The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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Blinking Red Light 

CBI is on the hunt for a serial killer, but Patrick soon suspects that a blogger who is obsessed with the case may actually be the killer.


Simon Baker


Bruno Heller (created by), Ken Woodruff




Episode credited cast:
Simon Baker ... Patrick Jane
Robin Tunney ... Teresa Lisbon
Tim Kang ... Kimball Cho
Owain Yeoman ... Wayne Rigsby
Amanda Righetti ... Grace Van Pelt
Catherine Dent ... Susan Darcy
William Mapother ... Richard Haibach
Missi Pyle ... Karen Cross
Michael Rady ... Luther Wainwright
David Carey Foster ... Tom Maier
Ely Pouget ... Teri Maier
Paul Willson ... Paul Jenkins
David Paymer ... James Panzer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Krystal Alvarez Krystal Alvarez ... Molly's Friend
Kelsi Cullimore Kelsi Cullimore ... Molly Maier


Michelle Carter (19) was abducted, throat slit and dumped in a San Joaquin park, the MO used 4 times before in Fresno. Patrick encourages Lisbon to pick one from the police suspects shortlist of 8, photographer Richard Haibach. Meanwhile he concentrates on the press, especially self-declared expert James Panzer, who runs a specialized website since the first victim was killed in his neighborhood. Jane sets a trap, with surprising bait and outcome. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

3 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Lisbon comes into the office and sees Patrick on the computer, Lisbon's phone rings. She picks it up, and without looking, recognizes it's Cho. See more »


Patrick Jane: Oh, come on. You've been a cop for a long time. What you don't know is how much you know without knowing it. Take a guess and run with it.
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What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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15 October 2017 | by alci350See all my reviews

I agree with 'The Joker' that this is one the best/the best episodes of the Mentalist. It's was like a serial killer supernova with all of the most important&greatest minds/serials killers of the show at their best. This one also had no doubt the best ending any episode could possibly have. Also a big bravo for Panzer/David Paymer for his incredible enactment of a cold blooded psycho-killer. He was very convincing and giving you the shivers with just his look. This was The Mentalist at its best and awesome entertainment. I have enjoyed re watching this many times. This one gets my Oscars! :)

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