The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 21

Red and Itchy

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 28, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary


When J.J. LaRoche's mysterious container is stolen from his home, he asks Jane for his help.

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  • La Roche Secret

    La Roche is back for this episode when thieves break in his home and steal his tuppaware box, the mystery is what huge secret is he hiding in that box. This was a good solid episode until, after finally getting his hands on the box, Jane hands it over without taking a peek. Totally out of character for Jane.
  • A sold A++++++++++++

    In 42 minutes , the progress of the story has a huge leap forward, the story lines were really written so intense and logical. Really "take your breahe away". Writers are brilliant.
  • boooooo

  • Red and Itchy

    A fairly solid episode of The Mentalist here. Good chemistry with Jane and LaRoche, and the idea of stealing that container and needing desperately to retrieve was fun, yet enjoyable.

    Season 5 has definitely been gaining momentum and this was just another example of why week to week The Mentalist is strong.
  • LaRoche's secret.

    In the episode before the finale there is still one more mystery that must be solved and that is the secret about whats in LaRoche's box This episode also links to the Tommy Volker storyline because Volker's mole in the CBI was revealed to be Brenda Shettrick and in this episode Jane creates a plan to reveal the real side of Brenda It was only until the last few seconds of the episode where we find out that La Roche kept a tongue from his mothers rapist and I really didn't expect La Roche could ever do anything like that but now I know why he wanted to keep it from everyone.moreless
Meagen Fay

Meagen Fay

Joanne Parsons

Guest Star

Aimee Lynn Chadwick

Aimee Lynn Chadwick

Sarah Parsons

Guest Star

Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle

Mason Braverman

Guest Star

Pruitt Taylor Vince

Pruitt Taylor Vince

J .J. LaRoche, Investigator with the Professional Standards Unit

Recurring Role

Rebecca Wisocky

Rebecca Wisocky

Brenda Shettrick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Rigsby: The Tupperware's a clue. Why hide something in Tupperware?
      Lisbon: I don't know. Keep it fresh?
      Van Pelt: Nothing stays fresh for nine years.
      Lisbon: Well, maybe LaRoche needed a box, and the Tupperware was handy.
      Rigsby: No. Tupperware's never handy. It's always in the wrong drawer.
      Van Pelt: And when you do find it, the lid's always missing.
      Rigsby: Right? I hate that.

    • LaRoche: My time is running out. Whatever happens, I want to thank you for trying to help me.
      Jane: Well, truth is, you're a hard man not to help, LaRoche. You're like a Shar-Pei puppy that's rolled onto its back. You have to rub its belly.
      LaRoche: You're mocking me.
      Jane: No, no, I'm happy to rub your belly.
      LaRoche: That won't be necessary.
      Jane: I hope not.

    • Lisbon: Why don't you just ask LaRoche what's in the box?
      Jane: He's not gonna tell me voluntarily. It's embarrassing to him and deeply personal.
      Lisbon: And it's in Tupperware?
      Jane: Yes. How could you not want to investigate?

    • Jane: Two years ago, I hired a petty thief to break into LaRoche's safe for a list of Red John suspects.
      Lisbon: Yeah, I know. I had to slug the guy in front of his lawyer to keep you out of jail. Cost me six months in anger management.
      Jane: Yeah, and I hope you learned something. (Lisbon hits him)

  • NOTES (3)