Sunday 4 July, 7:00pm on Five USA
Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) continues to solve crimes for the California Bureau of Investigation. This week, Jane crosses swords with the leader of a sinister cult while investigating the murder of the heir to a media corporation. Lisbon’s life is put in danger when a member of the cult plants a bomb in the victim’s family home. Xander Harrington is about to become CEO of his family business, Harrington Media, when he is stabbed in the neck and dies. Jane arrives on the scene and begins probing Xander’s father, Alex, for clues. Alex Harrington reveals that his son staged a coup to replace him as CEO, but insists he held no grudges. “Xander proved he could lead. I’ve never been prouder of him,” he says. The agents talk to the other members of the Harrington family, including Alex’s new wife, Tara, and her young daughter Ashley. Rigsby and Van Pelt question Xander’s brother, Ed, who denies killing his sibling, despite being overlooked in the family business. The case then spins in a new direction when Xander’s widow tells Jane that her husband’s newspaper had been investigating a sinister organisation called Visualize. “It’s more like a cult. It’s brainwashing with a sideline in tax fraud,” she explains. Xander had received threats from Visualize, whose members wanted to stop him printing stories about them. Jane and Cho visit the headquarters of Visualize, but are denied access to its leader, Bret Stiles (Malcolm McDowell). Back at the Harrington mansion, Alex receives an anonymous text message warning him that he has three minutes until a bomb detonates in the house. While the family evacuates, Lisbon calls Jane in the hope that he can deduce the whereabouts of the bomb over the phone. “I need your help finding a bomb!” Lisbon cries. She successfully locates the device, only to discover little Ashley hiding under the sofa. Unable to prise the girl free and rush her to safety, Lisbon pulls the wires out of the bomb and defuses it at the last moment.