The show has included several real life family members of the cast: Owain Yeoman's (Wayne Rigsby) then wife, Lucy Davis, appeared in the episode The Mentalist: 18-5-4 (2010) as Daphne Valiquette, while Simon Baker (Patrick Jane)'s wife, Rebecca Rigg, daughter, Stella Baker and son, Claude, have all made appearances. Rebecca appeared in The Mentalist: A Dozen Red Roses (2009) as Felicia Scott; Claude appeared in The Mentalist: Red Sails in the Sunset (2012) and Stella appeared in The Mentalist: The Greybar Hotel (2014), as the Angry Inmate.
Like you don't have major trust issues.
Patrick Jane: I trust people. I trust you.
Teresa Lisbon: No you don't. I don't trust you either. You're untrustworthy. It's my job not to trust you.
Patrick Jane: Lisbon. I want you to know that you can trust me. No matter what happens I will be there ...
In the episode "Red Flame", Jane and Tommy were talking about the book "Moby Dick". Tommy states that the whale died at the end. Moby Dick killed Ahab, but survived.