CBI director Gale Bertram achieved a fragile deal with the FBI to keep the Red John arrest screw-up from the press. The field agents remain on war footing, even ready to banter physically. The rivalry extends to custody of key witness Lorelei Martins, whom Patrick is hell-bent on. Meanwhile the team, FBI agent Gabe Mancini and his partner must team up to investigate the apparently indiscriminate murder on Norris's hotel employees Rex Longo and Nicola Karlsen. Patrick uses it as deceptive change for Lorelei but still catches the unlikely killer.