| Season 1|
| Episode || Moment|
| 101: Pilot || In order to get back at Van Pelt for disagreeing with his ideas on psychics and religion, Jane says that when Rigsby asks Van Pelt back to his room, say yes. Rigsby starts choking. Later in the elevator, he looks tempted to ask if she would come back to his room - there's tension. When it stops, he announces that it's his floor and looks at her hesitantly before deboarding. When he gets out, he pauses as if he's going to ask when he simply says, "Welcome to the team, Agent Van Pelt." She thanks him and the elevator doors close.|
| 102: Red Hair and Silver Tape || When Rigsby sees Grace all dressed in red (on an undercover date), he has to take a moment to re-orient himself. As the dinner progresses, even though the plan is to have a fight and him leave, he just wants to stay.|
Later, when he and Cho are following Van Pelt in the van, waiting to see who the serial killer is, Rigsby gets very anxious leaving Grace in such danger, especially when the sheriff unexpectedly/creepily arrives.
| 103: Red Tide |
| 104: Ladies in Red || As Rigsby watches Van Pelt walk off with Lisbon back to the station after the funeral, he mutters to himself/Jane, "You're killing me Van Pelt."|
| 105: Redwood |
| 106: Red-Handed |
| 107: Seeing Red |
| 108: The Thin Red Line |
| 109: Flame Red || Rigsby tells Van Pelt he loves her (even though he was heavily medicated). She says she likes him, but they could never date because the rules wouldn't permit it.|
| 110: Red Brick and Ivy || Rigsby leans into Van Pelt and puts his arm under her arms to tap something on the computer. They share a smile.|
| 111: Red John's Friends |
| 112: Red Rum || While the body of the boy is being taken away Van Pelt leans over and puts the arm that is hanging out back on the gurney. Rigsby looks at her for a few seconds in a caring way, knowing that she is respectful.|
In the football locker room, Rigsby starts horsing around expecting Van Pelt to do the same. Its the first time she is playful back towards him. They have their own game of catch.
In the car during their stake out of the murder victim's brother, their conversation in the car about food and witch craft was also very playful/cute. He is upset that his snacks are gone and she tells him it's healthy, she's tired of the car smelling like junk food. He jokes he's allergic to carrots - deathly - and then he pretends to die from the mere proximity of the vegetable. She playfully smacks him to stop kidding. Later, when they are told to enter the Witch's house in ten minutes, she tells him she'd just as soon not do it because the occult gives her the creeps. Rigsby argues it's just a freaky alternative lifestyle like doing yoga and she argues she does yoga. Realizing his faux paus, Rigsby just shuts up.
| 113: Paint It Red || Van Pelt finds out that everybody knows Rigsby is in love with her.|
| 114: Crimson Casanova || Rigsby tries to get pointers on how to handle women from one of the suspects who considers himself a pick-up artist. The man proceeds to give Rigsby pointers on being a sex machine. Rigsby replies he doesn't want to be a machine; he is more of a steady relationship kind of guy. The man gives Rigsby three pointers: contempt, control, and excitement. |
When Rigsby is with Van Pelt in the next scene he is whispering to himself, "Contempt, control, excitement." Rigsby tries to use the technique on Grace.
When Grace talks to Rigsby about how nice the place is, Rigsby ignores her. She asks if he's not talking to her. Rigsby replies "I'll talk to you when you have something interesting to say." Grace was not happy with Rigsby's attitude and calls him a jerk. Rigsby's attempt at seducing Grace did not work.
| 115: Scarlett Fever || When Rigsby's cougar of a date comes to pick him up at the station at the end of the episode, the look of disgust/jealousy on Grace's face is priceless...only to find out that in the next episode she has her own man.|
| 116: Bloodshot || When Grace shows up with a boyfriend, Rigsby gets jealous. Later, Jane asks about the man, at the request of Rigsby, making sure once again to point out Rigsby loves Van Pelt. He also says she is attracted to Rigsby but is too afraid to admit it. Adding that there is a trauma from her past and she has never spoken of it, not even to herself.|
Rigsby meets the boyfriend and becomes very protective of Van Pelt. He takes Dan aside in the men's room and tells him that he should make sure to treat her right or else he will hunt him down and hurt him. As he turns to leave, Dan bludgeons him and takes his gun. He handcuffs an unconscious Rigsby to a rail in a bathroom stall.
Later, after we learn that Dan used Grace to get to Jane and drama of escape ensued,Grace rushes to check on Rigsby, giving him a big hug. She realizes what he went through for her. She almost kisses him, but a janitor walks in on them before she has the chance. Rigsby mumbles an excuse and leaves.
| 117: Carnelian, Inc. |
| 118: Russet Potatoes || Jane asks a hypnotized Rigsby what he most wants to do. Rigsby hesitates and looks at Jane if he was crazy. He finally gets up, walks over to Van Pelt, and kisses her right in front of the team.|
When Rigsby, still under hypnosis, begins to leave the building for a reason unknown at the time, Grace is the only one he will listen to when asked not to go.
| 119: A Dozen Red Roses |
| 120: Red Sauce || When Jane gives Rigsby his sunglasses for when he has to pretend to be a mafia member he looks over at Grace and pulls them down and lifts his eyebrows at her she smiles and plays along|
| 121: Miss Red || When under the weather, Rigsby and Van Pelt were on a stake out in the car. Rigsby eats salad to have a healthier diet for his flu and tells Van Pelt that he is feeling much better since being prescribed medication by Brooke Harper. Van Pelt is amused and gives Rigsby a warm smile and says, "That's good. I was worried about you." Then she plucks a stray bit of lettuce off his shirt. Rigsby smiles and stutters a little asking, "Grace, I've been wondering..." and is cut off when Grace makes eye contact with the suspect. (Rigsby might have been asking Grace on a date from which was cut off.)|
| 122: Blood Brothers || When Rigsby is washing himself off after getting dirty from tackling a suspect in some dirty water, Grace shows up. She shows up just in time to see Rigsby stripped down to his shorts washing himself with a hose. This is the first appearance Grace makes in the episode. Rigsby is surprised to see her. He almost seems embarrassed. When Grace looks at Rigsby as he is forced to wear a too-small shirt, the look on her face is priceless. She looks like she is enjoying the view.|
| 123: Red John's Footsteps |
| Season 2 |
| Episode || Moment|
| 201: Redemption |
| 202: The Scarlet Letter || Rigsby and Van Pelt are seen talking together, all smiley and happy until Lisbon calls Van Pelt over. Lisbon tells Van Pelt to go talk to a suspect and "be friendly" while they search his car. Van Pelt looks uncomfortable and Rigsby looks a bit upset.|
Later, Rigsby congratulates her on the case and they have small chit-chat. Cho enters the room eyeing Rigsby to make his move on Van Pelt. Rigsby asks her if she has any plans, and she says she'll be home watching TV. He then gets too nervous to ask her out and tells her to have fun. She smiles and leaves. Cho tells Rigsby he's going to die alone.
| 203: Red Badge || Lisbon, while under hypnosis, says that Van Pelt is a hard worker and that she'll do well if she manages not to sleep with Rigsby.|
| 204: Red Menace || Cho asks Rigsby if he's talked to Van Pelt recently to which he answers yes; then when Cho says, "Any Progress?" Rigsby says nope, almost before Cho finishes the question.|
| 205: Red Scare || As Rigsby & Van Pelt search for a secret passage way together, something crawls over Van Pelts foot leading her into Rigsby's arms where he take his opportunity to tell her exactly how he feels. He says he's loved her from the first moment they met & that he doesn't care about the CBI or anything; that he needs her. He tells her that unless she stops him, he's going to kiss her. She just protest but just as they are about to kiss, Jane appears at the other end of the tunnel, much to their embarassment. Rigsby later tells Cho who in turn tells him to tell her how he feels again when Rigsby mentions that Grace hadn't said a word since. An awkward moment in the car during a steak out shows Grace saying maybe it isn't the right time. At the end of the episode when they are preparing for their case-closed pizza, Van Pelt takes Rigsby's arm, leads him into a dark office and kisses him passionately 3 times! She tells him that she's going to leave in a few minutes and he should wait five and then meet her at her car. Needless to say, Rigsby's smile is of disbelief and joy.|
| 206: Black Gold and Red Blood || Over a corpse, they share a cute "Hey" as they are first seen on-screen together. Then Rigsby tells Van Pelt that he thinks Jane knows about them. She argues he couldn't possibly and he's just being paranoid. Rigsby replies, "I may be paranoid but that doesn't mean Jane doesn't know." (This is confirmation they are together officially.) Later, when interviewing the wife of the man who was murdered, the wife comments, "You know how men are" and Van Pelt replies with a knowing smile, "Yeah." Then she catches Lisbon looking at her so she quickly changes gears to get back to work.|
| 207: Red Bulls || When Rigsby finds out that Bosco's team refers to him and Cho as 'Bert and Ernie' he gets miffed and while Van Pelt tries to tell him to ignore it, it bothers him. Hicks comes in and teases Rigsby about the nickname; Grace looks mad at Hicks for teasing Rigsby. |
Later, when they are leaving to go canvassing, she tells him he should be wearing his Kevlar. He tells her that he doesn't need it, that it's 'hot, uncomfortable and besides, Hicks doesn't wear his.' She tells him he really should wear it - they are looking for a crew called the 'Crazy Hill Gang' - but he shrugs it off. She asks if he's afraid Hicks will make fun of him but he says no. She tells him to 'quit being an idiot and put on a vest.' He still refuses.As they board the elevator, she tells him, "Fine, get shot. See if I care."
Later, they are talking to people who live in the building and while he and Hicks are bickering ('enough of the Bert'), Grace asks a woman if she recognizes the guy in the picture. The woman casually says no and goes to her apartment. Grace decides to give the woman her card but when she knocks on the woman's ajar door, the woman shoots her. Grace goes down.
Rigsby checks on Grace saying he doesn't see any blood and she tells him that the vest protected her and he should pursue the suspect. (Awesome chase sequence that culminates with Rigsby shooting the woman just before she shoots Hicks.)
Later, Lisbon and team arrive as Grace is on the gurney. Grace tells them that she may have a few broken ribs and her leg won't stop twitching. Cho tells her it's just the adrenaline and it'll go away. Lisbon warns Grace to never do this to her again. Grace relies, "No problem." While Grace is being loaded into the ambulance, Lisbon gives everyone orders but notes that Rigsby's worry has something more but she lets it go. As soon as everyone is off doing work, Rigsby sneaks in the ambulance and takes Grace's hand - which was clenched tight. She comments her leg is still twitching. Rigsby tells her he loves her and she says, "Thanks." They share a long look and he sys he has to go, that no one knows he's even there but he'll call her later. She smiles and says, "Wayne, one thing." He asks what and she whacks him on the head. He asks what that was for and she replies, "Next time, wear your vest." He says OK and she tells him, "I mean it." He says he believe her and touches her cheek when she tells him to go ahead and get out of there.
| 208: His Red Right Hand || The episode starts with Rigsby and Van Pelt in bed together, asleep. Rigsby's phone rings but when he answers it Van Pelt over-hears it's from Lisbon. She tries to make Rigsby get up (in a joke way) while she is still half asleep. Rigsby tells her to wake up and then they both start kissing. Van Pelt's phone starts ringing (Lisbon again) and while she answers it Rigsby goes and gets in the shower. When Van Pelt is on the phone she keeps looking over at Rigsby and smiling.|
Later on when they get to the crime-scene, Jane acknowledges the fact that they both smell like lilac, but neither one of them know this.
Van Pelt and a security guard are looking and the cameras to see if they can see the killer and they are all turned off. Rigsby comes in and the security guard leaves. Rigsby can see Van Pelt is upset and so he puts his hands on her shoulders to console her.
| 209: A Price Above Rubies || We see Rigsby and Van Pelt walking down stairs together at a charity event, both with smiles on their faces. Jane sees this and smiles at Rigsby. Rigsby says what but Jane insits it was just a smile. Van Pelt believes Jane.|
Later on when they are both in the van together, Rigsby says he thinks Jane knows about them and Van Pelt says he is just being paranoid. Rigsby points out the fact that just because he is paranoid deosn't make him wrong and that they can't let Jane know because relationships between colleagues is forbidden. Van Pelt says she is sick of rules and they agree to talk about weather they should tell people.
| 210: Throwing Fire || Van Pelt is sat at her desk and Rigsby comes over to ask her to check something out. He places a hand on her shoulder but after a few seconds he starts massaging her. Van Pelt says "Working" and so Rigsby says "Okay" and walks away. Van Pelt has an amused smile on her face.|
Rigsby then comes back to Van Pelt's desk after having a phone call. The man who was killed had life insurance of $20,000,000 that went to his wife. "For $20,000,000 I'd kill you!" He says to Van Pelt. "Oh Really?" Van Pelt says with a 'your in trouble' look on her face! Rigsby says "No I didn't mean it I was just ... joking" Van Pelt listens then just says "Huh...". Rigsby looks worried!
When they both go to see the wife they find her at her son's tombstone, pointing a gun to her head. Van Pelt talks to her saying she shouldn't end it and talks about her sister ending it. The woman takes this in and gives up the gun. Rigsby keeps checking on Van Pelt to make sure she is okay while she is talking.
Later in the interrogation room Rigsby admits that he thought Van Pelt was amazing talking to the woman like that. "Can I ask one thing?" Says Rigsby but before he could even finish what he was going to ask Van Pelt says "I don't have a sister" to which Rigsby replies "I didn't think so, didn't remember one."
| 211: Rose-Colored Glasses || The episode opens with the pair canoodling in the CBI break room, before breaking apart when they hear footsteps approaching.|
Lisbon decides to take Van Pelt out into the field, leaving Rigsby to stay in the office. He is decidedly cool towards her for the rest of the episode.
Later, Jane blackmails Rigsby into participating in one of his 'schemes' by threatening to tell Lisbon about Rigsby and Van Pelt's 'affair'.
| Season 3|