The Mentalist

Season 2 Episode 17

The Red Box

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 01, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Talking about the dead body)

      Victor Bandino: Real fancy résumé, this guy. Graduated from Eton and Oxford. Last employer was some hotshot prep school back East.

      Jane: Meh, I wouldn't be so sure.

      Victor Bandino: Excuse me?

      Jane: The facial scar. Eton boy gets a cut on his head and he needs a plastic surgeon, he gets a plastic surgeon. My guess... the whole résumé is a fairy tale.

      Victor Bandino: Excuse me?

      Jane: You're excused.

      Victor Bandino: I checked him out myself.

      Jane: Well, I'm wrong then.

    • Jane: Whatever was inside this box killed our man.

      Lisbon: Well, the case is practically closed.

      Jane: There's no reason to be snarky.

    • Hightower: Your butt is on the line agent Lisbon.

      Lisbon: (to Jane) What did you do?

      Jane: Paid way too much for overnight delivery.

    • Lisbon: I know, I know. You were making stuff up to get the guy angry so you could get a read on him. Blah, blah, blah. The truth is, you just didn't like the guy.

      Jane: Well, that would be very unprofessional.

    • Lisbon: Jane has unusual methods, but--

      Madeleine Hightower: He closes cases, yes, he does. He's a valuable asset. We cannot afford to lose him. The way I see's you that's in a tricky spot.

      Lisbon: Ma'am?.

      Madeleine Hightower: This bureau has seen some tough times lately. My mission is to turn that around and make the CBI the premier law enforcement agency in this state. Patrick Jane is a huge part of that goal. If you can't keep him in line, we'll find someone who can.

    • Madeleine Hightower: I spoke to Lisbon yesterday.

      Jane: Mm-hmm.

      Madeleine Hightower: Told her how deeply I value your contribution to the bureau.

      Jane: Nice to hear.

      Madeleine Hightower: I told her you're too good to lose to some smart-ass move you might make that turns bad. I told her that if and when it happens, it's her neck.'re golden. You're safe for anything short of murder. You mess up, she's out of here.

    • Jane: Just stop worrying. It's gonna be fine with the new boss. I mean, sure, there'll be a settling in period when she probes your psyche for weakness, but once that's out of the way...

      Lisbon: Would you stop? You're being so childish. I think you're the one who's nervous.

      Jane: Ooh. That sounds perceptive. Let me think about that. (After few seconds) No. I find that I'm not. It's definitely you.

  • Notes

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

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: ervená krabika (Red Box)
      Germany: Kleopatras ring (Cleopatra's ring)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 1, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: April 26, 2010 on Nine
      United Kingdom: June 11, 2010 on Five
      Sweden: June 22, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: September 12, 2010 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: November 15, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: September 6, 2011 on Markiza
      Poland: November 21, 2011 on TVN

  • Allusions