The Mentalist

Season 4 Episode 22

So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 03, 2012 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Cho is searching the victim's room, he borrows a red-handled screwdriver from the landlord, Lance Gladstone. After loosening the screws from the cover to a vent, Cho hands the screwdriver back to Lance who places it in his pocket. But in the very next scene the screwdriver is back in Cho's hands as he removes the vent cover.

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: Rigs, you got something on your-- is that spit up?
      Rigsby: (looks at his shoulder) Mm. Yeah. It's from this morning. I was feeding him, and he was looking up at me with those big adorable eyes... and then he barfed.
      Lisbon: Kids, huh?
      Rigsby: Yeah. You know what? He's the best thing that ever happened to me.

    • Jane: Well, Greg seems very nice.
      Lisbon: I am not discussing it with you.
      Jane: Nice, solid, dependable. I can see why you dumped him.
      Lisbon: I mean it, Jane.
      Jane: All right.
      Lisbon: Seriously.
      Jane: All right.
      Lisbon: (pause) I didn't dump him. We both decided to take a break.
      Jane: Mm. The old "let's take a break".

    • Lisbon: So, why didn't you let me in on your brilliant plan?
      Jane: Oh, you were very busy with Greg.
      Lisbon: I am never too busy to solve a murder.
      Jane: Well, you seemed to be very busy with Greg.

    • Jane: Don't be wistful, Lisbon. Greg was never the right man for you.
      Lisbon: I'm not wistful, and no, he wasn't.
      Jane: You're far too intense and particular for a man like that.
      Lisbon: Excuse me? Intense and particular? What is that supposed to mean?
      Jane: Well, they're good things.
      Lisbon: In what ways am I intense and particular?
      Jane: Oh, please.
      Lisbon: Tell me.
      Jane: Well, what ever happened to that guy from narcotics?
      Lisbon: Jeff?
      Jane: Jeff.
      Lisbon: Oh, he bit his nails.
      Jane: See, that's particular.
      Lisbon: That is not being particular, it's a disgusting habit!
      Jane: There's intense.

    • Greg: You're strong now, you know that? You didn't used to be so strong. I bet you're really good at your job.
      Lisbon: Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay, I think.
      Greg: You seem happy.
      Lisbon: I am, yeah. I am.
      Greg: I'm glad we met again. You and me, you know.
      Lisbon: I'm sorry for runnig off the way I did.
      Greg: Hey, it's no biggie. Forget it.

    • Van Pelt: Sorry to be direct, but what's going on with you and (Summer)?
      Cho: She's my confidential informant.
      Van Pelt: Right... But we're not allowed to date C.I.s.
      Cho: You're giving me dating advice?
      Van Pelt: As a friend, even if she weren't your C.I., are you sure she's someone you should... be around?

    • Greg: Honey, this is, uh, Teresa Lisbon.
      Greta: This is Teresa Lisbon? The Teresa Lisbon?
      Jane: The one and only.
      Lisbon: Greg and I used to date when we were kids back in Chicago.
      Jane: Oh.
      Greg: Yeah, we were engaged, in fact.
      Jane: Okay. Uh, let me guess. You broke it off?
      Lisbon: I was way too young.
      Jane: Yeah, well, of course. Did she break your heart?
      Greg: I wouldn't say that.
      Lisbon: No.
      Greta: Yeah, you did. 'Cause he was still talking about you when we met.
      Jane: (laughs) Heartbreaker.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The title of this episode is a play on words from the title of the Douglas AdamsnovelSo Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. This is the fourth book in theHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy". The phrase was also used in the initial book in the series (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) when all of the dolphins on Earth disappeared leaving that message behind.