Grace Van Pelt
Red is a predominant color in all episodes of The Mentalist. In the closing scene of "Red Bulls", Jane is seated on the couch reading a red covered book. This is fairly obvious; however, a more subtle allegorical representation of red is the book that the camera pans across just prior to focusing on Jane. The book is Communism and Development by Robert Bideleux. Not only is the cover of the book decorated with a series of red flags with different symbols of communism, but red is also the official color of the Communist Party.
Duncan Weaver: More CBI. Where did you guys come from anyway? Two days ago, I never heard of you.
Jane: You neither...nice place. You guys must be loaded. How did you make the money?
Verona Westlake: Uh, my grandfather, actually...oil, lumber.
Jane: Oh! I just assumed it was new money, because of the, uh, decor.
Bosco: (in a lowered voice) Um, already you start with this crap?
Jane: What? What?!
Bosco: You shouldn't be working with us. You're hurting people. You know that?
Bosco: The cops you work with. Don't kid yourself, their careers are taking a hit. If you care about 'em, you'll leave.
Jane: Cops I work with, meaning Lisbon?
Bosco: And her team.
Jane: But mostly Lisbon.
Bosco: Lisbon? What are you doing here?
Lisbon: What do you think? (She points to the corpse on the floor.) What are you doing here?
Jane: You're waving your guns around is what you're doing. Can you just put your guns away, please? Cowboys!
Bosco: You know, that thing you said about Jane making you a better cop...you don't believe that.
Lisbon: I may have exaggerated for effect.
Lisbon: Sir, the important thing is nobody got hurt.
Minelli: All respect to your people, Lisbon, the important thing is we make sure that this does not happen again. "CBI agents shoot each other", is not a headline that I want to see.
Lisbon: It's time to go.
Jane: I'm gonna stay.
Lisbon: I know what this is about. Bosco's got the Red John file, you think if you hang around long enough you'll weasel your way into it.
Jane: Weasel is a little strong.
Lisbon: You're wasting your time. Bosco will never go for it. Never.
Jane: So what's the deal here?
Bosco: Well, the tattoo on the kidnapper's arm suggests the Mexican mafia might be involved.
Bosco: Those guys...they're members. So we're gonna go talk to them.
Jane: They look scary.
Bosco: They are scary. You can't become a full member until you've killed someone.
Jane: Maybe I'll just wait in the car.
Bosco: No. You're coming with me. I need you for backup.
Minelli: I want your people teaming up on this.
Bosco: (sighs) Is that necessary?
Minelli: I believe it is. I want to foster better inter-unit relations. Let's stop stumbling into each other and try working together.(Bosco sighs and crosses his arms) You have concerns?
Bosco: I do. (Points to Jane.) This man is a...uh. I don't even know what he is. He's an accident waiting to happen.
Lisbon: Sam, be fair. He--
Bosco: Closes cases, I know.
Jane: I do.
Minelli: He does.
Jane: I do.
Bosco: But in my opinion, this is a mistake.
Lisbon: My team went in the house. The corpse was there but the coroner wasn't, so we waited.
Minelli: And everyone almost died in a hail of bullets.
Lisbon: (to Van Pelt who has just been shot) Don't ever do this to me again.
Van Pelt: No problem.
Bosco: They're Jane's people. They need watching.
Lisbon: I like to think of them as my people.
Bosco: Well, think what you like. I can't have them trying to pull some cheap stunt behind my back.
Jane: Well, we have a whole range of expensive stunts if you don't like the cheap ones.
Cho: Bosco's team calls us Bert and Ernie.
Rigsby: You knew that, and you didn't say anything?
Cho: It would bother you.
Rigsby: It doesn't bother you?
Rigsby: Why not?
Cho: Ernie's the clever, handsome one.
(talking about Van Pelt who has just been shot)
Jane: Is she all right?
Bosco: Thank God.
Jane: Well, thank kevlar, actually.
Lisbon: (to Bosco) You know what? Jane's not the problem. You are. You're so stuck on the idea that he's not a cop that you can't see what he is. You know how many cases he's closed for us? You think he's given me bad habits? I think he's made me a better cop.
This episode had 16.17 million viewers when it originally aired.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Rudí býci (Red Bulls)
Germany: Ernie und Bert (Bert and Ernie)
Original International Air Dates:
Australia: November 16, 2009 on Channel 9
The Netherlands: February 25, 2010 on SBS6
United Kingdom: April 2, 2010 on Five
Germany: April 11, 2010 on SAT 1
Sweden: April 13, 2010 on TV3
Czech Republic: September 6, 2010 on TV Nova
Slovakia: July 13, 2011 on Markiza
Poland: September 12, 2011 on TVN
Bosco's team nicknamed Rigsby and Cho as Bert and Ernie. Bert and Ernie are two characters of the long-running children television show Sesame Street.
Bosco shoves Jane out of his office after Jane tells him how much he is impressed with his "macho cop prowess" in the street encounter with Raoul the informant. As Jane walks away he refers to Bosco as "Bullitt" and "Kojak."
The allusion is to San Francisco Police Department detective Lt. Frank Bullitt, played by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film Bullitt.
Both Kojak and Bullitt were no nonsense tough cops similar to Bosco's character.
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