The Mentalist

Cackle-Bladder Blood

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 9/30/10
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  • Episode Description
  • When Jane's brother-in-law returns to town and gets mixed up in a murder investigation, Jane must come to his aid despite personal reservations.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Simon Baker

    Patrick Jane

  • Robin Tunney

    Teresa Lisbon

  • Tim Kang

    Kimball Cho

  • Owain Yeoman

    Wayne Rigsby

  • Amanda Righetti

    Grace Van Pelt

  • Photos (4)
  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • 302

    By thefanof, Oct 05, 2010

  • Background is a good thing.

    By sandbur, Oct 01, 2010

  • Great episode, lots of background info on Jane.

    By lemae_27, Oct 01, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Lisbon: (about Danny) He's a carny like you used to be?

      Jane: Uh, carny is a very broad term, Lisbon. Danny is more showbiz, but it's... it's been a while.

      Lisbon: Before last night, when was the last time you talked to him?

      Jane: When I called to tell him what Red John had done.

    • Rigsby: Here's another fine mess, eh? They really found Jane holding the murder weapon?

      Lisbon: Yes, they did. Hightower twisted some arms at Sac P.D. It's a joint investigation. We share the sandbox, but CBI is taking the lead. (Rigsby grins) I don't know why you're smiling.

      Rigsby: Well, it's a new angle at least, right? I mean, he's never been a murder suspect before.

    • Danny: My sister was the only good, clean, honest thing that I had in my life and you ran off with her. You took her away from me, away from what she knew. So yeah, I've been mad at you, very mad.

      Jane: I didn't- I didn't take her away. She didn't want the carny life. She hated it. She wanted to get out. We both did. And you know how hard that is. That was- that was our thing. That's what we did together. We escaped together.

      Danny: Nice escape plan, bro. You got her killed.

      Jane: Thanks for reminding me.

    • (at the cemetery where Jane's family is buried)

      Jane: You know, this is the first time I've been here, since the funeral.

      Danny: Why is that?

      Jane: Because they're not here.

    • Danny: Guilt is for marks. You know that, right?

      Jane: Yeah.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode had 14.6 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Krev práskae (Blood of the Snitch)
      Germany: Das perfekte opfer (The perfect victim)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 30, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: October 22, 2010 on Five/Five HD
      Australia: November 01, 2010 on Nine
      The Netherlands: November 18, 2010 on SBS 6
      Sweden: January 11, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: February 20, 2011 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: November 8, 2011 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: January 11, 2012 on TV Nova
      Poland: April 23, 2012 on TVN

    Trivia (1)

    • We learn the names of Jane's wife and daughter in this episode. His wife's name was Angela and his daughter's name was Charlotte Anne.

    Allusions (1)

    • Sam: Oh please, look like Cagney and Lacey had a baby, called it Pepper.

      Cagney and Lacey is an American television award-winning series. They are two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives. "Pepper" is an allusion to the character "Pepper" Anderson played by Angie Dickinson for four seasons on the series Police Woman .

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