The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 21

Like A Redheaded Stepchild

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 05, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jane: Hello, class. Memory is unreliable because the untrained brain has a crappy filing system. It takes everything that happens to you and throws it all willy-nilly into a big, dark closet. When you go in there looking for something, all you can find are the big obvious things like when your mom died. Or stuff that you don't really need, stuff that you're not looking for like, uh, the words to "Copacabana". You can't find what you need, but don't panic, because it is still there. Now if we may, my lovely assistant and I will help you rummage through your magic closets. Somewhere in there lurks a name, so start digging and sorting and pulling things out.

    • Lecturer: Studies constantly show that eyewitness identification is wrong as often as it is right, because the human brain is not a computer. Can anyone tell me what day of the week may 31st, 1976 fell on? Tell me quickly. You see--
      Jane: (interrupting) Monday.
      Lecturer: Pardon me?
      Jane: Monday. It was a monday. My brain is a computer. It's a steel trap. A computerized steel trap.

    • Lisbon: Walton had bought a gold necklace just before he died and you were worried that he was gonna leave you?

      Jane: Because he was a good person? He wasn't your usual type, was he?

      Shelley: Yeah, tell me about it. I don't know if I'll meet another guy like Walton.

      Jane: Yes, your taste for bad boys is a sad relic of your childhood mistreatment. No need to pick it back up again.

      Shelley: Oh, gee, thanks for the advice, Dr. Phil.

      Jane: Just because you've heard it before doesn't mean it's not good advice.

    • Marcus: I've been a dead man for ten years. The outside world's got no hold on me. You think some screw poking into my business bothers me?

      Jane: Aw, you're not so tough. There's always bigger fish.

      Marcus: Not in my pond.

      Jane: Well, Walton wanted you transferred. You might have ended up in a pond with a giant pike or snapping turtles.

    • Jane: Personally, I think you got the cheekbones that you can support something really short. I mean, it'd look great on you. You got a great skull, I've always said that.
      Lisbon: I really wish you'd stop.

    • Rigsby: Looks like Butch Carwin's got himself a good old-fashioned meth lab, and he's armed. That's probable cause. We can take him right now.

      Van Pelt: We should call for backup.

      Rigsby: No need. This is gonna be easy.

      Van Pelt: You don't need to prove anything to anyone.

      Rigsby: Huh?

      Van Pelt: Your father is the last person in the world you should be trying to impress. You're a good person, in spite of him. You don't owe him anything.

      Rigsby: You got me wrong. I don't give a damn about my dad. I'm just saying we can take Carwin down now, no problem.

    • Rigsby: I'm sorry, but I'm not gonna be at your wedding.

      Van Pelt: Oh. That's too bad. You have something else planned that day?

      Rigsby: No. You see, the problem is... I'm still in love with you.

      Van Pelt: You can't...

      Rigsby: Hold on. I'm not trying to win you back. You're marrying a good man. That's not gonna change. But neither am I. This whole thing where we pretend that we're just friends, it--it doesn't work. I don't know if it will work, but I know one thing. I can't watch you marry another man.

      Van Pelt: All right.

      Rigsby: You have a good day and a good life.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.00 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Odstrený syn (Left Out Son)
      Germany: Alte schule (Old school)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 5, 2011 on CTV
      The Netherlands: May 12, 2011 on SBS 6
      United Kingdom: May 20, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Australia: June 19, 2011 on Nine
      Sweden: September 14, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: October 23, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: May 23, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions