With powerful skills as a psychic, Patrick Jane became a television phenomenon. During one of his TV appearances, he called the infamous serial killer Red John "ugly and sad." This taunt provoked Red John to kill Patrick's wife and daughter—driving Patrick to swear vengeance at any cost. Now working as a consultant at the California Bureau of Investigation, Patrick feels that working with the CBI finally gives him the chance to use his powers for good. Still, he never loses sight of his goal—Patrick is with the CBI to figure out who Red John is and kill him.