The Mentalist

The Mentalist (2008)

24 mistakes

Green Thumb - S6-E10

Character mistake: When Kim is trying to convince Lisbon to help the FBI on their case, she says Jane stopped the ten-year reign of a mass murderer. Red John was a serial killer, which, by the FBI's definition, is a criminal behavior distinctly different from mass murder; he may have had a large number of victims, but he killed them either one or a couple at a time, with a cooling-off period in between, not all at once.

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Factual error: Any time FBI agents enter Mexico, they are always armed. Mexican law prohibits U.S. Agents from bringing weapons into Mexico.

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Red Scare - S2-E5

Deliberate mistake: When the investigators are in the basement wine cellar, they turn on their flashlights to illuminate the pitch black area as they walk around. However there is a light source moving with the camera shining on them as they are casting a shadow behind them.

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Red Brick and Ivy - S1-E10

Other mistake: Carrie the assistant brings Lisbon and Jane to Stutzer's office. She swipes her card to open the door. However, she does this upside down, swiping the bar-code instead of the black magnetic strip, on which she is holding.

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Red-Handed - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: After Lisbon gives Patrick the $100 he is seen walking to the table handling chips. But when he sits down, only then does he convert the notes to chips.

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Revealing mistake: Any time any character is driving a Suburban, or any other vehicle with a column mounted shift lever, the shifter is in park while they appear to be driving.

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Red Scare - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Lisbon and Jane enter the interrogation room to interview the wife of the murder victim. As Lisbon sits down she opens her notepad upside down. Next shot of her the notepad is right side up. Remaining shots of Lisbon shows the notepad upside down again.

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Black Gold and Red Blood - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: S02E06 - Black Gold and Red Blood. Lisbon comes to visit Jane in prison. She brings him a muffin in a white paper bag. In shots facing Jane, the bag faces outward. In shots facing Lisbon, the bag faces towards the middle of the table.

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Red Menace - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: S02E04 - Red Menace. Jane is teaching the victim's son how to drive. His seat belt is alternatively fastened and unfastened.

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Black Gold and Red Blood - S2-E6

Other mistake: When Jane is setting up for his escape from prison, he captures a wild mouse. Then he presumably holds her in his hand for the whole time. I've handled mice, and when they're scared, they bite hard enough to take chunks out. There's no way a wild mouse would stay in human's fist that long without drawing blood.

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Agent Lisbon is asking Jane why he's obsessed with the woman he's investigating, Lisbon's pen is in her right hand. But when she waves, the pen has disappeared, but in the next shot it's back in her hand.

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Red Hair and Silver Tape - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jane speaks to the owners of the restaurant, the female owner is writing something and also has a drink. She takes the drink with the pen in the same hand. When the shots changes, the pen is no longer in her hand. The shot goes back to the original position and the pen appears again.

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The Red Ponies - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: The murderer is running full speed directly at Grace, who moves to intercept him. In the next scene she is shown bringing him down from behind.

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Red Hair and Silver Tape - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After examining Melanie's body but before jumping out of the ditch, Lisbon takes off the rubber glove from her right hand. In the next shot, the glove is back on.

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White Orchids - S7-E13

Continuity mistake: Patrick Jane takes a sip of water just as he is about to propose to Lisbon. The way he holds the water bottle changes.

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Blue Bird - S6-E22

Revealing mistake: At the very beginning, there's a square piece of board on the dead body's back, on which to support the knife.

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My Blue Heaven - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: Lisbon has just returned from giving a presentation at the local school. She sits down at her desk, picks up two sheets of paper, and holds them with both hands. In the next shot, she's only holding one sheet with just her right hand.

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Days of Wine and Roses - S5-E11

Character mistake: Towards the end of the episode Patrick Jane plays a game of chess with himself. He moves the queen and states check mate. It is not checkmate, black knight would take the queen in the next move. It is in fact a flawed example of scholar's mate, something that someone of his supposed intellect and chess skills would not be rehearsing.

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Code Red - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Lisbon is telling the CDC agent that the scientist's death is a homicide. The agent has an ear piece in his left ear in close-up shots. In all other shots, the piece isn't in his ear.

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The Thin Red Line - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Dale Blakely punches Patrick in the nose for talking to his wife. In pain, Patrick first holds his nose with his right hand. Cut and it's his left hand. The hands alternate throughout the scene.

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Red Tide - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: At the end, Lisbon gives Christine's father a card and tells him to get help for his alcoholism. The way she holds the card differs between shots.

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Red Tide - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The victim's father comes face to face with Flipper at CBI and he lunges towards Flipper. Lisbon stops him. At first her right hand is on his left shoulder. Cut to the shot from behind, the same hand is now under his left armpit.

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Patrick is talking to the widow Erica Flynn at the police station, when she first leaves the interrogation room the zipper in the back of her dress is down about four inches. As she is walking to the elevator, when she goes into the elevator and turns, you see that it is now zipped up completely.

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Red John's Friends - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: This happens right at the very end at the hotel room in Mexico. Jane and Lisbon are sitting on the bed and the cellphone rings. It's Red John calling. There's a beer bottle next to the phone on a round table. At first the label faces towards the middle of the table. When Jane picks the phone up, the label now faces the other way.

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