Girato in USA, prima visione negli Stati Uniti Mercoledì 28 Gennaio 2015 su CBS. Prima visione in Italia Mercoledì 6 Maggio 2015 su Premium Crime.
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L'agente Peterson, vecchio capo di Abbott, vuole metterlo in una posizione scomoda ricattandolo e esibendo come prova un proiettile rivestito di rame con cui Abbot ha, in passato, ucciso un capo del cartello della droga in Messico. Patrick, con un piano rischioso vuole salvare la carriera e anche la liberta' di Abbott, con l'aiuto di un suo vecchio amico Pete Barsocky e con la sua consorte Samantha, dotata di una riccioluta capigliatura color rame, che si era spacciata per la segretaria di un deputato.
Sinossi alternativa: Abbott's former boss in Rio Bravo, Bill Peterson (Dylan Baker) digs up the evidence to convict Abbott of the crime he committed in Rio Bravo by finding the bullet used to kill the mob enforcer. He plans to use it against him during Lena Abbott's (Christine Adams) evaluation for the post of Secretary of Commerce also convicting Abbott of the murder. Jane who has been monitoring Peterson through Wylie gets a whiff of the plan and the team consisting of Jane, Lisbon, Wylie and Cho begin to retaliate by trying to find evidence to convict Peterson of skimming the evidence money during the busts he had been making. Meanwhile Peterson meets with the Legislative Director to a congressman who is going to evaluate Lena for the post and gives her the evidence. Meanwhile, Vega, though first not a part of this mission later joins by her own will to help Abbott. Vega tries to delay Peterson from returning to his home while the others try to find the cash but find unlicensed weapons instead and Jane suggest they plant some of the evidence money from FBI, brought at the last minute by Wylie and they succeed. During the morning of the hearing, in an altercation between Abbott and Peterson, Abbott shows the evidence he has against Peterson(the photo of the weapons, cash and his cat) which also leads to convicting Peterson by taping him trying to make a deal with Abbott a share of the money in return for the evidence. Though defeated Peterson is happy that Lena will never get the Post as the evidence against Abbott has been passed on to the congressman. However it is revealed that Peterson never met with the real Legislative Director but met with Samantha Barsocky (Tangie Ambrose) a friend of Jane, who posed as one thereby acquiring the Evidence against Abbott. Peterson is arrested and the team celebrates the victory, And as Lena is selected for the post Abbott will be moving with her to D.C. soon, So he suggests that Cho would have to take over the team. While Cho seems to be happy over the news, Wylie and Vega, Abbott and Lena, Jane and Lisbon all hit the Dance Floor.
Titolo Originale: Copper Bullet
Prima Visione Assoluta: Mercoledì 28 Gennaio 2015 su CBS
Prime Visione USA: Mercoledì 28 Gennaio 2015 su CBS
Prima Visione Italia: Mercoledì 6 Maggio 2015 su Premium Crime
Serie Televisiva: The Mentalist
Stagione: 7 - Episodio: 9
Durata: 45 minuti
Genere: Crimine, Drammatico, Mistero, Thriller
Ascolti Prima TV: 9.170.000 telespettatori
Cast tecnico, Attori e Personaggi
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Dr. Linus Wagner
Grace Van Pelt