The Mentalist

Season 2 Episode 3

Red Badge

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The scene in Lisbon's apartment gives us interesting insight into the character. You see a baseball in a glove on the shelf and a red sports shirt with a 17 on it along with some trophies which could indicate that Lisbon was in a successful baseball team at college or high school. You also see a lot of post-its on the wall and a basket with knitting stuff along with a lot of books about "Leadership". The photo of her three younger brothers seems to be older, which could indicate that Lisbon doesn't see them very often anymore.

    • In the last scene, Jane gives Lisbon a bag with donuts. Lisbon takes one and bites it while Jane speaks, but when the camera shifts to focus on Jane again, the donut Lisbon has in her hand is intact.

    • The drug Dr. Carmen used on Lisbon, Lorazepam, is in a group of anti-anxiety agents known as benzodiazepines. They are mainly used for short-term treatment of anxiety disorders or anxiety associated with certain forms of depression. However, Dr. Carmen was using the drug for one of its known side effects-memory loss.

  • Quotes

    • Minelli: Your finger print is on the magazine of the murder weapon. Tell me why I souldn't be throwing up in the bathroom right now?

      Lisbon: It's a lab error. It must be. They're overworked and underfunded. This happened last year with the L.A.P.D. Just have them retest it. Come on! You don't think I did this?

      Minelli: What I think is, I'm up to my asterisk in political quicksand.

    • Bosco: You know, for a cop, you made a very convincing lunatic. Jane must be proud.

      Lisbon: Maybe it's not good police work, but I have to confess, I enjoyed it. Letting loose for once.

      Bosco: Look, I'm glad you got cleared.

      Lisbon: I'm sorry that we couldn't let you in on the plan.

      Bosco: You could have, but you didn't.

    • (Lisbon is in therapy.)

      Lisbon: I didn't even pull the trigger on Tanner, Jane did. You signed off on him after one session.

      Dr. Carmen: He has good mental health.

      Lisbon: Now I want to see your license to practice.

      Dr. Carmen: Ha ha.

      Lisbon: Ah, "ha ha".

    • Lisbon: Why can't I remember?

      Jane: It's interesting isn't it?

      Lisbon: Yeah. Yeah, it's interesting.

      Jane: Hmm.

      Lisbon: (Voice starting to break.) Well, you know, th- thanks for trying. You probably have, uh, somewhere you need to go, right?

      Jane: Well, I'm not gonna give up that easily.

      Lisbon: (Crying) I can count on you not to tell anybody about this, right? On the team?

      Jane: Oh, Lisbon, hey.

      Lisbon: Jane, I just need you to leave, okay? Could you please go.

      Jane: All right. It''s gonna be okay. It's gonna be fine, all right? I promise.

    • Lisbon: I've got six open cases. I'm testifying in two more. I don't have time...

      Dr.Carmen: (interrupting) It's not as if you have anything to talk about. (Starts reading her file) Mom dead when you were 12. Three younger brothers. Abusive, alcoholic dad. Now dead also.

      Lisbon: It doesn't say abusive.

      Dr.Carmen: (looks at her for a few seconds) But he was. Yes.

      Lisbon: This coffee tastes like crap. Seriously.

    • (About Bosco)

      Jane: I didn't see it. Of course.

      Lisbon: What?

      Jane: He's in love with you.

      Lisbon: Don't be silly.

      Jane: I know, hard to fathom, but there's no accounting for taste, is there?

      Lisbon: (Lisbon throws a bag of donuts at Jane) Hush!

    • Jane: What if something bad happened and you're blocking it out?

      Lisbon: I didn't kill McTeer.

      Jane: Well, let me hypnotize you so we can be sure.

      Lisbon: No.

      Jane: Why not?

      Lisbon: Because I don't want you inside my head.

    • (Jane has hypnotised Lisbon)

      Jane: So you're going down the steps, relaxing with each step, and now you reach the bottom, the very last step, the ultimate place of calm. How are you feeling?

      Lisbon: Good.

      Jane: Good. You're going to remain in this relaxed trance state while we think about Tuesday night. But first, sometimes you dance to that Spice Girls CD, don't you?

      Lisbon: Yeah. (She smiles with her eyes closed and does a little jiggle in her chair, as if she's playing the music in her head.)

      Jane: I thought so. (He grins.) Now, Tuesday. You can watch whole day like it's a movie. Every detail is in focus. You can zoom into any moment you want. You can fast forward, rewind. You are in total control. Okay?

      Lisbon: Okay.

      Jane: Good. What do you see?

      Lisbon: I'm finishing up the Form 41s on the Milbank case. I feel... hungry, 'cause I skipped lunch. The new guy in the mail room is hot.

      Jane: Is he?

      Lisbon: Yeah.

      Jane: (looks a bit put out) Let's fast forward a little. Later in the day, you're about to leave CBI.

      Lisbon: Van Pelt's working late. She's a hard worker. She might do well, if she manages not to sleep with Rigsby.

    • Minelli: (talking about Lisbon) You're worried about her. You think she might do something stupid?

      Jane: Suicide? No. If she did, she wouldn't blame the bureau.

      Minelli: That's not my concern at all!

    • Van Pelt: So how about you give us a statement; maybe help yourself.

      Howard: How 'bout you kiss me. (He leans across the table) You're pretty.

      Van Pelt: So are you, (pause, with no change in her facial expression) compared to most state prison inmates.

    • Dr. Carmen: What do you do for fun?

      Lisbon: Fun?!

      Dr. Carmen: That thing when you're not working.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.70 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudý odznak (Red Badge)
      Germany: Türen im kopf (Doors in the head)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 12, 2009 on Nine
      The Netherlands: January 18, 2010 on SBS6
      United Kingdom: March 5, 2010 on Five
      Germany: March 14, 2010 on SAT 1
      Sweden: March 16, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: May 24, 2010 on TV Nova
      Poland: May 30, 2011 on TVN
      Slovakia: June 29, 2011 on Markiza

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