The Mentalist

10 Best Episodes of The Mentalist

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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The Mentalist - S5E5

#15 - Red Dawn (Season 5 - Episode 5)

See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 844 votes.

The Mentalist - S6E1

#14 - The Desert Rose (Season 6 - Episode 1)


Jane and Lisbon secretly continue their mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the murder of a man who was missing for two years.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 1289 votes.

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#13 - Red Sails in the Sunset (Season 5 - Episode 8)

With the help of Brett Stiles, Jane orchestrates an elaborate plan to break Lorelei Martins out of prison in the hopes of her leading him to Red John.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 828 votes.

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#12 - The Great Red Dragon (Season 6 - Episode 7)


Following the shocking events at Jane’s house, the Red John list is narrowed down further, and the CBI’s priority is the remaining suspects.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1216 votes.

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#11 - Red Queen (Season 3 - Episode 16)

The CBI team is under suspicion when a museum antiques dealer is murdered. Evidence seems to suggest that one member of the team is responsible.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 593 votes.

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#10 - Blinking Red Light (Season 4 - Episode 7)


The search for a serial killer hits close to home for Jane when he encounters a blogger who has devoted his life to finding the killer

The episode was rated 8.28 from 694 votes.

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#9 - Scarlet Ribbons (Season 4 - Episode 1)

After being imprisoned Patrick Jane has to prove that the man he shot really was Red John. Meanwhile Lisbon is trying to persuade Van Pelt to seek counseling in the aftermath of her fiancé's death.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 743 votes.

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#8 - White Orchids (Season 7 - Episode 13)


Lisbon accepts Jane’s surprise marriage proposal, but a killer’s quest for revenge may cost them the happy ending they’ve worked so hard to achieve.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 680 votes.

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#7 - Red John (Season 6 - Episode 8)

Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he’s tracked since the madman murdered his wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane has doggedly hunted his nemesis in his search for justice.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 1326 votes.

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#6 - Blue Bird (Season 6 - Episode 22)


A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C., giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 1274 votes.

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#5 - Red John's Rules (Season 5 - Episode 22)

Just as Jane narrows down the Red John suspect list to seven, Red John strikes again, and the victim has a link to Jane’s past.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 1042 votes.

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#4 - Fire and Brimstone (Season 6 - Episode 6)


With the final clue in hand, Jane attempts to gather the remaining Red John suspects in one place in hopes of finally revealing his identity.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 1204 votes.

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#3 - The Crimson Hat (Season 4 - Episode 24)

After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 755 votes.

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#2 - Strawberries and Cream (1) (Season 3 - Episode 23)


John's mole in the CBI is revealed and Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.

The episode was rated 8.66 from 646 votes.

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#1 - Strawberries and Cream (2) (Season 3 - Episode 24)

Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.

The episode was rated 8.87 from 303 votes.

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