The Mentalist Return Pics: "Bloodsport"

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When The Mentalist returns with a new episode on January 6, Patrick Jane and company will enter a world with which they are unfamiliar: Mixed Martial Arts.

A murder takes place at a professional fighting event on "Bloodsport," serving as the basis for this unit's first investigation of 2011. Get an early look at scenes from the episode via the following stills:

Jake McLaughlin on The Mentalist
Chilling Amidst Madness
Bloodsport Still
MMA Investigation
Jane at Work

There will also be a lot of action and intrigue away from the episode's main case.

As Special Agent J.J. Laroche, look for Pruitt Taylor Vince to lead an investigation into the events from this month's midseason finale. Rigsby, Van Pelt and Cho will all be considered suspects in the death of Todd Johnson.

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The Mentalist Quotes

Jane: That is a very lovely dress - great color.
Heather: Thank you I am Heather Evans.

Cho: You didn't steal jewelery from her?
Natalie: Please. She dresses like a Mormon call girl. I wouldn't wear her jewelery if you paid me.