The Mentalist

Series 4 - 14. At First Blush

At First Blush
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Good news for fans of Kimball Cho. This week, the CBI agent with the face of granite and the heart of ice has a moment. At one stage he even raises his voice and shows an expression other than a dead-eyed stare. It’s taken three and a half series but we may be getting a glimpse of the man behind the monosyllables.

All of that is the side-dish to a mould-breaking sort of episode, as Patrick Jane decides to prove an accused woman’s innocence while the jury on her murder case is deliberating.

About this programme

14/24. A woman looks set to be convicted of murdering her dance teacher, but Jane believes she is innocent after watching her give a press conference. He tries to prove she is not the killer before the jury's verdict is read out in court - so he announces that footage has been found of the crime taking place and waits to see who takes the bait. Crime drama, guest starring Ian Kahn, Diane Farr and James Frain, with Simon Baker.

Cast and crew


Patrick Jane
Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon
Robin Tunney
Wayne Rigsby
Owain Yeoman
Grace Van Pelt
Amanda Righetti
Kimball Cho
Tim Kang
Peter Mulberry
Ian Kahn
Samaire Armstrong
Terry Murphy
James Frain
Carlos Ruiz
Victor Alfieri
Amy Barron
Diane Farr
Eve Mulberry
Bonnie Somerville


Roxann Dawson
Executive Producer
Bruno Heller