Season 7 Episode 7

The Mentalists

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Waiter: Hello. First time at Good Graces?
      Dean: Yes.
      Waiter: Well, we're 100% locally sourced, biodynamic, and you get a free affirmation with every order.
      Dean: I think I'll source the taco joint.

    • Waiter: What can I get for you?
      Dean: Uh, pancakes, side of pig, coffee, black.
      Waiter: Fantastic. You are a virile manifestation of the divine.
      Dean: What the hell did he say to me?

    • Dean: What's the popular theory?
      Chief Bramberg: It's a toss-up between a ghost and some kind of ogre that only attacks Russians.
      Dean: Policing Lily Dale sounds fun.
      Chief Bramberg: It's either this or Los Angeles.

    • Dean: (about Margaret's bones) In the bed? They were in the bed?
      Sam: Yeah.
      Dean: Uh. I can't believe she was boning her.

    • Waiter: Can I get you anything else?
      Dean: Uh, just a refill. And if you affirmate me, I'm going to punch you in the face.

    • Dean: We're like poster kids of functional family life compared to them.
      Sam: That's a low bar.
      Dean: Well, hey, grading on a curve's got me past every day since kindergarten so don't knock it.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 9, 2011 on SPACE
      Australia: November 14, 2011 on ELEVEN
      Norway: February 17, 2012 on FEM
      UK: September 5, 2012 on Sky LIVING
      Finland: March 23, 2014 on Sub

    • Injoke: The Orb of Thesulah is a recurring mystic object in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. It can be used to bring back lost souls, contain them, and restore them to their original owners.

  • Allusions

    • Dean: Went a little Mentalist on you there, didn't he?
      Along with the episode title, referencing the CBS TV series, The Mentalist, and the lead character, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker). Patrick pretends to be a psychic for the money and celebrity, but in fact uses his observational skills to convince people that he has mental powers. Instead, he puts those skills to use to solve crimes.

    • Melanie: So, um, The X-Files is real, or you just stopped talking like a FBI agent.
      Referencing the popular cult TV series (1993-2002, and two feature movies), with Dana Scully and Fox Mulder as the two main characters through most of the series' run. They were FBI agents who investigated the paranormal and the unexplained.

    • Dean: Start hitting up the Miss Cleos.
      Referencing the briefly (in)famous TV Jamaican psychic, Youree Dell Harris, who was the spokeswoman for a 1-900 telephone psychic line. Despite her claims that she was Jamaican and her bogus accent, she was in fact born in Los Angeles.

    • Dean: Forget it, Sam. It's Lily Dale.
      Referencing the final line of the 1974 movie Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson, John Huston and Faye Dunaway. The line "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown" is spoken by Walsh (Joe Mantell) to his partner Jake (Nicholson).