The Worst Episodes of The Mentalist: Avoid These Mind-Boggling Misfires

If you’re a fan of crime-solving shows, chances are you’ve heard of The Mentalist. With its captivating storyline and charismatic characters, this show has been a fan favorite for years. However, every show has its ups and downs, and The Mentalist is no exception. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at the worst episodes of this beloved crime drama. From cringe-worthy plotlines to lackluster performances, we’ll be breaking down the episodes that left us feeling disappointed and wondering what went wrong. So grab some popcorn and get ready to relive the less-than-stellar moments of The Mentalist.
A Dozen Red Roses

A Dozen Red Roses

Season 1 – Episode 19

Air Date: 2009-04-07

Patrick Jane and the team go to Hollywood when they investigate the murder of a movie producer.

Ring Around the Rosie

Ring Around the Rosie

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2011-10-13

Jane notices a suspicious-looking man carrying a gun at a political rally and sets out to prove he’s a psychopath on the brink of committing murder. Meanwhile, Lisbon investigates the death of a photographer at the same rally.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper

So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper

Season 4 – Episode 22

Air Date: 2012-05-03

While investigating the murder of a surfer, Lisbon reconnects with her former fianc√©, Kenny Johnson, who she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Also, Cho questions his decision to be in a relationship with Summer.

Red, White and Blue

Red, White and Blue

Season 5 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2013-03-17

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

The Blood on His Hands

The Blood on His Hands

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2010-10-07

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

Red All Over

Red All Over

Season 2 – Episode 20

Air Date: 2010-04-29

When a media mogul is murdered, Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate cult leader Bret Stiles, who may have had an axe to grind following the publication of a critical story about his group.

Red Lacquer Nail Polish

Red Lacquer Nail Polish

Season 5 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2013-03-03

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

Red Hair and Silver Tape

Red Hair and Silver Tape

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2008-09-30

While Lisbon and her team investigate the murder of a young waitress in the Napa Valley, Jane goes behind Lisbon’s back to orchestrate his own undercover operation using Van Pelt as bait.

Scarlett Fever

Scarlett Fever

Season 1 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2009-02-17

As Jane and the team investigate the poisoning death of the “queen bee” in a country club, they discover that the community is full of secrets, including love affairs and drug abuse

Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

Season 4 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2011-10-20

The CBI team investigates the murder of a woman whose corpse washed up on an island off the coast of California. Rigsby worries that his relationship with a public defender will create awkwardness between him and Van Pelt.

Red is the New Black

Red is the New Black

Season 4 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2012-02-02

Jane and the CBI narrow down the list of suspects after a disgraced clothing designer on the verge of a comeback becomes a fashion victim. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Darcy continues her investigation into finding Red John.

Ruddy Cheeks

Ruddy Cheeks

Season 4 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2012-03-09

Jane and the CBI try to narrow down the list of suspects when a terminally ill man, is found murdered. Meanwhile, Cho is forced to face his demons.

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Season 5 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2012-11-25

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.

Behind the Red Curtain

Behind the Red Curtain

Season 5 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2013-03-24

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.

Bloodsport

Bloodsport

Season 3 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2011-01-06

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 Cho for a huge favor in order to keep his job.

Crimson Casanova

Crimson Casanova

Season 1 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2009-02-10

With Patrick Jane’s help, Cho goes undercover as a sweet-talking ladies man with all the right moves in order to catch a pick-up artist and killer with his own set of pseudo-mentalist techniques.

Red Herring

Red Herring

Season 2 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2010-03-04

Jane and the team investigate the murder of an arrogant chef during a cooking competition in Napa Valley.

Jolly Red Elf

Jolly Red Elf

Season 3 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2010-12-09

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 members of an authentic Santa society. Meanwhile, following the demise of a person in custody at the CBI, J.J. LaRoche is brought in to question the team when it appears to be an inside job.

Blood for Blood

Blood for Blood

Season 3 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2011-02-10

Van Pelt’s actions are called into question when a witness is murdered while she is assigned to his protection.

Bloodstream

Bloodstream

Season 3 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2011-03-10

After a doctor is found dead at a golf course, the CBI team searches for a killer amongst a hospital’s staff and patients. Meanwhile, when LaRoche is placed in charge of the CBI, his first act of business is to name Cho the new team leader.