The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 17


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 10, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • At the doctors' meeting, when Jane calls out the doctors' apathy to their patients, he says "And they call me a fraud". However, until now, there are only two people who specifically call him out for being a fraud psychic: Red John and himself.

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: Golf. I don't get it.

      Jane: Pointless, absurd, repetitive activity. Very good for clearing the mind. All these stalls here, mental washing machines.

    • Jane: I'm off to the cafeteria for something deliciously suspended in gelatin.

      Lisbon: I'm not even gonna ask you where you're really going. You wanna know why? I don't have to.

    • LaRoche: You are back in charge of your team, effective immediately.

      Lisbon: Wait... What?

      LaRoche: You're back in charge.

      Lisbon: No, I heard you. Why was I pulled off in the first place?

      LaRoche: Maybe I was messing with you.

    • Lisbon: We're investigating the murder of Dr. Newton.

      Dr. Quick: Well, this is hardly the venue.

      Jane: Au contraire, this is just the venue. A room full of professionals who prescribe drugs they know little about to cure diseases they know less about for people they know nothing about. And they call me a fraud.

    • Rigsby: So listen, delicate question.

      Cho: Yes.

      Rigsby: Thursday quiz night is strictly no bosses, as you know. Should we give your spot to Lisbon? Feels kind of weird.

      Cho: Do what you feel is right.

      Rigsby: Or should we just hang on to your spot in case you srew up? (Cho gives him a look.) It's just a joke.

      Cho: Yeah. Funny.

      Rigsby: You're gonna make a hell of a boss, man. I'm already scared of you.

    • Francine: Are you the CBI Agents?
      Jane: Yes. She does the detecting and I do the insulting.
      Lisbon: Ah, consulting.
      Jane: That, too.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.28 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Proud krve (Bloodstream)
      Germany: Schmerzensschreie (Cries of pain)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 10, 2011 on CTV
      United Kingdom: April 15, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Australia: May 22, 2011 on Nine
      Sweden: June 21, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: September 25, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: April 25, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions