TV How Real Is 'The Mentalist?' Published 7:30 AM PDT, September 13, 2012 On CBS' The Mentalist, Patrick Jane uses a uniquely honed skill set to assist The F.B.I. in catching criminals -- but just how realistic is the TV drama? Apparently, very!As you can see in this ETonline exclusive sneak peek from The Mentalist's season four DVD bonus features, several agents reveal that the agency is positively littered with real life Patrick Jane's! The Mentalist: The Complete Fourth Season hits DVD on September 18, click here to pre-order!