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ahah entwife yes that would be fun but I'm dying to see a kiss between them two! a bit more waiting before the next episode!
while it's been fun to spin the significance of the big foot scene in many ways, as freud said, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. that's where i net out. it's just a shot to establish jane sneaking into the room.
Along the lines of Jane and Lisbon getting together, wouldn't it be so funny if they walk away together and she reaches over and squeezes his bum cheek like he did to her that time he hit his head and went back to his old carny personality? That would be hilarious to me.
Hi, Mimi. Good question about if Jane knew Lorelei was from RJ. I'm thinking that he was on alert for contact from RJ the whole time after leaving CBI. It didn't look like he knew Lorelei was it, but when she said so at the end of their overnight encounter, he probably smiled because now he knew the contact was made and he had a possible way to get to RJ. And he was proved right that RJ would try to contact him.
faint smile on his face when she leaves..
hi there again!
personally the big foot scene didn't strike me at all, I actually watched it again yesterday to see what you were talking about. For me there is nothing to interpret from it, it was just a way of filming how Jane sneaked in that room but I love to see how we all have our own perception of things.
and again about the holding hands, I have read so many different perceptions and we'll know who thought right only at the end of the series, which will hopefully not be season 5.
I still have a question in mind though, when Jane sleeps with Lorelei, did he know she was a RJ disciple? I have read that he did and others that he didn't.. because later in season 5 when they are in the car and lisbon says sthg about be careful she's the first woman since your wife blabla and he says sthg along the lines that he knew all along that she was a RJ girl..
what do you think?
because he looks genuinly shocked when she tells him "I do what RJ tells me to do" but then had a fain
nicely said, rationalgal.
I don't care if Jane and Lisbon get together in a clothes ripping scene or walk off holding hands and doing their engaging banter. I just want to see Jane get a happy life back, and of course no other woman even comes close to being part of that than Lisbon. They've grown together like conjoined twins. I want to see what Jane is like without the burden of pain and loss that has burdened him. The poor guy just deserves a really good happy ending with Lisbon. And maybe that ending with Lisbon opening her bedroom door and Jane being there would by fitting. How often have we seen Jane opening a door that reveals utter tragedy? In this ending he (or Lisbon) opens it to a better life.
so much fun, anitraward1, it's already the weekend and we are sure to see an exciting Mentalist episode on Sunday night, wow can't wait to hear everybody's ideas!
Entwife,Huisclothes,Rationalgal,TB and Watcher-not only did I really enjoy this episode but I enjoyed all your comments as well! I had lot of fun! I'm looking foward to the next episode and looking foward to your comments! Great stuff!
You know what! The last episode should be the movie! Then the writer's can really express Jane and Lisbon's relationship on a rated R level. Jane could do all kinds of nasty stuff to Red John and Lisbon!
Huisclothes & Entwife if you're getting the vapors you might be moving away from the TV ratings portion of the Mentalist! I, for one, am going to shoot Bruno Heller an e-mail and suggest that Simon Baker film a episode at my house! I'll call the episode Red Dreams!
And about Volker. He is a very wound up psychopath. The fact that he feels compelled to confront a ranking agent of the CBI tells me he is losing it fast. Devolving as the shows say. Decompensating as the psychiatrists say. Very dangerous, but telegraphing himself all the way. Just showing up there is a threat, given what everybody knows about the case. If anything happens to Lisbon, Volker's the first guy they grab. But he can't stop himself.
yes entwife. i too am having the vapors.
Whew! I know I started this, but I feel like the Victorian ladies, searching for a fan!
re: the hand holding at the end of crimson hat. some of these memorable physical moments are ad-libs by the actors. the script may have said "he takes her hand" but the way he slid his hand along her arm to get there? bet that was simon and robin.
i haven't loved a show the way i love this show, ever. who could replace patrick jane? so i will never get over it if the series leaves me with the female version of blue-b-lls.
i want things to go way beyond the kiss. at least, a push-her-against-the wall and a rip-off-his shirt scene. it's got to be a cathartic moment. let them go out with a bang. (ok, i'll stop.)
hi entwife. yeah, the series hasn't really used that style of transition with stylized tight shots. simon is the only director except for david nutter (the pilot) who really designs every shot. so it wouldn't stand out like a wrong note as in this averagely shot and directed episode. i think the performances were pretty buck-eye. feels like the director made everyone play it big, especially simon. i think the scene that best showed why simon gets the big bucks was the chess scene. the way he sat down and softly, almost overlapping walt's line said "what did you do with the wallet?" he used the same "almost interrupting" delivery when christian meets andie in devil wears prada.
Haha, great scene, especially et Voila! Perfect. Except, I'm going to have to see that kiss . . . ;-)
Ok, here it is! It's the end of the series, they show the squad rm. Everyone is there except Jane and Lisbon. No one says a word. Camera fades and then cuts to Lisbon's apartment. Lisbon is pouring up two glasses of champagne. The camera follows Lisbon up the stairs and as she breaks the door way entry to her bedroom and looks in, you hear Jane's final last words..............AND VOILA! Camera's then fade to black
True, huisclothes, The Bigfoot could just be a transition shot. It's just odd for the show I think, they seemed to linger on it. They're bound to know that symbology, could have overlooked it or just left it as a tease. So funny. Time will tell. His out of the blue casual night with Lorelei really surprised me at the time. I figured him for a monk's life, not much left after work except brooding on RJ. It made the possibilities with Lisbon seem more probable. Really expanded the character of Patrick Jane.
continued-- This guy falls apart at loose ends. The only other job he knows is the con lol
That hand-holding with Lisbon was very sweet to me too, Mimi. Seemed a little sensuous but just as much comforting at the same time the way Jane brushed his hand all the way down her arm to hold her hand. I think he could have been comforting her because of her fear for him, that he was all right. A lot going on with that but again who knows because they're both so controlled. I think it's a clue that Lorelei didn't ruin him against other women, like was mentioned earlier. I do think he would be crushed if Lisbon fell in love with someone else even if he has to wait for Red John to be over to declare himself, he's always at risk that life will move Lisbon on and, if he does care for her as a mate, must always be aware of possibly missing his chance. And whoever said Lisbon would never get involved with an employee, as someone said before. But how in the world would Jane make a living without CBI? Guess he'd have to consult for another agency or something. That guy falls apart at loose
ok, here's a hideous thought. if the c-word (cancellation) becomes a reality, they have 12 more episodes to wrap things up. as the wicked witch of the west said, "it isn't long, my pretty." the mind reels, yes?
the big foot shot. funny to think about it in the symbolic sense. it is a common for editors and directors to establish a new scene by cutting from a tight shot to a medium and then to a wide or vice versa. and it's an excellent way to establish someone sneaking around - see any bugs bunny cartoon. so it might not be more complicated than that. however it is fun to think they're trying to tell us jane is the best-equipped detective in california. he certainly reclaimed his sexuality with lorelei. every scene since, especially with lisbon is informed by his recent escapade. the reality just dangles there. (ok i'll stop.) it's in lisbon's mind and ours too. it's transformed the character. no more monkish patrick. all the equipment works and he hasn't forgotten what goes where. he's now gettable. unless, of course, the lorelei trauma has sent him skittering away from sex on his rather large feet.
love reading the comments.
I'd also love to see Jane and Lisbon get together at the end of the series and if they don't I'll just bang my head on the wall to say the least. The little tease every now and then drives me mad. I mean it's obvious they have feeling for each other and then at times we doubt it.. but it wouldn't make any sense to insinuate things during five seasons and that nothing happens. also they put a man and woman together for a series, there is a reason to it! we can really see how it has evolved esp during the end of season 4, how he held her hand, told her he loved her, why did he say that? Her feelings are more obvious though. Also it was weird how he asked her if she was in love, was it a backwards way of knowing if she was in love with someone else.. grrr I cant wait for the next episode!
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