The BEST Episodes of The Mentalist
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019
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 (2)
Season 3 - Episode 24
Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.
#2 - Strawberries and Cream (1)
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.
#3 - The Crimson Hat
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.
#4 - Fire and Brimstone
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.
#5 - Red John's Rules
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.
#6 - Blue Bird
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.
#7 - Red John
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.
#8 - White Orchids
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.
#9 - Scarlet Ribbons
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.
#10 - The Great Red Dragon
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.
#11 - Blinking Red Light
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
#12 - The Desert Rose
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.
#13 - Red Sails in the Sunset
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.
#14 - Red Queen
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.
#15 - Red Listed
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.
#16 - Red John's Footsteps
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.
#17 - Red and Itchy
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.
#18 - Red Dawn
Season 5 - Episode 5
See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time.
#19 - His Red Right Hand
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".
#20 - Red Rover, Red Rover
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.
#21 - Violets
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.
#22 - The Red Tattoo
Season 6 - Episode 5
When a prominent member of Visualize is mysteriously killed, Jane investigates in the hopes that the case will provide a clue that will lead him to Red John.
#23 - Green Thumb
Season 6 - Episode 10
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.
#24 - Ruby Slippers
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.
#25 - Cheap Burgundy
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.