The Mentalist Code Red S02E16 (CBS)

The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane played by Simon Baker, a man specializing in studying the micro-expressions of people who became involved with trying to catch a serial killer named Red John. Red John killed his wife and daughter. Since then, Jane has been working with the stupidly named CBI, California Bureau of Investigations, a kind of state police.

Robin Tunney plays Agent Lisbon, who is in charge of the unit. Van Pelt is the new agent on the squad. Rigsby has a crush on her. The Mentalist is kind of like the TNT show Psych, but it’s not a comedy, it’s a drama. I’ve enjoyed this series because it’s light and interesting. I’ve kind of come to despise Criminal Minds.

Jane uses his semi-celebrity and his lack of protocol to solve cases quickly, cases in which the CBI wouldn’t be able to come up with answers without him. Each episode has the color red in its title. The Mentalist resembles the show Lie to Me, which premiered in 2009 on Fox. The Mentalist started on the 23rd of September 2008 on CBS.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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At Zitek biotech, a vial goes missing. She finds it open at her feet.

At the CBI, Jane gets a call from the doc. The doc says that she’s been murdered. At Zitek, they develop antidotes for bio-warfare plagues. They take a chopper to the facility. The administrator from the CDCA tells them that it was probably an accident by Dr. Seeberg.

She says that she was murdered because they all knew that she was first on shift. The killer is one of three researchers. It turns out that the doc was having an affair. The husband already knows.

It turns out that the doc had an open marriage. She was seeing Kassim. The doc has a teenage daughter. The doc dies suddenly.

The CDCA dude irks Jane. Lisbon wants to play along for now.

Rigsby and Cho investigate the research team at their old university. Edmunds was a womanizer. He slept with a grad student Greta Skye.

Jane finds a flaw in the fancy security equipment, which lets anyone inside the two secured doors. When threatened by arrest, the director of the facility tries to do a runner. He crashes his car. He says that the contractors screwed up. The system has been down for two months.

Greta says that she got hatemail from Lilith Nash. Van Pelt informs Lisbon. Nash was institutionalized in Canada for 4 months. Jane calls in Cho and Rigsby.

Jane questions Nash. She tells him the truth. Jane lets her get away. Harkin is after her very quickly. They find another empty flash. Harkin checks on the flasks. Jane plants another one so that Nash doesn’t get blamed.

Harkin tells everyone that they are infected. They’ve got a few hours. Jane admits to Lisbon that he tricked everyone.

Jane predicts that Harkin will come by to inform them that someone will have gone missing. This person is the one that will have taken the antidote and won’t want to be incinerated. The killer is one of the researchers.

Griffin admits to siphoning off some of the virus to sell it on the black market, at $300,000 a gram. He spilled the virus to blame Seeberg.

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