In a barn in Ellison farm town, three 20 year old corpses are dug up. The case gets Patrick's full attention when he discovers Red John's smiley on the back of the barn. He helps the team work out the farm was one of several set up by Brett Stile's Visualize cult in a bid for self-sufficiency, which quickly failed by lack of agricultural knowhow, despite illegal drugs for the overstretched laboring cult members. Locals where also involved, including present police chief Rick Anaya. Lisbon is startled to discover after her ten years surprise party that FBI agent Ray Haffner, who offers her to start a firm with him, also belongs to the cult.