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The Mentalist Season 5: Darkness Ahead

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Be warned, CBS viewers: if you think Patrick Jane hit rock bottom on this week's The Mentalist Season 4 finale, creator Bruno Heller has some disturbing news.

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"We’re certainly going to see a little more of that hard darker side of him," Heller previews to Entertainment Weekly. "That’s one of Simon Baker’s great assets as an actor, he can play both charming and dark at the same time. The show is not going to turn into a much darker show, but that character will show more of those colors. We’re getting closer to the meat of what the show is about."

As for Red John? Heller says it's conceivable fans have already met him, and is also prepared to disappoint many followers once the reveal is actually made.

"The trick is going to be - and this is coming - bringing the audience along and making them second guess themselves and ask, 'Is that him? Is that him?' Red John ultimately is just a man - whenever you see the great criminals reduced to the flesh it’s sort of disappointing. I have two seasons or so to make it come true. I can guarantee that people will be disappointed."

Visit EW to read the complete interview with Heller and the grade the fourth season of The Mentalist below:

 

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@ fatmah 1: jane could have easily imagined the whole thing. showing us what he imagined rather than what he did as red john is entirely plausible. 2:first of all you said in your 4th one he has accomplices. jne could have told an accomplice to kill him while he stays in california.(all things in boldarnt proven by the show just connections i noticed) ALSO renfew could be missing a few letters and the "is" could be 15. in which case i would suspect he was trying to write "the 15 mark" looking this up leads to something about mark 15 in the bible which is the beguining of jesus's trial and crucification. now idk if that was a purposful connection, BUT to mean it probubly is ment to signify either the destruction of RJ or JP. one of them representing jesus. 3:could easily have an acomplice as a forefront so that your other half thinks that hes not him the the first place (if that makes sense) 4: agian, he could be making things up in his mind, and only showing us what he thinks he knows. if JP is RJ he would have know that if there was nothing that resembled a person in the backseat then JP wouldn't know what was going on when the car was captured by the police. so he plans ahead, sets up a dummy, hangs a phone on it and has a pleseant chat with Lorelei about what to do when she's caught. and all we see is what jane made up.

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(todd): Ikr? Same voices, but he couldn't be Red John because Heller says: I can guarantee that people will be disappointed. The cop in that episode appears once, I mean we don't know him well, if he's Red John it wouldn't be disappointed

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RED JOHN!... Mr. Brett Stailes ( Visualize) Used to mention about Red John when he met Jane
anytime any scene , Do any one realize this , every time he met Jane different story about Red John,Do anyone think his jealousy aim to Jane that talking to him and the way that talking to Lisbon. any support

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p.s. the masked man in hotel was in espisod #50

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its the cop in espisod #48 thats all im saying ,,,, listen to his voice , then listen to the masked man in the hotel who dont like impersonators!!!!!!!! Thank you ,Thank you

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I believe that Red John could be ,Brett Stailes,DIR. Bertn, Peter mecksbern(rich guy),LL Laroche and One Episode we have seen a British guy I forgot his name, these all are my suspects.If Red john kills Patrick Janes Family why could he be his enemy It's impossible, If it's so whole story goes blind.

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I mean how he can talk to himself and like Jane's accomplice is talking to jane and sending him a message from Jane! How?

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men's house (I don't remember his name) who have been already warned by Patrick Jane from Red John, and he keep saying that Red John is a good man bla bla bla .. Jane and the team arrived to his house and they found him killed and that smile face of Red John in the wall, Jane sits with Lisobn, and a mobile ringing, when jane answered there's like-evil laugh. It's likely red jhon! So how he can call himself ?
4: Red John have accomplices, right? And one of them Rebecca (Agent Bosco's secretary), she already met Jane in the interrogation room and talked to him like sending him a message from Red John, also when she killed by red john (likely) Jane was upstairs with the team!. And the second one is Lorelei Martins, (season 4 finale) when they were sitting together she told him a message from Red John, and when they met each other in the car, Red John was talking to Jane and Lorelei was already there!! So how could Jane be Red John now? It's impossible ha? I mean how he can talk to himself and like Jane's accomplice is talking to jane and sending him a message from Jane! How?

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Everyone who's saying that Red John is Patrick Jane, I'd say that this theory is impossible, Because:
1: If (as the people say) Patrick Jane is suffering from schizophrenia (split personality) and he could be Red John, then how do we explain the second season finale “Red Sky In The Morning�? This episode shows the first time Patrick Jane and Red John actually come face-to-face, and Red John cites a few lines from William Blake’s poem “The Tyger�.
2: It's impossible because Red John killed Renfrew in Mexico while Jane was still in California. Renfew, who knew Red John’s identity, supposedly, wrote on the wall in blood: “He is Mar.� Why not write “he is you� or “he is Jane?
3: One episode I don't actually remember which one it is, anyway, Jane and the team went to a men's house (I don't remember his name) who have been already warned by Patrick Jane from Red John, and he keep saying that Red John is a good man bla bla bla .. Jane and the team arrived to his house and they found him killed and that smile face of Red John in the wall, Jane sits with Lisobn, and a mobile ringing, when jane answered there's like-evil laugh. It's likely red jhon! So how he can call himself ?
4: Red John have accomplices, right? And one of them Rebecca (Agent Bosco's secretary), she already met Jane in the interrogation room and talked to him like sending him a message from Red John, also when she killed by red john (likely) Jane was upstairs with the team!. And the second one is Lorelei Martins, (season 4 finale) when they were sitting together she told him a message from Red John, and when they met each other in the car, Red John was talking to Jane and Lorelei was already there!! So how could Jane be Red John now? It's impossible ha? I mean how he can talk to himself and like Jane's accomplice is talking to jane and sending him a message from Jane! How?

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I think it's LaRoche. I've thought that ever since his slimy face showed up at CBI. The only problem with all the theories so far (including mine) is that there are a few descriptions of RJ and Christina Fry, Darcy and LaRoche don't fit them :(