This new episode of The Mentalist (Wedding In Red) opens with a sweet scene between Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti), and Rigsby’s son Ben.
We learn that the CBI rules that prohibited relantionships between members of the same unit are no longer valid. This is definitely good news for Rigsby and Van Pelt, who won’t have to hide their relationship anymore.
Meanwhile, Lisbon (Robin Tunney) arrives at the CBI to find Jane (Simon Baker) waiting for her in her office. He tells her they have to go to Napa Valley, there’s a case waiting for them. Lisbon immediately understands Jane’s interest. Sheriff McAllister’s (one of the Red John suspects), jurisdiction is in Napa Valley.
The case of the week involves the death of a man, Larry Kincaid, whose body was found near a church. It turns out Larry is the uncle of a woman who’s about the get married in that church.
While helping the local police to solve the case, Jane and Lisbon have a chance to take a closer look at Sheriff McAllister. The sheriff seems to fit at least one point of Sophie Miller’s description of Red John. He seems to suffer from acrophobia (the fear of heights).
While investigating Larry’s murder, the team finds out that a very rare bible will be used during the wedding ceremony.
The team therefore sets a trap to catch Larry’s killer.The killer wanted to steal the precious bible, but Larry caught him in the act, and that’s why he was killed.
During the wedding party the team tries to distract the crowd, in order to let the killer leave the party. And the distraction is an intense and unexpected one. Rigsby asks Van Pelt to marry him, at the presence of a very moved Lisbon.
Meanwhile, Cho (Tim Kang), Lisbon and Jane find out that the killer is Charlie, the groom’s college friend who wanted to steal the bible. Charlie manages to take Jane hostage and with him, he tries to escape from the church’s roof, but sheriff McAllister shoots him and saves Jane who was about to fall from the roof.
The killer is caught, and sheriff McAlliter seems to be out from the suspects’ list. But is he, really?
The last scene shows us Rigsby and Van Pelt’s simple yet moving marriage. Lisbon is the maid of honour and Cho is the best man.
Jane watches the scene from behind a door, clearly moved, recalling probably the memories of his own marriage.
Rigsby and Van Pelt, finally married, leave in a beautiful carriage.