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Season 6 premiered on September 29, 2013. It picked up after the cliffhanger of Red John's Rules.

The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. He also makes frequent use of his mentalist abilities to lead witnesses or offenders into offering the actual facts of the case, as known only to them.

Within the Bureau, Patrick Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Patrick Jane's role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents.

However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Patrick Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Patrick Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Patrick Jane is a loose cannon but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.

Season six commences following last season's cliffhanger; the first eight episodes focusing on Jane's search for Red John. During this time a secret association of law enforcement officials, dubbed the "Blake Association" is brought to light and the CBI is closed down. In the eponymous episode ("Red John"), Jane exacts his revenge on his wife and daughter's killer. The show then resets mid-season; two years pass and Lisbon nows works as a local police chief in Washington, while Cho joins Dennis Abbott's FBI unit in Texas. Wayne and Grace Rigsby, meanwhile, stay behind in California to run their own private investigative firm. Jane is then enticed back to the United States after spending two years on a foreign island by the FBI. He joins Abbott's team as a consultant, along with by-the-book agent Kim Fischer and analyst Jason Wylie. Lisbon also becomes an FBI agent. The rest of the season explores Jane and Lisbon's relationship; Jane confesses his love to her in the season finale. 


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* Simon Baker provided the voice for Red John in The Desert Rose.


Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate Viewers (millions) Ep. Number
The desert rose 6x01 The Desert Rose Writer(s): Bruno Heller Director: Chris Long September 29, 2013 9.70 6.01
Jane and Lisbon secretly continue their dangerous mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the murder of a man who was missing for two years.
Special Guest Cast: Jack Plotnick as Brett Patridge

Red-Winged Black-Winged Redbird Writer(s): Tom Szentgyorgyi Director: Robert Duncan McNeill October 6, 2013 8.66 6.02
Jane discovers an important clue to Red John’s methods as the team encounters four of the suspects, and the CBI investigates the case of a software engineer killed by a drone strike.

Thementalist603-weddinginred Wedding in Red Writer(s): Daniel Cerone Director: Randall Zisk October 13, 2013 9.38 6.03
Jane gets the CBI involved in a case in Napa in order to focus on Sheriff McAllister, while Van Pelt and Rigsby take a trip down the aisle.

Thementalist redlisted Red Listed Writer(s): Rebecca Perry Cutter Director: Eric Laneuville October 20, 2013 7.75 6.04
Jane reveals that a list of fake Red John suspects he planted was stolen and the team realizes these men are in danger.
Special Guest Cast: Aunjanue Ellis as Madeleine Hightower & Kevin Corrigan as Robert Kirkland

RedTattoo The Red Tattoo Writer(s): Eoghan Mahony Director: Tawnia McKiernan October 27, 2013 8.82 6.05
When a prominent member of Visualize is mysteriously killed, Jane investigates in the hopes that the case will provide a clue that will lead him to Red John.

FireBrimstone Fire and Brimstone Writer(s): Ken Woodruff Director: John F. Showalter November 10, 2013 8.46 6.06
With the final clue in hand, Jane attempts to gather the remaining Red John suspects in one place in hopes of finally revealing his identity.
Special Guest Cast: Malcolm McDowell as Bret Stiles

Great Red Dragon The Great Red Dragon Writer(s): Jordan Harper Director: Elodie Keene November 17, 2013 9.72 6.07
Following the shocking events at Jane's house, the Red John list is narrowed down further, and the CBI's priority is the remaining suspects.

Red John episode Red John (episode) Writer(s): Bruno Heller Director: Chris Long November 24, 2013 10.94 6.08
Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial killer he's tracked since the man murdered his wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane has doggedly hunted his nemesis in his search for justice.

My Blue Heaven My Blue Heaven Writer(s): Tom Szentgyorgyi Director: Simon Baker December 1, 2013 9.58 6.09
Two years after the Red John case was closed, Jane receives a surprising job offer that could change his life.

The mentalist green thumb Green Thumb Writer(s): Daniel Cerone Director: Robert Duncan McNeill December 8, 2013 9.97 6.10
The FBI reluctantly enlists Jane’s help to find a missing computer programmer, but he won’t help unless Lisbon is brought on board as well.

Thementalist 611 White Lines Writer(s): Ken Woodruff Director: Guy Ferland January 5, 2014 10.22 6.11
The FBI is tasked with finding the killer of several DEA agents, and Jane goes on a date with a beautiful woman associated with the case.

Golden Hammer Golden Hammer Writer(s): Michael Weiss Director: James Hayman January 12, 2014 9.58 6.12
A high-tech cartographer who may have uncovered a spy ring is murdered. Meanwhile, Van Pelt and Rigsby wind up on the trail of an alarming conspiracy.
Special Guest Cast: David Norona as Osvaldo Ardiles

Black Helicopters Black Helicopters Writer(s): Erika Green Swafford Director: Randall Zisk March 9, 2014 9.95 6.13
Jane’s investigation leads him to join a separatist commune after a U.S. attorney is found dead in Mexico, even though there’s no record of her crossing the border. Also, Rigsby and Van Pelt convince JJ LaRoche to help them discover who is stalking former CBI members.
Special Guest Cast: Pruitt Taylor Vince as J.J. LaRoche

104379 wb 0285b Grey Water Writer(s): David Appelbaum Director: Geary McLeod March 16, 2014 8.65 6.14
Jane and Fischer investigate a murder at an oil fracking site, while Rigsby and Van Pelt travel to Austin to help investigate suspects in the string of attacks on former CBI team members.

The-Mentalist-Season-6-Episode-15-11 White as the Driven Snow Writer(s): Eoghan Mahony Director: Chris Long March 23, 2014 8.02 6.15
Grace is kidnapped by the killer who has been hunting former CBI members, but when the prime suspect appears to have an airtight alibi, Jane must rely on all his skills to locate her before time runs out.

The Mentalist S06E16 - Violets Violets Writer(s): Jordan Harper Director: John Miller Tobin March 30, 2014 8.72 6.16
Jane enlists his colleagues in a dangerous sting operation to catch a deadly team of art thieves. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Lisbon and an agent from the FBI’s art squad.

Silver Wings of Time Silver Wings of Time Writer(s): Tom Szentgyorgyi & Rebecca Perry Cutter Director: James Hayman April 13, 2014 9.02 6.17
Jane and the FBI take up the cause of a death row inmate who has two days to prove his innocence before his sentence is carried out.

104561 wb 0069b Forest Green Writer(s): Jeffery Hatcher Director: Eric Laneuville April 20, 2014 8.65 6.18
When a woman is found murdered near a remote men’s social club, Jane must find a way to insinuate himself into the insular group to find the killer.

104595 d0739b Brown Eyed Girls Writer(s): Eoghan Mahony & Michael Weiss Director: Sylvain White April 27, 2014 8.63 6.19
A chance encounter with a suspicious-looking individual leads Jane and Lisbon to uncover a vast human smuggling ring. Meanwhile, Lisbon remains tempted by Pike’s offer to move to D.C.

104678 wb 0036b Il Tavolo Bianco Writer(s): Daniel Cerone & Erika Green Swafford Director: Tom Snyder May 4, 2014 8.42 6.20
Jane’s freedom is at stake when a grand jury is empanelled to decide if he should be tried for the murder of Red John. Meanwhile, Lisbon tries to find out how Jane feels about the possibility of her leaving Austin with Agent Pike, and Cho and Abbott follow new leads in the human smuggling ring they recently uncovered.

104710 d0007bb Black Hearts Writer(s): David Appelbaum & Ken Woodruff Director: Randall Zisk May 11, 2014 8.64 6.21
With time running out to save the victims of a kidnapping ring before they are transported overseas, Jane and Lisbon zero in on the criminal enterprise’s mastermind. Meanwhile, Lisbon decides if she will move to D.C. with Agent Pike.

104739 wb 0213b Blue Bird Writer(s): Bruno Heller Director: Chris Long May 18, 2014 9.69 6.22
A reopened cold case could be the last time that Jane and Lisbon work together unless he’s able to admit his true feelings for her.


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