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The Mentalist: If It Bleeds, It Leads

The team investigates the murder of a reporter who may have become too close to her story, while Jane insists on pursuing his own leads to find Lorelei.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Airdate: Sunday November 11th, 2012

Director: John Showalter
Writer: Eoghan Mahony

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Nov 19, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Dec 14, 2012
DE (Sat. 1) Feb 17, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Aug 14, 2013
Hungary Oct 08, 2013


Special Guest Stars
Henry Ian CusickHenry Ian Cusick
As Tommy Volker
Ted McGinleyTed McGinley
As Ed Hunt

Guest Stars
Rhea BaileyRhea Bailey
As Amanda Shaw
Paul WillsonPaul Willson
As Paul Jenkins
Kevin CorriganKevin Corrigan
As Robert Kirkland
Amir ArisonAmir Arison
As Ryan Kasmir
Jeremy GlazerJeremy Glazer
As Steve Berman
Mircea MonroeMircea Monroe
As Tara Skye
Gerald DowneyGerald Downey
As Forest Ranger
V.J. FosterV.J. Foster
As Dickie Yuntz
Jennifer PeoJennifer Peo
As Cassie Flood
Nadege AugustNadege August
As Female Cyclist
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 at Loma Vista Point where a group of cyclists are enjoying the view and then one of them is about to click pictures of the group. Just then a black sedan speeds in their direction and falls of the cliff. A red car pulls over and a man arrives to check on the accident. He rushes downhill to check on the driver and asks the cyclists to call 911. We see that it is a woman in the black car and she asks the guy to help him. On seeing that the cyclists aren’t around, the man kills the woman by suffocating her. The team arrives at the scene and Jane doesn’t want to be round as he is working on the Lorelei case. They then go to examine the body in the car and Jane states that the woman is murdered. ..

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