Pretty Red Balloon
The Mentalist Season 4 Episode 3 (10/06/11)
-Connor, an 9 year old boy is kidnapped from a bus stop. Two other boys have been grabbed the same way. Both were strangled 12 hours later.
-Connor's mom, Beth is a former client of Patrick's and refuses to believe him when he says he's not a psychic. Her new spiritual advisor, Nathan is also on the scene. Patrick tells him to stop conning Beth.
-The CBI team finds the man responsible for killing the first two boys. Grace kills him during a shootout but he doesn't have Connor.
-Patrick cons Beth and her family into thinking he's had a psychic vision about Connor.
-The CBI team follow the family members and Jonathan, Beth's adult step-son leads them to Connor. He kidnapped Connor planning to play hero and bring the boy back, then hoped Beth would fall in love with him.
-Nolan tells Jane to lay off his mark and ridicules Beth. Jane records their conversation to play for Beth.