Lisbon : You know what's weird about those guys?
None of them seem to give a damn.
A colleague of theirs falls out of the sky,
and they seem okay with it.
Is that guilt or indifference?
Patrick : Corporate brainwashing.Turns them into robots.
Grief isn't productive, and that's all.
Lisbon : I don't buy that. People make up their
own minds. You can't brainwash 'em.
Patrick : Oh, sure you can. That's what these
corporate retreats are all about.
It's primitive brainwashing via group suffering.
It's like office karaoke or, uh, fraternity hazing.
Lisbon : How so?
Patrick : When the individual is humiliated,
their perceived value of the group is raised.
Lisbon : I went on a retreat when I got promoted to head of the unit.
I mean, I wasn't humiliated.
I wasn't brainwashed.
Patrick : So you say.
Lisbon : I wasn't.
It was useful, actually.
Patrick : How so?
Lisbon : Learning about communication and
leadership skills, building trust--
Something you could profit from.
Patrick : What does that mean?
Lisbon : Like you don't know you have major trust issues.
Patrick : I trust people. I trust you.
Lisbon : No, you don't. I don't trust you either.
Patrick : That's upsetting to hear that.
And really, you don't trust me?
Lisbon : Of course not. How many times have you
lied to me, misled me, tricked me?
Is that trust? No.
Patrick : Well, we have to remedy this.
Let's do a trust fall.
Lisbon : A trust fall?
Patrick : Yeah. I'm sure you did one on your CBI retreat.
It's when you turn around and
fall backward, and I catch you.
Lisbon : Oh, yes, we did do that. No.
Patrick : You won't?
Lisbon : We have a long drive still.
Patrick : Here we have two co-workers recognizing the
boundaries of their professional relationship.
See, you want to trust me, but
there's someingholding you back.
Lisbon : Yes. You're untrustworthy.
It's my job not to trust you.
Patrick : Lisbon, I want you to know that you can trust me.
No matter what happens, I will be there for you. I will.
I need you to know that.
Now can I catch you?
Lisbon : Come on.
Patrick : Please?
Lisbon : Fine.
Patrick : See? You can trust me.
Lisbon : That worked. Suddenly, I trust you.
I allow you to drive me around
the country in this contraption.
That's serious trust.
<Carnelian Inc. - The Mentalist Season 1, Episode 17>
Director - Kevin Dowling, Writers: Bruno Heller (creator), Bruno Heller
CBS, 24 March 2009