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I loved the episode. Lisbon looked so young with the short hair. I enjoyed the ways they had everybody look different. I don't think Lisbon was cold to Jane I think she was professional. She was trying to prove herself in her job and along comes Jane. I loved how he got the killer to confess. So now we know that the FBI and Red John were stalking Jane from the beginning. I don't think that was the real red john in the limo at the end.
Oh, my comment was cut short.
...I very much dislike these time travels in tv shows, but this one was very well done. I only hoped to see more of Red John's effect on Jane and his desperate situation, and I hoped the victim's family would've gotten their revenge on the murderer by killing him. But maybe that is the writers' way of suggesting Jane will never actually kill Red John.
The ending was as clever as I expected. First of all, the Red John case files were mentioned a dozen times in the episode, but we didn't get to see ANY of it, and once again got no "new" evidence at all. Then the phone call between Alexa and Virgil; red herring all over. Any one of the three could be Red John or one of his accomplices. Virgil has a friend in the FBI. Alexa is that friend in the FBI and the man in the limo with her is either her boss or Red John himself...or of course, yet another Red John follower. They are all suspects now, and there's a huge chance none of them is Red John or even an accomplice. I was VERY surprised they showed the man's face when Alexa told him she was done with the call. It couldn't possibly be Red John, although this would've been an amazingly clever way to show him to the audience; building the climax of the show for years, then just throwing us the man when we least expected it.
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I didn't think about Lisbon being cold but I guess she did brush him off at the beginning but it was her concern for him that she asked to help at the end to try and delay him looking at the files and perhaps he would change his mind. What I loved about the show was us, the viewers, knowing Jane and his antics and the CBI being clueless so we could recognize all the cons he pulled, with provoking Hannigan to hit him, accepting blame for it (we know that is not Jane). My favourite being when Lisbon was trying to send him home and telling him to forget about Red John and he said "That's what Hannigan told me" reminding her about the punch! Simon Baker's acting was wonderful. He allowed us to see fleeting moments of the Patrick Jane we know through his distress. Favourite moments though was Lisbon after Jane said he had cleaned up and she said "It's a process"
Loved the episode too. I think why she didn't like it was because it was too different. Patrick Jane was on the sidelines, not really part of the team, Van Pelt was missing and in her place was this insufferable det. Hannigan. Thank God Manillo was there!
Did I understand the end correctly or it seems to me the man in the limo at the end was Red John? Or at least one of his accomplices... and we now know the FBI lady is the mole, that seemed evident. Funny I always thought Bret Stiles (the visualize guru) was Red John... Can someone enlighten me please?
Teresa's coldness was just proof of how much she has grown by working with Jane. I don't know how, but he brings out the best in her. I remember at the beginning of the show she was cold and rude to Van Pelt.
Personally I loved this episode, I felt it was written to perfection.
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