The Mentalist

Season 4 Episode 24

The Crimson Hat

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 17, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The CBI team looks into the murder of a John Doe. When Jane fails again in his attempt to defeat Red John, he hits rock bottom, finds a lover and things go downhill from there.

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  • woow good


    The Mentalist
  • Next Season

    Well... I liked the epiosde for sure. It had everything, Suspense, Romantic and Red John ! But truly spoken I would have wished for that Jane would change the sides. xD I mean it would just be interesting to see the battle between Team-Theresa and Team-Jane [only one member xD]. I wonder who would win. So you see I'm really anxious about a kinda Catch-Me-If-You-Can-Season. ~sigh~ but my wish wasn't granted.

    Anyway, I will continue watching The Mentalist for sure.moreless
  • One of my fav finale

    This finale leaves you with feelings beyond satisfaction
  • Jane has an advantage over Red John

    A fantastic episode starting 6 months after the previous episode when Jane was fired.In this episode we find out that Jane hasn't hit rock bottom but its a trap for Red John and for once Red John falls for it with this been a big chance for Jane to finally catch Red John.Thanks to Red Johns friend in the FBI he found out that Jane hadn't really killed Lisbon or Rigsby which is what Red John wanted him to do and this resulted in the death of Wainwright and Jane nearly having two of his fingers cut off but they get the advantage over Red John by arresting Lorelei who no doubt Jane will be talking to in season 5 which is a season i can't wait for.I also think that agent Darcy is working for Red John and that she told him about the trap.I know Red John apparently wants her dead but does he really why would he tell Jane who he was going to kill.

  • Did Jane fake a breakdown?Or did he fake that he was faking?

    On a cold,wet Summer's day,it wasn't only the weather causing chills!I'm beginning to think that Patrick Jane is a closet psychopath.Certainly if this episode is any thing to go by.That last menacing comment to Lorelei,so quiet with his hands around her neck,telling her that she would break.It was a not so thinly veiled threat.The acting from all was superb and so was the script and direction.On edge the whole way through.The CBI members cast putting over subtly that perhaps Jane is not to be completely trusted anymore.A person that they must watch and be wary of now.The way that Simon Baker can switch from "cheeky chappy"; to an immensely damaged one in the blink of an eye has always impressed me.Since watching this episode today I am even more impressed.What is really hidden behind that broad grin and twinkling eyes? The way things are heading do we really want to know?Or is it too horrific?Awaiting developments in the next series with bated breath.Oh, and just a thought.I know it's been mooted before but IS Patrick Jane actually Red John? A con man conning himself?moreless
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Lorelei Martins

Guest Star

Rob Roy Fitzgerald

Rob Roy Fitzgerald

Captain Rupert

Guest Star

Sonia Jackson

Sonia Jackson


Guest Star

Michael Rady

Michael Rady

Luthor Wainwright

Recurring Role

Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

FBI Agent Susan Darcy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lorelei: (referring to Red John)You'll need to bring him a gift.To show your respect for him.
      Jane: What kind of gift?
      Lorelei: Teresa Lisbon's dead body would be the perfect thing.

    • Jane: Hey, you guys, listen, I want to apologize for deceiving you...
      Van Pelt: Whatever.
      Jane: And thank you for helping me now.
      Cho: We're helping the boss.
      Rigsby: Yeah. She's helping you. We're helping her.
      Lisbon: Guys, cut him some slack.
      Jane: Oh. Yay, team!

    • Lisbon: I tried calling. I tried calling you hundreds of times, begging you to talk to me, begging you to get help. Not a reply. Not a word. Not a text.
      Jane: Sorry.
      Lisbon: You know what? I have not been sleeping. I've been-- forget it. Never mind. You know, you're a jerk. (pause) And your plan? It's stupid. It's not even a plan.
      Jane: But you will help me?
      Lisbon: What am I supposed to say, no? God, you're despicable.

    • Jane: (Red John) thinks I'm the fish and he's the fisherman.
      Lisbon: Unless he sees the truth.
      Jane: I am giving him his heart's desire. He will see what he wants to see.
      Lisbon: Or not.
      Jane: Fooled you. I can fool him.
      Lisbon: Yeah, you fooled me all right. Well done.

    • Lorelei: So, you're not a magician?
      Jane: No. I'm a con man. I steal from people.
      Lorelei: Wow. You just come right out and say it "I steal from people" like, "I sell shoes," like it's not a big deal.
      Jane: Well, it's not a big deal. If you know what you're doing, it's very easy.
      Lorelei: It's a big deal because it's wrong to steal from people.
      Jane: No such thing as wrong.
      Lorelei: Really? When did that happen?
      Jane: Well, there's legal or illegal, there's, uh...happy or sad, rich or poor, alive or dead, but there's no wrong or right. Stuff just happens, that's all. One damn thing after another.

  • NOTES (5)


    • The "crimson hat" referred to in the title of this episode most likely refers to one or to both of the vestments worn by Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. The smaller zucchetto, much like a skullcap, is worn directly upon the cardinal's head; the larger biretta, with three or four points, is worn over the zucchetto on exceptionally formal occasions. Surpassed only by the Pope in power, the College of Cardinals virtually rules the RCC and comprises the chief strength of the Vatican hierarchy; it is the cardinals who elect the Pope. Red John's having a source high in the FBI would be the laic equivalent of a criminal's having a mole in the Vatican: someone exceedingly powerful and theoretically above reproach.