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The Mentalist: Red Tide

When the body of a high school girl is found on the beach, Patrick decides to employ a mentalist trap in order to get her friends to reveal the truth behind her death.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 3T7803
Airdate: Tuesday October 14th, 2008

Director: David Barrett
Writer: Ashley Gable

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Oct 19, 2008
BR (Warner Channel) Nov 20, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Jan 08, 2009
UK (Channel 5) Apr 09, 2009
BG (PRO.BG) Sep 29, 2009

  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (42 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gregory Itzin
As Virgil Minelli
Brando Eaton
As Danny
Brett Cullen
As Dane Merrick
Hayley Chase
As Darlene
J.F. Pryor
As Philip Handler
Jamie McShane
As Jack Tanner
John Lacy (1)
As Kyle Rayburn

Co-Guest Stars
Harley Graham
As Girl #1
Katherine Herzer
As Sandcastle Kid
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
Episode Notes
The central premise of this show, a clique of prep school students involved in the death of a classmate, is almost identical to the one in Hedge Fund Homeboys, an episode of Castle, occurring in the same 2008 season. The timing suggests a common news item as story inspiration.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBruno Heller
Warning: The Mentalist season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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