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The Mentalist: Behind the Red Curtain

The CBI team investigates when the young lead of a local theater production dies on the eve of the opening. Meanwhile, Jane hopes to get more information about Red John from the comatose Jason Lennon.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x18
Airdate: Sunday March 24th, 2013
Special Airtime: 06:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Apr 19, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Apr 21, 2013
DE (Sat. 1) Sep 02, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Oct 30, 2013
Hungary Mar 25, 2014


Special Guest Stars
Donna MurphyDonna Murphy
As Deandra Sunderland

Guest Stars
Christopher CousinsChristopher Cousins
As Jason Lennon
Pruitt Taylor VincePruitt Taylor Vince
As J.J. LaRoche
Kevin CorriganKevin Corrigan
As Robert Kirkland
John Troy DonovanJohn Troy Donovan
As CBI Ron
Julie ClaireJulie Claire
As Sylvia Clare
Erik JensenErik Jensen
As Bran McTavish
Derek RayDerek Ray
As Billy Racine
Matt ServittoMatt Servitto
As Warren Dodge
Rose AbdooRose Abdoo
As Sheila
Alexis CarraAlexis Carra
As Mandy Drake
Maggie EganMaggie Egan
As Polly Datch
Gabrielle McClintonGabrielle McClinton
As Bridget Wendel
Briana CuocoBriana Cuoco
As Maggie
Nick CobeyNick Cobey
As Howard Bledsoe
Shannon MosleyShannon Mosley
As Junior Homeland Security Agent
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 the launch party of Torch, the musical, at the Christopher Hotel. The stars are arriving, and we see the crowd cheering for them. At that moment, a dead body falls on top the car. The party has now turned into a crime scene, and the team arrives to investigate. Cho tells Lisbon that the driver was in the car when the body fell. He is in the hospital, but will survive. The victim is Sharon Warrick, and she fell from the balcony. Cho tells Lisbon that the bruises on her cheeks and ribs indicate murder. He also tells her that she was a part of the cast of the show, Torch. The producer was the one to identify the body. ..

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CreatorBruno Heller
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