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The Mentalist: Red Sails in the Sunset

With the help of Brett Stiles, Jane orchestrates an elaborate plan to break Lorelei Martins out of prison in the hopes of her leading him to Red John.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x8
Airdate: Sunday November 18th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:30 pm

Director: Simon Baker
Writer: Daniel Cerone

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Nov 26, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Dec 21, 2012
ZA (M-Net) Aug 21, 2013
Hungary Oct 15, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (9 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Malcolm McDowellMalcolm McDowell
As Bret Stiles

Guest Stars
Kevin CorriganKevin Corrigan
As Robert Kirkland
Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle Chriqui
As Lorelei Martins
Randee HellerRandee Heller
As Marta Roman
Allan KolmanAllan Kolman
As Virgil Roman
Ron PerkinsRon Perkins
As Park Ranger
Gigi RiceGigi Rice
As Dana Martins
Kimberly WestbrookKimberly Westbrook
As Female Desk Clerk
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 walking into a movie theatre and meeting Bret Stiles. He wants to know if he is ready to help him and Stiles tells Jane to give up on his plans as it is impossible. He warns him that he would end up in the Federal prison just in case he gets caught and Jane is well aware of that. Next, in Chowchilla Women’s prison, Lorelei Martins is pulled off her duty and put in a truck. Jane parks his car, and leaves the keys in. he then smashes the window of his own car and leaves it there. Lorelei is dropped off on a lonely road and a car pulls up. Her delight turns into a surprise when she sees Jan inside the car. She walks away. She thought it was Red John who helped her out. ..

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CreatorBruno Heller
Warning: The Mentalist season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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