The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 4

The Red Carpet Treatment

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jane: Takes a confident man to visit a shooting renge when he's still a murder suspect.

      Max Winter: Or an innocent one.

    • (Jane's been caught on tape sleeping at a crime scene)

      Bertram: This isn't unfamiliar territory to me, a paid consultant mistaking state contracts for a country club where he can do as he pleases.

      Lisbon: He was tired because he was here all night working on the Red John case. It's completely bogus.

      Bertram: Yeah, I know it's bogus, but that's not how it looks. It looks like he puked in the fish tank.

      Lisbon: Kinda does, yeah.

    • Lisbon: So, you're a gun expert now?

      Jane: No, not me, Max Winter. You should see him shoot.

      Lisbon: Did he shoot Dahl?

      Jane: What caliber was the murder weapon?

      Lisbon: Nine millimeter.

      Jane: Yeah, Max prefers a 45.

      Lisbon: Oh, shucks, I guess he's innocent.

    • Jane: Henry Dahl will light a candle to reveal his shooter. Dim the lights, please.

      Karen Cross: Oh, I can't wait for this.

      Jane: That's the spirit. That's your candle. (throws her a candle) Oh, there's one other thing. A truly world-class psychic would invite police officials up on the stage to make an arrest once the killer has been unmasked. And today we are very fortunate to have some, uh, conveniently telegenic CBI officers, Agent Wayne Rigsby, and the pocket rocket, the dynamite, heavily armed, cute as a button, Agent Teresa Lisbon.

    • Karen Cross: Are you sure this is how you want to play it? You really want to make yourself a sorrier spectacle?

      Jane: Oh, is there anyone more sorry than you, Karen, with your morbid interest in all things shocking and repulsive? You pretend to be the victim's advocate, but you're a vulture, praying on the carrion of human suffering.

    • Lisbon: You don't trust D.N.A?

      Karen Cross: I don't trust anything coming out of the justice system. That's why I left.

      Lisbon: Oh, I heard you left because you were gonna be fired for ethical violations.

      Karen Cross: Nothing stops me from following my instincts, Agent Lisbon. I won't apologize for that.

    • Karen Cross: Patrick Jane, I didn't recognize you yesterday at the crime scene. You were quite the psychic once.

      Jane: Oh, there's no such thing as psychics.

      Karen Cross: So you say now. Your cold reading of a serial killer on live television let to the brutal murder of your wife and daughter.

      Jane: Oh, really? Thanks for reminding me.

    • (at a crime scene)

      Lisbon: Where are you going?

      Jane: Uh, I'm tired, and I don't really care who killed this creep.

      Rigsby: He was innocent.

      Jane: Meh. He made instruments of death out of toothpicks.

    • Cho: Well, someone was looking for something.

      Rigsby: Thank you, Captain obvious.

      Cho: Three hours of brooding silence, then sarcasm. It's like we're married.

    • Lisbon: Did you sleep here?

      Jane: No, I was working.

      Lisbon: It looks like you were sleeping.

      Jane: Well, I programmed my, uh, dreams to work on the Red John case.

      Lisbon: Oh, well, then make sure you put in for overtime.

      Jane: Ah, healthy skepticism. I like it.

  • Notes

    • This episode had 15.1 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Léba rudým kobercem (The Red Carpet Treatment)
      Germany: Lügen and kerzen (Lies and candles)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 14, 2010 on CTV
      United Kingdom: November 5, 2010 on Five/Five HD
      The Netherlands: December 2, 2010 on SBS 6
      Sweden: January 25, 2011 on TV3
      Australia: February 06, 2011 on Nine
      Germany: March 6, 2011 on SAT 1
      Slovakia: November 22, 2011 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: January 25, 2012 on TV Nova
      Poland: May 7, 2012 on TVN

  • Allusions