The Mentalist

The Mentalist (2008)

7 continuity mistakes in season 1

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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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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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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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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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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Kimball Cho: What do you need?
Patrick Jane: Backup.
Kimball Cho: I don't like it when you say you need backup and nothing's happened yet.

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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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Trivia

The lakeside cabin Jane bought was shot on location at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch. It is called 'Cabin by the Lake'. Http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/scene-golden-oak-ranch-mentalist/.

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