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The Mentalist

Episode 3.02 : Cackle-bladder Blood

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

September 30, 2010

Distributor

CBS

Genre

Drama

Show Period

2008 - now

Production Company

WBTV

Cast and Crew


Director

John Polson

Screenwriter

Ashley Gable

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Kevin Rankin
  • Eve Brenner
  • Conor O'Farrell
  • Maxine Bahns
  • M.C. Gainey
  • Tangie Ambrose
  • William Ragsdale

Synopsis


Janes receives a mysterious call from someone needing a favor. When Sac PD gets an anonmymous call about a murder they go the crime scene and find Jane already there with the murder weapon in his hand! Jane comes up with a story for Hightower that he was just in the neighborhood with a friend when he heard the shots but Lisbon isn't buying it. The victim is Lester Wale, a business man who fell victim to an elaborate con game run by a man named Daniel Raskin. Jane professes to Lisbon that he doesn't know Lestor and is forced to tell Lisbon what he knows about Daniel Raskin when they discover he's the one who called Jane in the first place. Jane tells her that Daniel is his brother-in-law. While the rest of the team is working other angles to find who killed Lester, Jane is on his own, searching for Danny. It takes him back to people from his past - the carnival/county fair world. He's back in touch with those various characters and finally meets up with Danny, who is adamant that he didn't kill Lester. Old wounds are reopended for Jane as these two men distrust each other and Danny blames Jane for his sister's death. Meanwhile, Lisbon tracks down Jane to bring both him and Danny in for questioning. During this, Rigsby and Cho are questioning Lester's wife and secretary and discover that Lester was having an affair. Through an elaborate plan where Danny seems to shoot Jane in front of Lester's wife, they get a confession out of her where she was convinced Lester was giving a valuable statue of theirs to his mistress when, in reality, he was using it as collateral in the con. She followed Lester to his office to take back the statue and killed him. The team takes her into custody. Jane and Danny come to a tentative truce.

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