The Mentalist

Series 4 - 4. Ring Around the Rosie

Ring Around the Rosie
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

A bizarre, oddly plotted instalment that never quite adds up. But it does have some good moments, notably a scene where Patrick Jane adopts the persona of a Texan gun-nut to get friendly with a suspect in a redneck bar. It's part of a Hustle-style con that the CBI gang persuade their new boss (yes, another new boss: how long will this one last?) to let them run.

Meanwhile, another suspect is a homeless man whom Lisbon recognises as a once-famous saxophone player. Is one of these men responsible for the murder of a photographer at a protest march? Try not to drum your fingers on your armchair as we find out.

About this programme

4/24. Jane and the team are assigned to protect the mayor during a rally about immigration rights. While searching the area, they find the body of a photographer who has been robbed and murdered. The investigation initially seems to point to a homeless man, but when the memory card in the victim's camera is found to have a close-up picture of the killer on it, the team races to prevent an imminent murder.

Cast and crew


Patrick Jane
Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon
Robin Tunney
Kimball Cho
Tim Kang
Wayne Rigsby
Owain Yeoman
Grace Van Pelt
Amanda Righetti
Luther Wainwright
Michael Rady
Henry Tibbs
Christian Camargo
Willie Shubert
Henry G Sanders
Linda Tibbs
Dorie Barton


Chris Long