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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 22, 2013 #41 of 357
    ADG

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    No, I read it the same way. All of these shows feel they need a "mythology" or side story to keep everyone's interest. I can trace it at least back to "Profiler" & "Millennium" in 1996.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2013 #42 of 357
    busyba

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    That was my interpretation as well, that once they kill RJ this season, they'll need something to do next season, and that's what TT is. :)
     
  3. Oct 22, 2013 #43 of 357
    busyba

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    [pedant]BTW... it's "Tyger, Tyger", not "Tiger, Tiger"[/pedant]

    :)
     
  4. Oct 22, 2013 #44 of 357
    eddyj

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    I read it the same exact way, and mentioned it to my wife, but I was confused, since I thought that this was the last season.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2013 #45 of 357
    Rob Helmerichs

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    There has been no hint of that. (Season structure spoilers)
    The Red John story will wrap up in the next very few episodes, and then the show will take off in a somewhat new direction, with some cast changes. They're clearly still in it for the long haul, since they're rebooting/reorganizing/restructuring/re-whatevering instead of just dragging Red John out to the season's end.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2013 #46 of 357
    eddyj

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    I'm not sure why I thought it was the last season.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2013 #47 of 357
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    You were just HOPING it was the last season. :p
     
  8. Oct 22, 2013 #48 of 357
    Shakhari

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    The X Files before them ...
     
  9. Oct 22, 2013 #49 of 357
    Fl_Gulfer

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    I also read somewhere that this was the last season. And as far as I'm concerned after last episode they need to just end the show. All this Tiger, Tiger crap just don't make sense. The wife and I just looked at each other after the show and said why did we waste our time with this show.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2013 #50 of 357
    ClutchBrake

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    The Tyger has been part of the show for years. Red John quoted it to Jane when he saved his life.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2013 #51 of 357
    john4200

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    Right. I was surprised to see all the posts from people who did not seem to know this.

    Also, in season 3, Bertram quoted another William Blake poem to LaRoche, which made it look like Bertram might be RJ, way back then, since RJ had already been established as a William Blake fan by him quoting Tyger, Tyger. And Todd Johnson's dying words in the hospital, spoken to Jane, were "Tyger, Tyger". Then this season, Partridge's last words, spoken to Lisbon, were "Tyger, Tyger".
     
  12. Oct 22, 2013 #52 of 357
    busyba

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    So now, the question is... is RJ part of the TT conspiracy, or was he just giving Jane a heads up about them?
     
  13. Oct 22, 2013 #53 of 357
    john4200

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    I think RJ needs all the help he can get to pull off the things that he does, so I lean towards him being part of the Tyger conspiracy (as well as being associated with Visualize). But that does not necessarily mean that everyone in the Tyger conspiracy knows about RJ.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2013 #54 of 357
    smbaker

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    I'm disappointed that "Tyger Tyger" has turned into the secret passphrase for some law enforcement conspiracy group. It feels cheap and out of place, and a retcon. It doesn't seem to fit the original introduction of the phrase into the series very well.

    My money is on Reede Smith as Red John, only because Brett Stiles is too obvious a choice.
     
  15. Oct 28, 2013 #55 of 357
    astrohip

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    So who has a tattoo?

    Which leads to my confusion. I thought Tiger Tiger was a catch-phrase for RJ for all these years. But now it's the secret handshake for a LEO cabal? Or am I missing something?

    Also, not sure what's going on with the driver who shot <forgot his name> who was escaping but not escaping. What's up with the PTSD? Plus, there is no way that entire incident passes muster, if *anyone* takes a closer look.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2013 #56 of 357
    john4200

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    It is Tyger, not Tiger. Anyway, we now know that it is both. As busyba mentioned in this thread, either RJ is a part of the Tyger conspiracy (most likely I think), or he was trying to lead Patrick to it. As for why RJ would tell Patrick about Tyger, I have no clue.

    It's a good thing for them that they have lots of Tyger connections to cover stuff like that up. :D
     
  17. Oct 28, 2013 #57 of 357
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    I'm not sure any of the suspects do. There were three dots of blood on the PI's arm as she was dying. They made a big show of Jane smearing them.
     
  18. Oct 28, 2013 #58 of 357
    busyba

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    I have to give Red John credit for knowing Cho's type. The girl he used for the honey trap was very similar to the hooker that he hooked up with a season or two ago. She had the same look and mannerisms.
     
  19. Oct 28, 2013 #59 of 357
    busyba

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    And they seem to be trying really hard to make it look like Haffner is RJ, which makes me no longer think that it's him. :)
     
  20. Oct 28, 2013 #60 of 357
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    I told my wife that I'm about 90% sure that VanPelt(sp) and/or hubby will be targeted by RJ before this is all done. They are really starting to push the lovey dovey marriage stuff a bit too much lately. Hubby telling Cho how deeply in love he is and can't live without her blah blah. Same kind of stuff coming from her to some extent.

    I think RJ will hit where it hurts Jane, that being his closest friend(s) that he works with.
     

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