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The Mentalist

Season 5 2012 - 2013

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  • 2012-10-01T00:00:00Z on CBS
  • 43 mins
  • 15 hours, 22 mins (22 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Crime, Mystery
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Last season's assault, narcotics and fraud charges against Patrick Jane have been dropped and it's back to business as usual. Or business as unusual for Jane, who uses mind games, tricks and his super sharp skills of observation to solve the state's most puzzling homocides. In the fifth season, Jane's obsession with finding Red John consumes him every waking moment, drawing him outside the law and closer than ever to the serial killer's true identity. But when Homeland Security and the FBI team up with the CBI on the case, Jane's unorthodox methods antagonize even his most loyal allies. Can Jane's skill and charm continue to see him through? How far is too far?


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22 episodes

5x01 The Crimson Ticket

  • Season Premiere

    2012-10-01T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

While Jane tries to decipher Lorelei’s connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee.

5x02 Devil's Cherry

  • 2012-10-08T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

While the team investigates the murder of a diamond cutter, Jane meets a girl who claims to be his late daughter, Charlotte.

5x03 Not One Red Cent

  • 2012-10-15T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

A bank employee is murdered during a heist and Jane and the team must work to track down the killer. Meanwhile, Lisbon is pulled deeper into the CBI/FBI rivalry.

5x04 Blood Feud

  • 2012-10-22T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

When Rigsby’s father is found injured at a crime scene, the team must find out if it is the result of a long-standing small-town gang war.

5x05 Red Dawn

  • 2012-10-29T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

See how Jane met Lisbon and the rest of the CBI team for the first time.

5x06 Cherry Picked

  • 2012-11-05T01:00:00Z — 40 mins

The team investigates the kidnapping of a couple that may be the victim of mistaken identity, while Jane continues his investigation into Lorelei's whereabouts.

5x07 If It Bleeds, It Leads

  • 2012-11-12T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

The team investigates the murder of a reporter who may have become too close to her story, while Jane insists on pursuing his own leads to find Lorelei.

5x08 Red Sails in the Sunset

  • 2012-11-19T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

With the help of Brett Stiles, Jane orchestrates an elaborate plan to break Lorelei Martins out of prison in the hopes of her leading him to Red John.

5x09 Black Cherry

  • 2012-11-26T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

The CBI team investigates the murder of a real estate agent with former gang ties, while Jane searches for leads on his new connection to Red John.

5x10 Panama Red

  • 2012-12-10T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

The death of a young botanist leads the team into the lucrative world of medical marijuana, while Cho’s work with the rapid response team brings him back into contact with Summer.

5x11 Days of Wine and Roses

  • 2013-01-07T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The CBI team visits a high-end California rehab center in order to investigate the death of a young model who was a patient there, while Lisbon ramps up her investigation into Tommy Volker.

5x12 Little Red Corvette

  • 2013-01-14T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

The CBI investigates the death of a geologist, which Lisbon is convinced is the key to bringing down Tommy Volker.

5x13 The Red Barn

  • 2013-01-28T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group, and Lisbon contemplates her future.

5x14 Red in Tooth and Claw

  • 2013-02-18T01:00:00Z — 40 mins

The team delves into the surprisingly cutthroat world of academics in a case involving a graduate student at a natural history museum.

5x15 Red Lacquer Nail Polish

  • 2013-03-04T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

Jane and the team investigate the murder of an elderly heiress whose remains are found in the living room of her spooky mansion.

5x16 There Will Be Blood

  • 2013-03-11T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Lorelei Martins returns, determined to find out if Red John had a role in her sister's death, and Jane is forced to confess to Lisbon his part in Lorelei's prison escape.

5x17 Red, White and Blue

  • 2013-03-18T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The CBI team investigates when the body of a female army medic who worked with soldiers with PTSD is found near a military base.

5x18 Behind the Red Curtain

  • 2013-03-25T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

The CBI team investigates when the young lead of a local theater production dies on the eve of the opening. Meanwhile, Jane hopes to get more information about Red John from the comatose Jason Lennon.

5x19 Red Letter Day

  • 2013-04-15T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

The CBI team heads out to a run-down Wild West tourist town to investigate the death of the town's owner. Meanwhile, Kirkland tries to uncover the extent of Jane's knowledge about Red John.

5x20 Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 2013-04-22T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Rigsby and Van Pelt go undercover as a couple with relationship problems to investigate the death of a woman who received advice from a radio love doctor.

5x21 Red and Itchy

  • 2013-04-29T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

J.J. LaRoche personally requests Jane’s help when the mysterious container he’s been hiding for nine years is stolen from his home.

5x22 Red John's Rules

  • 2013-05-06T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

Just as Jane narrows down the Red John suspect list to seven, Red John strikes again, and the victim has a link to Jane’s past.

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