The Best Episodes of The Mentalist

Strawberries and Cream (2)

#1 - Strawberries and Cream (2) 9.04

Season 3 - Episode 24

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

Directors: Chris Long
Strawberries and Cream (1)

#2 - Strawberries and Cream (1) 8.78

Season 3 - Episode 23

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
The Crimson Hat

#3 - The Crimson Hat 8.54

Season 4 - Episode 24

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
Fire and Brimstone

#4 - Fire and Brimstone 8.52

Season 6 - Episode 6

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.

Directors: John F. Showalter
Red John's Rules

#5 - Red John's Rules 8.50

Season 5 - Episode 22

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
Scarlet Ribbons

#6 - Scarlet Ribbons 8.41

Season 4 - Episode 1

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.

Directors: Charles Beeson
Red John

#7 - Red John 8.39

Season 6 - Episode 8

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
Red Sails in the Sunset

#8 - Red Sails in the Sunset 8.38

Season 5 - Episode 8

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
Blue Bird

#9 - Blue Bird 8.38

Season 6 - Episode 22

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
Blinking Red Light

#10 - Blinking Red Light 8.37

Season 4 - Episode 7

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
The Great Red Dragon

#11 - The Great Red Dragon 8.36

Season 6 - Episode 7

Following the shocking events at Jane’s house, the Red John list is narrowed down further, and the CBI’s priority is the remaining suspects.

Directors: Elodie Keene
White Orchids

#12 - White Orchids 8.31

Season 7 - Episode 13

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
The Desert Rose

#13 - The Desert Rose 8.30

Season 6 - Episode 1

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
Red Rover, Red Rover

#14 - Red Rover, Red Rover 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 23

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.

Directors: John F. Showalter
Red Listed

#15 - Red Listed 8.25

Season 6 - Episode 4

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
Red and Itchy

#16 - Red and Itchy 8.25

Season 5 - Episode 21

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
Red Queen

#17 - Red Queen 8.25

Season 3 - Episode 16

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
Red Dawn

#18 - Red Dawn 8.25

Season 5 - Episode 5

See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time.

Directors: Chris Long
Cheap Burgundy

#19 - Cheap Burgundy 8.22

Season 4 - Episode 17

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
Red is the New Black

#20 - Red is the New Black 8.21

Season 4 - Episode 13

Jane and the CBI narrow down the list of suspects after a disgraced clothing designer on the verge of a comeback becomes a fashion victim. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Darcy continues her investigation into finding Red John.

Directors: Tom Verica
His Red Right Hand

#21 - His Red Right Hand 8.20

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

#22 - Violets 8.20

Season 6 - Episode 16

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
Ruby Slippers

#23 - Ruby Slippers 8.20

Season 4 - Episode 21

Jane and the CBI try to find the killer of a man found outside a cabaret featuring female impersonators. During the investigation they discover a list of suspects, all of whom bullied the victim.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
Red John's Footsteps

#24 - Red John's Footsteps 8.19

Season 1 - Episode 23

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
Little Red Book

#25 - Little Red Book 8.19

Season 4 - Episode 2

The CBI has a new supervising agent, Ray Haffner, while Patrick Jane is trying to get his team back together.

Directors: Eric Laneuville