It's Cho and Van Pelt's turn for stake out. With three of them, they do two shifts on and one shift off. It's Cho's second and Van Pelt's first. Their job? To keep eyes on the Governor and right now they're pretty sure where he's headed and they don't know what to think about it. Van Pelt is driving so Cho calls Jane.
"Jane. The Governor, we're pretty sure is heading to see Lisbon. What do you want us to do?"
"Are you sure? If he tells Lisbon about what we're doing, we're toast."
Van Pelt looks over towards Cho as he puts away his phone. He shrugs at her:
"Jane says to do nothing. If he tells her he'll take all the blame."
The Governor pulls up in front of the hospital, wondering why he's there. He almost turns the car back on the road to drive back home but instead steps out of the car. He leaves his bodyguard outside Lisbon's room as he enters.
He's never met her before, it was considered a bad career move to meet with the agent that killed Red John while she was under investigation. Instead he'd visited Patrick Jane while still in a serious condition from his injuries. He's taken aback by the small form before him. He imagined her to look bigger and tougher, here she's dwarfed by the bed and weakened by the bruises on her face and neck. His gaze then falls on the handcuffs securing her to the bed. He could tell by the way she pulled herself up a little higher in the bed that she knew who he was. A fact confirmed when she spoke.
Lisbon recognised the Governor as soon as he walked in the room. They'd never met, but she had seen him on tv plenty of times. At the sight of him she's torn between excitement or dread. This visit meant that Jane had been successful or he'd got himself in to a load of trouble. Her money is on trouble. She swallowed, only one way to find out.
"Governor, is there something I can do for you?"
"I think you know why I'm here."
"What's Jane done? He promised me he wouldn't do anything serious."
"That depends whether you think death threats and kidnapping are serious."
The Governor watches Lisbon's reactions closely, as he watches her switch between disbelief, horror and anger, he's certain she knows nothing about her consultants antics.
"Sir, I'm sure he doesn't really mean them. He just acts without thinking through the consequences."
"I think he knows exactly what he's doing and why. He's risking a lot for you Agent."
"I'm not an agent anymore Sir."
Lisbon's knows her response is automatic because, right now, she's having trouble processing the information, surely it can't be true? He promised her!
"Of course. I was curious to find out why. I would like you to tell me what really happened when you shot Red John."
"Tell me what really happened that night? What made you shoot Red John?"
Jane looks quizzically at Laura.
"What do you mean?"
"There's a way out of this for you Patrick"
"We have a little problem and I think you're just the man to sort it out for us."
"What kind of problem."
"A young woman came to see me, she claims that my husband is the father of her child."
"Do you believe her?"
"I don't know what to believe, I hope not."
"It seems suspicious that she came to you and not your husband."
"She said that she thought I had the right to know."
"Is she blackmailing you?"
"She's asking for child's support."
"Why don't you just get a paternity test done?"
"When you are in my husbands position, those things find a way of leaking out. I know you will be able to find out and discretly"
Jane stands up and starts pacing, glancing, every now and then, at Laura. She certainly is an unusual woman.
"How will this help me and Lisbon?"
"If it isn't his child, then my husband will owe you and if it is, then he will owe me - big time and I can use it to get everything you want."
Jane knows it will be easy enough to know whether the girl is lying or not, getting her to admit it will be more problematic but not difficult for a man of his skills. Plus Laura does have the right to know.
"Can you get in touch with her?"
"Yes she left a number."
"She certainly isn't hiding anything from you."
Jane sees a trace of uncertainty on Laura's face.
"Are you sure you want to know?"
"Truth is best. It would always be at the back of my mind, the not knowing. It's better this way, whatever the outcome, in the long run."
Jane gets her purse and finds her phone. He hands it too her.
He apologizes for rummaging through her things
"Can't be too careful. I'm pretty certain you are telling me the truth, but you may have had a gun in your purse. Set up a meeting. I will have to take you with me, don't want you escaping."
"Do I look like a woman who can pick handcuffs?"
"I think you probably have lots of surprising talents."
When Laura hit dial Jane took the phone off her until he heard a woman's voice on the other end, and then he handed it back.
"I know, can't be too careful."