The Mentalist

Season 4 Episode 1

Scarlet Ribbons

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Sally is holding the keys in front of Debbie, the biting of the key faces a different direction between shots.

  • Quotes

    • Lisbon: You killed an unarmed man in front of 500 witnesses. You're not okay.
      Jane: He had a gun. Someone must have taken it and switched the cell phone. It's the only possible explanation.
      Lisbon: That, or you went nuts for a moment.
      Jane: Lisbon, look at me. I didn't go nuts.
      Lisbon: I believe you. I'm not sure a jury will.

    • Lisbon: We have no hard facts, just your word.
      Jane: And you're beginning to think that maybe my word is dubious. Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I shot some random guy.
      Lisbon: No. (Jane stares at her) It's crossed my mind, yeah.
      Jane: Fair enough. I guess I'm gonna have to get out of here to help you with this.
      Lisbon: How? Your bail's set at a million bucks.
      Jane: Yeah, that's no problem. Once I get the money together, I'll call you.
      Lisbon: How you gonna do that?
      Jane: I'll think of something. Meantime I need you to get ahold of Timothy Carter's personal effects from forensics.
      Lisbon: How am I gonna do that?
      Jane: You'll think of something.

    • Lisbon: So, what did you do, honestly?
      Jane: He had a gun.
      Lisbon: No, I mean how did you raise the bail money?
      Jane: Oh, that. Uh, murder for hire. Killed a snitch. Stabbed him in the kidneys.
      Lisbon: You did not.
      Jane: I did not. I won it in a card game, but I had you for a moment. You really do fear for my sanity.

    • Lisbon: Well, you've done what you set out to do. You got your vengeance. Do you feel different? Feel better?
      Jane: No. I feel guilty.
      Lisbon: Guilty? Why?
      Jane: For deceiving the jury. I mean, I had no choice. Going to prison for murder would have been a victory for Red John.
      Lisbon: What do you mean? Red John's dead.
      Jane: Timothy Carter's dead. He was an evil man, but he wasn't Red John. Red John... is still alive.

    • Lisbon: Is it possible your husband hid things from you? Other aspects of his life?
      Mrs. Carter: We were very close. We didn't keep secrets from each other, ever.
      Van Pelt: How do you know?
      Mrs. Carter: Excuse me?
      Van Pelt: I mean, a secret, by definition, is something you don't know, right?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Germany: Eine Harte Woche (A rough week)

    • This episode had 13.56 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 22, 2011 on CTV 2
      Australia: October 03, 2011 on Nine
      Portugal: October 10, 2011 on RTP2
      Sweden: October 12, 2011 on TV3
      United Kingdom: November 10, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Germany: February 5, 2012 on Sat.1

  • Allusions