The Mentalist

Season 1 Episode 13

Paint It Red

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: Nope, nyet, no. Minelli says no, too. That's four noes.

      Jane: Minelli always says no. It's his job.

      Lisbon: And it's my job to listen to him.

    • Lisbon: We're gonna close this case, but not by causing an international scandal.

      Jane: Arlov's the key.

      Lisbon: I wanna get Harry Lashley's killer as much as you do, but we cannot go after Arlov. The state department--

      Jane: The state department!

      Rigsby: I agree, screw them.

      Lisbon: That attitude is why I'm in charge and you guys aren't.

    • Jane: Are you gonna be grumpy like this in the room?

      Lisbon: Yes, I am.

      Jane: Just asking. I don't think it's very professional.

      Lisbon: Seriously, don't push me.

      Jane: I said I'm sorry.

      Lisbon: You had express orders to stay away from Arlov.

      Jane: That's why I didn't tell you. You have total deniability.

      Lisbon: That's beside the point.

      Jane: The point is, my brilliant plan worked like clockwork.

      Lisbon: What plan? This case isn't closed. You haven't done anything yet.

      Jane: Not yet, but you watch.

    • Jane: Horrible job you found for yourself, Kathryn. Helping a greedy egotist snatch up beautiful things he has no ability to appreciate.

    • Jane: (to Arlov) Most successful criminal bosses show a similar profile. Sadistic, violent, but also highly methodical, they're psychologically astute.

    • Arlov: Are you mad?

      Jane: No, just kidding. It's just a prop to get me into the room. I am aware that you have the real painting.

      Arlov: Really? You are aware, and how are you aware of this?

      Jane: I guessed. Confirmed by the predatory smile on your face when you asked me about it just then. You enjoy trapping people in nets of their own making, don't you?

    • Jane: Is that an M-16 or a Kalashnikov?

      AP: (to Kathryn) Son of a bitch. There's a machine gun in my painting. How in the hell could you not notice that?

    • AP: (talking about the painting) $50,000,000, right there.

      Jane: It's about $10,000 right there. It's a fake.

      AP: The hell it is.

      Jane: Fake as a $6 bill.

    • Jane: (talking about the painting) May I borrow it for a while?

      Rob: I don't know about that. How do I know I'm going to get it back?

      Jane: Let me put it another way. Lend it to me, or Agent Van Pelt here will take you and the painting back to Sacramento and keep you there and ask you mind-numbing questions for hours on end.

    • Lisbon: (talking about Harry) What was his previous employment?

      Jane: He was a musician. Jazz guitarist.

      Stevie: Yes. How did you know that?

      Jane: I looked at his fingers. Guitarist fingers. Jazz with a flamenco edge, judging by the ridge on his thumb.

    • Frank: (about Patrick) Who is this guy?

      Lisbon: He's a pain in the ass, but he's making sense.

    • Jane: If we're lucky, we'll find a murder weapon. It was obviously a well-planned robbery.

      Cho: Why is that obvious?

      Jane: Nobody finds themselves in a locked room full of old masters in the middle of the night by accident, do they? So, well-planned.

    • Rigsby: You better call Lisbon, give her an update.

      Jane: You call her.

      Rigsby: I can't. I'm driving. Cho?

      Cho: No way.

      Jane: Oh, come on, guys. I just robbed a Russian mobster. You can't call Lisbon?

    • Lisbon: Where's everyone?

      Van Pelt: Weird. They all called in to sign out. Jane wasn't feeling well, Rigsby's got a hot date, and Cho got Kings tickets.

      Lisbon: Son of a...

      Van Pelt: What?

      Lisbon: Jane doesn't get sick, Rigsby's 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: Yeah, they're on an East Coast road trip. They're playing the Knicks tomorrow night.

      Van Pelt: No, I mean about Rigsby. How do you know about that?

      Lisbon: Everybody knows about that. The attorney general knows that.

    • Lisbon: Just follow procedure. Have fun!

      Jane: Where is the fun in that?

    • Jane: You and Miss Duane came up here to have sex in the boss's office.

      Frank: That is absurd. Why would I do such a stupid thing?

      Jane: Because it's forbidden and thus very sexy, of course, especially if you have father issues. And who doesn't? It's furtive but powerful challenge to the paternal authority.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 16.39 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Namalováno rudou (Painted Red)

    • In the U.S., this episode aired at a special time at Sunday 10pm after the NFL's AFC Championship game.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 11, 2009 on Nine
      The Netherlands: March 19, 2009 on SBS 6
      Belgium: April 22, 2009 on VT4
      Denmark: April 27, 2009 on TV3
      Sweden: May 12, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: May 24, 2009 on SAT 1
      Croatia: May 27, 2009 on RTL
      United Kingdom: June 18, 2009 on Five
      Finland: November 26, 2009 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: February 22, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: March 29, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: December 6, 2010 on TVN

  • Allusions

    • The episode title might be an allusion to "Paint It Black", a hit song recorded by The Rolling Stones in 1966.