Award winning brainchild of Bruno Heller, ‘The Mentalist’ has provided laughter, tears and intrigue over its fantastic seven year span. Thanks to exceptional writing and stand out acting from Simon Baker and many others, The Mentalist has kept us hooked from beginning to end. But like all good things, apparently, it must indeed come to an end.
To commemorate the show and tie in with the season finale tonight, we have compiled a list of our ten favourite episodes.
9. Black Gold And Red Blood
Season 2, Episode 6
While CBI investigates a homicide over what appears to be over a land claim, Patrick is put in jail for spying on Sam Bosco to get information on Red John.
8. Red John’s Rules
Season 5, Episode 22
As Patrick narrows down his Red John suspect list to seven people, Red John strikes again, and this time the victim triggers distant memories from his old life.
6. Crimson Hat
Season 4, Episode 24
After leaving the CBI, Patrick appears to be down and out in Las Vegas. But it is really part of his master plan to make Red John think he has given up on trying to catch him.
5. Fire And Brimstone
Season 6, Episode 6
With the final clue in hand, Jane attempts to gather the remaining Red John suspects; Gale Bertram, Bret Stiles, Reede Smith, Ray Haffner and Tom McAllister, in one place in hopes of finally revealing his identity.
3. White As The Driven Snow
Season 6, Episode 15
Grace is kidnapped by the killer who has been hunting former CBI members, but when the prime suspect appears to have an airtight alibi, Jane must rely on all his skills to locate her before time runs out.
2. Red Rover, Red Rover
Season 4, Episode 23
While Patrick contemplates whether to give up trying to find Red John, his unorthodox methods of getting confessions out of murder suspects may have finally crossed the line.
1. Strawberries and Cream (Part 2)
Season 3, Episode 24
Patrick trades Hightower’s secret location to Laroche for the four remaining names on his list. The team then sets up a trap to uncover Red John’s real informant, leading to a possible face-to-face showdown between Patrick and Red John.
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Plot summaries from IMDB.