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welcome back huisclothes!
god I promised myself to pick all unknown words and forgot.. there was a bunch.
anyway could you sleep?
Oh, good grief people! Let's not hammer the final nail in the coffin of the show just yet, please!! This is all pure speculation and if anyone has ever listened to an acceptance speech that doesn't thank the people the person has worked with that are in some part responsible in helping that person get said award, then please let me know! It was a thank you speech, nothing more. Vegas AND The Good Wife are doing far worse than the Mentalist in the ratings and that's with more episodes being aired so let's all try and have a little optimism on here can we please? It's a getting a bit depressing lately and until we have firm news either way let's just enjoy the show and go back to trying to figure out who Red John is...maybe we'll find out sooner than we'd like or maybe we'll have to wait another half or full season - let's just hope it's the latter. We can all lament later...if we have to ;)
you're right KM it's not the end of the world of course. I just enjoyed my loneliness more thanks to the show and of course this board I've only know for a few weeks. Of course when a child leaves so far away, it's a different matter. and well done to your son/daughter! you must be so proud!
i just sighed with relief, cause i was sure the announcement would have been confirmed. now that i've sighed, i'm sure it'll happen like one of those horror movies where the monster's hand comes out of the grave.
a couple of years ago, i had an important presentation that would determine the life or death of a project and also the jobs of many participants. the morning that the results would be announced, my fellow creator arrived dressed to the nines. i was in as close to a threadbare shroud as one can get. i looked at her with shock and she said, "i came to win." there she was putting out all this positivism and ready to be a naive jerk instead of a cool "i saw it coming" person like me. she was brave. anyway, we won.
i tell myself: you can't get a head start on depression, just because you begin sooner doesn't mean you end earlier.
@KM: Did someone ask the writers of the show about Simon's future plans and you can't find that anymore? That probably isn't a good sign if that's what you mean.
I feel sad. But, I also feel philosophical about it, maybe it is my science background, but everything ends. Death is natural. The Mentalist is a lovely piece of fiction and my family's little pleasure that we all watched together. I'll miss all of us crowding together, but that winding away as our eldest has been accepted to first choice school and it is across the continent from us. Like any good story I don't wish it to end, but end it will. If not in May, than in another May in the not so distant future. I just want a good end, one that leaves cast, crew, audience, et cetera satisfied. So, like a good book, I remind myself that I can re-immerse myself it by popping in a DVD. Unfortunately, I can't do that with all of you here. You all have been fun to read and bounce ideas with. So that will be another sadness to face when the Mentalist closes its final 'chapter'.
I don't know about you but this news ruined my day, pathetic I know but I've enjoyed the show so much, it made my days better. I have to get a life! lol
thanks for enlightening us KM!
so yes they have probably different scripts according to wether the show will end or not but they'll have to know at some point, of course this pressure definitely affects the course of the show, because they are not sure what to write, how fast or not.. must be terrible and stressful.
@ Mimi and Black White and Red All Over It
According to Karl Sonnenberg who works on the Mentalist, there are 22 episodes in season 5. The last episode will be filmed in early April. And, episode 18 is in process. This comes by way of Twitter.
Speaking of Twitter, that post calling for verification on Mr. Baker's future plans has been removed; I can't find it anywhere now.
thank you, I just can't wait to have more news!
@mimi: according to the schedule they run on a four week straight string through March. Those have definitely already been filmed. They don't do another until April 14th and they're probably doing that around now. I don't think they've done the ending yet, although they've probably already written it, last year they leaked out clues about the finale at the end of March. I'd expect it to be done by Mid March and we'll probably hear something about it a couple weeks later.
thank you! well I searched the net and found the same, I was surprised as it was always 23 or 24..
ok there's sthg I don't understand, how long ahead do they actually make the episodes? because if it's indeed ending in less than three months, 1) they must know obviously, 2) they have probably finished filming or close to it? so how come we don't know more about it?
@Huisclothes Hahaha, I ran on to an article by "that woman" I guess. Rebecca had secret star parents, Simon also, as well as all their children and Angus T. Jones was their secret son that they gave to somebody else. Whoa! Get a grip! I hope the story that Simon is negotiating out is false because I too want to see a wind up worthy of the time and interest I've put into The Mentalist and the rushing end of the season is pinching me. We're running out of episodes to do it in the remainder of the season and they're wasting time if they're going down. We were all saying the same thing when there were 11 episodes left, now there's 8. I despair. Where's that cliff?
I second what you said but how do you know there are 8 epi left? arent there 24?
Just show the viewers you carea bout the show and put some thought into a well crafted conclusion and while we'll all probably still be dissapointed as Bruno warned us, I'll at least be content and I'll be able to move on pretty normally.
really have no idea. It'll sting a bit more if this show really would have been renewed but Simon cut it off but a) we probably won't ever find out if it was true b) it doesn't really matter now. Like I talked about the allure of the show really had started to fade badly last season in terms of ratings and how people view this show. This used to be one of the top up and coming shows in TV the first 2 years which is why they extended Simon's contract until season 7 after the first 2 seasons(very rarely happens). Something obviously changed, I remember saying it was the fake RJ death in the finale 2 yrs ago that was the turning pt of the show but it was also just a cummulation of things. Like I said before, the key is just to end the show with honor now. Come up with at least a thought out ending and one that brings across a greater meaning and symbolism for the show. Don't waste more episodes on cases like this where nothing happens, there are only 8 left, they are far too precious. Jus
So I slept on this for a night and the more I think about it the more it really does make sense. For him, it's just time. this show just puts too much burden on Simon, he basically has had to carry it by himself the past 2 years and the first year was all about him also. There's just only so much he can take and like others have commented if you listen to him in interviews he really does come across as someone needing to be challenged and really is tired. I just don't think the Mentalist is cutting it for him anymore, this same theme of him being the hero, everything revolving around him and this RJ arc, it wears on us and it probably wears on him also. What I still don't know if this is Simon opting out because he thought the show would be renewed and couldn't do anymore or if the show was going to get axed and this is the most diplomatic way about doing it. The first one would make more sense but all the writing on the wall has been there this year for this to be the last season so I
God HC wait for me to jump off the cliff!
Seriously, no way they can't end the show, I've been hooked for as little as 3 months and they're gonna end it? like someone said earlier, I feel I'll loose my best friend..
I know that there are a lot of rubbish rumours on the Internet, it's not the first time I read things that turn to be complete BS but I can't help but feel it might be true.
We can't do much about it anyway so I'll tell myself it's the end, so that it's easier when it does end.
I hope they'll pull out good episodes now because if it ends, there are not many left to wrap it all up.
I think the poker scene is somewhat relevant, otherwise why coming up with it again?
Quite frankly, this doesn't sound true at all. Yes, Simon Baker may be tired, but I think he always comes across as someone who loves what he does on the Mentalist. In this fifth season he is producing the show and he even directed an episode and included his own son in a scene. I can't think of any actor more committed than that! If we keep looking for clues that the show will end soon, we are bound to find them. Simon's emotional speech at the ceremony is coherent to all the other times he was interviewed. He always gets emotional when talking about his family. While I do agree that CBS is sabotaging the show so it can fade away, I also don't believe there is risk of cancellation yet. I'm pretty certain we'll have at least another season more.
Is it true? I am in shock! I feel like I might be loosing my best friend. It is past 5am and I am still looking over the Internet and can not find anything else.
Waywardone, I also thought, that Simon's speech at the Walk of Fame Ceremony looked and sounded like farewell, a proper place to thank his family, friends and people who had supported him in his life. This the kind of magnificent person he is. It did not look to me like Simon to be so emotional about the Star on the Walk of Fame. I also remember the moment when Larry King asked him to describe himself in one word, he said, tired.
On the 25th of February during the premiere ceremony of "I Give It a Year" he looked and sounded very tired and cold. Looking at him, a poor thing, I was thinking if it was all worth it. He needs to take care of himself more and now might be the time.
What I resent a great deal is the manner in which CBS has tried everything in its power to kill the show in its 5th season, cutting on promos by no
@kate great. i am going to bed but my subconscious will stick around and cling to your ankles.
@huisclothes - I'm happy to hold you back from that cliff, hun ;)
@kate there was one post somewhere and we all lost our sh-t. agree that if he can, simon will hold on to what he has and get the most of it. but as i said, if it's true that he's issued a release that he asked out of the contract, it's because they've all been fired and he's trying to package it in the best terms possible. but i like your authoritative tone and will now look to you for strength. until the next person stampedes me over a cliff.
Also, was it on here? Didn't someone post that CBS will be announcing their renew list in May?
Do you know what? There's only that one report on the whole web - I'd hazard a guess and say it's just a load of rubbish. He signed a hell of a deal for the extra years, I doubt he'd want to lose that considering how hard he had it growing up. The film business needs money and he'll need what he's negotiated to fund anything he wants to set up himself. You can do film and TV work and if it's only for another one to two years at most, I doubt he'd mess with that if he's the kind of dedicated actor/person he comes across as - we'll have to wait and see I guess. If there's any truth to the rumour, I'm sure that Ausiello will be announcing it very soon, even if it's just a blind item.
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