The Mentalist

Season 2 Episode 4

Red Menace

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Jane and Lucas Hodge are in the car driving, Lucas'seatbelt isn't on, but when they pull into the driveway, his seatbelt is on.

    • Goof: When Lisbon and Jane are outside the Bikers bar, you can see Lisbon pulling the bar's door towards her to enter but on the next scene before she enters the bar, she's pushing the door and not pulling it.

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: (about Nina Hodge) If she followed her husband before, she could have tailed him again and killed him.

      Jane: No, she didn't do it. She loved him.

      Lisbon: She was a prisoner of her husbands life. She gets rid of him, gets a fresh start.

      Jane: People trapped in miserable lives, always talk about escaping. Few actually do it. It's easier just to close your eyes and pretend the misery doesn't exist.

    • Jane: You know, you're a very good liar. Most people subconsciously signal dishonesty, but you? There's nothing. No inner conflict. Usually, that's the mark of what shrinks like to call a sociopath.

      Von McBride: Well, if by "sociopath" you mean that if you cross me, I would enjoy watching you suffer pain before I kill you... then, yeah, I'm a sociopath.

    • Jane: You can buy logo merchandise, Sinner Saints coffee mugs, decals, beach towels. Whoa! And some various other interesting little knickknacks.

      Lisbon: Nice.

      Jane: Yeah. Well, if they do it, we should do it. A range of casual wear, maybe? Sensible shoes?

      Lisbon: I'll get right on that.

      Jane: (To himself) Lisbon loafers.

    • Xander: I'm a sadist and I bore easily.

      Jane: Me, I see a difficult childhood, bad parenting, a lot of torment. But I also see how that suffering gave you great powers of empathy and a strong creative side and those are the qualities you should try and nurture in yourself. Not this brutish character you try to hide behind.

    • Jane: Oh, it's lovely.

      Lisbon: It's a crime scene.

      Jane: It's a lovely crime scene.

    • Jane: Okay, I needed Lucas to see Felicia get arrested, you needed hard evidence to charge Felicia. So...I made it happen.

      Lisbon: By making an innocent woman think she was going to prison? As if her life wasn't hard enough already.

      Jane: Yes, you're right. She does deserve some justice.

      Lisbon: It's good to see you care.

      Jane: You know, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.

    • Rigsby: (On entering the lawyer's office) Jimmy marks on the door knob.

      Cho: I doubt that was part of the original décor.

    • Cho: Talked to Van Pelt recently?

      Rigsby: Yep.

      Cho: Any progress?

      Rigsby Nope.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 15.38 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudá hrozba (Red Menace)
      Germany: Der einzige mandant (The only client)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 19, 2009 on Nine
      The Netherlands: February 4, 2010 on SBS6
      United Kingdom: March 12, 2010 on Five
      Germany: March 21, 2010 on SAT 1
      Sweden: March 23, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: May 31, 2010 on TV Nova
      Poland: June 6, 2011 on TVN
      Slovakia: June 29, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions