Original air date: 09/23/2008 Runtime: 44:58 min. Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor sharp skills of observation. Within the Bureau, Jane is notorious for his blatant lack of protocol and his semi-celebrity past as a former psychic medium, whose paranormal abilities he now admits he feigned. Jane's role in cracking a series of tough high-profile cases is greatly valued by his fellow agents. However, no-nonsense Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon openly resists having Jane in her unit and alternates between reluctantly acknowledging Jane's usefulness and blasting him for his theatrics, narcissism and dangerous lack of boundaries. Lisbon's team includes agents Kimball Cho, Wayne Rigsby and rookie member Grace Van Pelt, who all think Jane's a loose cannon, but admire his charm and knack for clearing cases.
Original air date: 10/21/2008 Runtime: 43:09 min. When the team learns that a wealthy investment banker found murdered inside his locked safe room was living a dual life and skimming millions from clients, Patrick Jane sets up a mental conundrum to see which of the suspects will show their true colors.
Original air date: 10/28/2008 Runtime: 43:39 min. When a girl is found covered in blood and holding the murder weapon that killed her best friend, she becomes an obvious suspect, though she can't remember anything. But Jane, believing she's innocent, engineers a risky maneuver in which she must relive the terrifying events in order to spark her memory.
Original air date: 01/18/2009 Runtime: 42:38 min. While it appears obvious that a business tycoon's son-in-law was in on the robbery of a $50 million painting since his body is found where the painting once hung, Patrick Jane suspects others - including a Russian oil baron, an art forger and an art curator.
Original air date: 02/17/2009 Runtime: 43:29 min. As Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the poisoning death of the "queen bee" in a country club who's murdered at a cocktail party in her home, they discover that the community is full of secrets - including love affairs and drug abuse.