After a serial killer named Red John murdered Patrick Jane's wife and daughter, Jane dedicated his life to hunting down and killing Red John. To that end he gave up his lucrative pretense of being a psychic and joined the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a consultant to the team responsible for investigating the Red John case, led by Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon. Using Jane's exceptional gift for observation and his mentalist tric able to close an unprecedented number of cases, but Jane's unconventional and often outright illegal methods also bring much censure down on Lisbon's head, making his assistance both a blessing and a curse. Meanwhile, the hunt for Red John continues...
Let the mind games begin. One last time. (Season 7)
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Did You Know?
The first seven minutes of the opening of The Mentalist has Jane living vicariously through a character named June who kills the man who killed her daughter, just as he would like to do. See more
In the episode "Red Flame", Jane and Tommy were talking about the book "Moby Dick". Tommy states that the whale died at the end. Moby Dick killed Ahab, but survived. See more
Like you don't have major trust issues.
I trust people. I trust you.
No you don't. I don't trust you either. You're untrustworthy. It's my job not to trust you.
Lisbon. I want you to know that you can trust me. No matter what happens I will be there for you. I will. I need you to know that.