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The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 22

Red John's Rules

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 05, 2013 on CBS
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Red John kills again just as Jane narrows down the suspect list to seven and the victim has a connection to Jane's past.

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  • red john suspects

    None of the suspects are connected to Janes past, and it's doubtful RJ can read minds, so either Jane is wrong about the list or he IS red john.
  • Help! I missed episode 22!!!

    Aargh!! I missed the last episode for series 5 - does anyone know where I can view it? I have tried a couple of sites and they say I am too late! If not can someone tell me what the heck happened!!

    Thanks :~)
  • Well, it's obvious now folks...

    Patrick IS Red John. No, can't be. Right? But if he was in asylum, he might have slipped out his memories while RJ might have been controlling a doctor there. I still say it's the psychic, Kristina Frye. Since the series "The River" dried up (moan!), maybe she'll be back. Remember "Red Sky in the Morning"? RJ was face to face with Jane, and was a LOT smaller of stature, like a woman, in a baggy hoody. I stand by it.moreless
  • Enough with the Red Smiley Face story

    I too am getting tired of the Red John back story. To me it ran its course back in season three. I did not enjoy this season as much as the last four. The episodes are starting to get a bit boring. I think the writers are starting to run out of good story lines for episodes, so they keep having to bring back the red smiley face story. But to me and a few I know that watches this show, we all are getting tired of the Red John fall back the writers are relying on.moreless
  • Screw you, Hannibal Lecter! You may be evil, but I can read minds!

    So, apparently the only explanations for this episode are that either Red John is Patrick himself or Red John can read minds now.

    And how did Red John figure out suspect's list before Patrick? It was defenitely not from Bob Kirkland's men break in. Remember, Lorelei read the message on camera and she was killed before that and before Patrick narrowed down the list! I guess Red John can time travel as well.

    The thing that pisses me off the most is that at the beginning of the show Red John and Patrick seemed like equal enemies. Now Read John is one immortal, mind reading, time traveling ninja. And Patrick just sucks...

    One more thing... Gale Bertram is on the list? Seriously? This pathetic whiny bitch who couldn't handle losing in poker game is Red John? How could Patrick possibly put him on the list?

    Seriously, The Red John story in the last 2 seasons represents the most laziest writing I've ever seen.moreless
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Lorelei Martins

Guest Star

Laura San Giacomo

Laura San Giacomo

Miriam Gottlieb

Guest Star

Scott Leet

Scott Leet

Roddy Turner

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lisbon: What if he's right? What if Red John really does have powers?
      Jane: Please. A-and what if dolphins were actually aliens from another galaxy? That would be kind of cool.

    • Barlow: Red John. Any punk killer who wants to fool with you can paint a smiley face on the wall. "Ooh, it's Red John"
      Jane: It was Red John.
      Barlow: Red John has your mind completely messed up. You see him every place you look. You think you're getting closer, but he is just playing with you.
      Jane: We'll see.
      Barlow: Has it never occurred to you to ask exactly how Red John is always one step ahead of you? How is it he seems to read your mind?
      Jane: You tell me.
      Barlow: Red John's got powers. Real psychic powers that you refuse to believe in. Teresa will hear what I'm saying, but you've no faith, so you're deaf to the truth. He's got powers. That's why he'll always defeat you.

    • Lisbon: (about Jane's suspect list) Are these people I know well?
      Jane: Very well.
      Lisbon: J.J. LaRoche?
      Jane: No.
      Lisbon: Ardiles?
      Jane: Hmm. Interesting guess. No.
      Lisbon: Would you tell me if I guess right?
      Jane: Nope.
      Lisbon: You're killing me.

    • Jane: (at the crime scene) This is Red John.
      Lisbon: How can you tell?
      Jane: Because when it's him, I can feel it.

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