While CBI discovers that a homicide investigation leads back to Bret Stiles and his "Visualize" cult, Patrick receives a tip that provides proof that Red John has abducted Kristina Frye and that she is probably still alive.
Author Charlotte Mitchell is found in a locker, shot death during a freestyle fight between promoter-manager Leonard 'Len' Artash's KO-victorious boy Manny Flaco and hot-tempered Rowdy Merriman. The bullet came from recently release murder Joe Reyes's gun. Each fighter had a grudge against her and secrets she might uncover, which also may give significant others motives. J.J. LaRoche grills Rigsby as CBI arson suspect, on account of his pyrotechnic skills and paroled motor gang dad Stephen.
A protected witness under Van Pelt's watch who is set to testify against a drug dealer is shot and killed, and the key to solving the mystery may involve getting to the victim's daughter's repressed memories.
The body of CBI's latest murder victim is stolen, and the team later learns the the victim later claims that he was abducted by aliens. Meanwhile, coroner Steiner surprisingly confides a surprising secret with Patrick.
Patrick trades Hightower's secret location to Laroche for the four remaining names on his list. The team then sets up a trap to uncover Red John's real informant, leading to a possible face-to-face showdown between Patrick and Red John.