Lisbon's mother was killed by a drunk driver when she was 12. The storyline (Red Tide) implied that Teresa then had to take over her mother’s role and care for her family of 3 younger brothers. After her mother’s death, her father became an abusive drunk and ended up killing himself (we don’t know whether he did this accidentally or on purpose, but Teresa said “...damn near killed me and my brothers too...”, so it may have been something like another drunken car accident, or simply neglect).
Teresa Lisbon Quotes
|Season 4 / Episode 12: - My Bloody Valentine|
Gabriel Porchetto: You want me to do your job... fine... it was the Mexicans.
Teresa Lisbon: What Mexicans?
Gabriel Porchetto: 'Julio Iglesias'! Who do you think? The Zetas... the Zetas.
Teresa Lisbon: The Mexican drug cartel?
Gabriel Porchetto: Yeah.
Teresa Lisbon: Why would they want to kill your son?
Gabriel Porchetto: I'm not saying any more. About that sleeping trick?
|Season 4 / Episode 7: - Blinking Red Light|
Patrick Jane: Someone took their time... Yeah, you're right.
Teresa Lisbon: I didn't say anything.
Patrick Jane: No, but you were thinking something. You were thinking whoever did this has killed before - many times.
Teresa Lisbon: Yes, but I can't assume that.
Patrick Jane: Trust your instincts, Lisbon.
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