The Mentalist (2008–2015)

Ball of Fire 

Patrick is kidnapped by a person from one of his old cases who holds a grudge against him, and agent Lisbon is forced to make a deal with the Devil to find him.


Stephen Gyllenhaal


Bruno Heller (created by), Tom Szentgyorgyi




Episode credited cast:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Steve Railsback ... Kittel
Jessy Schram ... Sherry Winger / Rachel Bowman
Eric Winter ... Craig O'Laughlin
Ruben Garfias ... Mendoza (as Rubèn Garfias)
William Francis McGuire ... Sgt. Delamure
Rebecca Wisocky ... Brenda Shettrick
Zeljko Ivanek ... Dr. Linus Wagner
Aunjanue Ellis ... Madeleine Hightower
Michael Cambridge Michael Cambridge ... Harold Keel (as Brian Burke)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Troy Donovan ... CBI Ron


Patrick is kidnapped and handcuffed in a basement, where the kidnapper is shot by his young female accomplice, Rachel, who promises him a torturous death to revenge her dad's death in jail. FBI liaison agent Craig O'Laughlin joins the CBI search, teamed up with romantic rival Rigsby by ever-insensitive Lisbon, going trough the list of people holding grudges. False identities in an old case prove crucial. Lisbon walks straight into Rachel's trap. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

11 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When 'solvent'- a so-called accelerant - is thrown over the building where Jane is prisoner it's clear that it is water. The surface tension of solvents is lower than that of glass so would 'wet' it, i.e. spread out. Water has a higher surface tension than glass thus forms droplets - as one sees in this episode. See more »


Patrick Jane: [Lisbon is captured by Sherry] Oh. Visiting hours. Hey, Lisbon.
Sherry Winger: [handcuffing Lisbon] Hands.
Patrick Jane: What's the plan, Rachel? I get to watch Lisbon die just like you watched your father die?
Sherry Winger: That's right.
Teresa Lisbon: What?
Patrick Jane: That's what I thought.
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