The Mentalist

Red Tide

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/14/08
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  • Episode Description
  • A drowned girl's body is found on the Santa Marta beach, and many of her surfer friends are suspects. When interviews lead to nothing, Patrick uses his skills to determine and catch the killer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brando Eaton

    Danny Kurtik

  • Robin Tunney

    Teresa Lisbon

  • Leanne Moore

  • Tim Kang

    Kimball Cho

  • Eoghan Mahony

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • The psychology really does work.

    By foreveryoung820, Nov 17, 2012

  • Lackluster by comparison

    By katiebsmith, Oct 15, 2008

  • Very interesting episode.

    By whiteraven2005, Jan 31, 2010

  • A dead girl is found in the ocean.

    By thefanof, Oct 19, 2008

  • The show's gettin better.

    By Luainn, Oct 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Cho: You had the keys the whole time.

      Rigsby: You gotta let it go, man.

      Cho: Did you have the keys in your hand?

      Jane: If I tell you how it's done, the Magic Circle will send a team of assassins to kill us all. It's the law.

    • Van Pelt: It's gotta be tough.

      Lisbon: What?

      Van Pelt: I mean, a drunk driver. Isn't that what happened to your mother? (Lisbon stares at her) Sorry. It's not my business.

      Lisbon: We don't discuss our personal lives in this unit. It's not useful and it's not professional.

    • Jane: You want symbolic? You're a hawk and Christine was a rabbit.

      Hope: What does that even mean?

      Jane: Bird of prey, rabbit. You tell me.

    • (Talking about Dane Kurtik.)

      Jane: He's not gonna confess.

      Lisbon: What'd you think, he'd break under the bad lighting conditions?

    • Lisbon: You have good kids.

      Jack Tanner: Yeah, I do.

      Lisbon: You're all they have.

      Jack Tanner: Yeah, I know.

      Lisbon: Be good to them.

      Jack Tanner: I am good to them.

      Lisbon: My father was a good man, just like you are. And after my mother died... he was a self-pitying drunk, just like you are. He killed himself. Damn near killed me and my brothers too. Get some help. Your kids deserve it. So do you.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode had 14.96 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Rudý příliv (Red High Tide)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 22, 2008 on Nine
      The Netherlands: January 8, 2009 on SBS6
      Spain: January 15, 2009 on La Sexta
      Norway: January 21, 2009 on TV3
      Belgium: February 11, 2009 on VT4
      Denmark: February 16, 2009 on TV3
      Hungary: February 16, 2009 on RTL-Klub
      Sweden: March 3, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: March 15, 2009 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom: April 9, 2009 on Channel Five
      Thailand: April 23, 2009 on True Series
      Finland: September 17, 2009 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 14, 2009 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: January 18, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: September 20, 2010 on TVN
      India: November 22, 2010 on Zee Cafe

    Trivia (2)

    • Hope, Danny, Andy and Win were interrogated alone, without presence of their parents or legal guardians or lawyers. As they are minors police must wait for the arrival of their legal guardians even if the suspects didn't ask for them, or to provide some sort of public legal guardian to bear witness that the interrogation was not under coercion. Otherwise, all the confessions and all the information received during interrogation are inadmissible in the court. And police can not pursuit any leads from such information because it's called "fruits of a poisonous tree" and also inadmissible.

    • When Patrick gathers Christine's four friends at Devon point in order to put his cunning plan in motion the day is bright. Once they've pushed the gate and sit on the beach it's complete dark.

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