The Mentalist


Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 11/11/08
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  • Episode Description
  • A severed hand is found on the California-Nevada state line, that belongs to a murdered hotel casino owner. While the CBI team suspects a mafia hit, Patrick Jane uses the investigation as an opportunity to win at the cards tables.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robin Tunney

    Teresa Lisbon

  • Andrea Parker

    Ann Meier

  • Maite Schwartz

    Jessica Meier

  • Tim Kang

    Kimball Cho

  • Gwendoline Yeo

    Alexandra Yi

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • A hand is found in the middle of the road.

    By thefanof, Nov 13, 2008

  • Episode 1x6: Red Handed The Bottom Line: The Mentalist just keeps getting better.

    By Tsilatnemeht, Nov 29, 2008

  • Very interesting gambling episode.

    By whiteraven2005, Jan 31, 2010

  • As usual, Jane works with the CBI to investigate the mystery of a cut hand lying on the road.

    By mathisuresh, Nov 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jane: Let's go. I got us a table booked at the best restaurant in town. Apparently they tell you the name of the cow your steak came from.

      Van Pelt: That's horrible.

    • Jane: You guys are gonna be going over a punch of boring files now, I expect. So I think I'll work here, play a little, get the lay of the land. Give me a hundred bucks?

      Lisbon: I don't think that's such a good idea.

      Jane: Sure you do. I'll give it back to you double.

      Lisbon: Look, here's a hundred, but you'll pay me back double, right?

      Jane: Triple.

    • Matt Etienne: The Casino's on the Nevada side of the resort and offers full-service gaming. We recently spent ten million upgrading the facilities to improve the experience.

      Jane: They use the same techniques in state-of-the-art animal husbandry to make cows and sheep feel more comfortable.

      Matt Etienne: Really?

      Jane: Dim lights, soft music, a maze of passages that lead you back to the pens, or in this case the slots.

      Matt Etienne: Don't hold back. Speak your mind.

      Jane: There's no clocks or windows anywhere, so there's no passage of time. Low priced alcohol is poured down you by attractive young women. Oxygen is pumped into the place to make you stay awake and the constant symphony of bells and sirens that make it seem like someone's winning all the time.

      Matt Etienne: But someone is always winning. You see, our machines are carefully designed to let every gambler have a taste of victory. Just enough to keep them pumping their money into the machines and on to the table. So what's your point?

      Jane: Oh, no point. I love it.

    • (A severed hand has been found on a road)

      Rigsby: No. We're gonna be talking to the hand for a long while.

      Jane: Why so glum? A case is a case.

      Rigsby: We're in the middle of nowhere. Windy as all hell. I haven't eaten anything. Dismemberments are a bitch. Spend months assembling the victim, there's always a piece missing.

      Jane: There's already plenty to work with right here.

      Van Pelt: It's a right hand with the number 43 on it.

    • Jane: (To Jessica Meier) Your father died protecting you. So in the end he-- he was there for you.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode had 16.51 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Špinavé ruce (Dirty Hands)

    • Original International Air Dates: The Netherlands: January 29, 2009 on SBS 6 Norway: February 11, 2009, on Tv3 Belgium: March 4, 2009 on VT4 Denmark: March 9, 2009 on TV3 Hungary: March 10, 2009 on RTL-Klub Sweden: March 24, 2009 on TV3 Germany: April 5, 2009 on SAT 1 United Kingdom: April 30, 2009 on Channel Five Finland: October 8, 2009 on MTV3 Czech Republic: January 4, 2010 on TV Nova Slovakia: February 8, 2010 on Markiza Poland: October 11, 2010 on TVN

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