The Mentalist

The Mentalist (2008)

34 mistakes

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Blinking Red Light - S4-E7

Factual error: When Jane is changing the tire on his Citroen DS 20 he uses a car-jack, but because of that car's hydropneumatic suspension you don't need one. (00:00:19)

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Revealing mistake: Any time any character is driving a Suburban, or any other vehicle with a column mounted shift lever, the shifter is in park while they appear to be driving.

Strawberries and Cream: Part 1 - S3-E23

Plot hole: In the heat of killing fake Red John, Jane forgot to notice that Craig O'Laughlin never knew about the mall setup to lure Red John. So definitely Gale Bertram himself was in contact with the serial killer which he may have missed first up, but all that time in jail afterwards he could have figured it out.

Green Thumb - S6-E10

Character mistake: When Kim is trying to convince Lisbon to help the FBI on their case, she says Jane stopped the ten-year reign of a mass murderer. Red John was a serial killer, which, by the FBI's definition, is a criminal behavior distinctly different from mass murder; he may have had a large number of victims, but he killed them either one or a couple at a time, with a cooling-off period in between, not all at once.

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Red Brick and Ivy - S1-E10

Other mistake: Carrie the assistant brings Lisbon and Jane to Stutzer's office. She swipes her card to open the door. However, she does this upside down, swiping the bar-code instead of the black magnetic strip, on which she is holding. (00:09:30)


Red Scare - S2-E5

Deliberate mistake: When the investigators are in the basement wine cellar, they turn on their flashlights to illuminate the pitch black area as they walk around. However there is a light source moving with the camera shining on them as they are casting a shadow behind them.


Red-Handed - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lisbon gives Patrick the $100 he is seen walking to the table handling chips. But when he sits down, only then does he convert the notes to chips.

Red Scare - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Lisbon and Jane enter the interrogation room to interview the wife of the murder victim. As Lisbon sits down she opens her notepad upside down. Next shot of her the notepad is right side up. Remaining shots of Lisbon shows the notepad upside down again.

Black Gold and Red Blood - S2-E6

Other mistake: When Jane is setting up for his escape from prison, he captures a wild mouse. Then he presumably holds her in his hand for the whole time. I've handled mice, and when they're scared, they bite hard enough to take chunks out. There's no way a wild mouse would stay in human's fist that long without drawing blood. (00:31:50 - 00:33:10)

Every Rose Has Its Thorn - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Agent Lisbon is asking Jane why he's obsessed with the woman he's investigating, Lisbon's pen is in her right hand. But when she waves, the pen has disappeared, but in the next shot it's back in her hand.


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Red Hair and Silver Tape - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jane speaks to the owners of the restaurant, the female owner is writing something and also has a drink. She takes the drink with the pen in the same hand. When the shots changes, the pen is no longer in her hand. The shot goes back to the original position and the pen appears again. (00:09:35)


Code Red - S2-E16

Factual error: The container for the dangerous biological material is marked "Biohazard Level 5." There is no level 5. According to CDC regulations Biohazardous materials are rated 1 through 4. Based on the description of the material in the episode, it would be required to be stored in a laboratory rated at Biosafety Level (BSL) 4. All BSL 4 labs require personnel to wear a fully enclosed, pressurized suit when inside the lab. (00:01:05)

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Other mistake: Bob Kirkland shouldn't be in the Red Jon list, because when Luralie told Jane that he shock hands with Red Jon he didn't meet Bob Kirkland at the time.

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Red-Handed - S1-E6

Trivia: In this episode Andrea Parker plays Ann Meier, mother of Jessica Meier-Cardeira (Maite Schwartz). In real life, Parker is only nine years older than Schwartz.

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