The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 9

Red Moon

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This is the first Mentalist episode that Simon Baker has directed.

    • "Tyger, tyger", Todd's dying words, is the first line of the Tyger poem that Red John recited in Red Sky in the Morning.

    • Both Connor Trinneer and John Billingsley who played Deputy Woolgar and Ellis Mars in the episode, respectively, starred together in the series, Star Trek: Enterprise.

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: When the day comes, when we find Red John, I'm gonna be there to stop you from doing anything foolish. We're gonna put him in front of a judge and a jury.

      Jane: You really believe that?

      Lisbon: Yes, I do.

      Jane: Really? I just assumed you took that judge and jury stuff with a grain of salt.

      Lisbon: Well you assumed wrong. No salt.

    • Sheriff Mullery: Leave him alone with me for ten minutes. I'll get a confession.

      Jane: That's a great idea.

      Lisbon: That's not the way we work.

      Sheriff Mullery: Don't worry about it, little lady. Go get yourself a latte. Check your e-mail. It won't take long.

      Lisbon: Sheriff, I believe we have some cultural differences here. I think we take this gentleman back to Sacramento, question him there, avoid friction. Come on. (She leaves with the suspect.)

      Jane: (to Sheriff Mullery) You had her at "little lady".

    • Jane: A little hypocritical of you to lecture him on revenge, don't you think?

      Lisbon: How's that?

      Jane: All these years you've been helping me seek revenge?

      Lisbon: That's different.

      Jane: How's that?

      Lisbon: I'm in control of the situation.

      Jane: Oh, really?

    • Lisbon: Yeesh. This is trouble.

      Jane: Interesting, though. Three different methods of killing. Why is that?

      Lisbon: It's always bad when local cops are personally involved. Think the feds would like this one?

      Jane: The bodies have been arranged as well, not in an ostentatious way, but there's a definite aesthetic at work here. He took his time. Yeah, it's a truly complicated maniac we're dealing with.

      Lisbon: Yes. I think I will call the feds.

      Jane: No. Don't do that. I don't know why, but I... I want this case. Or vice versa.

      Lisbon: All right, but I have a feeling I'm gonna be sorry.

    • Todd: Rest assured, I...I won't be pulling any vigilante nonsense.

      Lisbon: We're very sorry for your loss. And I'm glad you see it that way. There's no upside to taking the law into your own hands. Revenge truly doesn't work.

      Jane: Well, that's just a sweeping statement, isn't it? I'm sure we can all think of examples where revenge has worked splendidly.

      Lisbon: Thanks for your input.

    • Jane: Red John is mine and I will exact my revenge on him.

      Lisbon: I think when the time comes you'll see that violence is not the answer.

      Jane: I had no idea your naive idealism was so deeply felt.

    • Todd: I can't do that, Mr. Jane. I find who did this to-to Keeley, I will kill him. I can't swear to do otherwise.

      Jane: Todd, you repeat what I tell you now, and I will deny every word of it. If you truly want revenge, you have to be hard. You have to be dishonest and devious and cold. You can't let people see what's in your heart.

    • Lisbon: Vengeance is not legal. People need to know that.

      Jane: So I have justice and humanity on my side, and Lisbon has a teachable moment.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.7 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudý msíc (Red Moon)
      Germany: tiger tiger (tiger tiger)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 18, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: December 10, 2010 on Five/Five HD
      The Netherlands: January 13, 2011 on SBS 6
      Australia: February 27, 2011 on Nine
      Sweden: March 1, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: April 10, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: February 29, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions