Patrick Jane's quest to take down Red John has managed to put a lot of people in danger over the years, but this time it may go to far.
Seven men will be in danger during the fourth episode of the season, "Red Listed." Jane (Simon Baker) will plant a fake list of Red John suspects but when it gets stolen, the seven men will become unintended suspects, according to Spoiler TV.
The list will include Richard Haibach, played by William Mapother, and the episode will see a reemergence of former CBI Director Madeline Hightower (Aunjanue Ellis).
Jane and Agents Lisbon (Robin Tunney) are already having enough trouble winnowing down the suspects on Lorelei Martin's real Red John list, the added stress of seven more men to keep track of could prove difficult. Series Creator Bruno Heller previously discussed the problems the team faces when trying to determine who is the real Red John.
"Certainly, all seven of those suspects will be part of this season and the CBI, Jane, and the CBI are doing their best to work out which one of them is Red John," Heller said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "I can tell you it won't be a sort of Ten Little Indians type of set up, it's more of a Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which one of these guys is the guy."
Perhaps the person who steals the phony list will be able to shed some light on who the serial killer really is.
The Mentalist airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on CBS.