Patrick Jane stars as The Mentalist.
He's a a police detective with a troubled past, one that possesses has a keen eye for detail. He also likes to solve crimes in an unorthodox manner, which pits him against his no-nonsense boss.
Jane rose to semi-fame by being a psychic, though he now admits that he faked those abilities.
Patrick: No such thing as psychic powers.
Sheriff McAllister: So what is it you do exactly?
Patrick: You know rock paper scissors?
Sheriff McAllister: I do.
Patrick: Play me. On three; one, two, three
Tara: I don't want to speak ill of the dead.
Jane: They don't really care. They're dead.