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The Mentalist: Pretty Red Balloon

When the son of a former client from Jane's days as a psychic is kidnapped, Jane and the CBI team are asked to help find him. Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with his former client's new "spiritual advisor."

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Production Number: 3X6803
Airdate: Thursday October 06th, 2011

Director: John Showalter
Writer: Ashley Gable

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Nov 03, 2011
UK (Channel 5) Nov 24, 2011
Hungary Jul 03, 2012

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
David BoweDavid Bowe
As Brady Walton
Todd GrinnellTodd Grinnell
As Jonathan Flint
Brian McNamara (2)Brian McNamara (2)
As Deke Hutton
J.D. WalshJ.D. Walsh
As Nathan Glass
Kelli WilliamsKelli Williams
As Elizabeth Flint

Co-Guest Stars
Mercedes ColonMercedes Colon
As Caroline Cabrera
Miles ElliotMiles Elliot
As Conner Flint
Jake MartinJake Martin
As Barry Mills
Diana MorganDiana Morgan
As TV reporter
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


The episode begins with Lisbon telling Jane about the seminar on budget protocols; it is mandatory. But Jane doesn’t want to attend it. But Lisbon isn’t going to take no for an answer. Just then Cho arrives declaring a missing child’s case at the Marine county and the mother asked for the CBI specifically. Rigsby, Cho, Lisbon and Jane are on their way to the scene. The boy, 9 year old, was kidnapped. Another kid who was walking to the bus stop saw a vehicle feeling with the boy, Connor Flint, in it. The driver seemed to be in a hurry. Connor’s father died of cancer two years ago, so custody kidnapping is out of picture. Rigsby and Cho head to the bus stop while Jane and Lisbon go to meet the family. ..

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