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The Mentalist: Season Six "Red John: The Final Chapter"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Oct 7, 2013 #1 of 357
    astrohip

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    Since this is the season we will discover who Red John is, I thought we should have a thread to discuss it as the episodes unfold.

    ** Spoilers allowed up to the most recently aired episode **

    BTW, there was already one thread on the season premiere (S6E1) located here.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2013 #2 of 357
    busyba

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    I guess Bertam, McCallister and Smith are probably RJ minions.

    Partridge is dead, so it's probably not him (even though I still think RJs voice sounds just like him, to the point where it's almost unfair that it's not him).

    The really made Haffner look super hinky in episode 2, so it's probably not him. :)

    I think it's Kirkland. He's been my pick all along, after Partridge (although my picking Partridge was only because of the voice).
     
  3. Oct 7, 2013 #3 of 357
    JYoung

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    I know we had CSI types saying that Partridge is dead but did we see a body?
    Did we?
     
  4. Oct 7, 2013 #4 of 357
    busyba

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    I don't think we did, but Jane was in the house, no? I'm sure he did.

    Also, the first responders (after Lisbon) were a bunch of local PD LEOs, so I think pulling a fake-death stunt in that instance would be improbable.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2013 #5 of 357
    verdugan

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    Well, they did take over an hour to arrive when Lisbon asked for back up, and red John has more moles than the CIA, so it's possible that somebody on sac pd helped with the deception.

    In other words, the writers could pull this out of their, you know what.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2013 #6 of 357
    JYoung

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    That's what Red John WANTS you to think!
     
  7. Oct 7, 2013 #7 of 357
    Malcontent

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    For some reason RJs voice sounds like the actor Garret Dillahunt from 'Raising Hope' to me. <shrug> :)
     
  8. Oct 7, 2013 #8 of 357
    secondclaw

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    Is it at all possible that RJ is several (or all) of the suspects? That's why 'he' appears to be all-knowing? With voice modulation maybe it's possible to pull it off. Maybe Partridge was one of them but was removed because it became a liability. I know it's a stretch.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2013 #9 of 357
    Rob Helmerichs

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    They certainly hinted at that this week, with the three suspects talking menacingly among themselves.

    Probably a red herring, but you never know.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2013 #10 of 357
    betts4

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    I see what you did there.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 #11 of 357
    eddyj

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    I had the same thought, and the same reaction (too obviously done).
     
  12. Oct 8, 2013 #12 of 357
    busyba

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    Red John is all of us! :eek:
     
  13. Oct 8, 2013 #13 of 357
    loubob57

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    Red John is ... PATRICK JANE!

    Wouldn't that be fun - not. :p
     
  14. Oct 8, 2013 #14 of 357
    betts4

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    I think fans have been wondering this for years.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2013 #15 of 357
    busyba

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    To the point where the showrunner has gone on record to say that Patrick is not RJ.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2013 #16 of 357
    Dirk Legume

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    I thought this too. I have convinced myself that it was him. And I believe he has played bad guys in the past.

    Sooooo...If he shows up in an episode...
     
  17. Oct 8, 2013 #17 of 357
    loubob57

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    He was a Terminator. That's a bad guy isn't it? ;)
     
  18. Oct 8, 2013 #18 of 357
    bacevedo

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    I agree, we never did actually see the body. In every other Red John murder, the body was always shown with the smiley face nearby. In this case, the body wasn't shown and the blood smiley was put on Lisbon's face. I think there is something to that.

    We saw Jane running from the house asking for water, and when he got it, Lisbon was already in the ambulance. Why was Jane running from the house? Maybe he saw that it wasn't Partridge. I thought maybe he was taking a sample of the blood from Lisbon's face for later use to see who's blood it really was.

    If Partridge was dead, why didn't they show how he died? He was still alive when Lisbon was there, so what did Red John actually do to him?
     
  19. Oct 9, 2013 #19 of 357
    mr.unnatural

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    Red John is really the smoke monster from Lost. :D

    FWIW, when CBS moved this show to Sunday night they killed it for me. I just got tired of having to deal with NFL overruns and having to pad recordings by an hour. Fox has the right idea for Sunday night scheduling and learned how to handle extended games the correct way. CBS just needs to get a clue.

    OTOH, I do still watch The Good Wife. Patrick Jane was getting to be just too much of a wimp to keep me interested. I'm surprised somebody hasn't kicked the crap out of him by now for being such a smart ass.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 #20 of 357
    busyba

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    My understanding is that the problem isn't CBS not having a clue, the problem is 60 Minutes having too much juice to let CBS get creative. 60M refuses to yield its 7pm timeslot, even if it means it sometimes gets delayed by occasional football overruns.
     

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