The Mentalist

Season 2 Episode 11

Rose-Colored Glasses

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Featured Music:
      "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory (Jane and Lisbon show up at the reunion)
      "Macarena" by Los Del Río (Played at the reunion)
      "Here Comes the Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze (Rigsby arrives at the reunion)
      "More Than Words" by Extreme (Jane and Lisbon dance)

  • Quotes

    • Jane: (to Gabe Nyland) Very nice to meet you. Your politics are a roiling mess of greed and cynicism, but you have a lovely daughter.

    • Jane: If you don't cooperate I'm gonna be forced to tell Lisbon about you and Van Pelt.

      Rigsby: Tell what? There's nothing to tell.

      Jane: Really?

      Rigsby: Yeah. I don't know what you're talking about.

      Jane: Ah...contrary to very strict CBI rules and regulations, you and Grace Van Pelt are engaged in an illicit affair.

      Rigsby: Nope.

      Jane: You're being childish.

      Rigsby: Don't tell Lisbon. She'll report us to H.R.

      Jane: Well, she's a stickler.

      Rigsby: They'll throw one of us off the unit.

      Jane: Better get to work.

    • (Jane and Lisbon arrive at the high school reunion.)

      Grant: Stephanie? Oh, my God. You look fantastic.

      Lisbon: I'm sorry, I'm not Stephanie-- (Grant kisses her and she pushes him away quickly.)

      Jane: Whoa!

      Lisbon: Do that again, and I'll arrest you!

      Grant: Sorry, I had to. You've always been the one.

      Lisbon: (to Jane) Don't. (Grant looks at Jane.)

      Jane: I'm not the one.

    • Jane: Is there anything else you can tell us about him?

      L.J. Cordova: I played football, starting running back. People around here are still talking about the five touchdowns I scored against Stratton.

      Lisbon: What does that have to do with Selby?

      L.J. Cordova: I was popular. I was a jock, he was a nobody. I didn't know what kind of person he was.

    • Jane: You didn't really think we were young enough to be in this class when we walked in, did you?

      Tess: Oh, everyone over the age of 21 looks the same to me.

      Jane: Tactful and evasive... you're gonna do very well in life, Tess.

    • Jane: Nice room. Is it the presidential suite?

      Gabe Nyland: Something like that.

      Jane: Is the bedroom nice? How's the mattress?

      Gabe Nyland: Ah, it's adequate.

      Jane: Can I see it?

      Gabe Nyland: Well, no. Why would you want to?

      Jane: Why not?

      Gabe Nyland: Because I'm entitled to my privacy. (Jane runs past him to the bedroom and finds Tess sitting on the bed.)

      Jane: Whoa.

    • Terence Badali: I panicked. As soon as you told me they were dead, I knew you were gonna blame me and my brain said, "just run".

      Cho: Your brain's a fool.

    • Lisbon: There are people in the hospital!

      Jane: Yes, but souls were healed. This was a cathartic brawl, it was a therapeutic expression of... (Cho knocks on the door and Jane motions him to come in.) Please.

    • Lisbon: I'm a far cry from what I was in high school.

      Jane: Eh, I wouldn't be so sure. Driven to succeed to the point of developing an ulcer, no tolerance for superiors less sharp than yourself, shutting out girls that wanted to hang out with you, blowing off boys that wanted to get close, all the while at every turn wondering, what is it I really want?

      Lisbon: (Nervous smile.) No.

      Jane: And you played an instrument. My guess? Hmm. A clarinet?

      Lisbon: Not even close. And we're done here.

    • (Jane and Lisbon are investigating a murder at a high school reunion)

      Lisbon: What's your problem?

      Jane: Uh, it's just a room full of people lying to each other. Everyone here is trying so hard to show how much they've changed, when the mere effort screams that they haven't.

      Lisbon: Or they actually do change with exceptions like Mr. Hairplugs, of course.

    • Lisbon: (Throws a pen at Jane.) A brawl? You started a brawl? Come on.

      Jane: Well, I was going for something a little more contained, but I guess people just wanted to explore the physical.

    • Jane: Who found the bodies?

      Lisbon: Couple of teenagers. This place is a local lovers lane apparently, thieves know that too. Sheriff thinks that it is a robbery gone south.

      Grace: Little old to be necking, aren't they?

      Jane: There's an age limit on that?

    • (Music starts to play at the high school reunion)

      Lisbon: I used to love this song.

      Jane: You love the song?

      Lisbon: Yeah.

      Jane: Obviously you wanna dance.

      Lisbon: With you? No!

      Jane: Oh come on. You could pretend that I'm that mean, cold-hearted guy you used to worship from afar but never talked to.

      Lisbon: (smiles) No funny stuff.

      Jane: (smiles too) Really? (they start to dance)

    • (Lisbon is reprimanding Jane for starting a brawl at the high school reunion)

      Lisbon: You? Go to hell, take a toothbrush.

      Jane: Which way is that?

    • (Van Pelt shows evidence on the bodies)

      Jane: AHA!

      Lisbon: (rolls eyes) Is that a useful AHA or an irritating AHA?

    • Jane: I didn't go to high school so this is kinda fascinating for me.

      Lisbon: You never went to high school?

      Jane: No. I was busy.

  • Notes

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

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Rů�ové brýle (Rose-Colored Glasses)
      Germany: Die schönsten jahre (The best years)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: February 15, 2010 on Nine
      United Kingdom: April 30, 2010 on Five
      Germany: May 9, 2010 on SAT 1
      Sweden: May 11, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: October 4, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: July 26, 2011 on Markiza
      Poland: October 10, 2011 on TVN

  • Allusions

    • Rigsby interrupts Willa Brock's presentation of the achievement awards saying "Imma let you finish". This is an allusion to Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for winning the best female video award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, with those same words.

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