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The Mentalist: The Red Glass Bead

While Jane tries to decipher Lorelei’s connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Sunday September 30th, 2012

Director: Randall Zisk
Writer: Bruno Heller

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Sat. 1) Jan 06, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Oct 08, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Nov 02, 2012
ZA (M-Net) Jul 03, 2013
Hungary Aug 27, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (10 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Polly Walker
As Alexa Schultz

Guest Stars
Michael Gaston
As Gale Bertram
Drew Powell
As Reede Smith
Ivan Sergei
As Gabe Mancini
John Rubinstein
As Judge Manchester
Emmanuelle Chriqui
As Lorelei Martins
Amanda Detmer
As Nicola Karlsen
Jim O'Heir
As Norris
Jon Curry
As Tom Yannick
Kelly Schumann
As Estelle
Esther Scott
As Darla
Dina Simon
As Jasmin Lonagul
Alissa Ford
As Valerie Whittaker
Anthony Martins
As Rex Longo
Jarrod Crawford
As Journalist
Livia Trevino
As Female Prison Guard
Mandy Kowalski
As Callie Karlsen
Maz Siam
As Mac Lonagul
Oscar Best
As Sac PD Captain
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 watching Lorelei’s DNA samples being taken for testing. Lisbon arrives and tells him that they have a case and so they have to leave; else the FBI won’t like it. They then arrive at Dupont Gardens which is the crime scene. They enter the hotel room where there are two dead bodies lying on the floor and the responding officer, Yannick, tells Lisbon that the door was open and this is how they found the body. The victims are Rex Lango and Callie Carlson. They both worked together at the hotel; convention center. Yannick thinks that Callie was strangulated and Rex got clubbed with a bottle. ..

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CreatorBruno Heller
Warning: The Mentalist season 5 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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