This episode, like the pilot episode of this series, begins with Jane suing his unique abilities to unmask a murder in a shopping mall.
In a move that threatens Jane's future at the CBI, Minelli, the team's boss, reassigns the Red John case to another detective, Sam Bosco, and his team. Sam and Lisbon were partners a long time ago.
Jane thereafter decides to solve one more case, then leave the CBI. They investigate the murder of a woman who is found suffocated after being accused of stealing a million dollars from her employer.
The team interviews many people involved in the murdered woman's life, including her family, her yoga instructor (who she was having an affair with) and people from her work. The victim's apartment was trashed. Jane asks each person that they interview whether they know a Miles Thorsen.
On Red John Jane is rebuffed by Bosco when he asks to be kept in the loop on the case.
Patrick convinces Cho and Rigsby to wait in Miles Thorsen's empty house with him until the killer shows up. Eventually, the victim's boss shows up to the house. Jane says he knew it was her all along.
It turns out that the boss was the one that had stolen the money from her company, and the victim found out. The boss made a deal with her to pay for her son's cancer treatment and a monthly salary not to tell anyone about the incident.