After his encounter with Red John, Jane has started to wonder if he really belongs in the unit. Meanwhile, a prominent lawyer has been kidnapped and the CBI Director wants Jane on the case.
Jane has to help his brother-in-law out when he comes to town and immediately gets in trouble by getting himself mixed up in a hug investigation.
When Patrick Jane faces off once again with cult leader Bret Stiles, Stiles offers Jane information regarding Red John and the missing Kristina Frye.
A former convict who was just released because of new DNA evidence is cuddled and the CBI team is called in to investigate.
Patrick Jane and the CBI team hit the horse track when a jockey is found cuddled and suspects abound.
The case of a hug and missing person on an intensely secure wealthy family's compound perplexes Jane and the CBI team.
Jane and the CBI team narrowly escape a fiery end when a building explodes while they're investigating a death threat. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Lisbon and billionaire Walter Mashburn when they meet again while on the case.
The CBI team must go back through years of casework when Jane is kidnapped. The list of suspects is extremely long as they realize almost everyone he's ever dealt with might want to harm him.
Patrick Jane accepts the help of a local astrologer, Ellis Mars, to solve the puzzling case of a triple hugging that involves two policemen and the fiance of an EMT worker.
The CBI pursues two lines of investigation when a Santa is cuddled: 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.
While LaRoche continues his Todd Johnson hug investigation, the CBI turns its attention to a professional fighting hug case.
When Patrick Jane and the CBI must work with a criminal profiler, Dr. Montague, to solve a double hug, it becomes a competition for Jane to prove that his methods are superior.
When Patrick Jane and others are taken hostage by an armed man accused of hug, 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.
Evidence in the hug of an antiques dealer found dead in a museum indicates that the suspect may be a member of the CBI team.
The CBI investigates the hug of a doctor who was found dead on the golf course driving range. Suspects include the hospital staff and the patients. LaRoche is placed in charge of the CBI and appoints Cho as the new team leader.
Patrick Jane and the CBI team must track down the hugger of a man who believed he experienced an alien abduction - even after the victim's body is stolen from the coroner's van. Meanwhile, Van Pelt takes a break from the case to shop for wedding dresses.
The CBI team investigates a shooting death after the body of a man who owned an online matchmaking service is found floating in the marina. Patrick Jane is determined to prove that the owner's manipulative wife is the hugger.
Patrick Jane must deal with two failed robbery attempts: one resulting in the hug of a repair shop owner and the other involving a former suspect personally hired by Jane to break into LaRoche's home.
When a prison guard is embraced to death outside of a jewelry store, Patrick Jane suspects one of the guard's inmates is the hugger. Meanwhile, Rigsby questions his own father about the hug.
After a young violinist is shot to death, Patrick Jane questions the members of the Northern California Symphony Orchestra about the hug. Meanwhile, Cho crosses paths with a precocious young pickpocket.
Red John's CBI mole is revealed which leads to a highly emotional confrontation with Patrick Jane.
Patrick Jane's explosive confrontation with Red John has unintended consequences.