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The Mentalist

Series Summary
For years Patrick Jane has served as an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation, earning a reputation for unusual methods and disregard for protocol -- not to mention his former career as a "psychic" -- while using his link with the department to hunt Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and daughter. When a scandal causes the dissolution of the CBI team, he goes to Mexico, until tracked down by the FBI and drawn into their fold to help solve crimes once again with his acute powers of observation. With negotiations he secures jobs there for his associates, Theresa Lisbon and Kimball Cho.

Air Dates: 2008 - Present

Genres: Crime drama, Mystery

Network: CBS

Next Episode:

Season 7, Ep. 5 : The Silver Briefcase Dec 28, 2014

Jane thinks a colonel is hiding something and investigates the closed case regarding his wife's death.

  • Season 7, Ep. 4 : Black Market Dec 21, 2014

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    An illness forces Jane to work from the office as the team investigates a murder connected to a counterfeit diamond operation; Abbott worries his past will hurt his wife's chances of landing a prestigious job.

  • Season 7, Ep. 3 : Orange Blossom Ice Cream Dec 14, 2014

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    While in Beirut, Jane and Lisbon work with Erica Flynn, who agrees to help the FBI catch her boyfriend -- a courier for a terrorist organization -- in exchange for amnesty.

  • Season 7, Ep. 2 : The Greybar Hotel Dec 7, 2014

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    In hope of persuading a convict to turn on her boyfriend -- the leader of a high-end car theft ring -- Lisbon goes under cover as an inmate.

  • Season 7, Ep. 1 : Nothing but Blue Skies Nov 30, 2014

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    Lisbon and Jane decide to conceal their relationship from their colleagues as they investigate an undercover agent's murder; an ambitious agent joins the team.

  • Season 6, Ep. 22 : Blue Bird May 18, 2014

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    When a new lead in a case forces Lisbon to put off her plans to leave for Washington, Jane gets a chance to sort out his feelings for her and decide what to do about them.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Too many serial killers threaten to overwhelm The Mentalist, whose charismatic lead character can stand on his own, if the show's producers would only realize that murders committed singly can be just as interesting as serial murders, and just as difficult to solve, too show more

  • There's an old-school feel to the storytelling (shades of "Columbo") that makes it feel comfortable--perhaps too comfortable, or at least too easy. show more

  • Stunning opening suggests the potential. It's Baker's show, and he excels. But guest stars impress, too. show more

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