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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Did You Know?
Owain Yeoman is in fact Welsh; he puts on the American accent he uses, which even fooled the other cast members, as he always stayed in character, even when the cameras weren't rolling. See more
On occasion, such as the teaser to "Russett Potatoes", California State Police officers can be seen working. The California State Police were dissolved in 1995, those that remained became a part of the California Highway patrol. See more
There's no such thing as psychics.