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The Mentalist: The Red Mile

Patrick Jane and the CBI team must track down the killer of a man who believed he experienced an alien abduction - even after the victim's body is stolen from the coroner's van. Meanwhile, Van Pelt takes a break from the case to shop for wedding dresses.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x18
Production Number: 3X6418
Airdate: Thursday March 31st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Apr 21, 2011
UK (Channel 5) Apr 22, 2011

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (26 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
David Kaufman
As Gary Wineman
Eric Winter
As Craig O'Laughlin
George Wyner
As Coroner Steiner
Rebecca Wisocky
As Brenda Shettrick
William Francis McGuire
As Sgt Delamure
Alan Blumenfeld
As Nathan Vella
Ethan Phillips
As Newsome Kirk
Frances Conroy
As Elspeth Cook
Gideon Emery
As Owen Melling
Heather McComb
As Peregrine Hartley
John Lee Ames
As Jim Matthews
Mary Chris Wall
As Dr. Wendelyn McCormick

Co-Guest Stars
Ama Daetz
As TV News Reporter
Ian Vogt
As Timothy Hartley
Joe Howard
As Butler
Phil Kaufman
As Deputy
Main Cast
Simon Baker
As Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney
As Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang
As Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman
As Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti
As Grace Van Pelt


The episode begins outside Auburn, where a dead body is found; the man is found in a field, shot in the chest and throat slit. His name is Timothy Hartley. He was killed last night. The team is present at the crime scene. Jane arrives and Lisbon updates him. Cho tells Jane that the department has sent for Dr. Steiner; Jane teases him a lot and Lisbon warns him against it. Jane examines the body and Steiner asks him to take three steps back as this body is a “NO JANE ZONE”. He tells Steiner that he can see all he wants to. He says that Hartley is a man who deals in money; but he isn’t a banker. Hartley seems to be a social drinker but has been drinking more lately under some pressure. ..

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Episode Quotes
Teresa: Who do you think did it?
Patrick: Jabba the Hut
Teresa: Seriously...
Patrick: Ming, the Merciless
Teresa: (sighing) Okay..
Patrick: Alf?
Teresa: When the aliens do come, I hope they eat you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruno Heller
Warning: The Mentalist season 3 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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