The Mentalist

Series 3 - 23. Strawberries and Cream - Part One

Strawberries and Cream - Part One
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

“Witness the ultimate showdown between good and evil!” growled the trailers on American television. Yes, in this two-part season finale (concluding next Friday), Patrick Jane finally comes face to face with Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and child.
The episode hadn’t yet aired in the US as RT went to press, but one US magazine revealed Red John is played by “an Emmy-winning charmer who made his mark in one of the most beloved and inspiring drama series in TV history”.
But before Jane confronts his nemesis, he must first unearth the monster’s mole within the CBI.

About this programme

23/24. In the first of a two-part series finale, a bank robber's suicide bombing outside a petrol station convenience shop leaves Jane suspecting there is more to the case than meets the eye. The incident is linked to the discovery of the body of a torture victim, and it transpires he was related to Hightower - who appears to be the target of serial killer Red John. Crime drama, starring Simon Baker and Robin Tunney.

Cast and crew


Patrick Jane
Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon
Robin Tunney
Wayne Rigsby
Owain Yeoman
Grace Van Pelt
Amanda Righetti
Kimball Cho
Tim Kang
Drake Vermilion
Adam Kulbersh
Tracy Zuniga
Mekia Cox
Alan Dinkler
Jesse Soffer
Anthony Gupta
Ravi Kapoor
Brenda Shettrick
Rebecca Wisocky


Chris Long
Executive Producer
Bruno Heller