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They all seem so one dimensional now.

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Away at a conference so haven't been able to engage much recently but will say I agree wholeheartedly with your last post @huisclothes. Just saw bits of an early (non RJ) ep on bravo and all of the characters were so much more charming and seemed truer than they did this season. Refreshing. Hope the writers can get back to that.

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looking forward to the finale but hoping the two episodes before it are substantive and worthwhile. i don't have high hopes about the love doctor unless it provides a framework for jane and lisbon to comment on their own relationship.
i hope the episode after that is an interesting lead-in to the finale a la red rover.
looking back, i thought this was the worst season of the mentalist. found myself pissed off at too many of what i call "old lady" episodes (sunny patrick being self-consciously almost humorous or helping-helping-helping worthy members of deserving populations -- thus giving the writers a buy on creating real drama or good characters since who can criticize something about a vet, an orphaned kid, a woman with ms, a kidnapped boy? wonder what the writers think of how they acquitted themselves? wonder what bruno thinks? he should fire some writer butt.

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@bonaduz and mimi re: margin call. gulp. lot of pressure on me. hope you both like it. it's a film simon is really really proud of.

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@rationalgal That's probably a good move. Viewers are going to need some reminding if the show is going to pick up some old plot threads and try to do something with them. I'm sure that's the aim of their website game as well. Kirkland does seem like he's gone rogue on some level. I can't figure out why, but it must be pretty important to have devoted this much time to it already. Surely they wouldn't actually drop the whole thing, but they'll have to pick him up pretty quick in the next season so people will remember who he is and what he's been doing.

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Hmmmm. Looks like the finale is aimed at reminding us of things in the past that will impact the season 6 story line. Prepping the audience with stuff to think about over the summer and anticipate what's coming. But no Kirkland? That guy bothers me. He is a Homeland Security agent, not a big boss, yet he goes off on his own re the Red John case. It's like the CBI team going off on its own to help Jane. They get reprimanded or suspended. So Kirkland is either doing what he does on orders or with permission of his superiors (who want to find RJ) or he is going rogue for some reason. Does HS assume he is working for HS to find RJ, and Visualize thinks he is working for Visualize to protect RJ so as to protect Visualize? Or he has his own agenda entirely?

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can;t wait!!Dear writers, please surprise me!!!!!

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hi Feint!
very interesting indeed! god I just cant wait to see the season finale! we know RJ is linked to his past now let's see what it's all about!

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Kind of going offtopic here(although not as much as some others :D)...There's some interesting information on the season finale, mainly the guest cast. Lorelei Martins will be there, most likely in a flashback possibly showing scenes we didn't see before(maybe her leaving Patrick a clue?). Brett Partridge will be there for his second episode this season. Patrick's old friends(Samantha and Pete) will be there. Bob Kirkland is NOT in the guest cast. He is in fact not going to appear in any of the remaining episodes this season, which is very interesting. It could even mean he is... ;)

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Thank you so much Stephanie in Michigan. I hope it gets a lot of viewers even if it is a rerun......maybe CBS will move it from Sunday to a different night. I would take any night over Sunday. LOL




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