The Mentalist

Season 1 Episode 13

Paint It Red

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 2009 on CBS

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  • Best episode yet.

    A a man and a woman try to have sex in an office after hours when they discover the dead body of another man. Cut to the next day and they try to give some made up story to Jane and the CBI about the reason they were in the office when they found the body.
    Now, I just KNEW this wouldn't fly with Jane and he would reveal he knew the truth but it was riveting nonetheless.
    The whole episode revolved around the theft of a painting worth $50m and the death of the man in the office who was the son-in-law of the paintings owner.
    Oh man and when Jane insisted on taking Van Pelt with him to investigate the painting forger? :D "don't embarrass me" she said before they went into his studio. Of course that's exactly what Jane done by telling the painter and his clients that Van Pelt was his fiancee! "you see that's what I meant!" she said.
    The best bit was when Jane decided to go after the Russian Mobster Arlov with Rigsby and Cho despite Lisbons warnings that he had diplomatic immumity.
    Jane turned up at the doors of the mobsters mansion, party in full swing, with one of the fake paintings covered with a cloth under his arm. When hes granted an audience with the mobster he takes the the cloth of the painting and it's just a crude drawing! :D The real genius bit was when he gave the signal to Rigsby and Cho who were hiding somewhere in the mansion unbeknowst to the viewer through the use of a coded phrase. Cho pulled the fire alarm and Jane then switched his crude painting with the "real" one! :D
    The funniest bit? When Lisbon asked Van Pelt where Jane, Rigsby and Cho were in the CBI.

    Lisbon: Where is everyone? Van Pelt: Weird, they all called in to sign out. Jane wasn't feeling well, Rigsby's on a hot date and Cho got King's tickets.

    Lisbon: Son of a...

    Van Pelt: What?

    Lisbon: Jane doesn't get sick, Rigsbys not on a date because he's in love with you and the Kings aren't playing tonight.

    Van Pelt: You know about that?

    Lisbon: They're on the East Coast road trip they're playing the Nicks tomorrow night.

    Van Pelt: No I mean about Rigsby how do you know about that?

    Lisbon: Everybody knows about that, the Attorny General knows about that.

    Van Pelt: I'm so embarrassed!

    Lisbon: Please...