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-Ernie,the assistant manager is murdered during a bank robbery. The CBI gains jurisdiction but must share information with the FBI.

-John Hutton is a suspect but the CBI doesn't have enough evidence to arrest him.  Jane realizes someone hid something in a safe deposit box during the robbery.  He calls all of the employees in and cons Nancy, Ernie's fiance into revealing which box she hid the gun.

-When the bank robbers left, Nancy shot Ernie.  She read his e-mails and knew he was the inside man involved in the robbery and that he was going to leave her afterwards and fly to Brazil. She decided he deserved to die.

-Upon seeing the e-mails, the CBI also arrests John Hutton for the robbery.

-An FBI agent invites Lisbon to a poker game and she accepts.  The game includes the DA, a state senator, and Director Bertram.

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Thanks for the help Beth and Charles! I finally figured it out late last night. It was driving me crazy too!


Beth looks like we were on the same wavelength! lol


Kim, The actor's name is Don Stark. He's been acting for almost 40 years.
Been in many TV shows. You may remember him from "That 70's Show".
Check him out on IMDB. Regards, Charles


I'll be honest I really couldn't concentrate on the episode cause I was searching for who the bank manager was. Finally found him his name is Don Stark and he is from that's 70s show. Totally knew he looked familiar.


I am trying to find the name of the actor who played the bank manager. He looks so familiar, I know I have seen him in something else!


Kind of dull episode. Not much really happened don't you think? Just seemed like a filler episode, really not that original. The case was surprisingly predictable, you were just waiting for some twist to happen and it never did. Dry. This episode was clearly about developing character relationships. Jane-Van Pelt, Lisbon-Jane, Lisbon-the rest of the FBI. The Jane-Van Pelt dynamic was a good idea but it wasn't really that interesting(they didn't go beyond Jane outwitting Van Pelt which isnt exactly an original idea and rubbing in dinner choices in her face). They also showed a different less angry more fun side of the Jane-Lisbon relationship which was kind of neat. The Lisbon-FBI thing was alot more intriguing but we didn't see much of it and considering the preview talked about Lisbon getting closer to the FBI-CBI rivalry, I was hoping for more. I would have liked to have seen more developed with the original man in charge of the robbery. It was just oh we found him at all 4 banks. Really? They couldn't have come up with a more creative way to find him?
Not a bad episode but one that was below standards for this series, it missed the usual twist and changeup to the storyline the show has and really needs if its not an episode about the Red John storyline. The case itself and the process it took to solve it was way too unoriginal and the focus on the jane-van pelt bet and jane's shoes just seemed really forced and not that interesting.

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