Sep. 23, 2008
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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The Mentalist

The Mentalist centers around Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) a man who uses his powers of observation and knowledge of the human animal as he works as a consultant / investigator to solve crimes attached to a unit of the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI). His methods are not always transparent and this sometimes causes misunderstandings with his boss Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney).

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Robin Jessica Tunney (born June 19, 1972) is an American actress. Born in Chicago, Illinois to a car ...

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Lisbon's mother was killed by a drunk driver when she was 12. The storyline (Red Tide) implied that Teresa then had to take over her mother’s role and care for her family of 3 younger brothers. After her mother’s death, her father became an abusive drunk and ended up killing himself (we don’t know whether he did this accidentally or on purpose, but Teresa said “...damn near killed me and my brothers too...”, so it may have been something like another drunken car accident, or simply neglect).

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01x20 - Red Sauce
Season 1, Episode 20
04x08 - Pink Tops
Season 4, Episode 08
06x08 - Red John
Season 6, Episode 08
02x21 - 18-5-4
Season 2, Episode 21
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Teresa Lisbon Quotes

07x03 - Orange Blossom Ice Cream Season 7 / Episode 3: - Orange Blossom Ice Cream

Teresa Lisbon: Did something happen between you and Erica Flynn?
Patrick Jane: Why?
Teresa Lisbon: She made a point of letting me know that it did. So... did it?
Patrick Jane: Uh... well, um... [looks down at the table] Actually, yes. Something did.
Teresa Lisbon: Oh.
Patrick Jane: When we were working together, we kissed.
Teresa Lisbon: You kissed?
Patrick Jane: Just once, in her hotel room.
Teresa Lisbon: This story just keeps on getting better.
Patrick Jane: It was nothing!
Teresa Lisbon: [Clearly annoyed] Don't say that, ok?
Patrick Jane: Ok, well, you're right. It... it wasn't nothing at the time. But it was a long time ago, and, um... it was never going to amount to anything. It just... it couldn't.
Teresa Lisbon: Why didn't you tell me?
Patrick Jane: I didn't think about it.
Teresa Lisbon: When you knew we were coming here, you could have told me.
Patrick Jane: I thought about it then, but I made a decision not to tell you, because I was worried that, um... that it would come between us.
Teresa Lisbon: I just wish I'd heard it from you first, that's all.
Patrick Jane: I understand. I should have told you. I'm sorry.
Teresa Lisbon: It's ok. Really, it's ok [Beat] Are there any others that I should know about? People we've worked with? It would help me if I knew.
Patrick Jane: No.
Teresa Lisbon: Lorelei? I always thought that maybe something happened with you two.
Patrick Jane: [Nervous] Lorelei?
Teresa Lisbon: Uh-huh.
Patrick Jane: [Thinks desperately, then grins] Ok, how about this. I'll tell you about Lorelei, if you would tell me about one Walter Mashburn.
Teresa Lisbon: [Suddenly becomes very interested in the menu] You said manakish was like a little pizza?
07x02 - The Graybar Hotel Season 7 / Episode 2: - The Graybar Hotel

Patrick Jane: You're from Chicago, you have three brothers, you're ticklish
Teresa Lisbon: I am not ticklish
Patrick Jane: Yes you are
Teresa Lisbon: Everyone's ticklish when you tickle them
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