The Mentalist

Season 1 Episode 3

Red Tide

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Hope, Danny, Andy and Win were interrogated alone, without presence of their parents or legal guardians or lawyers. As they are minors police must wait for the arrival of their legal guardians even if the suspects didn't ask for them, or to provide some sort of public legal guardian to bear witness that the interrogation was not under coercion. Otherwise, all the confessions and all the information received during interrogation are inadmissible in the court. And police can not pursuit any leads from such information because it's called "fruits of a poisonous tree" and also inadmissible.

    • When Patrick gathers Christine's four friends at Devon point in order to put his cunning plan in motion the day is bright. Once they've pushed the gate and sit on the beach it's complete dark.

  • Quotes

    • Cho: You had the keys the whole time.

      Rigsby: You gotta let it go, man.

      Cho: Did you have the keys in your hand?

      Jane: If I tell you how it's done, the Magic Circle will send a team of assassins to kill us all. It's the law.

    • Van Pelt: It's gotta be tough.

      Lisbon: What?

      Van Pelt: I mean, a drunk driver. Isn't that what happened to your mother? (Lisbon stares at her) Sorry. It's not my business.

      Lisbon: We don't discuss our personal lives in this unit. It's not useful and it's not professional.

    • Jane: You want symbolic? You're a hawk and Christine was a rabbit.

      Hope: What does that even mean?

      Jane: Bird of prey, rabbit. You tell me.

    • (Talking about Dane Kurtik.)

      Jane: He's not gonna confess.

      Lisbon: What'd you think, he'd break under the bad lighting conditions?

    • Lisbon: You have good kids.

      Jack Tanner: Yeah, I do.

      Lisbon: You're all they have.

      Jack Tanner: Yeah, I know.

      Lisbon: Be good to them.

      Jack Tanner: I am good to them.

      Lisbon: My father was a good man, just like you are. And after my mother died... he was a self-pitying drunk, just like you are. He killed himself. Damn near killed me and my brothers too. Get some help. Your kids deserve it. So do you.

    • Philip Handler: I guess, uh, you must be bad cop.

      Lisbon: I try.

    • (After Patrick Jane was hit by Dane Kurtik)

      Virgil Minelli: You couldn't just give Kurtik a stern talking to instead?

      Lisbon: What about Christine Tanner, sir? If Kurtik was having sex with her, that gives him motive to kill.

      Virgil Minelli: If! And that's a hunch. Based on rockabilly.

      Lisbon: It's a Jane hunch, you keep him around for a reason.

    • Dane Kurtik: I never touched Christine Tanner.

      Jane: Liar.

      Dane Kurtik: Believe me, when I tell you that you just now made the worst mistake of your miserable little life.

      Jane: Believe me, no matter how this turns out, I've made worse mistakes.

    • (Lisbon and Jane are interviewing a suspect)

      Jane: See, the thing is, Flip, Lisbon here is looking at you like you're a pork chop, because you fit the profile. Your life is in chaos, you're lonely, you're depressed, you're addicted to drugs and pornography and a little nuts, to be honest. You're exactly the kind of man that does terrible things to women. But I don't think you did this.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.96 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rudý příliv (Red High Tide)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 22, 2008 on Nine
      The Netherlands: January 8, 2009 on SBS6
      Spain: January 15, 2009 on La Sexta
      Norway: January 21, 2009 on TV3
      Belgium: February 11, 2009 on VT4
      Denmark: February 16, 2009 on TV3
      Hungary: February 16, 2009 on RTL-Klub
      Sweden: March 3, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: March 15, 2009 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom: April 9, 2009 on Channel Five
      Thailand: April 23, 2009 on True Series
      Finland: September 17, 2009 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 14, 2009 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: January 18, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: September 20, 2010 on TVN
      India: November 22, 2010 on Zee Cafe

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