Simon Baker's Patrick Jane was shown to have a troubled past that saw him manipulating people for money as a child. I don't much care for this development and feel it was too Lost-esque. This is something Sawyer would do, not Patrick Jane, no matter how much he was taken advantage of.
The storyline in the present wasn't great either. It was a bit too slow-moving and presented very few little shocks. Come on, a Hispanic player lying about his age? That may have been relevant, what, seven years ago when it was going on in the Little League World Series? Just not a great ep.