Patrick Jane is a crime consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. He has a particular gift for astute observation and reading people, honed through years of being a faux psychic. His gift makes him brilliant at solving murders, which is why the CBI have him around. However, his motive for taking on the role is purely one of revenge: find and kill the man who killed his wife and daughter - Red John.
He reads between the lies
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In most episodes the victim or perpetrator has a name indicative of his true character. Examples: McTyranny, Quick, Just, Unjust. See more
In the episode "Red Flame", Jane and Tommy were talking about the book "Moby Dick". Tommy states that the whale died at the end. Moby Dick killed Ahab, but survived. See more
If we catch Red John, he's not walking anywhere. He's mine.
Don't talk like that. I can't let you anywhere near the case if you start talking crazy like that.
Crazy? You're crazy if you think you're gonna stop me. Red John is mine. You try to stand in my way and you... I... you... you will regret it.
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