The Mentalist

Season 2 Episode 16

Code Red

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • As Agent Cho is ending his interview with Griffin Wells, he states "You'll be the richest man in Folsom."
      Folsom is a prison run by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California State. It is located in the city of Folsom, 20 miles (32 km) northeast of the state capital of Sacramento.

    • When Dr. Seberg finds the opened Cryptohansa B vial she stops Dr. Welks and Harken from opening the door, because she knows the virus must be contained within the chamber. Seberg responds to Jane's question that the killer would have taken the antidote in advance of opening the vial, the only way it will work. Although having taken the antidote protected them, it is never explained how the killer managed to leave the contaminated chamber without releasing the virus.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Seberg: Good morning, Mr. Jane. My name is Dr. Alicia Seberg. I gather from a brief search on the internet that you're the best detective in my immediate vicinity.
      Jane: Oh, well, um, you flatter me, but, uh, I'm not actually a detective.
      Dr. Seberg: I need your professional assistance. Please come immediately. I've been murdered.

    • (About Scott Price)

      Jane: You know he didn't kill Alicia Seberg, you just like scaring people, right?

      Harken: Hey, if there was a murder here, I think he's a very good suspect.

      Jane: Why? He has no interest in her death, it could only lead to discovery of the security breakdown.

      Harken: We'll see if he had any other motives.

    • (Harken is inteviewing suspects)

      Jane: This is ridiculous.

      Lisbon: Just let it go.

      Harken: Let's have some quiet back there, huh? Now, Mr. Tipp, please--

      Jane: (interrupting) Why?

      Harken: Why?

      Jane: What difference does our silence make? Silent or not, you're still wasting everybody's time with this nonsense.

      Harken: You guys called this homicide, so now we have to run the paperwork. That's how it works.

      Jane: Still a waste of time.

      Harken: I thought I made the deal clear to you guys. You really wanna mess with the C.D.C.A.?

      Lisbon: Absolutely not. I apologize for my colleague's rudeness--

      Jane: No she doesn't. I retract that apology. Show some mettle, Lisbon. You know as well as I do, if I have ten minutes with these people, I will get the truth. If there's any useful truth worth having.

    • Rigsby: Anything to be looking out for in particular?

      Lisbon: Oh, uh, one of them released a lethal supervirus that could kill half the state of California, so I guess we're looking for someone with a prior background as an evil supervillain.

      Cho: Okay.

      Lisbon: That last part was a joke.

      Cho: Yeah, we get it.

    • Lisbon: Tell me the truth. This is a trick, right?

      Jane: No. Why would I do something like that? What would be the point?

      Lisbon: Swear on your child's grave.

      Jane: You know I don't do that. Not for anything.

    • Griffin: What are you doing?

      Jane: What does it look like I'm doing?

      Griffin: Trying to make us nervous?

      Jane: Correct. How am I doing?

      Griffin: Doing well.

      Jane: Excellent.

    • Edmunds: Fidelity is simply a cultural convention.

      Jane: Like clothes or not killing people?

      Edmunds: You could say so.

    • (Jane has tricked Lisbon into thinking they're about to die)

      Lisbon: Don't you have anybody you wanna call besides Cho and Rigsby?

      Jane: No...and If I were dying, I'd wanna call you, but you're already here, so there's no need.

      Lisbon: Me? What would you say?

      Jane: Uhh...

      Lisbon: Uh, wait-- wait a minute. If? If I was dying?!

      Jane: Yeah, you're not really dying. I wrote a label and put it on an empty flask and then I convinced poor Lilith Nash to run away. I feel kind of bad about it--

      Lisbon: You son of a bitch!

    • (Talking about their latest murder case.)

      Jane: Ooh, this is a good one, eh?

      Lisbon: Good?

      Jane: Well, interesting. Unique.

      Lisbon: If you're a jaded, ghoulish adventure seeker.

      Jane: Ghoulish? Listen, if people are gonna kill each other and we have to catch them, I would much rather the go about it with some kind of originality.

    • Jane: Cheer up.
      Lisbon: Why?
      Jane: Uh, 'cause it's better to be happy than sad.
      Lisbon: I'm not sad.
      Jane: You're very sad. You've been sad for months. Ever since, uh --
      Lisbon: Oh, what? Is this some sort of therapy session? Did you bring tissue in case you make me cry?
      Jane: There we go. Zing of anger. Gets the blood up. That's a good start.
      Lisbon: Is this what you came here for, to zing me? Because I've got paperwork to do.

    • Lisbon: This is politics. The C.D.C.A. is rich, mean and well connected. The CBI in comparison are like poor orphans. We can't make enemies out of them. We need to cooperate with this man.

      Jane: He irks me.

      Lisbon: Say it. I understand.

      Jane: Mhmm.

      Lisbon: Go, find yourself a vending machine, buy yourself a candy bar and come back when you're ready to play nice.

      Jane: Give me a dollar and I will.

    • Lisbon: And reason number two?

      Jane: The second and most important reason is doesn't it feel great to get your life back? Don't you feel good right now? Don't you feel happy to be alive?

      Lisbon: No!

      Jane: Oh, I know you do. You know you do.

      Lisbon: If reason number one does not pan out very, very soon, I think I'm gonna punch you in the nose.

    • Patrick Jane: Confess, you do feel better. You feel much more alive, I know you do!
      Agent Lisbon: You know what made me feel better? Punching you in the nose.
      Patrick Jane: Huh. Glad to be of service.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 16.02 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudý kód (Red Code)
      Germany: Code red (Code red)

    • Simon Baker (Patrick Jane) and Caitlin Keats (Greta Skye) previously worked together on the movie Women in Trouble (2009).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 11, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: March 22, 2010 on Nine
      United Kingdom: June 4, 2010 on Five
      Sweden: June 15, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: September 5, 2010 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: November 8, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 30, 2011 on Markiza
      Poland: November 14, 2011 on TVN

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