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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 28, 2013 #61 of 357
    Rob Helmerichs

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    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. Oct 28, 2013 #62 of 357
    debtoine

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    I had the same thought!!

    Oh, I hope not!

    Toine
     
  3. Oct 29, 2013 #63 of 357
    Church AV Guy

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    high desert...
    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:

    http://www.bartleby.com/101/489.html

    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. Oct 29, 2013 #64 of 357
    jeepair

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    Yes, but was she even necessary? Any of the RJ suspects could have easily bugged the desk themselves.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2013 #65 of 357
    ADG

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #66 of 357
    john4200

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    I'll take Rigsby over Grace as the one who dies.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2013 #67 of 357
    loubob57

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    Owain Yeoman is probably tired of talking in an American accent anyway. :p
     
  8. Oct 29, 2013 #68 of 357
    dwit

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #69 of 357
    ADG

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #70 of 357
    IDSmoker

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #71 of 357
    RickyL

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    I was so hoping Penny was going to be reoccurring. :(
     
  12. Oct 29, 2013 #72 of 357
    smbaker

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #73 of 357
    astrohip

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #74 of 357
    bacevedo

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #75 of 357
    busyba

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #76 of 357
    madscientist

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    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. Oct 29, 2013 #77 of 357
    JYoung

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    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. Nov 4, 2013 #78 of 357
    astrohip

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    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.

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    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. Nov 4, 2013 #79 of 357
    eddyj

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    And it will probably mess with next week's recording, since the DVR thinks it already recorded it.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2013 #80 of 357
    john4200

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    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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