The Mentalist

  • Title: The Mentalist – Orange Blossom Ice Cream
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The Mentalist - Orange Blossom Ice Cream

The Mentalist‘s final season continues with its most anticipated guest-star as Morena Baccarin returns in the role of Erica Flynn in an episode that continues to play on her chemistry with Jane (Simon Baker), which is a little awkward for The Mentalist now that he’s with Lisbon (Robin Tunney) as Jane and Lisbon head Beirut to recruit Flynn’s help with taking down terrorist leader Jan Nemic (Mark Ivanir).

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The Mentalist – The Graybar Hotel

by Alan Rapp on December 8, 2014

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  • Title: The Mentalist – The Graybar Hotel
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The Mentalist - The Graybar Hotel

In order to help catch a high-end automobile smuggler who the CIA believe may have ties to terrorists Lisbon (Robin Tunney) goes undercover at a women’s prison as the new roommate of the smuggler’s girlfriend (Brit Morgan). The structure of the episode means Tunney gets the majority of the screentime here, although Simon Baker finds a way to steal a few scenes when Jane’s ingenius plan of a prison escape goes awry and leaves Lisbon without any FBI support.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Nothing But Blue Skies
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The Mentalist - Nothing But Blue Skies

The Mentalist returns for its final season with Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) heading back to work for the first time as a couple, a fact they decide to try and keep from the rest of their FBI team which surprisingly doesn’t include Fischer (Emily Swallow) who is replaced in the season premiere with Quantico rookie Michelle Vega (Josie Loren).

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The Mentalist – Blue Bird

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2014

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The Mentalist - Blue Bird

When the FBI receive a note from killer threatening to come out of retirement unless the FBI stops him, Lisbon‘s (Robin Tunney) transfer to D.C. is put on hold as she, Jane (Simon Baker), Fischer (Emily Swallow), and Cho (Harry Groener) head down to Miami on one last case together. While questioning the husband (Vincent Spano) and daughter (Haley Hudson) of the first victim, the victim’s former business partner (Victoria Smurfit), and the original suspect (George Finn) who was eventually cleared Jane shows each of them the killer’s note not realizing just how many will act on it before the season finale comes to a close.

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The Mentalist – Black Hearts

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2014

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The Mentalist - Black Hearts

The ongoing human trafficking story comes to a close as Wiley’s (Joe Adler) digging leads to a big break for the FBI when the tech is able to link both the truck used to transport 30 young women across the border into Mexico and the closed-down medical facility where other woman were harvested for their organs back to a single suspect: Michael Ridley (Titus Welliver). DNA from 15 women killed in the clinic and that of a single man also leads Fischer (Emily Swallow) and Cho (Harry Groener) to track down a former surgeon (Robert Joy) who they hope has the answers they need to finding the missing cargo container of girls now believed to be somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Il Tavolo Bianco
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“Did anybody narc on me?”

The Mentalist - Il Tavolo Bianco

Under the pretense of trying Jane (Simon Baker) for the murder of Red John, the FBI sets up a sting to investigate the members of a grand jury who recently let a mob boss (Jonathan LaPaglia) walk on murder charges. Jane’s trial gives the Mentalist an unique opportunity to observe each member of the panel, and even attempt to engage with the directly, although the prosecutor (Merle Dandridge), who isn’t clued in on the truth of the matter, is less than pleased with Jane’s trademark antics.

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The Mentalist – Brown Eyed Girls

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2014

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Brown Eyed Girls
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The Mentalist - Brown Eyed Girls

After leading the FBI to a young woman dying of a gunshot wound in the home of what Jane (Simon Baker) refers to as a “sketchy individual” (Nick von Esmarch), the Mentalist works to prove the man wasn’t responsible for the aspiring model’s death and that the mentally-deficient suspect simply found her bleeding on the side of the highway just as he told Abbot (Rockmond Dunbar). After helping the man retrace his steps with the help of a cold beer, Wiley (Joe Adler), and a couple memory tricks, Jane leads Lisbon (Robin Tunney) and Cho (Harry Groener) out to the middle of nowhere where they find another kidnap victim (Zuleyka Silver) who was taken in by the same modeling scam.

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The Mentalist – Forest Green

by Alan Rapp on April 22, 2014

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Forest Green
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The Mentalist - Forest Green

Investigating the murder of a young woman (Natalie Padilla) found in the middle of nowhere leads Jane (Simon Baker) and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to an exclusive men’s club just outside the national forest where they learn the woman was working as a prostitute for some of the club’s wealthy and influential members. Suspects in the crime include the club’s owner and manager (Mark Harelik), the club’s pimp (Jon Abrahams), and a married professional athlete (James Ryen) who had an appointment with the escort the night she was murdered.

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Silver Wings of Time
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The Mentalist - Silver Wings of Time

The investigation into the bombing of a bus stop planned to kill only a single victim leads the FBI to look into the case of a death row inmate (Oscar Torre) who the recent victim was trying to get released from prison before his schedule execution in only three days time. Tracking down the woman (Angelique Cabral) hired by a private eye to steal the victim’s briefcase seconds before the explosion doesn’t deliver any hard answers but does lead Abbot (Rockmond Dunbar) to suspect the proof the victim was gathering to stop the state of Texas from executing an innocent man must have been worth killing for.

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The Mentalist – Violets

by Alan Rapp on March 31, 2014

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  • Title: The Mentalist – Violets
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The Mentalist - Violets

When Jane (Simon Baker) decides to loan the unit out to help another FBI agent (Pedro Pascal) catch a gang of murdering art thieves every member finds a role to play in an elaborate con involving misdirection, stolen art, Cho punching a suspect in a crowded bar, and a marching band. The team only knows a small fraction of the overall plan to entrap the leader of the crew (Charles Mesure), which is revealed to them as it is to the audience, by first using Abbot (Rockmond Dunbar), Fischer (Emily Swallow), Cho, and Lisbon (Robin Tunney) to bait one of his subordinates (Sean McGowan) and offer the crew a job too good to pass up.

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