The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 12


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The ladies are dead,
      I crushed their heads,
      And after the lash,
      They go into trash.

      This poem was written by Jane trying make it look like a message from the Caveman.

  • Quotes

    • Jane: Valerie was deeply guilt-ridden over hitting the homeless guy. She started collecting soap, shampoo and crayons. She was taking kids hiking. She probably volunteered her time--

      Lisbon: In a homeless shelter? Sometimes you act like I don't know jack.

      Jane: More rhyming.

    • Lisbon: (to Jane and Dr. Montague after catching a suspect.) Darn! With him in the back, there won't be room for you two.

      Jane: Well, how are we gonna get back?

      Lisbon: Take the bus.

      Jane: He was our driver!

    • Dr. Montague: Where is everybody? I thought we were working the night shift.

      Jane: Oh, hi. Everybody's out catching the killer.

      Dr. Montague: Seriously?

      Jane: No, I'm joking.

      Dr. Montague: Oh.

      Jane: That was sarcasm. Uh, they're out catching the killer.

    • Dr. Montague: You are an attractive and stable character.

      Rigsby: Thank you.

      Dr. Montague: But, I don't need to conduct an analysis to see that you're still in love with someone else. The probability of us having a succesful relationship is no more than 20%.

      Rigsby: 20%?

      Dr. Montague: Mm-hmm, tops.

    • Lisbon: What did you just say?

      Jane: I wrote the letter from the Caveman.

      Lisbon: Yeah, I heard you the first time.

      Jane: Why'd you ask me to say it again?

      Lisbon: It was a rhetorical question!

      Jane: I just wanted to stir things up, just, you know, give Montague a little prod.

      Lisbon: I get it. She irks you.

      Jane: No, she doesn't irk me. I like her. In fact, she amuses me.

      Lisbon: Yeah, and in the meantime everybody's freaking out because they think there's a serial killer on the loose.

      Jane: Well, there's that, but... That was her story. She made that up, not me.

    • Dr. Montague: Did you know that habitual mockery is a strong indicator of depression?

      Jane: No, but thank you for enlightening me.

    • Lisbon: (about Dr. Montague) You have to admit, she really knows her stuff.

      Jane: I'm admitting nothing. She's huffing and puffing.

      Lisbon: Wait. That rhymes.

    • Lisbon: Where's my couch?

      Jane: Oh, yes. I bought you a new one.

      Lisbon: I like my old couch.

      Jane: No, you don't. You've gotta try this one.

    • Lisbon: Speaking of mental facilities, have you seen Jane? I need to talk to him.

    • Jane: (at a salvage yard.) It's funny, isn't it. Dead cars are really quite beautiful in their way, whereas dead people, not so much.

      Lisbon: Huh?

      Jane: I suppose if we were cars, this place would be a horrific Charnel house.

      Lisbon: Ugh. It's too early for philosophy.

      Jane: Never too early.

    • Lisbon: When in doubt, don't act out.

      Jane: You just made a rhyme. When am I ever in doubt?

      Lisbon: Seriously, you start trouble and I will--

      Jane: You'll burst my bubble?

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.8 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Krvavá �tvanice (Blood Hunt)
      Germany: Harte zahlen (Hard numbers)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 20, 2011 on CTV
      The Netherlands: January 27, 2011 on SBS 6
      United Kingdom: March 11, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Australia: March 20, 2011 on Nine
      Germany: May 8, 2011 on SAT 1
      Sweden: May 17, 2011 on TV3
      Czech Republic: March 21, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions