The Mentalist

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "Adore Adore" by Yoav (Nicole's flashback)
      "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven (Played on a piano at the hospital)
      "Adore Adore" by Yoav (Played on Nicole's MP3 player)

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: Hey, can you believe he fell for that old cell-phone gag?

      Jane: Old cell-phone gag? I invented that right there and then. Rather brilliantly, I thought.

      Lisbon: Oh, please. I've seen that done a dozen times.

      Jane: What do you mean? Where?

      Lisbon: On TV.

      Jane: Oh, on TV. Well, anything can happen on TV. The question is, where have you seen that done in real life?

    • (Lisbon is on the phone with Jane and she has just realized that she's alone in a cabin with the killer)

      Lisbon: Okay. Good. Listen, tell Rigsby, Teresa needs his help. (Jane gets her message and looks worried.) Me? I'm at the Eagle Pine Lodge off Route 6.

      Jane: Okay. (Lisbon puts her phone in her pocket but doesn't hang up so Jane can still hear everything. She turns to face the killer and starts to reach for her weapon.)

      Lisbon: Kyle, let's stay calm and think this through.

      Kyle: Think what through?

      Lisbon: I really don't wanna shoot you, but I do have to take you into custody for killing Kara Palmer. What are we gonna do about that?

    • Lisbon: (Answering her phone) Where the hell are you?

      Jane: Nicole remembered everything. She can describe the suspect. We're looking for a tall, well-built man with brown hair and glasses. Mid-thirties.

      Lisbon: That's it? That describes half the men in California.

      Jane: Yeah, that's it. But at least we know it wasn't her that killed Kara. And it wasn't Rulon Farnes.

      Lisbon: Nice work. For this you illegally abducted her from the sheriff's custody?

      Jane: Yeah, I was gonna tell you about it, but seeing that it's illegal, best to keep you out of it so you have deniability.

      Lisbon: How considerate of you.

    • (Talking about a suspect)

      Jane: Oh, let him go.

      Lisbon: Let him go?

      Cho: What for?

      Rigsby: We had to fight to catch him.

      Jane: Oh, you're such policemen. Yes, let him go.

    • Rulon Farnes: So I gotta pay for a little human contact now and then. Shoot me. It's not my fault I look like this.

      Cho: It is actually. With a low-carb diet and exercise you could look very different.

    • (A girl has gone missing and Jane is addressing the people in the search party)

      Jane: I want you to look at me, all of you. And listen closely. I'd like you to raise your hand above you heads like this. (He raises his hands and the others do the same.) Both hands. You too, sheriff. And you, agent Lisbon. Please. (The sheriff and Lisbon both raise their hands, too.) Good. Very good. One of you-- One of you here killed Kara Palmer and abducted Nicole Gilbert. I want that person to lower their right hand now. (Jane lowers his right hand but no one else does.) Okay, okay. It usually gets a hit. Forget I even spoke.

    • Jane: Tell me, of the men on this search party, which one would you guess is a violent sexual predator?

      Sheriff Nelson: What kind of question is--

      Jane: (Interrupting) Who's name just popped into your head? Someone's did. There's always someone.

      Sheriff Nelson: This is your method? Asking people to guess who done it? Strange kind of detective work you guys do.

    • Lisbon: Bad karma doesn't have an expiration date.

      Jane: Uh, actually it does. According to traditional Buddhist teachings. I'm counting on it.

    • Lisbon: (To the local Sheriff) We don't help, we take over.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 16.07 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Sekvoje (Sequoia)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 29, 2008 on Channel 9
      The Netherlands: January 22, 2009 on SBS 6
      Spain: January 29, 2009 on La Sexta
      Norway: February 4, 2009 on TV3
      Belgium: February 25, 2009 on VT4
      Denmark: March 2, 2009 on TV3
      Hungary: March 3, 2009 on RTL-Klub
      Sweden: March 17, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: March 29, 2009 on SAT 1
      United Kingdom: April 23, 2009 on Channel Five
      Finland: October 1, 2009 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: December 28, 2009 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: February 1, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: October 4, 2010 on TVN

  • Allusions