The Mentalist

The BEST episodes of The Mentalist

Every episode of The Mentalist ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Mentalist!

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.

Last Updated: 8/8/2022Network: CBS
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Strawberries and Cream (1)
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8.43
4364 votes

#1 - Strawberries and Cream (1)

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/19/2011

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Strawberries and Cream (2)
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8.43
1421 votes

#2 - Strawberries and Cream (2)

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/19/2011

Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:Amazon
Fire and Brimstone
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8.17
2904 votes

#3 - Fire and Brimstone

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2013

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Blue Bird
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8.12
2786 votes

#4 - Blue Bird

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/18/2014

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Crimson Hat
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8.09
3963 votes

#5 - The Crimson Hat

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/17/2012

After another failed attempt to defeat Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a lover and shoots one of his own.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red John's Rules
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8.06
3110 votes

#6 - Red John's Rules

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/5/2013

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red John
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8.06
3008 votes

#7 - Red John

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/2013

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Scarlet Ribbons
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8.04
4886 votes

#8 - Scarlet Ribbons

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/2011

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 counselling in the aftermath of her fiancé's death.

Directors: Charles Beeson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
White Orchids
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8.02
950 votes

#9 - White Orchids

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/18/2015

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:Amazon
Red Sails in the Sunset
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7.97
3567 votes

#10 - Red Sails in the Sunset

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/18/2012

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.

Directors: Simon Baker
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Violets
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7.95
2624 votes

#11 - Violets

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/30/2014

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.

Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Desert Rose
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7.91
3131 votes

#12 - The Desert Rose

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2013

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Russet Potatoes
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7.91
3165 votes

#13 - Russet Potatoes

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/31/2009

Patrick Jane and the CBI team track down a mastermind who hypnotizes people into doing their bidding.

Directors: Norberto Barba
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Blinking Red Light
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7.88
4294 votes

#14 - Blinking Red Light

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/2011

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

Directors: Simon Baker
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Green Thumb
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7.87
2873 votes

#15 - Green Thumb

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/2013

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
His Red Right Hand
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7.87
3529 votes

#16 - His Red Right Hand

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/2009

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".

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red John's Footsteps
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7.87
3179 votes

#17 - Red John's Footsteps

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/19/2009

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red Rover, Red Rover
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7.87
3973 votes

#18 - Red Rover, Red Rover

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/10/2012

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red Queen
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7.86
4610 votes

#19 - Red Queen

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/24/2011

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.

Directors: Chris Long
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red and Itchy
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7.85
3055 votes

#20 - Red and Itchy

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/28/2013

J.J. LaRoche personally requests Jane’s help when the mysterious container he’s been hiding for nine years is stolen from his home.

Directors: David Paymer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Cheap Burgundy
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7.85
4063 votes

#21 - Cheap Burgundy

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/8/2012

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.

Directors: Bruno Heller
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red John's Friends
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7.84
3127 votes

#22 - Red John's Friends

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2009

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.

Directors: John Polson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Red Barn
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7.84
3373 votes

#23 - The Red Barn

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/27/2013

The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group, and Lisbon contemplates her future.

Directors: Allison Anders
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Red Listed
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7.84
2924 votes

#24 - Red Listed

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2013

Jane reveals that a list of fake Red John suspects he planted was stolen, and the team realizes these men are in danger.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Red Mile
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7.84
4425 votes

#25 - The Red Mile

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/31/2011

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.

Directors: Darnell Martin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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