The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 1

Red Sky At Night

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Director Bertram: So that's option two, me? I'm your suspect?

      Jane: Well I was just wondering why you didn't tell us this guy was such a sleezebag and that you are up to your neck in his grubby business.

      Hightower: That's enough.

      Director Bertram: Yes, it is. I don't have time for this. You shall just have to trust in my innocence, Mr. Jane.

      Jane: I'm not good at trust.

    • Lisbon: (About a reporter) What did you tell her?

      Jane: I was complimenting her on her jacket. It's such a vivid colour.

      Lisbon: Liar.

      Jane: You're gonna call me a liar?

      Lisbon: Oh, I hate you. I do.

    • Lisbon: A million dollars for the safe return of Dublin- that kinda sounds like a kidnapping, doesn't it?

      Jane: Doesn't mean it's a kidnapping. Doesn't mean he's not dead.

      Lisbon: Is this a serious theory or is this your revenge? (Jane shrugs.)

    • (After a meeting with Bertram and Hightower)

      Lisbon: What the hell was that? Are you insane? And where the hell did you come up with that supid-ass diamond story?

      Jane: I don't know what came over me. I see that man, I get an immediate urge to wind him up.

      Lisbon: He's the director.

      Jane: I'm sorry. He amuses me.

      Lisbon: I'm glad he entertains you, because he's gonna fire you now probably.

      Jane: No. You guys need me too much.

    • Jane: Anybody that gets close to me, bad things happen to them.

      Lisbon: A, that's not true, and B, even if it were, I'm a cop. It's our job to be in harm's way.

      Jane: You're not listening to me.

      Lisbon: We're family. What you're doing is a kind of betrayal.

      Jane: Oh.

      Lisbon: A surrender. A defeat. You're letting Red John win.

    • Mrs. Dublin: Why, Kimball? Why am I being punished? I'm a good person.

      Cho: Yes, ma'am.

      Mrs. Dublin: Stop calling me ma'am. I'm not your grandmother. How old do you think I am anyway?

      Cho: 48, 49. (she starts to sob)

    • Lisbon: Where is Mrs. Dublin now?

      Cho: She cries a lot. Then she has to freshen her makeup, then she cries again. Sort of a cycle.

    • Lisbon: A trap for who?
      Jane: Guess.
      Lisbon: Just tell me.
      Jane: Guess.
      Lisbon: You know what? Screw you. You crossed a line already and now you're playing guessing games with me?
      Jane: No, it's just that I'm not sure myself. I have a plan, though.
      Lisbon: Oh, sheepdip. You are still trying to punish me for lying to you. Well you know what? I'm sorry. Sorry. You wanted off this case. You're off. You can take a nap in your thinking room. We'll solve this case without you, the right way. With good, solid detective work.
      (Lisbon walks away and leaves Jane alone)
      Jane: So, I take it you don't want to hear my plan? (imitates Lisbon) "No, I don't want to hear your plan. Sheepdip your plan."

    • Lisbon: Why did you say he was dead?

      Jane: Because he is. He's dead and it's not a kidnapping.

      Lisbon: Give me a reason.

      Jane: I'll bet you all the tea in China.

      Lisbon: Ugh. That is not a reason.

    • Lisbon: I can tell when you're lying now.

      Jane: No, you can't tell.

      Lisbon: I can, too.

      Jane: That's nonsense. You're lying. Liar, liar, pants on fire.

      Lisbon: I'm not lying.

      Jane: You are.

    • Lisbon: How do you think the director is going to feel when he finds out you fooled him into talking complete garbage on TV?

      Jane: It's not garbage, and he'll be very angry or very happy, depending on whether I'm right or wrong.

      Lisbon: Right about what? There is no diamond-- oh. I see. A trap. Very clever.

    • Director Bertram: What do you mean you won't be working on this one?

      Jane: Well, statehouse lobbyist's really not my cup of tea.

      Director Bertram: Well that's-- that's kind of unprofessional, don't you think?

      Jane: I guess, but I'm not actually a professional.

    • Jane: Really, I'm impressed. You played me like a fish and you lied to me.

      Lisbon: I kind of did, didn't I? Sorry.

      Jane: No, I'm glad to see you're finally learning a few things. Of course, uh, now I shall have my revenge.

      Lisbon: What do you mean?! (Jane laughs)

    • Jane: New boss? I thought Hightower was boss.

      Lisbon: The boss of Hightower. The director of the entire division. I told you about him last week. Your memory's going.

      Jane: My memory is a mighty fortress, Lisbon, from which no fact ever escapes once committed. Now, when you tell me boring things, I set them free immediately. Saves overcrowding.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 15.33 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudá noní obloha (Red Night Sky)
      Germany: Die diamantenfalle (The diamond case)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 23, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: October 15, 2010 on Five/Five HD
      Australia: October 25, 2010 on Channel 9
      The Netherlands: November 11, 2010 on SBS 6
      Sweden: January 4, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: February 13, 2011 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: October 25, 2011 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: January 4, 2012 on TV Nova
      Poland: April 16, 2012 on TVN

  • Allusions