The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 19

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Inside Joke: Rigsby tries an attempt at a British accent when he goes undercover. Owain Yeoman is, in fact, a Welsh actor.

    • When Rigsby and Cho are watching Sarahs dating video the time stamp changes from 5:12 to 5:13 though only 25 seconds pass

  • Quotes

    • Rigsby: (about a suspect) Okay, which one is she?
      Lisbon: The blonde in the lavender sheath.
      Rigsby: The one in the what, now?
      Lisbon: The blonde in the purple dress.
      Rigsby: Got it. Are you sure it's her?
      Lisbon: No. Find out if she's got a rose tattoo on her hip. Then we'll know for sure.

    • Lisbon: The reality is that John Flynn ran a multi-million dollar company. He had money, dozens of employees, and a lot of ruthless competitors.
      Jane: And Flynns file also says that he gave half a million dollars to charity last year. That's the first time he's ever done that.
      Lisbon: So?
      Jane: It's a red flag.
      Lisbon: How is giving to charity a red flag?
      Jane : Giving to charity isn't a red flag. Giving half a million dollars to charity out of the blue, is. It's a true sign of a guilty conscience.
      Lisbon: That is so far from the truth.
      Jane: Well, think about the people that donate that kind of money to charity, all right. Wall Street executives, crooked politicians, troubled celebrities. It is all in the name of clearing their conscience.
      Lisbon: You're horrible.

    • Lisbon: What was that all about?
      Jane: Oh, she was just thanking me for consoling her.
      Lisbon: Ah, and here I thought you hated talking to widows.
      Jane: This one's a little different.
      Lisbon: How so?
      Jane: She murdered her husband.

    • Erica: I know what you're feeling. I've been there.

      Jane: Yeah, I don't think you have.

      Erica: You were in a relationship once, you were in love, but it ended badly and you were deeply hurt as a result. You shut yourself off from the world and avoid meeting new people because you don't want to ever feel that loss again. But now you're ready to move on with your life. I can see it in you. You can find happiness again, even true love, but you have to be willing to let me help you.

      Jane: That was spooky. It was like you read my mind.

    • Erica: I didn't kill my husband. In fact, you don't actually believe I did.

      Jane: No?

      Erica: No. You're simply doing what you've been doing ever since your wife died... intentionally sabotaging any relationship by pushing away anyone who makes you feel something. You want me to be the killer because you don't want to have feelings for me. It's a tragic but natural response to the guilt you feel over your wife's death.

      Jane: I do push people away, and I do feel guilt over my wife's death, but that does not change the fact that you murdered your husband. I am more certain of it now than ever.

      Erica: If that's the case, prove it.

    • Rigsby: What do you think of these dating services anyway?

      Cho: No and yes.

      Rigsby: What?

      Cho: No, I've never used one, and yes, you should.

      Rigsby: Oh, because you're cool, and I'm not?

      Cho: Anything to stop you dating your co-workers.

    • (in the studio)

      Jane: Whoa. That's bright. Very fancy.

      Erica: We like to show our clients in the best possible light.

      Jane: I thought true love was blind.

      Erica: We may love with our hearts, but first we lust with our eyes.

    • Jane: Do you know in seven years, each and every cell is completely replaced in your body? That means you are literally a different person from when we first met.

      Lisbon: Sadder but wiser.

    • Erica: Now, Patrick, what kind of women are you interested in?

      Jane: Rich, quiet blondes. No snoring. That's a deal-breaker.

    • Lisbon: You always say that the simplest answers usually are the most likely, but it seems like you're coming up with more and more elaborate scenarios just to prove that you're right.

      Jane: Erica killed her husband. I am 100% sure of it.

      Lisbon: I don't get it. What is it about this woman? Why are you so obsessed with her?

      Jane: (whispering) Because she doesn't think I'm smart enough to catch her.

      Lisbon: Oh, well, that's a good reason. Healthy. Professional.

    • Erica: In an ideal world, what would you want your life to be like?

      Jane: Haven't thought about that. In an ideal world? (pause) A pet dragon, definitely, for flying around. That would be good.

      Erica: Please, try and answer seriously. It's important.

      Jane: I want my life to be free.

      Erica: Free how? To love? To be loved?

      Jane: Free from my past.

    • Patrick: (on a video recording) I'm looking for someone who... someone I can trust, someone strong. Someone at peace with themselves. Someone better than me. Someone who knows the worst side of me, and still loves me.

      Erica: (off camera) Sounds like an amazing woman.

      Patrick: She was.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 15.17 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Není rů�e bez trní (There Isn't a Rose without Thorns)
      Germany: Keine rose ohne dornen (No rose without thorns)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 7, 2011 on CTV
      The Netherlands: April 28, 2011 on SBS 6
      United Kingdom: May 6, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Australia: June 05, 2011 on Nine
      Sweden: August 31, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: October 9, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: May 9, 2012 on TV Nova

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