Sacramento Assistant DA Kelly Flower is shot dead at home. her recent cases include that of smuggler Hank Draber. Patrick Jane guesses at first sight contractor Cale Sylvan is a psychopathic serial killer, whose aliases and bank account suggest he got paid for each murder. He devices entrapment which yields trophy proof. But stickler judge Hildred dismisses the case when the defense proves Jane illegally searches Cael's home, rejecting all evidence as a 'poisoned tree'. The team keeps tracking him while Lisbon is suspended. Several surprise crimes follow, including Sylvan's, presumably ordered by his client in the Flower case.
Did You Know?
When Jane discover that the Drabers family operation is being run by their mother, who is in a wheelchair but as a misdirection, he says: "You know, I should have checked the shoes". He's referring to the fact explained in the first season episode, The Mentalist: Miss Red
(2009), that whenever he sees a person in a wheelchair, he checks their shoes soles to see if they are really without the use of their legs. See more
When Jane and Lisbon are released from the boxcar that is supposed to be in Mexico, a Joshua Tree is clearly visible. They don't have Joshua trees in Mexico. See more
Oh, come on. Look at the bright side, you get 5 days off. 5 days off from me.
Cho, you're in charge. He's your problem now.
References Judge Dredd