The game shown on the TV at Doc's bar in the opening scenes is an from an actual U.S. college football game. On September 16, 2006, the #19 Nebraska Cornhuskers played the #4 University of Southern California (USC) Trojans in Los Angeles. The score on screen was 21-3 for USC and USC went on to win the game 21-10.
Carmine is French for red crimson.
The title of the episode refers to the little red book Jane forges to deceive Haffner.
Realistically, Timothy Carter's corpse would have been too rotten to be recognizable.
When Sally is holding the keys in front of Debbie, the biting of the key faces a different direction between shots.
The necklace that Craig O'Laughlin gives to Grace Van Pelt wasn't made until the late 1990's/early 2000's. Back then they were either clasped or strung (no clasps), never toggle.
In the opening scene, the closeup of the phone ringing just before the bomb explodes shows the front end of a blue car. However when the bomb explodes, the blue car is just pulling into the parking spot. It wouldn't have been visible during the closeup on the phone.
Goof: The victim was mentioned as having performed at a concert to celebrate the purchase of a Russian Stradivarius violin. Stradivari was Italian.
After Patrick places Fisher's cell phone on the table, it changes position between shots.
Inside Joke: Rigsby tries an attempt at a British accent when he goes undercover. Owain Yeoman is, in fact, a Welsh actor.
When Rigsby and Cho are watching Sarahs dating video the time stamp changes from 5:12 to 5:13 though only 25 seconds pass
At the doctors' meeting, when Jane calls out the doctors' apathy to their patients, he says "And they call me a fraud". However, until now, there are only two people who specifically call him out for being a fraud psychic: Red John and himself.
This episode reveals that Virgil Minelli has warned Hightower about the presence of Red John's moles in the CBI.
Hightower mentions "Virgil" to Jane when the two discuss the extent of Red John conspiracy inside CBI. "Virgil" is the first name of her predecessor, Special Agent in Charge Minelli.
William Blake, whose poem is recited by the CBI Director in the aftermath of Hightower escape and name is mentioned by LaRoche shortly after, is the author of Tyger, Tyger poem which Red John and Todd Johnson had mentioned in Red Sky in the Morning and Red Moon respectively.
The ladies are dead,
I crushed their heads,
And after the lash,
They go into trash.
This poem was written by Jane trying make it look like a message from the Caveman.
During the opening scene, the fighter with the blue and yellow trunks has his opponent in the red and white trunks in full guard (his legs wrapped around his body). But in the next shot, the fighter with the red and white trunks has the mount position on his opponent (he is sitting on top of his opponents torso).
The shorthand Jane uses in the notebook to help catch the criminal is known as the Theban or Witches alphabet.
This is the first Mentalist episode that Simon Baker has directed.
"Tyger, tyger", Todd's dying words, is the first line of the Tyger poem that Red John recited in Red Sky in the Morning.