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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. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Heh, I didn't notice because both actors are known to me and thus I had no trouble seeing each as herself. But you're right.

    Of course, it's long been established that Red John is all-seeing and all-knowing...

    Hey! That's it! God is Red John!

    Although he's not on Patrick's list, so that wouldn't really be fair...
  2. debtoine

    debtoine WTTWDC

    May 17, 2001
    I had the same thought!!

    Oh, I hope not!

  3. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy New Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    I had the close captioning on this week, and in every case, it clearly was spelled "TIGER" not "TYGER". I guess they don't care how Blake spelled it, and neither does The Oxford Book of English Verse:


    Perhaps, he said didactically, we need to be a bit less pedantic. :D

    I can see that they are going to change the show's direction just slightly. After Red John has been finally dealt with, Patrick will be going after the corrupt organization within the law enforcement community. As has been speculated here, likely because the "organization" will kill off some of the people close to Jane, and he'll still have the revenge motive, redirected.

    Will the show still have ratings after RJ is gone? I wonder, because they are pretty meager now.
  4. jeepair

    jeepair Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Yes, but was she even necessary? Any of the RJ suspects could have easily bugged the desk themselves.
  5. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    Same here - like a young boxer signaling his punch, the writers are setting us up for the loss of a series regular. I think VanPelt is on her way out.
  6. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I'll take Rigsby over Grace as the one who dies.
  7. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Owain Yeoman is probably tired of talking in an American accent anyway. :p
  8. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    That's why I was sure he had killed Lisbon, and wonder why he did not? If he wasn't going to kill her, they could have just done without that part.
  9. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    Two reasons I'm thinking it's her:

    1) She just had a baby and may very well want to spend more time at home and

    2) It's Rigsby saying how happy he is. Losing her would be devastating - killing him does not fit in with the dialog up to this point.
  10. IDSmoker

    IDSmoker New Member

    Apr 10, 2004
    I'm going to be very disappointed if they kill her off, Van Pelt makes up a significant portion of the reason I'm still watching.
  11. RickyL

    RickyL valar morghulis

    Sep 13, 2004
    I was so hoping Penny was going to be reoccurring. :(
  12. smbaker

    smbaker Active Member

    May 24, 2003
    It feels like a retcon to me, setting up a post-RJ foe.

    From what they're setting up, I think the secret law enforcement cabal is going to be red john stooges, if not the true believer / follower types, then at least people who were blackmailed into assisting him.

    I think it is her also. She just doesn't feel as integrated with the series post-pregnancy as she used to be. Plus, Rigsby will be a better character to act out the grief of losing VanPelt than vice-versa.

    I definitely sense the death of a major character coming up.
  13. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Spoilers as to the future of certain specific actors on this show. NOT what happens to him/her/them on the show/plot/storyline, but casting decisions:

    The showrunner had announced before this season started that Owain Yeoman (Wayne Rigsby) and Amanda Righetti (Grace Van Pelt) would be leaving sometime during this season (2013/2014). He didn't give any plot specifics, just that he felt it was time to make some changes, and since the Red John story was going to conclude, this seemed like a good time to make some character changes. He also said one or two new characters would probably be introduced.

    I don't have any links for this, but it was publicly announced in several of the TV news sites. A search should find it, should you desire.
  14. bacevedo

    bacevedo Member

    Oct 31, 2003
    It would make sense that they would move on after they have pretty much wrapped up their storyline. Now that they are married, there is no more tension in their relationship.

    It's possible they won't be killed off but instead they decide to retire or move due to catching Red John or being freaked out by something that will happen with them while catching him. It will be interesting to see.

    It would not be satisfying to me if they kill one/both of them off after they spent so long getting them together.
  15. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    If Joss Whedon were the show runner, I'd fully expect most of them to die. But he's not. :) So I'd be surprised if, say, Van Pelt were to get killed, although I agree that there definitely seems to be a cadence to the show right now that would suggest something like that happening
  16. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    To me that seems too dark for this show. Even with Jane's dark past and outlook, the show itself doesn't seem like one where they'd murder a character like VanPelt.
  17. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Since they have hinted in the past that Haffner is sweet on Lisbon, it might explain why Red John didn't kill Lisbon at Partridge's.

    Assuming he is Red John, of course.
  18. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Here is the Facebook update from The Mentalist. It appears it was running so late, due to NFL football, they decided to run a repeat instead.


    As we've discussed ad infinitum in other threads, CBS is just killing themselves with this. They hype this episode ALL WEEK LONG, then bump it.
  19. eddyj

    eddyj Active Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    And it will probably mess with next week's recording, since the DVR thinks it already recorded it.
  20. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Hmmm. I saw the new episode, S06E06 "Fire and Brimstone", but not from a normal broadcast of it.

    Did the network broadcast the new episode anywhere?

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