She is portrayed by Robin Tunney. Lisbon was raised in Chicago. Her mother was a nurse, and her father a firefighter Red Hot. Her parents bought the yellow house in the Chicago neighborhood where she grew up when she was three years old Little Yellow House.
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Van Pelt is a former special agent in the fictionalized California Bureau of Investigation CBI who is currently a private investigator who runs her own agency with her husband, Wayne Rigsby. Born on April 4,  Van Pelt is from a small farming town in Iowa. She tends to be overly sensitive at times, but is very intelligent. She is the rookie of the team who is new to the job in the pilot episode. Grace's cousin is supposedly a psychic , causing her to sometimes argue with Jane about matters of faith. In the episode " Bloodshot ", Jane makes a remark about Van Pelt's character, stating, "
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The season picks up immediately after the events of the third-season finale in which Patrick Jane Simon Baker was arrested for the public murder of the man he believes is the notorious serial killer Red John , who murdered his wife and daughter. Throughout the early part of the season, the man Jane killed is revealed to not be Red John. Speaking of the season, creator Bruno Heller said, "Every season, you kind of take a chance to reset things.
Wayne Rigsby is a fictional character in the American television series, The Mentalist. He also provides expertise over arson-related cases, having had previous experience in an arson investigation unit. Jane discovers that Rigsby was abused by someone at a young age. Steve is a former member of the Iron Gods motorcycle gang, earns money by selling untaxed cigarettes. He verbally abuses his son and spent multiple years in prison for robbery, drug dealing, assault and manslaughter throughout Rigsby's childhood.