The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 7

Red Hot

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2010 on CBS
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A building explodes while Jane and the CBI team are inside investigating a death threat. Lisbon meets up again with billionaire Walter Mashburn and sparks fly.

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  • One of my favourite Mentalist episodes.

    This has got to be one of my favourite Mentalist episodes. You get to see a different side to Lisbon (she seemed to be upset when she thought that Mashburn might be the killer).

    It was obvious that Bejorin's wife was hiding something, but not so far that her husband was still alive.

    Walter Mashburn is my favourite guest star so far. As much as I like the idea of a Mashburn/Lisbon union, I think the Jane/Mashburn relationship is much better and has much more potential.

    Walter is filthy rich and is constantly looking for ways to get thrills (even the idea of being a murder suspect made him excited)and Jane's uncoventional detective work is just the ticket.

    I, for one, hope that this is not the last we see of Mashburn.moreless
  • This close to perfect!

    The first thing I thought of when I saw "Bajoran" industries was Star Trek...especially the tie in to helicopters...not exactly a star ship, but hey, it was fun.

    And even knowing Bajoran's wife was guilty of something in the plot I did not expect him to be alive at the end of it all. So, nice twist there.

    Nope, Walter Mashburn (how can you take that name seriously even if he is a filthy rich guy?!) was the highlight of the show...once again. The on again, off again suspect that you know can't really be guilty because he's just know...SO...!

    And his gratuitous flirting with Lisbon was priceless; almost as priceless as her succumbing to his less than subtle charms. No matter. In the end it is Lisbon in the driver's seat, and for her, I hope he was worth the ride! ;o}

    For the viewing audience, I hope it's not the last we see of Walter Mashburn!moreless
Currie Graham

Currie Graham

Walter Mashburn

Guest Star

Alon Aboutboul

Alon Aboutboul

Yuri Bajoran

Guest Star

Zoe McLellan

Zoe McLellan

Marie Jarret Bajoran

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • We find out that Lisbon was raised in Chicago, her mother was a nurse and father was a fireman. We also find out the names of two of her brothers, Thomas and James.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Van Pelt: Shankar likes "glamping". (Lisbon just stares) You know, glamorous camping?

      Lisbon: You made that up.

      Van Pelt: Did not.

    • Elsa: It was you I was trying to kill, you little slut.

      Lisbon: Excuse me?

      Elsa: You kissed him.

      Lisbon: I did not. (to Cho) I didn't.

      Elsa: You were about to.

      Lisbon: (to Cho in a lowered voice) I did not kiss him.

      Cho: None of my business.

    • (After Lisbon has found evidence that suggests Mashburn could be the killer.)

      Lisbon: Tell me I'm wrong.

      Jane: You're wrong.

      Lisbon: Why?

      Jane: The sniper very nearly killed you. Walter wouldn't let that happen. At least I believe that he wouldn't let that happen.

    • Mashburn: (about Yuri) The bottom line, I beat him, and I wanted him waking up for the next 30 years thinking about that.

      Lisbon: You hated him so much, you wanted him alive?

      Mashburn: Excactly.

    • Mashburn: Usually I can buy my way out of trouble. Ask my ex-wives.

      Lisbon: Don't worry. We'll keep you safe. It's procedure to assign an agent to protect you.

      Mashburn: Oh. Excellent.

      Lisbon: Agent Cho will be here shortly.

      Mashburn: Chicken.

    • Jane: Flirting with Lisbon, that's what saved him. (At the same time.)

      Mashburn: I wasn't flirting!

      Lisbon: He wasn't flirting whit me!

    • Lisbon: You do not mess with super-rich people. They're like kids with machine guns.

      Jane: Super-rich people like Mashburn?

      Lisbon: What about Mashburn?

      Jane: Oh, my God. You're just so obsessed with Mashburn.

      Lisbon: You're the one who brought him up.

      Jane: What is it with you and him?

    • Mashburn: Hey, you have to be nice to me.

      Lisbon: No, I don't.

      Mashburn: I'm a citizen. You're a public servant.

      Lisbon: I'm off duty now.

      Mashburn: I upset you, don't I?

      Lisbon: Upset me? No. Irritate me a little, maybe.

      Mashburn: Why?

      Lisbon: You're egotistical. You're arrogant. You're entitled and rich.

      Mashburn: When do we get to the bad stuff?

    • Jane: (Pointing at Mashburn's credit card.) What's the limit on that thing?

      Mashburn: I don't know if there is one.

    • Mashburn: Hey, I know. We could go to the track, race bikes for a couple of hours.

      Cho: Motorcycles?

      Mashburn: Yes.

      Cho: No. Too exposed.

      Mashburn: Okay, then we'll take the Lambo out for a spin.

      Cho: It's not safe.

      Mashburn: It has air bags.

      Cho: Is it bulletproof?

      Mashburn: Can I at least shoot your gun, then?

    • Elsa: (To Lisbon about Mashburn.) You're totally wrong for him. So little and bony.

      Jane: Well, she does have a damaged intensity that some people might find attractive.

    • Mashburn: So my friends say because you saved my life that means you own me.

      Lisbon: They have a return policy?

    • Jane: Hello, Lisbon. What a great day to not be blown up.

      Lisbon: Give it up.

      Jane: Give what up?

      Lisbon: What you took from Bajoran's house. (Jane just stares.) The toupee, Jane. The housekeeper called.

      Jane: Oh. (Gives her the toupee)

      Lisbon: That's just gross. Why would you take it?

      Jane: Evidence.

      Lisbon: Of what?

      Jane: Bad taste.

    • Mashburn: So, Teresa, I'm tired of doing this whole suspect thing again. Not fun at all. How about I play detective this time, give you and Patrick a hand?

      Lisbon: Not a chance.

      Mashburn: Oh, never say never.

      Lisbon: Never, Walter. Never, ever.

      Mashburn: (to himself) That's a maybe.

    • Mashburn: If I killed him, Teresa, why would I call in the CBI?.

      Lisbon: You like games, thrills, Mr. Mashburn.

      Mashburn: Walter, please. Mr. Mashburn was my mother.

    • Jane: I take this nap for freedom, Lisbon. For every little guy who has a dream.

      Lisbon: Nap later. Now we fight crime.

    • Mashburn: I'll live, Teresa. Did you hear that? I'm alive. It's fantastic!

      Lisbon: Yes, it is. Enjoy the adrenaline while it lasts.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode had 14.4 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rud �hnoucí (Glowing Red)
      Germany: Sag niemals nie (Never say never again)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 4, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: November 26, 2010 on Five/Five HD
      The Netherlands: December 23, 2010 on SBS 6
      Sweden: February 15, 2011 on TV3
      Australia: February 20, 2011 on Chanel 9
      Germany: March 27, 2011 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: December 14, 2011 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: February 15, 2012 on TV Nova
      Poland: May 28, 2012 on TVN