The Mentalist: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 23

Red Sky at Night

After his encounter with Red John, Patrick rethinks his future with the CBI. At the same time, the team investigates two high-profile kidnappings.

2 Sep 30

Cackle-Bladder Blood

When Jane’s shady brother-in-law (Kevin Rankin) comes to town and becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, Jane is forced to help him.

3 Oct 07

The Blood on His Hands

When Patrick Jane faces off once again with cult leader Bret Stiles, Stiles offers Jane information regarding Red John and the missing Kristina Frye.

4 Oct 14

Red Carpet Treatment

Patrick Jane and the CBI team are called in to investigate the murder of a convict who served nine years for rape and murder, but was recently release…

5 Oct 21

The Red Ponies

Patrick Jane and the CBI team hit the horse track when a jockey is found murdered and suspects abound.

6 Oct 28

Pink Chanel Suit

The case of a murder and missing person on a secure compound perplexes the CBI team.

7 Nov 04

Red Hot

A building explodes while Patrick Jane and the team are investigating a death threat; Libson once again runs into billionaire Walter Mashburn (Currie Graham).

8 Nov 11

Ball of Fire

When Jane is kidnapped, Lisbon and the team realize there are many suspects who might want to harm him.

9 Nov 18

Red Moon

Patrick Jane accepts the help of a local astrologer, Ellis Mars, to solve the puzzling case of a triple homicide that involves two policemen and the fiancé of an 10

Dec 09

Jolly Red Elf

The CBI pursues two lines of investigation when a Santa is murdered: Patrick Jane goes undercover in an AA group; and Rigsby and Van Pelt question mem…

11 Jan 06


Patrick and the team investigate the murder of a woman with ties to one of the fighters. Meanwhile, LaRoche focuses his investigation on Rigsby, who in turn is forced to ask Ch…

12 Jan 20


The team works with a criminal profiler on a double-murder case, and it turns into a contest for Jane, who tries to prove that his way of solving the case is better.

13 Feb 03

Red Alert

When Patrick Jane and others are taken hostage by an armed man accused of murder, Jane must think quickly to defuse the situation.

14 Feb 10

Blood for Blood

When a witness under Van Pelt’s protection is killed, her position within the CBI comes into question.

15 Feb 17

Red Gold

When a modern-day prospector is found dead near a mining site and Lisbon is injured during the initial stages of the investigation, Agent Hightower joins Patrick Jane in the fi…

16 Feb 24

Red Queen

The CBI team is under suspicion when a museum antiques dealer is murdered. Evidence seems to suggest that one member of the team is responsible.

17 Mar 10


A doctor is found murdered on a golf course, and the team thinks the killer’s in a hospital. Meanwhile, LaRoche takes over CBI and names Cho as…

18 Mar 31

The Red Mile

A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner’s van. Van Pelt moves ahead with her wedding plans.

19 Apr 07

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Patrick Jane sets out to prove a beautiful yet manipulative matchmaker shot and killed her husband after his body is found floating in the marina.

20 Apr 28


Patrick Jane’s life just got complicated. He’s presented with two robberies gone bad and one of them involves Donny Culpepper, a former suspect, who Jane hired to g…

21 May 05

Like a Redheaded Stepchild

When a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard’s inmates is the killer. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own fa…

22 May 12

Rhapsody in Red

After a young violinist is shot to death, Patrick Jane questions the members of the Northern California Symphony Orchestra about the murder. Meanwhile, Cho crosses paths with a…

23 May 19

Strawberries and Cream (1)

John’s mole in the CBI is revealed and Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the

24 May 19

Strawberries and Cream (2)

Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.

About The Mentalist

When mentalist Patrick Jane insults a vengeful serial killer, Red John, his loved ones are brutally killed. Faced with the horrifying consequences of misusing his gift for observation and misdirection, Jane lends his skills to the California Bureau of Investigation, all the while hoping that his connections within the CBI will give him the opportunity to track down and revenge himself upon Red John.