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.

The Mentalist Season 4 Finale Photo

"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:


Jane, knows a lot more, then he let's out, in his mind, and stuff.
He has to know, who it is, already, or he's close to figuring it out, he just, has to have proof, that if he let's out, who it is, somebody with share, and jane, with lose, Red john, again.


I saw someone saying that RED - JOHN membership could "Visualize" everything is possible, I saw someone saying that RED - JOHN would be the father of Patrick Jane, but that does not think so ... in any case dying of impatience to see season 5 :)


One more comment! :)
My theory...or I would like it to be true. Red John is an organization that lead by 'HIM'. that's why they have many diciples. (Who read Detective Conan? it's something like black org i guess.
and 1 more thing is the dead body used by RJ was Luther Wainright?! Shocking! I like him to be one of RJ diciple. N that's shows that there are another traitor in CBI rite? what a twist. well...just wait n see I guess. :D


Yeah. the diciple from FBI might be Agent Darcy. But it maybe not as simple as it shows. I eagerly want to know who Red John is as he has so much 'power' that can influence lot of people. I'm guessing he's a middle age old man that use a walking stick. (that would be cool) :). But if he's some young guy, taht will be a real shocking too!!! N cool! Just imagine, that influenced n genius Red John just looks like some guy that actually have different personality. Hehe. Can't Wait!!!


My guess is the captain


BTW I think the reason we still don't know who red John is, is because Bruno Heller hasn't decided who it will be, for all we know it could be one of Lisbons team. Red John said Patrick almost had him, Patrick hadn't been in contact with the team for 6 month,then he plans get foiled hmmmm but that maybe due to Darcy's request for arrest warrant, which essentially was easily leaked to Red John. If it had to be someone from the team I think it would be Van-Pelt.


My money was on Darcy but now it's to obvious. Ever since I saw the blood spatter expert, I thought it was him.


Looking forward season 5.


red john is from visualize..


Zee-u knw all these ppl sound like likely suspects BUT what if its someone closer than we thought.In jane lingo "its sometimes the person you least expected"So what if its someone from the team at CBI.OMG dat would be a downer!And what about that LaRoache guy,he was creepy.Why do we have to wait sooooo long for season5?

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As they say, you can take the girl out of Chicago but you can't take the Chicago out of the girl.


You see how much better things turn out when you're honest with me.

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