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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. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    First of all, the 3 dead bodies are NOT all who they think think they are. Otherwise they would have said that positively identified them. Instead, they said, "they were burned beyond recognition, but DNA says it is them". So there will most likely be a false ID.

    Secondly, since they definitely did not show us Partridge's face when they showed the arm, then I believe that was not his body.
     
  2. ADG

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    Agreed. Red John is not being revealed until next week. If the bodies were who they are thought to be then Red John would already be revealed as Bertram
    (since the producers told us at the beginning of the season Red John is one of the seven).
     
  3. busyba

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    Maybe they just didn't want to pay the actor for an additional episode. :D


    Seriously though, it would be incredibly stupid of Cho to not have looked at the face, whether or not we got to see it happen.
     
  4. verdugan

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    It cracked me up how they stress that they can't trust anybody in law enforcement and Smith is super paranoid about his safety, so after they finish interrogating him, they just walk out and leave the door open.
     
  5. RickyL

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    I have to wonder if not showing his face was a plot ploy or a business ploy. IOW, they didn't want to pay him.
     
  6. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    IIRC, the fake credentials were for the person who poisoned Rebecca the secretary.
     
  7. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Connersville...
    They would have shown Cho looking at his face without showing his face to us. Since Cho didn't look, it wasn't him, or it was incredibly DUMB writing.
     
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Yeah, and I thought that person was RJ.
     
  9. JYoung

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    There's no reason it couldn't have been a minion.

    In fact, it might have been better that it was.
    Bertram and Partridge are known CBI employees and would likely be more recognized and remembered.
     
  10. john4200

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    Right. She recognized him and greeted him adoringly. It was very likely RJ.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    From the episode Guide Data description for two weeks from now:
    Looks like after they finish off the Red John story, there's a two-year time-jump.
     
  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Except this:

    That was the impression I had gotten at the time as well.
     
  13. JYoung

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    Well, it could have been someone like Timothy Carter.
    Or it could have been Red John in disguise and it wouldn't have been a good idea for Partridge or Bertram to use their ID if they were logging visitors to Rebecca.

    Of course, I suspect that I'm putting more thought into it than the writers.
     
  14. Church AV Guy

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    The episode title is
    "My Blue heaven" which does not even remotely imply anything red, so I assumed it was a giveaway that the RJ plotline was really over.

    If Jane kills him, like he promised Bosco, won't he be headed for prison?
     
  15. smbaker

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    He already killed Red John (Bradley Whitford) once, and managed to evade prison. I'm sure he can find some clever way to do it again.
     
  16. busyba

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    Not if he stands his ground. :D
     
  17. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Rebecca wasn't killed by a visitor. She was killed by someone who passed by her in the hall (and quickly and surreptitiously smeared some poison onto her hand) while she was being moved.

    Anyone who had access to be in the building (although an admittedly "employees-only" area of it) could have done it. If RJ needed to get fake credentials to do that, that would have to eliminate Bertram.


    That's always a possibility. :D
     
  18. john4200

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    I just rewatched that scene. It is near the end of S02E08 "His Red Right Hand". I was wrong that Rebecca greets him. But she very clearly gets a big smile when she sees him. She obviously recognizes whoever it is and is happy to see him.

    It seemed like the area of the building that we saw Partridge working in before. But Partridge does not wear a police uniform like this person did. And Partridge would not normally need special credentials. Although maybe if he wanted to impersonate a police officer, then he would.

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  19. Shakhari

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    Yeah, I was amused by the press conference ... Jane announces that Bertram is Red John and none of the reporters goes "Um, wait. Didn't you already kill Red John two years ago? It was in all the papers that he's dead."
     
  20. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I'm pretty sure it hit the news that RJ was still alive back when Jane tricked the serial killer into mocking Red John on TV, and RJ killed the guy and put his mark on the scene,
     

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