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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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Who was Kristina Frye and what happened to her?

I'm quite disappointed with the Red John episode of The Mentalist, since there were many questions left unanswered. For example, How was Red John able to manipulate so many people into committing such ...
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Why did Patrick Jane have to steal the suspect list from LaRoche by hiring Donny Cullpepper?

Ok so here's what I don't understand, on season 3 episode 10, Patrick approaches Virgil and convinces him to help him give the suspect list that J.J. LaRoche possessed. At the end of the episode we ...
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Have Patrick Jane and Kim Fischer slept together while on the island?

In season 6, Patrick goes to an island off Venezuala after killing Red John, where he "accidentally" meets an American woman, Kim. While on the island, the sexual tension between Patrick Jane and Kim ...
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What is Patrick Jane's 'foolproof line'?

At the end of season 6, episode 12 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane says to Kim Fischer that he has a foolproof line. Before this, halfway through the episode, this 'line' manages to aggrovate Mr. ...
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Why was the Red John story arc finished when it was?

Red John was the main villain around which the TV show The Mentalist revolved for five and a half seasons. I kinda expected it to go on until the end of the show, or at least until the end of some ...
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Is Red John's motive ever revealed?

I have been rewatching The Mentalist on TV lately, and it seems to me that Red John's motive is never revealed. I could find nothing on Wikipedia and various fan-made wikias, so I wonder: Is Red ...
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Is it forbidden to have a relationship in CBI in reality?

So, this question is not really about the series the Mentalist, but I think it fits here anyway. First, I am not from US, so I dont know if CBI really exists or was made up only for the series. In ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Mentalist connection

In The Mentalist - S05E05 - Red Dawn I noticed the portrait of Arnold Schwarzenegger hanging in the CBI's office near the elevator. What is connection here between Arnold and The Mentalist?
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Why do the main characters in The Mentalist call each other by their last name only?

Watching the German version of The Mentalist on Netflix I discovered something that seems strange to me: Whenever someone of the core CBI team member talks to another team member, they only refer to ...
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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 In season 5 finale of The Mentalist, we saw Red John delivering a CD to Patrick. The CD contains a video that was created 2 months back. In the video Lorelei read a message from Red ...
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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: Brenda ...
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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" (The Mentalist, S05E16), Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) ...
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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 etc...)...
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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. ...