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The Mentalist: So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper

While investigating the murder of a surfer, Lisbon reconnects with her former fiancé, Kenny Johnson, who she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Also, Cho questions his decision to be in a relationship with Summer.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x22
Airdate: Thursday May 03rd, 2012

Director: Chris Long
Writer: Ashley Gable

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) May 18, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Jun 10, 2012
DE (Sat. 1) Nov 25, 2012
Hungary Apr 30, 2013

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
As Summer
Brendan McCarthy (1)Brendan McCarthy (1)
As Lance Gladstone
Brett RiceBrett Rice
As Chief Burt Anson
Brighid FlemingBrighid Fleming
As Lauren Tayback
Claire RankinClaire Rankin
As Greta Marshall
Kenny JohnsonKenny Johnson
As Greg Tayback
Keram Malicki-SanchezKeram Malicki-Sanchez
As Tookie Burroughs
Max Van VilleMax Van Ville
As Jeeter James
Preston JonesPreston Jones
As Tark Mitchum
Roy JoaquinRoy Joaquin
As Uni #2
Tim De ZarnTim De Zarn
As Arkin Shea
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 with Jane and Lisbon arriving at the Santa Marta beach. The case is of a missing person; Jay Banner. He went surfing and never returned home. They meets the local cop, Chief Anson, who introduces them to Jay’s roommates, Tark Mitchum and Viki Lang. the detective tells Jane that Jay is an adult and its hardly been a day since he is gone; it seems to be a complete waste of time for him. The roommate tells Jane that Jay had gone along with another roommate for a strip show. He found his board lying on the shore. He knows that Jay cannot drown, as he is a fish. He called his father who is a Congressman. They tell Jane that Jay was trying to go pro with his surfing. Viki tells Lisbon that she and Jay would have casual sex occasionally. ..

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Cultural References
Title: So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper

The Episode title is a reference to the Douglas Adams fourth book of his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish'.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruno Heller
Warning: The Mentalist season 4 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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