History Series / TheMentalist

24th Nov '17 10:52:57 AM nombretomado
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* BlackHelicopter: Invoked in the "Black Helicopters" episode. While Jane is infiltrating an anti-government homestead commune, he has his {{FBI}} superiors fly an unmarked black helicopter over the commune to make the whole group paranoid as part of his plan sniff out a murderer that is hiding amongst them.

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* BlackHelicopter: Invoked in the "Black Helicopters" episode. While Jane is infiltrating an anti-government homestead commune, he has his {{FBI}} UsefulNotes/{{FBI}} superiors fly an unmarked black helicopter over the commune to make the whole group paranoid as part of his plan sniff out a murderer that is hiding amongst them.
8th Nov '17 10:20:28 AM Eolewyn1010
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* HyperAwareness: It's what makes Jane brilliant.
19th Sep '17 10:24:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* RedWireBlueWire: Lisbon is in a house with a bomb. Jane (on the phone) helps her find the bomb, but says to just get out of there--he's [[GenreSavvy not going to play]] RedWireBlueWire with her. She only has seconds so she simply pulls out ''all'' the wires, which works.

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* RedWireBlueWire: Lisbon is in a house with a bomb. Jane (on the phone) helps her find the bomb, but says to just get out of there--he's [[GenreSavvy not going to play]] play RedWireBlueWire with her. She only has seconds so she simply pulls out ''all'' the wires, which works.



* UnreliableVoiceover: Used to chilling effect in "Red Alert". The murderer confesses, but says that the victim drove him to it: she led him on, lured him to her house, rejected him, and then threatened to expose him. The flashback we see while he's talking, however, tells a [[AttemptedRape different story]]. Lisbon is [[GenreSavvy not fooled]].

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* UnreliableVoiceover: Used to chilling effect in "Red Alert". The murderer confesses, but says that the victim drove him to it: she led him on, lured him to her house, rejected him, and then threatened to expose him. The flashback we see while he's talking, however, tells a [[AttemptedRape different story]]. Lisbon is [[GenreSavvy not fooled]].fooled.
17th Sep '17 4:38:00 PM jameygamer
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place (almost) entirely in California (occasionally having ventured into neighboring areas like Tijuana or Vegas), it is mostly filmed in Los Angeles (despite being based in Sacramento and most episodes taking place in NorCal as opposed to SoCal).
** The opening scene of "Days of Wine and Roses" really takes the cake--it's said to take place in [[WretchedHive the Tenderloin]] in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, but the Tenderloin is considerably more built-up and dirty than the area depicted. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenderloin,_San_Francisco There are only a small handful of parks in the area]], and none seem like a suitable place to sit and play chess.
** Now that the show's set in Austin, there is quite a bit of this.
6th Sep '17 1:12:28 PM GrammarNavi
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** In "Cheap Burgundy", there is a justified case: the suspect in the second case claims not to know anything about {{Shakespeare}}, but in the end Jane tricks him into correcting a sentence from a Shakespeare work.

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** In "Cheap Burgundy", there is a justified case: the suspect in the second case claims not to know anything about {{Shakespeare}}, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], but in the end Jane tricks him into correcting a sentence from a Shakespeare work.
17th Jun '17 8:32:37 AM Discar
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* LonelyBachelorPad: Patrick Jane has a large house he almost never goes to; when he does we see it nicely furnished - except his bedroom (the only part he really uses), which is just a mattress under the "Red John" symbol a SerialKiller left after murdering Jane's wife and daughter.
25th May '17 8:12:49 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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Leading the team is Agent Teresa Lisbon, who, when not blasting him for breaking protocol (or flirting with him), accepts Jane as very useful for closing cases. Rounding out the team are Agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby, and rookie Grace Van Pelt.

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Leading the team is Agent Teresa Lisbon, Lisbon ([[Film/TheCraft Robin Tunney]]), who, when not blasting him for breaking protocol (or flirting with him), accepts Jane as very useful for closing cases. Rounding out the team are Agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby, Rigsby ([[Film/{{Troy}} Owain Yeoman]]), and rookie Grace Van Pelt.
Pelt ([[Series/TheOC Amanda Righetti]]).
17th Apr '17 5:58:45 PM Paranoia
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* ElectrifiedBathtub: In "Scarlet Ribbons", a security guard is found dead in his bathtub with a hairdryer dropped into it.

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* ElectrifiedBathtub: In "Scarlet Ribbons", a security guard is found dead in his bathtub with a hairdryer dropped into it. Since the guy is ''bald'' they pretty quickly infer that it was ''not'' an accident.
22nd Mar '17 5:15:05 PM SilverShadow2722
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-->'''Jane:''' Well, let's just call it "purloining".* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Jane likes to use this one to brush off his antics.
-->'''Jane:''' The message the aide brought in made [the Mayor] nervous. So I took it.
-->'''Lisbon:''' You're stealing now?
6th Feb '17 1:27:15 PM Gosicrystal
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* {{Blackmail}}

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* {{Blackmail}}{{Blackmail}}:



* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Jane likes to use this one to brush off his antics.
-->'''Jane:''' The message the aide brought in made [the Mayor] nervous. So I took it.
-->'''Lisbon:''' You're stealing now?
-->'''Jane:''' Well, let's just call it "purloining".* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: Jane likes to use this one to brush off his antics.
-->'''Jane:''' The message the aide brought in made [the Mayor] nervous. So I took it.
-->'''Lisbon:''' You're stealing now?
-->'''Jane:''' Well, let's just call it "purloining".



* InterdisciplinarySleuth: Jane.

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%% * InterdisciplinarySleuth: Jane.



* [[ItsPersonal It's Personal]]: Patrick Jane was really only interested in helping authorities catch Red John for the extra fame it would bring him... until Red John [[AndYourLittleDogToo murdered his wife and daughter]].

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* [[ItsPersonal It's Personal]]: ItsPersonal: Patrick Jane was really only interested in helping authorities catch Red John for the extra fame it would bring him... until Red John [[AndYourLittleDogToo murdered his wife and daughter]].



* JackTheRipoff: In the very first episode.

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%% * JackTheRipoff: In the very first episode.



* JerkAss: Admit it. Jane is an epic asshole.

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%% * JerkAss: Admit it. Jane is an epic asshole.



* NoExceptYes: Jane likes to use this one to brush off his [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord antics]].
-->'''Jane:''' The message the aide brought in made [the Mayor] nervous. So I took it.
-->'''Lisbon:''' You're stealing now?
-->'''Jane:''' Well, let's just call it "purloining".
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