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The Mentalist: Red John's Rules

Just as Jane narrows down the Red John suspect list to seven, Red John strikes at a victim with links to Jane’s past, on the fifth season cliffhanger finale.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x22
Airdate: Sunday May 05th, 2013

Director: Chris Long
Writer: Bruno Heller

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) May 17, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Jul 14, 2013
DE (Sat. 1) Sep 30, 2013
ZA (M-Net) Nov 27, 2013
Hungary Apr 22, 2014

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Guest Stars
Tangie Ambrose
As Samantha Barsocky
M.C. Gainey
As Pete Barsocky
Jack Plotnick
As Brett Partridge
Emmanuelle Chriqui
As Lorelei Martins
Diane Witter
As Receptionist
Michael Hogan (1)
As Sean Barlow
Alice Amter
As Marta
Homie Doroodian
As Motel Clerk
Marisa Guterman
As Sandra Guzman
Scott Anthony Leet
As Roddy Turner
Laura San Giacomo
As Miriam Gottlieb
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 Lisbon arriving at the loft. She is shocked to see Jane burning the ‘Red John’ evidence. Jane tells her that he is very close to finding Red John, and hence he doesn’t need them anymore. Lisbon is curious to know more, but Jane tells her that he hasn’t slept for a week and needs to take some rest. He goes off to sleep. The next day, Lisbon wakes up Jane and tells him about the homicide in the Torchlite motel, East Sacramento. She also tells him that the first responder told them that the murderer could be Red John. Jane and Lisbon arrive at the crime scene. Jane looks at the victim and he feels that she looks familiar. ..

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