The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 1

The Crimson Ticket

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2012 on CBS
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Episode Summary

While Jane searches for Lorelei's connection to Red John, the CBI team - aided by the FBI - tackles the murder of a hotel employee.

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  • Patrick is Red

    Patrick himself is a potential suspect. Given his complex personality and his tough childhood he might have become a psychopath (Red John). Of course he met a man wearing a mask who was THOUGHT to be Red John but he also killed a man who claimed to be Red John but he wasn't. Patrick as Red John could have hired all these people with out even showing them his face, he has built a great network of friends and connections thanks to his days as a traveller psychic boy and later as a psychic. His wife finds out about his second personality she loves him so she doesn't go to the police but instead asks him to get help from a therapist. Patrick with his great mind engineers a plan to kill her by talking on TV about Red John and so that he could move himself from the suspect category to that of the Victims and then when everything is ready he kills his wife and since he didn't have a mother himself and understands how hard it can be for a child without her mother he decides to kill her as well. When he wakes up in the morning he can't bear what he did so he goes crazy and he gets hospitalized in a mental asylum where he develops his second personality the good one. But he still shifts between personalities without even remembering a thing about his bad personality when he is good, however when he is bad (Red John) he remembers everything about his good CBI consultant personality. So when he is Patrick Jane of the CBI he doesn't know that he himself is the Red John and therefore tries his best to catch this 'Monster' but how could he?

    This is a brilliant idea for season 6. Take it, I won't sue.moreless
  • The Mentalist is back.

    The episode continued from the end of last season where Wainwright was killed by agent Darcy and Lorelei the accomplice of Red John was captured Now in this episode Jane tries to get Lorelei to talk by going through extreme measures to get her to tell him who Red John is Things get more interesting when at the end of season 4 Red John told Jane he had a friend in the FBI and in this episode the FBI attempt to work with the CBI but at a crime scene they started fighting and things only went worse from there when they take Lorelei into their custody and if Red John has a friend in the FBI like Jane says she will escape or be killed We are introduced to three new characters and there is a good chance one of them is Red Johns friend or if not its agent Darcy It was funny when Jane tricks a judge into getting custody of Lorelei they go to pick her up and they see that the person that they are given isn't her and the officer says there is no other Lorelei there I am really excited about the season with all the characters returning and the 100th episode which is soon and even maybe a chance of Red John being revealed.moreless
  • The Crimson Ticket

    Why do we only get Red John development in the season premiere or the season finale? It's always fun so why not give it to us year round?

    Either way this was a solid start to the season. I liked the FBI vs. CBI feud, and think this could be an enjoyable arc throughout the coming months. The case was alright, but the ending and the further mystical power of Red John continues to be the reason we tune in.moreless
  • Still love this show

    The chemistry of the cast flows so beautifully now. I find Jane to be just as enjoyable as ever. LUVIN Cho's big biceps in his short tight shirts, woo hoo! That's a fine man.
  • Too predictable

    Both, the case and Lorelei were just way too predictable. And the show and Jane both got too depressing. If the main character is about nothing else than Red John anymore, and all about Red John is just the same old every season, it starts to get really boring. Because the character doesn't care about anything else anymore and so do I in watching him.

    Jane was always in it for Red John, but if this gets so deep, that it feels like a waste of time for him to solve any other case - and all about Red John feels just like a rerun of what we saw already in the past - there is no satisfaction anymore. Either Jane should start to care more about other things than Red John again, or the Red John case needs to advance a lot more. As with this episode, it felt like if I had seen the exact same already before and the actual case just felt like a waste of time for Jane and for me.

    Even worse, the actual case was just keeping him from doing the important things. So I cared even less. He knew what was coming and so did probably every fan of the show.

    I still like the show but this was a disappointing season opening for me.moreless
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Lorelei Martins

Guest Star

Ivan Sergei

Ivan Sergei

Gabe Mancini

Guest Star

Jon Curry

Jon Curry

Tom Yannick

Guest Star

Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston

Gale Bertram

Recurring Role

Drew Powell

Drew Powell

Reede Smith

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: The female victim was called Callie Karlsen. At the first mention of her sister, they call her Nicola Karlsen, but upon meeting her at 19:09, Jane and Lisbon call her Nicola Larsen.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jane: I can do anything you want if you give me Red John.
      Lorelei: I want your trust and friendship.
      Jane: You have that
      Lorelei : I don't believe you.
      Jane: How can I make you believe?
      Lorelei: Kiss me.
      Jane: What does that prove?
      Lorelei: First you say you'll do anything I want,then you refuse the first thing I ask for.You're very complicated.(Jane kisses Lorelei)

    • Jane: (referring to Lorelei)She's a stepping stone to Red John.I knew that from the beginning.I Don't have any feelings for her.

    • Lisbon: What about your promise to Bertram?
      Jane: I had my fingers crossed.

    • Rigsby: Did, uh, Mancini really throw a bottle at you?
      Jane: Yes, he did, and then he proceeded to chase me through the state house, but failed to catch me.
      Lisbon: Congratulations. Another mortal enemy made. You should be very proud.

    • Lisbon: What are you? Huh? Crazy?
      Jane: Excuse me?
      Lisbon: I told you to be careful. I told you not to go over the edge.
      Jane: And I told you not to listen.
      Lisbon: Don't be childish! I am not your girlfriend. I am an officer of the law. How could I not listen? You kissed her. You offered to help her escape.
      Jane: And I would ask her to marry me if I thought she'd buy it. I was playing her.
      Lisbon: She's playing you.

    • Jane: Your inarticulate rage is understandable, but it's misplaced. You should probably just calm down.
      Agent Mancini: You calm yourself down. I'm not angry.
      Jane: No? Your temples are pulsing like some weird undersea creature. If that's not anger, you should see a doctor.

  • NOTES (4)