22 Episodes 2012 - 2013
The fifth season of this crime drama picks up with Jane (Simon Baker) trying to figure out the connection between Lorelei (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and the elusive serial killer Red John. The CBI and the FBI fight over custody of the imprisoned Lorelei, who turns up several times throughout the season, and she and Jane prove helpful to one another. Her info propels Jane to begin assembling a list of possible Red John suspects, while Lisbon (Robin Tunney) finds a villain of her own to vow to take down: multi-millionaire murder suspect Tommy Volker (Henry Ian Cusick). Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) also gets personally involved in a case when his father gets injured in a small town's gang war. Likewise, Jane reconnects with a member of his family during an investigation: his murdered daughter, now all grown up. However, his conversations with her are only imaginary, brought on when he unknowingly drinks a cup of tea laced with a hallucinogen. Jane revisits the past in a different way during the show's 100th episode, which is a flashback to the time he first joined the CBI.
The Red Glass Bead
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 60 mins
In the fifth-season opener, Jane tries to uncover Lorelei's link to Red John. Meanwhile, the CBI team up with the FBI to investigate a hotel employee's homicide.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 60 mins
A girl claiming to be Jane's late daughter surfaces. Meanwhile, a diamond cutter's homicide is investigated by the CBI.
Not One Red Cent
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 60 mins
A bank employee is killed during a robbery, so the CBI search for the murderer. Meanwhile, Lisbon gets caught in the middle of the ongoing clash between the FBI and the CBI.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 60 mins
The team investigates a small town's possible gang war involving Rigsby's dad, who is found injured at a crime scene.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 60 mins
A flashback to when Jane first met Lisbon and the CBI team.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 60 mins
A kidnapping investigation reveals that a couple's abduction may stem from a case of mistaken identity. Meanwhile, Jane continues his search for a missing Lorelei.
If It Bleeds, It Leads
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 60 mins
A reporter's homicide may be tied to a story she was working on, and a wealthy philanderer is one of the suspects. Meanwhile, Jane claims he has his own methods for finding Lorelei.
Red Sails in the Sunset
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 60 mins
Jane thinks Lorelei will lead a trail to Red John if she's no longer incarcerated, so he seeks Brett Stiles' assistance in springing her from prison.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 60 mins
The team investigate the homicide of a real-estate agent who was once linked to a gang. Meanwhile, Jane looks for leads on his new discovery about Red John.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 60 mins
The CBI team investigate a young botanist's murder and find a connection in the medical-marijuana subculture. Meanwhile, Cho's work with the rapid-response team puts him back in Summer's orbit.
Days of Wine and Roses
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 60 mins
The team investigates the death of a young model who was a patient at an elite rehab facility. Meanwhile, Lisbon intensifies her probe of multimillionaire Tommy Volker.
Little Red Corvette
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 60 mins
The team investigates a geologist's homicide, which Lisbon believes is linked to Tommy Volker and therefore can lead to his downfall.
The Red Barn
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 60 mins
Red John and the Visualize group appear to be linked to a 25-year-old case that's being investigated. Meanwhile, Lisbon looks to the future.
Red in Tooth and Claw
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 60 mins
The team investigates a case involving a university student at a natural history museum and discover how ruthless the academic world can be.
Red Lacquer Nail Polish
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 60 mins
The remains of an elderly heiress are uncovered in her eerie mansion, and the California Bureau of Investigation has a long list of suspects for her homicide.
There Will Be Blood
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 60 mins
Lorelei resurfaces and wants to know if Red John is linked to her sister's death. Meanwhile, Jane must admit to Lisbon that he played a role in Lorelei's jailbreak.
Red, White and Blue
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 60 mins
The body of a female army medic who worked with soldiers dealing with PTSD is discovered near a military base, and Jane believes a witness with a bad memory may prove helpful.
Behind the Red Curtain
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 60 mins
A young actor in a local theatre company dies the night before taking the stage in a starring role, and the California Bureau of Investigation investigates the case. Meanwhile, a determined Jane seeks info about Red John from a man in a coma.
Red Letter Day
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 60 mins
The team takes a trip to a Wild West tourist town to investigate the death of the town's owner. Meanwhile, Kirkland tries to uncover the extent of Jane's knowledge about Red John.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 60 mins
Rigsby and Van Pelt pose as a couple in need of counselling while investigating the death of a woman who sought romantic advice from a radio-show host.
Red and Itchy
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 60 mins
A secret container goes missing from J.J. LaRoche's home, and he wants Jane's assistance in finding it.
Red John's Rules
Sun, May 5, 2013 60 mins
In the fifth-season finale, Jane narrows down his Red John suspect list to seven individuals while Red John targets someone connected to Jane's past.