The Mentalist

Season 2 Episode 6

Black Gold and Red Blood

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Bosco arrests Jane during a murder investigation and puts him behind bars for spying on Bosco's team and the Red John case. However, even in jail Jane manages to help Lisbon's team with the ongoing investigation.

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  • Black Gold and Red Blood

    I thought this episode showed what his teammates means to Jane and vice versa. And yea I'm wondering whats the deal with Bosco and Lisbon. This goes out to seriesguy3998 and if anyone that haven't seen the the series up to date don't read his reviews he reveals what happens to a certain character in future episodes. Seriesguy3998 not everyone saw the series up to date I know you already know this otherwise you wouldn't have posted the fact what happens to this character later on. Next time be considerate and put "SPOILER ALERT" or something.moreless
  • The crimes are getting pretty easy to solve.

    Don't get me wrong I love this show and I think it's cool that they are adding different storylines , such as Rigsby and Van Pelt , Bosco , etc. but crimes themselves are easy to figure out. I mean , last episodes they most unlikely suspect is always the murderer. This episode , the young wife , last episode the nephew of the heir to the mansion's fortune ,the other one the son of the lawyer , I was able to solve who the murderer was halfway thorugh the episode.I think they need to change just that, the other aspects of the show are perfect. I need more Red John episodes.We need more clues about him and his realtionship with Jane. I remember season one finale , the scene where they show a cup of tea which was the same kind in which Jane drunk in the blind's woman house.I also notice that Jane drinks a cup of tea in every episode , so that might be a clue to Jane's relationship with Red John. My guess is that Red JOhn is some kind of evil twin or splitted personality of Jane , but that's just my wild guess.moreless
  • Boring and bad episode in which Jane manage to solve everything and the rest of the team seems to be bad at their job?

    In the beginning I really loved this show but it's getting worse and worse. I was kind of disappointed by this episode. Ofcourse it's fun that Jane can help the team out and that he knows a lot and sees a lot that the others obviously don't. But in my opinion it's already for a long time that I don't even know why the rest of the team is there, they don't seem to be good at their job. It's always Jane that sees and knows everything. And that especially goes for Lisbon. It seems like Lisbon isn't as good at her job, and that they need Jane to close cases as Lisbon stated in this episode. I think they should give Lisbon and the team more credit, they haven't become cops by doing nothing I suppose.. What also annoys me that Jane always gets EVERYTHING done that he wants. So unrealistic, like the guy he phoned and then got in prison, what a coincidence that his plan worked and that he came in the exact same prison etc etc. I think the plot is becoming very superficial throughout all episodes. I really hope the show will become better.moreless
  • Jane goes behind bars

    The Mentalist

    Season 2

    Episode 6: Black Gold and Red Blood

    During a murder investgation, Bosco arrests Jane for planting a mic on them and spying them on the Red John case. Jane goes to jail, but he manages to solve the murder there and escapes.

    Pretty good episode. It was interesting and pretty cool. At the end it is revealed that Lisbon and Bosco have a leverage that could ruin both of their carreers. An affair? Thats what I think. Possibly, as Jane said, Bosco murdered a criminal and Lisbon didn't tell on him. That sounds about so. Whatever it is, it has made a pretty good deal of suspense. But in further episodes Bosco dies, so I dont know if we will ever find out. Maybe Lisbon tells Jane. I dont know. But this is going interesting.moreless
  • Fun!

    The Mentalist had been a little bit off its game earlier this season and I contemplated tuning out but this episode just reminded me of the quality of the show in the first season.

    I admire what the writers are doing in trying to create a bit more tension with the Red John case, but I can't help but wonder how long this is going to go on for? I mean, eventually, Red John will get boring (As will naming each episode something to do with red)

    But back to the actual show, this episode was interesting and fun and the premise was really cool.

    Keep it up!moreless
Dominic Hoffman

Dominic Hoffman

Marlin Hicks

Guest Star

Fatso Fasano

Fatso Fasano


Guest Star

William Russ

William Russ

Dooley Gerber

Guest Star

Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin

Virgil Minelli

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Luscom: My name is Theodore Luscom. I am a citizen of free California. The so-called federal and state authorities you work for are not legitimate. Therefore I do not recognize your right to arrest or question me.

      Lisbon: Oh, please.

      Luscom: You don't know it, but you people are just tools of the United Nations.

      Jane: Oh, yeah, we know it. They told us last June. Laid it all out.

      Luscom: Say what?

      Jane: There was a change in policy. Had a big secretive meeting, told us excactly who we're working for. That, my friend, was an eye opener, I tell you.

      Luscom: Are you mocking me?

      Jane: Oh, I'm serious. They told us the whole grand plan.

      Lisbon: Hush. Ignore him, Mr. Luscom.

    • Lisbon: So they let you out, then?

      Jane: Yes, uh, they did. Thank you very much.

      Lisbon: Nothing to do with me.

      Jane: So modest.

      Lisbon: Ah, right. Bosco's so in love with me, he'll do whatever I say?

      Jane: Yes. Yeah, it's a little far-fetched. He does love you. How could he not? But he's not the type to bend his principles over love. So, I figure it's something more concrete. You must have something on him.

    • (After Jane has escaped from prison.)

      Bosco: He's blown it, all right. We have an APB out, but maybe you can contact him, persuade him to come in quiet. Nobody wants him to get hurt.

      Lisbon: Contact him how? Persuade him how?

      Bosco: You two are close. He'll listen to you.

      Lisbon: That's very funny.

      Minelli: Why is it funny?

      Lisbon: It just is.

    • Rigsby: I feel like Jane knows about us.

      Van Pelt: No, he doesn't. How would he know?

      Rigsby: I know, we've been cool. It's just, it feels like he knows.

      Van Pelt: You're being paranoid.

      Rigsby: Just because I'm being paranoid, doesn't mean that Jane doesn't know.

    • Rigsby: Local PD has stomped all over the crime scene, so I don't think forensics will be any use.

      Lisbon: It's like they don't even watch TV. Every toddler knows this stuff.

    • (Lisbon asks Bosco to let Jane out of prison.)

      Lisbon: That's what I wanted to talk to you about. I thought this would teach Jane a lesson. I thought he'd back down or apologize but he didn't and now it's gone too far. You gotta let him go. If you drop the charges the A.G. won't chase it.

      Bosco: What if I don't wanna do that?

      Lisbon: (hesitates) Don't make me go there Sam.

      Bosco: What are you saying exactly?

      Lisbon: You know what I'm saying. I'll talk about what happened eight years ago.

      Bosco: You'd go there? Really? I don't believe you.

      Lisbon: Believe me. Here I am.

      Bosco: You would ruin our lives, our carriers...over Jane? Does he mean that much to you?

      Lisbon: He closes cases.

      Bosco: He closes cases? Is that all it is?

      Lisbon: I'm telling you if you don't let Jane go, I'll talk. That's all. What are you gonna do?

    • Jane: I understand that you're keeping me in jail in the hopes that you will teach me a lesson. It's not gonna work.

      Lisbon: I'm not keeping you in jail. The law is keeping you in jail.

      Jane: The law as played by Sam Bosco, and you can make Sam Bosco do anything, whenever you like.

      Lisbon: Right. Because he's so in love with me, I can make him do whatever.

      Jane: Yes.

      Lisbon: No. No, I was only saying that because that's what Rigsby and the guys were just saying. It's total nonsense. Sam Bosco is a happily married man. He hasn't the faintest interest in me that way. I have no influence over him whatsoever.

      Jane: The guys noticed it, too? I'm impressed. He's very recessive in his passions. Hard to spot that he'd kill and die for you.

      Lisbon: Trust me, you are way off.

      Jane: Interesting puzzle you present. Lies and truth all mixed together.

    • (Jane is in prison)

      Boo: Good night, Jane.

      Jane: Good night, pal.

      Boo: And don't worry about tomorrow morning.

      Jane: Why would I need to worry about tomorrow morning?

      Boo: There are some scary people here. They all know you're a cop.

      Jane: How would they know that? I'm not...I'm not really a cop.

      Boo: Well, then you'll be fine. Besides, they got real excellent medical facilities here.

      Jane: Ohh...

    • Jane: Bad luck to kill large birds unless you eat them. You didn't eat them, did you?

      Roddy Gerber: Hell no!

      Axel: Ha! But you admit you shot 'em though.

      Roddy Gerber: They're vultures, man. You think I'm gonna give up a million bucks over a couple ugly bastards who eat dead people? No freakin' way.

    • Lisbon: You know what? I don't need my gun, I can just hit you with my chair.

      Jane: (smirking) I think you'll find it's bolted to the floor.

    • (Lisbon finds out that Jane wanted her to visit him in prison so he can speak to Dooley Gerber)

      Lisbon: How I wish I had my gun.

      Jane: Crime fighting's hard. Suck it up.

    • (Jane is being brought into prison)

      Escort Deputy: The arresting officer advises protective custody.

      Deputy Bulger: Are you a cop or a child rapist?

      Jane: Neither.

      Deputy Bulger: What do you need protective custody for, then?

      Jane: Well, I guess I don't.

      Deputy Bulger: Your funeral.

    • Bosco: There's no rule bending in the CBI. You two guys are good agents, but Jane has corrupted you.

      Rigsby: No, he hasn't.

      Bosco: So you were ready to bend the rules before he got here?

    • Lisbon: Look, I hope we can get you out of this mess. But it's also true that I do hope that you learn a lesson from this. There are real boundaries in life. These are real prison walls.

      Jane: (almost whispering) Only in your mind, Lisbon. Only in your mind.

    • (After Jane breaks out of prison)

      Minelli: Lisbon, I had a horrible dream. I dreamt that Jane escaped the county jail. I dreamt that the sheriff, the AG and the district super all called to yell at me. Now you're gonna wake me up, yes?

      Lisbon: I'm sorry, sir. I have no excuse for him. He is beyond out of line.

    • Jane: I'm touched that you would risk your career over me. That means a lot to me.

      Lisbon: If you're right, and I'm not saying you are, it would mean I broke the trust of somebody I respect and admire for your sake. If it is true, I would hope in the future you'd be a little bit more mature and responsible in your behavior.

      Jane: I'm grateful and all that, but let's not go crazy here.

      Lisbon: I should have let you rot in jail.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode had 16.21 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: erné zlato a rudá krev (Black Gold and Red Blood)
      Germany: Boscos rache (Bosco's revenge)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: November 9, 2009 on Channel 9
      The Netherlands: February 18, 2010 on SBS6
      United Kingdom: March 26, 2010 on Five
      Germany: April 4, 2010 on SAT 1
      Sweden: April 6, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: June 14, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: July 6, 2011 on Markiza
      Poland: September 6, 2011 on TVN