This season, Red John strikes into the heart of the CBI. Ever since the serial killer murdered Patrick Jane's family, the California Bureau of Investigation consultant and former faux-psychic has become obsessed with finding the man who destroyed his life. But after a homocide suspect is set ablaze in his jail cell and a CBI agent is later framed as Red John, Patrick realizes his adversary is closer than he imagined.
After his encounter with Red John, Patrick rethinks his future with the CBI. At the same time, the team investigates two high-profile kidnappings.
When Jane's shady brother-in-law (Kevin Rankin) comes to town and becomes a suspect in a murder investigation, Jane is forced to help him.
When Patrick Jane faces off once again with cult leader Bret Stiles, Stiles offers Jane information regarding Red John and the missing Kristina Frye.
Patrick Jane and the CBI team are called in to investigate the murder of a convict who served nine years for rape and murder, but was recently released on DNA evidence.
Patrick Jane and the CBI team hit the horse track when a jockey is found murdered and suspects abound.
The case of a murder and missing person on a secure compound perplexes the CBI team.
A building explodes while Patrick Jane and the team are investigating a death threat; Libson once again runs into billionaire Walter Mashburn (Currie Graham).
When Jane is kidnapped, Lisbon and the team realize there are many suspects who might want to harm him.
Patrick Jane accepts the help of a local astrologer, Ellis Mars, to solve the puzzling case of a triple homicide that involves two policemen and the fiancé of an EMT worker.
The CBI pursues two lines of investigation when a Santa is murdered: Patrick Jane goes undercover in an AA group; and Rigsby and Van Pelt question members of an authentic Santa society. Meanwhile, following the demise of a person in custody at the CBI, J.J. LaRoche is brought in to question the team when it appears to be an inside job.
Patrick and the team investigate the murder of a woman with ties to one of the fighters. Meanwhile, LaRoche focuses his investigation on Rigsby, who in turn is forced to ask Cho for a huge favor in order to keep his job.
The team works with a criminal profiler on a double-murder case, and it turns into a contest for Jane, who tries to prove that his way of solving the case is better.
When Patrick Jane and others are taken hostage by an armed man accused of murder, Jane must think quickly to defuse the situation.
When a witness under Van Pelt's protection is killed, her position within the CBI comes into question.
When a modern-day prospector is found dead near a mining site and Lisbon is injured during the initial stages of the investigation, Agent Hightower joins Patrick Jane in the field for the first time.
The CBI team is under suspicion when a museum antiques dealer is murdered. Evidence seems to suggest that one member of the team is responsible.
A doctor is found murdered on a golf course, and the team thinks the killer's in a hospital. Meanwhile, LaRoche takes over CBI and names Cho as the team leader.
A man who claims to have been abducted by aliens is murdered and his body is stolen from the coroner's van. Van Pelt moves ahead with her wedding plans.
Patrick Jane sets out to prove a beautiful yet manipulative matchmaker shot and killed her husband after his body is found floating in the marina.
Patrick Jane's life just got complicated. He's presented with two robberies gone bad and one of them involves Donny Culpepper, a former suspect, who Jane hired to get into LaRoche's house.
When a prison guard is stabbed to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the killer. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father about the murder.
After a young violinist is shot to death, Patrick Jane questions the members of the Northern California Symphony Orchestra about the murder. Meanwhile, Cho crosses paths with a precocious young pickpocket.
John's mole in the CBI is revealed and Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.
Patrick Jane finally meets Red John in an explosive confrontation with shocking repercussions for the CBI team.