The Mentalist

Season 4 Episode 24

The Crimson Hat

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.