Jason Sands, a wealthy banker and political contributor is found dead inside his residence vault. After being tortured, he had bled to death in his vault. Patrick and the team delve into Jason's private life to find the murderer.
original airdate--October 21,2008 rating--15.28 million
music--Theme from The Mentalist "I Believe" by Blake Neely
Goofs: Adrianna informs Jane and Lisbon that she and Jason Sands planned run away on 'the sailboat', and that Jason was a good sailor who would teach her. Sands' boat is a flybridge motor yacht, not a sailing vessel.
Now You Know--Every episode title contains a reference to the color red, like "Paint it Red", "Scarlett Fever", "Russet Potatoes", or "Bloodshot". This is because Patrick Jane's nemesis is the ingenious sadistic serial killer, Red John.