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Scarlett Fever 

A wealthy jewelry designer is poisoned at a party and the CBI's investigation uncovers the double lives of a number of people around her.

Director:

Paul Holahan

Writers:

Bruno Heller (created by), Erika Green Swafford
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Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Yancey Arias ... Victor Marquesa
Lisa Arturo ... Jackie Shaper
Andrea Bogart ... Patience Broadbent
Jolie Jenkins ... Mandy Riljek
Marguerite MacIntyre ... Heather Prentiss
Meera Simhan ... Asra Hadami
Michael Stoyanov ... Wardell 'Digger' Suggs
Eamon Hunt Eamon Hunt ... Lawyer
Brandon Waters ... Oscar Marquesa
Mark Weiler ... Gangster
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Storyline

In developer Victor Castillo's Sacramento villa, his wife and financial manager Scarlett Marquesa falls to her death. She was chair person of the local country club, a site of female rivalry. Scarlet's jewelry business, which actually kept the family afloat, while Carlos's business suffered from financial director Asra Hadami's misdeeds, turns out a front for drug dealing. The killer strikes again. Patrick and the nine year-old son Oscar set an original trap. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Virtually every episode of the series has a reference to blood, the color red, or a combination of the two. Additionally a woman character, (besides Van Pelt [Righetti]) either has red hair or has a name that plays off the color red. In this episode both are true with the title, Scarlett Fever, and the episode's namesake, Scarlett Marquesa. See more »

Quotes

Grace Van Pelt: Boss?
Teresa Lisbon: Hmm?
Grace Van Pelt: I've been here nearly six months now. Almost half a year.
Teresa Lisbon: What do you want? Half a cake?
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Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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Cierto
Written by Kathie Talbot
Performed by Kathie Talbot
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Death at a posh residence in Sacramento, California...
17 February 2009 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Another intriguing episode of THE MENTALIST with Simon Baker as the man who has a good reading of people and plays upon instincts to trap a murderer's confession.

As usual, the dialog is crisp and to the point and Baker has to find out who wanted to kill a woman named Scarlett at a house party where the woman was poisoned and fell to her death from an upper floor railing. Naturally, most of the guests have some sort of grudge to hold against the victim. But after the second murder of a young female on a massage table, Simon realizes where the trouble lies after a perceptive conversation with one of the guests.

He plots with the first victim's child, a young boy, to get the murderer to reveal their guilt.

It's clever and well done with another sly performance from Baker, who seems to be enjoying himself immensely in this handsomely produced series.


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