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The Mentalist: Panama Red

The death of a young botanist leads the team into the lucrative world of medical marijuana, while Cho’s work with the rapid response team brings him back into contact with Summer.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x10
Airdate: Sunday December 09th, 2012

Director: Guy Ferland
Writer: Mike Weiss

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Feb 17, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Feb 22, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Sep 04, 2013
Hungary Oct 29, 2013

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Samaire ArmstrongSamaire Armstrong
As Summer
Monique Gabriela CurnenMonique Gabriela Curnen
As Agent Tamsin Wade
David NoroñaDavid Noroña
As Osvaldo Ardiles (DDA)
Nicole BilderbackNicole Bilderback
As Francesca Ehrlich
Susan GibneySusan Gibney
As Alice Burns
James Jordan (1)James Jordan (1)
As Chuck Calloway
Jack LauferJack Laufer
As Stuart Davis
Troy RuptashTroy Ruptash
As Matthew Gold
Michael WhaleyMichael Whaley
As Elwood Pierce
Porter KellyPorter Kelly
As Chuck's Sister
Ross MacKenzieRoss MacKenzie
As Marshall
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 arriving at the Rock Climbing Gym, where a man’s dead body is found hanging in the air; he has his harness on and he had a single shot through his back. The victim’s name is Jeremy Reese and the janitor found him. He used to have a key in his bag; it is not there now. Jane is still busy with trying to figure out who amongst the people he met is Red John. Lisbon calls him and asks him to come to Reese’s apartment. Jane infers that Reese graduated three years ago and is single. He is probably a biologist; he is from the East and like puzzle. Cho tells Jane that Reese is a botanist. ..

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CreatorBruno Heller
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