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The CBI pursues two lines of investigation when a Santa is murdered: Patrick Jane goes undercover in an AA group; and Rigsby and Van Pelt question members of an authentic Santa society. Meanwhile, following the demise of a person in custody at the CBI, J.J. LaRoche is brought in to question the team when it appears to be an inside job.
It was a very bright and colorful Christmas scene that greeted the eyes of shoppers that night as they shopped at the mall. Twinkling lights encircled tall pine trees and carols rang n the frosty air, encouraging the people to slip into the holiday spirit as they greeted one another in passing. The mood was high until a bearded old man clad in a plush velvet Santa Claus suit fell from above, crashing heavily into several Christmas trees standing in a tight group in the middle of the scene. Screaming women ran away as the trees crashed down on the corpse and police and an ambulance were called to the scene, but it was too late: the man was dead. His body bore a very high alcohol content, far above the legal limit. Had he jumped from a balcony high in the apartment building above or had he been pushed?..Read the full recap