The BEST Episodes of The Mentalist
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 12, 2021
When mentalist Patrick Jane insults a vengeful serial killer, Red John, his loved ones are brutally killed. Faced with the horrifying consequences of misusing his gift for observation and misdirection, Jane lends his skills to the California Bureau of Investigation, all the while hoping that his connections within the CBI will give him the opportunity to track down and revenge himself upon Red John.
#1 - Strawberries and Cream (1)
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 2011
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.
#2 - Strawberries and Cream (2)
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2011
Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.
#3 - Fire and Brimstone
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2013
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.
#4 - Blue Bird
Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2014
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.
#5 - The Crimson Hat
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2012
After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.
#6 - Red John's Rules
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 2013
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.
#7 - Red John
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2013
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.
#8 - Scarlet Ribbons
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 2011
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.
#9 - White Orchids
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 18, 2015
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.
#10 - Red Sails in the Sunset
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2012
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.
#11 - Violets
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 30, 2014
Jane enlists his colleagues in a dangerous sting operation to catch a deadly team of art thieves. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Lisbon and an agent from the FBI’s art squad.
#12 - The Desert Rose
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2013
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.
#13 - Russet Potatoes
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 31, 2009
Patrick Jane and the CBI team track down a mastermind who hypnotizes people into doing their bidding.
#14 - Blinking Red Light
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2011
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
#15 - Green Thumb
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2013
The FBI reluctantly enlists Jane’s help to find a missing computer programmer, but he won’t help unless Lisbon is brought on board as well.
#16 - His Red Right Hand
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2009
The CBI team is faced with a violent and shocking crime in their own office, but must work the case in spite of their alarm of who may be behind it. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt are definitely an "item".
#17 - Red John's Footsteps
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 2009
As the CBI investigates the murder of a young girl and the abduction of her twin sister, Lisbon suspects that Red John is trying to draw Jane into a trap.
#18 - Red Rover, Red Rover
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired May 10, 2012
Red John taunts Jane on the ninth anniversary of his wife and daughter's death. With Jane's attention diverted and his concentration wavering, the current investigation and his CBI career are put at risk.
#19 - Red Queen
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 24, 2011
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.
#20 - Cheap Burgundy
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 8, 2012
When Agent Susan Darcy asks Jane for help with an investigation, he suspects her motives; the team handles the murder of a woman who was killed after meeting someone in a chat room.
#21 - Red and Itchy
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 28, 2013
J.J. LaRoche personally requests Jane’s help when the mysterious container he’s been hiding for nine years is stolen from his home.
#22 - Red John's Friends
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 6, 2009
Patrick Jane, enticed by the promise from a convicted murder that he'll reveal information about Red John upon his release, becomes singularly focused and quits the CBI in order to prove the prisoner is innocent.
#23 - The Red Barn
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 27, 2013
The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group, and Lisbon contemplates her future.
#24 - Red Listed
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2013
Jane reveals that a list of fake Red John suspects he planted was stolen, and the team realizes these men are in danger.
#25 - The Red Mile
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 31, 2011
A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner's van. Van Pelt moves ahead with her wedding plans.