The Mentalist

Season 5 Episode 13

The Red Barn

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The CBI work a 25 year old case which is connected to Visualize and Red John. Lisbon also thinks about her future after the arrest of Tommy Volker.

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  • A murder connected to Red John and visualize

    This was an interesting episode where we learned about Red Johns past The CBI find a barn with three dead people inside from the 80s with a Red John face on the front of the barn The three dead people turned out to be members of visualize but one of them was killed by a sixteen year old girl who was protecting her mother and when they went to put the body in the barn the other two members was already dead The girl said she knew she was being watched and we could hear Red John breathing as two women walked in on him killing Even though they didn't get Red John Jane believes that he has taken a massive step forward into finding Red John because he originally had over 2000 suspects and then he narrowed it down to men,then men who he has stayed in contact with which got him to about 400 but when he narrows down the farm it will make him really close Jane shares this with Lisbon who asks for the suspects at the top of the list and unfortunately we don't get to hear who the suspects are.moreless
  • The barn

    This was one of the most exellent episodes that i have ever seen because it allows us to see part of red johns past which was that he was a member of visualise. When we see him hiding with the bodies hearing him breath shows that he is a professional and knows what he is doing, while Jane shortens his list to 400 people.
  • red john as red line?

    i wonder if there will be mentalist-serie after red john has been caught. for me, i would love that, cause i am also interested how life will go on after this, but i am afraid, that the makers of the mentalist... will keep the caught for the final final episode and then serie is over. am i right? dont like that!

    i wonder why nobody took a sample of that blood-face on the wall... to find out whoms blood this was!

    i am sure, that red john was never member of visualize... but he has certainly some connection, maybe he is blackmailing them from time to time.moreless
  • Love this show

    I really love this show. But sometimes Patrick really creeps me out. He finally let Lisbon in the room to see what he was working on. The board with all the information on it about Red John was creepy and shows even though Patrick is a smart guy he is still a little mentally unbalanced when it comes to Red John. I hope he is close to finding out who he is because I am really getting tired of the RJ subject. I wish they would nip the RJ stuff in the bud. It has gotten old, and uninteresting.moreless
  • The Red Barn

    They did a good tease in the end, even though we know the end of Red John is nowhere near, but the episode itself, the case they were dealing with and everything related to Visualize was just really dull and ever so CBS-esque.

    Good cliffhanger, mediocre episode.
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Jason Cooper

Guest Star

Jenica Bergere

Jenica Bergere

Holly Preston

Guest Star

Chelsea Alden

Chelsea Alden

Young Holly

Guest Star

John Troy Donovan

John Troy Donovan


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jane: How was the rest of the party?
      Lisbon: Torture. Like it can't happen ever ever again.
      Jane: Ten years huh?
      Lisbon: More, actually. One year with you counts as two.

    • Lisbon: Good morning.Thank you for the party,it was very thoughtful.
      Rigsby: You're welcome.
      Lisbon: But I'm never gonna forgive you for that stripper.

    • Lisbon: Are we partners or what?
      Jane : Come here partner.

    • Agent Haffner: (offers her a job) That's the starting salary. That'll keep you in leather jackets, I think.
      Lisbon: It's not about the money. I like what I do. It's a good job. It's good work.
      Agent Haffner: Is it the work, or is it Jane?
      Lisbon: He's part of the work.
      Agent Haffner: Sure. And you guys-you guys have a track record, I-I understand why you wanna stick with that. But if there's one thing that I've learned about Jane, it's that catching bad guys is a game to him, and-and he's gonna quit someday. Maybe because he gets Red John, maybe because, what, he just gets bored. When that happens, you're gonna be on your own. Driving out to some crime scene in the middle of nowhere at 5:00 a.m., asking Rigsby what sort of sad story you gotta unravel this time. Is that what you really want? Because I think you deserve better. Think about it.

    • Rigsby: (toasting) Ladies and gentlemen, ten years ago, Teresa Lisbon left the San Francisco Police Department to join the California Bureau of Investigation. Today she is without doubt the rootinest, tootinest, sharp-shootinest cop in the whole state of California. Happy anniversary, boss.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode had 10.50 viewers on its original airing.

    • This episode reunites Reed Diamond and Kyle Secor who are best known for their roles as Baltimore detectives Micheal Kellerman and Tim Bayliss on the NBC police drama Homicide:Life on the Street. Diamond and Secor last payed those characters in the telefilm Homicide:The Movie.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 27, 2013 on CTV
      Australia: February 28, 2013 on Nine
      Belgium: March 03, 2013 on VIER
      United Kingdom: March 15, 2013 on Channel 5/HD