An American police procedural TV series which aired between September 2008 and February 2015, airing a total of 151 episodes over seven seasons.

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Why did CBI launch an investigation into Todd Johnson's death and not Rebecca Anderson's?

In season 2, episode 8 of the Mentalist, it is revealed that Rebecca Anderson, a secretary in CBI is a Red John operative. She kills a number of CBI agents, etc. After Patrick questions her, she is ...
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How did Red John predict the final short list of Patrick Jane?

Spoilers Ahead Talking about The Mentalist In season 5 finale we saw Red John delivered a CD to Pattrick. CD contains a video that was created 2 months back. In the video Lorelei read a message from ...
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Are there real posts as consultants in detective departments like shown in TV shows in America?

There are shows like Castle, The Mentalist and more where the main character acts as a consultant to the detective team. Like in Castle, Richard Castle works as a consultant in NYPD (NewYork Police ...
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Did someone ever refer to Patrick Jane as Mentalist?

The original intro of the TV show The Mentalist defines a mentalist as follows: Mentalist /'men-tə-list/ noun Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion. A master manipulator ...
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Did the writers know from the beginning who Red John was?

Rewatching The Mentalist lately, I realized that we actually meet Red John quite early. The true identity of Red John was revealed years later. That made me wonder. Did the writers know the identity ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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Does anyone not agree with the fact that “Gale Bertram was one of the Red John's Man”?

I have doubts about Gale Bertram being one of Red John's men. The main reason is in the 3rd season, final episode titled "Strawberries and Cream (Part II)". In this episode the suspects are: ...
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Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?

In The Mentalist S6 Ep 17 "Silver Wings of Time" they construct an elaborate deception to trick the real killer into confessing. How realistic is this concept? Can the police actually lie and trick ...
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Serial Killer following basis for television shows

There are a few shows out where the antagonist is a serial killer type that has a network of followers: The Mentalist and The Following most prominently, and Elementary partially. Is there a ...
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Why does Lorelei shoot Jason Lennon in S05E16?

In the episode "There Will be Blood", Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) admits to being an ...
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What is the CBI in the Mentalist?

The CBI in the mentalist stands for California Bureau of Investigation, initially I thought this was a regional office of the FBI, but it doesn't seem to be (no FBI-labelled jackets/body-armour ...
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What is J.J. LaRoche's dark secret?

In the season 3 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane threatens J.J. LaRoche to expose his secret if he doesn't give him his suspect list. LaRoche's secret is something he keeps in a tupperware in his safe. ...