The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 12

Little Red Corvette

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Lisbon believes that the death of a geologist is the key to bringing down Tommy Volker.

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  • Lisbon finally gets her revenge

    This episode was the conclusion to the Tommy Volker storyline and things get harder for Volker when a boy witnesses a murder only that Volker doesn't know In this episode Volker shows how smart and careful he is because he covers his tracks very well He was able to do that because he knew what leads the police had on the case which suggests someone on the inside and the person on the inside was revealed to be Brenda Shettrick Volker has lots of people to help him but not people who would kill a child so because he had to do it himself and Lisbon found him trying to take the boy she was able to arrest him now anyone who thought Volker could be Red John will have to think again but it was a really good storyline.moreless
  • Good Show

    What happened at end?
  • Had me on the edge of my seat

    Great episode. Awesome seeing Volker get called out by Jane. A lot of background mistakes like a missing kid getting over his mom in 61 days and going to the zoo. Plus regardless of what happened Volkers fingerprints would be in the ladies apartment. Still a great episode. I hope they get around to the Red John stuff again though. Clearly people in CBI can easily be coerced and blackmailed a little too easy , Red John could be anyone.moreless
  • Best of the season so far

    After the Red John case has been significantly toned down, the show has been rather lukewarm. The Volker case put the tension back in play, and this epi turned out to be a great climax. Especially the scenes where Patrick was conversing with Volker, were full of innuendos and body language, and they made for very good television. I'm glad Theresa finally got to shoot him and put the cuffs on, she deserved it after everything he put her through. Seeing her break some rules was refreshing! And the scene where the mercenary threw himself in front of a bus, was totally unexpected. I hope the show keeps this pace up.moreless
  • Little Red Corvette

    The Volker build-up was a little bit slow, but the payoff was good here. Edgier than just about anything on CBS this year as they had the man ready to kill a child, but it was good for The Mentalist to go out of its comfort zone a little bit.

    Really strong episode though.
Rebecca Wisocky

Rebecca Wisocky

Brenda Shettrick

Guest Star

David Norona

David Norona

DDA Osvaldo Ardilles

Guest Star

Amy Aquino

Amy Aquino

Judge Patricia Davis

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Jane is going through the missing kids with Van Pelt, Marvin Pettigrew is listed as missing for 63 days. Later when Jane talks to Marvin's mother, she tells Jane that Marvin has been missing for 61 days.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jane: Mr Volker.Patrick Jane,I work with Teresa Lisbon.
      Volker: Ah yes,Mr Jane.Nice to meet you.A friend of Teresa's.She's a fascinating woman,isn't she?
      Jane: Certainly.Well that was impressive.Not only are you a super successful businessman,but your quite the vivid story teller.For a moment there I was splashing around in a puddle with spike growing some gills.
      Volker: Is there something you needed?
      Jane: Need?No I just want to meet you when I have the chance.
      Volker: Are you going somewhere?
      Jane: No.But you are.After your arrest things are bound to get a little hectic and I probably wanted to have a chance to introduce myself so here I am.
      Volker: Very droll.But you and I both know that I'm not going to be arrested.
      Jane: You sure about that?

    • Volker: Do you enjoy this,Agent Lisbon? Wasting your time.

    • Volker: (to Lisbon) I'm only looking out for your best interests.
      Jane: No, you're not. You want us to think that you're gloating, but you're not. You're afraid.
      Volker: Afraid? (chuckles) Listen, this certainly is a strange way of showing it.
      Jane: I can see right through you. We were close, searching your offices like that. Too close. You want us to think that you're in control, that you're untouchable. But you're not. You're afraid of us. And you should be.

  • NOTES (3)