistry between them.

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Episode 8

Ball of Fire

Thu, Nov 11, 2010 60 mins

Jane is kidnapped, and the team examines his cases to find a suspect, only to realise almost everyone has a reason to hurt Jane.

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Episode 9

Red Moon

Thu, Nov 18, 2010 60 mins

Jane willingly accepts the help of an astrologer on a triple-homicide case involving two police officers and an emergency medical worker.

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Episode 10

A Jolly Red Elf

Thu, Dec 9, 2010 60 mins

A Santa is murdered, and the team investigates a Santa society, while Jane goes undercover in an AA group.

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Episode 11

Bloodsport

Thu, Jan 6, 2011 60 mins

The murder of a woman tied to a pro fighter has the team exploring the mixed-martial arts world. Meanwhile, LaRoche continues to focus his investigation on Jane.

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Episode 12

Bloodhounds

Thu, Jan 20, 2011 60 mins

The team works with a criminal profiler on a double-murder case, and it turns into a contest for Jane, who tries to prove that his way of solving the case is better.

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Episode 13

Red Alert

Thu, Feb 3, 2011 60 mins

Jane is among the hostages taken by a murder suspect who wants to clear his name.

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Episode 14

Blood for Blood

Thu, Feb 10, 2011 60 mins

Van Pelt's job is on the line when a man in witness protection is killed while she's guarding him.

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Episode 15

Red Gold

Thu, Feb 17, 2011 60 mins

A modern-day prospector's death is investigated and Lisbon is injured, prompting Hightower to join Jane in the field for the first time.

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Episode 16

Red Queen

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 60 mins

An antiques dealer is killed in a museum, and a member of the CBI becomes a suspect in the crime.

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Episode 17

Bloodstream

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 60 mins

A doctor is found murdered on a golf course, and the team thinks the killer's in a hospital. Meanwhile, LaRoche takes over CBI and names Cho as the team leader.

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Episode 18

The Red Mile

Thu, Mar 31, 2011 60 mins

A man who believed he had been abducted by aliens at one time is found murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner's van.

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Episode 19

Every Rose Has Its Thorns

Thu, Apr 7, 2011 60 mins

The owner of a matchmaking service is murdered, and Jane believes the man's wife is the killer.

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Episode 20

Redacted

Thu, Apr 28, 2011 60 mins

The team investigates two attempted robberies, including one that left a shop owner dead; and another involving Donny Culpepper, the man Jane hired to break into LaRoche's home.

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Episode 21

Like a Redheaded Stepchild

Thu, May 5, 2011 60 mins

A prison guard is murdered outside of a jewelry store, and Jane suspects an inmate is responsible. Meanwhile, Rigsby talks to his father about the crime.

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Episode 22

Rhapsody in Red

Thu, May 12, 2011 60 mins

A young violinist is murdered, and Jane questions members of the orchestra with whom she performed; and Cho has an encounter with a young pickpocket.

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Episode 23

Strawberries and Cream

Thu, May 19, 2011 60 mins

Season 3 finale (Part 1): The CBI mole is discovered and Jane finally confronts Red John face-to-face.

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Episode 24

Strawberries and Cream

Thu, May 19, 2011 60 mins

The Season 3 finale (conclusion): the CBI mole is discovered and Jane finally confronts Red John face-to-face.

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