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The Mentalist: Ball of Fire

Patrick Jane is kidnapped and Lisbon and the team go back through years of Jane's casework to find suspects only to realize that almost everyone he's ever dealt with might want to harm him.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: 3X6408
Airdate: Thursday November 11th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Dec 03, 2010
NL (SBS 6) Jan 06, 2011

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (23 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Aunjanue EllisAunjanue Ellis
As Madeleine Hightower
Eric WinterEric Winter
As Craig O'Laughlin
Rebecca WisockyRebecca Wisocky
As Brenda Shettrick
William Francis McGuireWilliam Francis McGuire
As Sgt. Delamure
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Dr. Linus Wagner
Jessy SchramJessy Schram
As Sherry Winger/Rachel Bowman
Ruben GarfiasRuben Garfias
As Mendoza

Co-Guest Stars
John Troy DonovanJohn Troy Donovan
As CBI Ron
Brian Burke (2)Brian Burke (2)
As Harold Keel
Main Cast
Simon BakerSimon Baker
As Patrick Jane
Robin TunneyRobin Tunney
As Teresa Lisbon
Tim KangTim Kang
As Kimball Cho
Owain YeomanOwain Yeoman
As Wayne Rigsby
Amanda RighettiAmanda Righetti
As Grace Van Pelt


Jane was at a roadside stand not far from Sacramento buying fresh fruit when he made a call to Agent Lisbon at CIB headquarters. He told her he just wanted her to be aware of where he was at the moment, and Lisbon, being in a saucy mood, ordered him to buy her some apples, which he agreed that he would do for her. Suddenly, a tall young man in a hooded sweatshirt, otherwise known as a hoodie, stepped from a car and aimed a nine milimeter pistol at Jane's head, pulling the trigger, firing several times. His accomplice, a shorter, sligthly older man also fired his gun and was killed by the fruit stand owner, Norberto Rivera, who himself was killed in the backfire. The first man ran closer to Jane and abducted him, pulling him into a late model sedan and driving off in a cloud of dust. Someone at the fruit stand called the local police and the FBI and the CBI were involved in the case...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruno Heller
Warning: The Mentalist season 3 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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