Behind the Red Curtain

Series 5 - Episode 18 Behind the Red Curtain



“‘Trust me. You’ll have fun.’” Was there ever a more suspicious phrase?” wonders portly pen-pusher JJ LaRoche as Jane persuades him to play a part in trapping a killer. There was a time when LaRoche was a genuinely sinister presence on The Mentalist: now he’s reduced to the occasional pantomime cameo.

The case he’s helping out on is lacklustre, too: a singer falls from a hotel balcony before the preview of a new musical. But Jane doesn’t get involved much and neither do we: we’re more interested in the hospital where Jane is hovering by the bedside of that Red John accomplice who’s still in a coma. But the creepy homeland security agent is
hovering too...


An actress is pushed to her death from a hotel balcony during a fundraising event for a local theatre production. Lisbon and the team learn that there is a long list of suspects, from the fading leading lady to the vindictive dancers in the supporting cast. Jane hopes Jason Lennon will emerge from his coma with information that will finally lead him to Red John.

Cast & Crew

Patrick Jane Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon Robin Tunney
Wayne Rigsby Owain Yeoman
Kimball Cho Tim Kang
Grace Van Pelt Amanda Righetti
Deandra Sunderland Donna Murphy
Warren Dodge Matt Servitto
Bran McTavish Erik Jensen
Robert Kirkland Kevin Corrigan
Jason Lennon Christopher Cousins
Director Chris Long
Executive Producer Bruno Heller
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