Tonight on CBS THE MENTALIST finally returns with a new episode called “Black Helicopters.” On tonight’s show JJane becomes part of a separatist commune in order to investigate the death of a U.S. attorney whose body turned up in Mexico. Did you watch last season six’s episode 12? If you want to get caught up before tonight’s new episode, we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you!
On last episode Jane and the FBI investigated the murder of a high-tech cartographer who may have unearthed a spy ring before his death. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt found themselves on the trail of an alarming conspiracy. A mapmaker left a coded message for Jane – can they figure out the clues before he does? Navid Negahban (“Homeland”) guest starred as Hassan Zarif, a man with information about the cartographer’s death.
On tonight’s episode Jane’s investigation leads him to join a separatist commune after a U.S. attorney is found dead in Mexico, even though there’s no record of her crossing the border. Also, Rigsby and Van Pelt convince JJ LaRoche to help them discover who is stalking former CBI members.
Tonight’s The Mentalist Season 6 episode 13 is going to be exciting, and you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of The Mentalist — tonight at 10PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about this season of The Mentalist. Check out a sneak peek of tonight’s episode below!
RECAP: It shows a town in Texas, in the town people are doing their everyday work. A man with a canteen begins to take a sip from it; he sees something in the distance and confirms what he sees. Its three police vehicles, he begins to run at full speed to go and ring a bell to have everyone get in doors as fast as possible and to get them armed with guns. Abbot and the FBI introduce themselves to the town people; Abbot wants to know who’s in charge. A truck comes driving from the distance and in front of the FBI, and a man gets out of the truck, turns out its Patrick.
Cho is with Kim in a pace in Mexico; Patrick is already at the scene of the crime. Patrick asks them both about their flight, they reply it was fine. Patrick then asks about where Teresa is and it turns out that she’s busy with something else at the moment. Patrick introduces the two of them to a man; they then make their way to the body of the person who’s been killed. They look at the body and they believe the cartel could have had something to do with it. Patrick then shows them that the female worked hard to look good and to be groomed, but why is she dress up like a hippy? He believes it’s a costume of some sort. Patrick and Guevo go for lunch. Teresa talks to LC, she tells her about how Edith and her lived with each other for a while. Teresa asks if there was anyone in Edith’s life that could of wanted to do something to her, she then asks who was the last person who saw her. LC says that she left home and that she would come back home later; she never showed up. Patrick gives lunch to Kim and Cho, along with some for himself. Patrick says that the woman is in costume trying to be a hippy, if they could solve that they could get the killer. Patrick gives Cho some Mexican jumping beans. Kim asks how Patrick knew about that, he mentions that he knows what everyone secretly wants. She asks about what she secretly wants and Patrick says he’ll give it to her as a little surprise gift. Patrick wants to take another look at the body, while Kim is going to go and update Abbot on the case. Teresa and Abbot are talking about their recent case; Abbot tells her she’s got files to look through and leaves. Patrick says that the locals knew about the body and that the best way to look unsuspicious is to blame the cartel. He’s looking around the crime scene to see why it would be convenient to dump the body here, he finds an old door that looks suspicious; Patrick decides to go take a look inside. Guevo calls out for him, to see where he’s gone. Guevo looks in the room and he can’t find Patrick. Abbot asks Wiley what he’s got now; he tells him that nothing has shown up. Patrick calls Kim that he’s found out how Edith got to Mexico and that she needs to trace his phone to find out where. Kim and Cho end up at a small town, they’ve seem to have passed the border already. Kim tries calling Patrick again, a truck is coming towards them and inside of it is a man in a cowboy hat who tells them it’s private property. They say they’re FBI and that he shouldn’t shoot. She dropped her phone on the ground and it’s on speaker phone, Patrick tells them whatever they do they should not shoot. Patrick then appears near them from an underground passage way in the ground and that it leads to Mexico.
Cho interrogates Mr. Phelps the man with the cowboy hat before, about why there’s a hole in his property. It turns out that there was a lot of blood near it; Cho says it’s a matter of time before they find his DNA on the woman. The man admits that he found the woman in his field dead, he decided to move her. Cho asks about her car, but it seems that she didn’t have a car. Patrick and Kim don’t believe that Phelps killed the woman. Kim takes something out of Patrick’s hand, she opens it up thinking it’s her secret thing she’s always wanted. She opens it to see it’s a Tamagachi, but it turns out it was for Wiley; which is obvious due to his excitement seeing it. Teresa shows Patrick pictures of a farmers market, Edith saw the pictures of the place on the internet and went to the location. Patrick tells Teresa that Laroche owes him a favor and that he can help them with this case. Now they’re back in Texas, Patrick and Kim are in the R.V. Kim hands Patrick the photos of the victim to show the people. Patrick says it’s lunch time and that there’s too many people, he wants to sleep instead. Kim decides to go solo for now showing images of the woman to locals, she asks one woman and she says she knows nothing. Kim goes around asking several people and it seems that no one knows who the woman is. Kim meets a man named Clancy who’s selling homemade peanut butter, she asks about the woman. It seems that Clancy did see her, but once Kim is found to be a cop by an old woman everything goes downhill; the locals start to get irritated with her. Grace and Wayne speak to Laroche, they want to ask him about the favor he owes Patrick. Laroche says he doesn’t want extra stress, Grace then mentions the debt that he has with Patrick and then it would be solved if Laroche helps. Laroche changes his mind, Wayne offers to help out, but Laroche doesn’t want it because he wants to be drama free. Kim gets back to the R.V. to talk to Patrick; he sees that she’s having a hard time. Patrick tells Kim that it was impossible for Edith to have a peanut butter sample because she was allergic to peanut butter. Patrick goes over to buy some peanut butter from Clancy, Patrick talks to the people at the stand and then when he’s about to walk away a man tells him to come with them to their place. Patrick says that he’ll take Alex up on his offer. Abbot calls Kim and it turns out that he’s found a vehicle that could be connected to the case, she’s walking around outside at the same time and sees that Patrick is driving away.
Patrick is with Alex at the small town, he asks about how he got to where he is; turns out that everything was given to him after someone passed away. Alex tells Patrick that he shouldn’t always be on the road and that he should stay the night. Patrick calls Teresa and tells her that he’s in the compound; he feels that the killer of Edith is at the compound. Patrick says he’s got a plan; Alex knocks on his R.V. door. Patrick says he’ll be out soon, he asks Teresa for a Helicopter and a tank with all seriousness. Kim talks to Abbot about Patrick leaving, Abbot shows Kim a toy of Voltron and that Patrick got it for him. Abbot says it’s not cool that Patrick left her; he then asks if he had a reason for it. She says that she doesn’t know because he won’t answer his phone, Teresa comes in asking for a black helicopter and a tank for Patrick. Patrick is helping fix a fence, Patrick sees a helicopter in the sky and says that it’s circling the area. Patrick tells them about how this starts, Alex looks a bit pissed off about it because he believes they’re good people. Alex says they need to prepare themselves because of that black helicopter, they then hear the bell ringing. All the people get guns and now we’re at the beginning of the episode, Patrick gets out of the truck and says they should all relax. Cho tells Alex they have a permit to search the farm for evidence of Edith’s death, they ask for permission to look around Alex’s farm. Abbot says they have the power to save lives if they can work together; they give Alex an hour to persuade his people. Patrick tells Alex that he wants to speak to them; he goes up to them and tells them that he’s a part of the FBI. Patrick says that he knows that someone in here killed Edith, he then tells them about how she drove down to catch up with someone from her past. Patrick asks everyone who are under the age of 45 to go to the back of barn. Patrick says that one of those old friends was on the run and is using the farm as a hideout. Patrick then mentions the killer owns their own gun, he asks who owns a fire arm. Patrick is looking at the people in front of him, he’s trying to find the killer by just talking about what they’re thinking standing in line. Marsha says that Patrick is a liar; she pulls out a gun and is aiming at everyone around her. They find out that the killer was Marsha.
Abbot is now talking to Marsha, whose name is actually Rachel. Turns out that she was a part of a bombing, he tells her that 27 years must have been a long time to be on the run. Rachel says that Edith found her due to a picture on a traveling blog, and that Edith wanted to help her out with turning herself in, but Rachel had no plans of turning herself in. Rachel ended up shooting and killing Edith and returning to the market. Abbot walks away. Wayne gets a call, he picks it up and it’s Laroche; he has the warrant and that it’s at the warehouse district. Wayne wants to help, but Laroche says that he doesn’t want to. Grace is tracking Laroche at the same time, now Wayne knows where he’s heading and is going to his location. Patrick apologizes to Kim for leaving her out there, he gives her gift. Kim opens it up and finds a butterfly wand; it was something she always wanted as a little girl. Kim tells Teresa how it was something she always wanted, but she couldn’t get it because her mother thought the princess stuff was all dumb. Patrick can see Kim staring at her wand. Wayne arrives at the location and is looking around; Laroche finds him and tells him he needs to stay outside because he wants to search the place alone. Laroche enters the warehouse, Wayne is standing outside. Laroche walks in looking around, he calls for Wayne because of how creepy the place is and he doesn’t want to search alone. They’re both looking around with flashlights, they hear a man talking. Laroche falls into a trap and ends up getting shot, Wayne runs up to him and tells Laroche to stay with him; Laroche looks like he might be dead.