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@anitraward1 I saved the page that had your symbolism on it the last time we talked about Devil's Cherry a few weeks ago. I just looked it over and really can't add much. To me the most important part was Charlotte, from his subconscious, was actually speaking Jane's own reality. I really loved that, it was so coherent. Are you thinking of a certain part of the symbolism you talked about? Does it make even more sense to you now?

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A minion!

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Contined-then we see Rigsby go after Jane for being a know it all and toying with him. While all hell is breaking out, Van Pelt realizes that she should have known it was Rigsby all along. Then.... a flash back, to Van Pelt's childhood! A unveiling of her tragic childhood, the revealing moment that she realizes that she should not have hidden her life from herself and others. That her own self loathing caused her to choose the men that she did. And then! and then! Back to the brawl!

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Do you mean Rigsby as a minion or as Rj?

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I could just see in the end Rigsby breaking down to his British accent and going crazzzzzy in the CBI bull pen after Jane plays with him for awhile! Jane, hinting but never really saying that he thinks it's Rigsby. Jane psychologically breaking him down over the course of a few episodes. All the while you see Rigsby's transformation to his true self!

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You know, as I watched it again for the umf-teenth time, I got to thinking that, wouldn't it be something if one of the people in the CBI inner circle was a Red John Minion! It would explain how Red John was getting all of his information. Now let's take Van Pelt for instance, she seems to have a popensity for attracting no good men! Every last one of her men were creeps! And let's take Rigsby for instance, he is easily manipulated and thus a really good candidate for.... oh let's say hypnosis and your basic brain washing technics. In the Devil's Cherry, the spanish maide gave Jane a eagle's claw and told him it would help him find who did this. Jane gave the claw to......Rigsby!

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Now I want to know what you all thought about the symbolism in The Devil's Cherry!

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I'm off yeah!

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@ rationalgirl,
Me too! Tis a delicious piece of fiction. I'm grateful for every episode.

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I have to say that Ruby Slippers was one of my favorite episodes. Still makes me cry every time. I aired it for a group of DVD watching friends, mostly guys, mostly straight. After we watch a DVD (we do a mix of many topics) we discuss it. After this one there was dead silence for a couple of minutes and I could tell they were so emotionally engaged it was difficult to speak. Then there was Jane's face at the end. Just so compelling! Deep pain over his loss mixed with joy for the young man. Beautiful acting! It's one of the reaons I love The Mentalist. There are a lot of deeply human, emotional and philosophical ideas presented. Lots to think about. So it's not coherent, so what? It's commercial TV so we have to expect that.




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