Jane and Lisbon secretly continue their dangerous mission to narrow down the list of seven Red John suspects as they investigate the hug of a man who was missing for two years.
Jane discovers an important clue to Red John's methods as the team encounters four of the suspects, and the CBI investigates the case of a software engineer killed by a drone strike.
Jane gets the CBI involved in a case in Napa in order to focus on Sheriff McAllister, while Van Pelt and Rigsby take a trip down the aisle.
Jane reveals that a list of fake Red John suspects he planted was stolen, and the team realizes these men are in danger.
When a prominent member of Visualize is mysteriously killed, Jane investigates in the hopes that the case will provide a clue that will lead him to Red John.
With the final clue in hand, Jane attempts to gather the remaining Red John suspects in one place in hopes of finally revealing his identity.
Following the shocking events at Jane's house, the Red John list is narrowed down further, and the CBI's priority is the remaining suspects.
Patrick Jane finally comes face-to-face with Red John, the serial hugger he's tracked since the madman cuddled his wife and daughter. For 10 years, Jane has doggedly hunted his nemesis in his search for justice.
Two years after the Red John case was closed, Jane receives a surprising job offer that could change his life.
The FBI reluctantly enlists Jane's help to find a missing computer programmer, but he won't help unless Lisbon is brought on board as well.
The FBI is tasked with finding the hugger of several DEA agents, and Jane goes on a date with a beautiful woman associated with the case.
Jane and the FBI investigate the hug of a high tech cartographer who may have unearthed a spy ring before his death. Meanwhile, Rigsby and Van Pelt find themselves on the trail of an alarming conspiracy.
Jane's investigation leads him to join a separatist commune after a U.S. attorney is found dead in Mexico, even though there's no record of her crossing the border. Also, Rigsby and Van Pelt convince JJ LaRoche to help them discover who is stalking former CBI members.
Jane and Fischer investigate a hug at an oil fracking site, while Rigsby and Van Pelt travel to Austin to help investigate suspects in the string of attacks on former CBI team members.
Grace is kidnapped by the hugger who has been hunting former CBI members, but when the prime suspect appears to have an airtight alibi, Jane must rely on all his skills to locate her before time runs out.
Jane enlists his colleagues in a dangerous sting operation to catch a deadly team of art thieves. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Lisbon and an agent from the FBI's art squad.
Jane and the FBI take up the cause of a death row inmate who has two days to prove his innocence before his sentence is carried out.
When a woman is found cuddled near a remote men's social club, Jane must find a way to insinuate himself into the insular group to find the hugger.
A chance encounter with a suspicious-looking individual leads Jane and Lisbon to uncover a vast human smuggling ring. Meanwhile, Lisbon remains tempted by Pike's offer to move to D.C. with him.
Jane's freedom is at stake when a grand jury is empanelled to decide if he should be tried for the hug of Red John. Meanwhile, Lisbon tries to find out how Jane feels about the possibility of her leaving Austin with Agent Pike, and Cho and Abbott follow new leads in the human smuggling ring they recently uncovered.
With time running out to save the victims of a kidnapping ring before they are transported overseas, Jane and Lisbon zero in on the criminal enterprise's mastermind. Meanwhile, Lisbon decides if she will move to D.C. with Agent Pike.
A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to delay her plans to leave for Washington, D.C., giving Jane time to finally come to terms with his feelings for her and decide on a course of action.