The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 23

Strawberries & Cream Part I

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 19, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The necklace that Craig O'Laughlin gives to Grace Van Pelt wasn't made until the late 1990's/early 2000's. Back then they were either clasped or strung (no clasps), never toggle.

    • In the opening scene, the closeup of the phone ringing just before the bomb explodes shows the front end of a blue car. However when the bomb explodes, the blue car is just pulling into the parking spot. It wouldn't have been visible during the closeup on the phone.

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: Are you coming?
      Jane : Hmm. Come along on a methodical grinding search through Sacramento county or rearrange my sock drawer? I'll go with the or, thanks. Have fun with it.

    • Lisbon: (LaRoche has just been asking about progress on the case) God, I miss Hightower. (Rigsby gives her a look) Aside from the murder stuff, obviously. Screw it. Even with the murder stuff. How does he just appear out of nowhere like that?
      Jane: He's a ghost, from the fifth dimension, right Rigsby.
      Rigsby: He's the boss. Not going there.

    • Gupta: More questions? Everyone has more questions. Chitchat, chitchat, police, journalists, more police. Makes work very difficult.
      Lisbon: We try and be brief. Just wanna ask about Dinkler, the bomber. Did he say anything, indicate why he was here, maybe?
      Gupta: He asked for the restroom key. That is why I thought he was so agitated. He needs to urinate. But, no, he did not.

    • Risby: Lisbon's been looking for you. What are you doing here?
      Jane: Ah, you know, curious. Putting an explosive on someone it's unsporting, don't you think? (to the man next to him) Don't you think?
      Drake: Uh, Alan's loss is very upsetting to all of us in the cash in motion family.
      Jane: Cash in motion family, right. Oh, this is Drake Vermillion, clearly an alias, who knows why? Thwarted show business aspirations or just an unfortunate birth name. What, what is it?
      Drake: I don't think that's germane. Do you?
      Jane: Ooh, germane. Definitely showbiz.

    • Lisbon: Any revelations?

      Jane: No. Scavenger hunt, secret codes. I just can't seem to put my finger on it. It's all so, uh... so--

      Lisbon: Baroque? Mysterious even?

      Jane: Yes.

      Lisbon: I thought you liked that sort of thing.

      Jane: I do. Very much.

    • Jane: (on a phone) Aye, captain Ahab. How goes the hunt?

      Lisbon: Done. Practically done, one more. Windsor High School, it's over on Alameda. Shut down a couple of years ago.

      Jane: Hmm. That's kind of an iffy area. You have, uh, plenty of harpoons?

      Lisbon: I've got a few 9-millimeter ones.

    • (Jane walks in while Lisbon is trying on her bridesmaid's dress.)

      Lisbon: Jeez, Jane! You mind knocking?

      Jane: Whoa. Oh, my.

      Lisbon: Van Pelt must die.

      Jane: No, no, no, no. You look good. This is... beautiful, like a princess. An angry little princess. Someone stole your tiara.

      Lisbon: She caught me by surprise when she asked me, otherwise I'd never agree to be a bridesmaid. And why would she even ask me to do something like this? She knows I hate this crap.

      Jane: I told her to ask you. I told her that you were secretly dying to be a bridesmaid.

      Lisbon: Really? Why would you do that?

      Jane: Oh, for the fun of it, and because, uh, of course, deep down you secretly do wanna be a bridesmaid. Go ahead, confess.

    • Jane: (about the case) If it's so cut and dried, why are you here?

      Lisbon: Them. The media. Director Bertram wanted a CBI presence here.

      Jane: Director Bertram. Let me ask you something. If director Bertram wanted a CBI presence to jump off a cliff, would you and your CBI presence jump off that cliff?

      Lisbon: If there was overtime, sure.

      Jane: That's very sad.

    • (at the crime scene)

      Lisbon: I didn't call you. What are you doing here?

      Jane: Fighting crime. You?

  • Notes

    • This episode had 14.11 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jahody se smetanou (Strawberries with Cream)
      Germany: Bomben (Bombs)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 19, 2011 on CTV
      The Netherlands: May 26, 2011 on SBS 6
      United Kingdom: June 3, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Australia: July 03, 2011 on Nine
      Sweden: September 28, 2011 on TV3
      Germany: November 6, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: June 6, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions