Patrick Jane is a crime consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. He has a particular gift for astute observation and reading people, honed through years of being a faux psychic. His gift makes him brilliant at solving murders, which is why the CBI have him around. However, his motive for taking on the role is purely one of revenge: find and kill the man who killed his wife and daughter - Red John.
Let the mind games begin. One last time. (Season 7)
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Did You Know?
Many of the main characters on The Mentalist were given names taken from characters or actors/actresses (or objects) in a TV Series created by Roy Huggins
. These include Kimball, Wayne, Grace, Bret and Brett, Thomas, Hightower, and a waiter named Gerard. See more
On occasion, such as the teaser to "Russett Potatoes", California State Police officers can be seen working. The California State Police were dissolved in 1995, those that remained became a part of the California Highway patrol. See more
Revenge is a poison. Revenge is fit only for fools and madmen.
Referenced in 30 Rock: Plan B