The Mentalist Season 6: What We Hope to See

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September 29th feels like it's a long way off. Mostly because it is. And as much as we enjoy summer, the cool breezes of autumn and our favorite shows returning with new episodes weigh heavy on our minds.

So since we have to wait another 80-plus days for the season premiere of The Mentalist, we decided to make a list.

Read on, TV Fanatics, and see if our hopes and dreams for The Mentalist Season 6 match yours. Vote for what you'd most like to see happen come fall and don't forget to share your thoughts and add anything we've missed in the comments below.

Jane's Wild West

Our Mentalist Season 6 Wish List:

The Big Reveal. Yes, we finally want to know Red John's true identity. It's been five seasons. It's about time we know.

A Love Interest for Cho. One that doesn't involve a hooker, a junkie, or any other type of criminal. Someone worthy of the character we've grown to love.

More Rigsby and Van Pelt. It took a long time for these two to find their way back to one another. We're hoping to see this couple stay happy for a while.

Jisbon. That's the shipper name for Jane and Lisbon for those not in the know. A Jane / Lisbon pairing has been hinted at and teased for five seasons. It's included an I love you from Patrick that he later side stepped and many doe eyed looks for Teresa. It's about time these two had an honest conversation about how they feel for one another.

A Kiss. For those of us who don't care about the talking and want a little more action, a real kiss between this dynamic duo would make us cheer.

Casual Time. Wouldn't it be great to see the entire team spend a little more time outside the CBI?

Real Danger for Our Core Team. Show creator Bruno Heller promised that Red John will be targeting closer to home this season. We're hoping that means RJ will go after someone on Jane's immediate team. Not that we want to see Lisbon, Cho, Rigsby, or Van Pelt die at the hands of the merciless serial killer…but having one of them in serious peril will have us glued to the screen.

YOUR turn: Pick the story you're most hoping for on The Mentalist Season 6...

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Avatar my theory I was more thinking of a dual role as part of flashback/back story. I surely agree that none of the seven share any resemblance, but if Red John really means many members, then a sibling could share that name. You're right, according to Loreli, he has shaken hands with RJ so we are supposed to believe it is one of the seven. Or.....RJ could have shaken his (PJ) hand previously and made him forget with the on the shoulder pat. He could have repeated to Loreli that he (RJ) shook hands, but not that PJ wouldnt remember. My doubt comes from trying to find a really serious contender in the seven. According to Rosalind's description you would have to omit two on account of age, possibly three counting the sheriff. Maybe they will be killed off first. The only two I can imagine is Partridge or Bob S. from Homeland security. I am very hopeful that Bruno Heller tells us fans how he got to the identity of Rj. I agree that it appears to have started with "one evil serial killer" and has since evolved into a many membered group. Was this always his intent or did he have to change dynamics as the series progressed? Some of the clues have come late which seems to me to be either red herrings or something thrown in at the last minute to further the plot. One thing that brought me to my idea of Baker playing two characters is that he seems to like roles that challenge him. I've seen him in at least one dark role where he wasn't the nice guy; the Lodger, I think. The other one, Not Forgotten, (haven't seen) is pretty dark. I think he plays a former hit man. Have seen a few scenes though and not sure I want to buy/rent the movie. Anyway, I just feel he would like to do something farout. I think that I need to separate my wish for Baker to play two roles from his possible sibling being RJ. Pretty confusing. Ps. Sure enjoy reading your posts RationalgalR.


This would be the game changer that Van Pelt warned Jane about in the episode Seeing Red!




Is it possible that Jane's phoney reading of Red John was right on point? A accidental correctness due to his abilities as a Mentalist that was even unknown to Jane at the time of the statement. Should we be looking for lemon trees!?!


Is it possible that Jane's phoney reading of Red John was right on point? A accidental correctness due to his abilities as a Mentalist that was even unknown to Jane at the time of the statement. Should we be looki


Correction to 5:36 entry, style of killing.....


@Creamy, that is hilarious!


Continue-this game with Jane produced a new pleasurable and addicting emotion. Red John is a self preservationists and this is stronger then his need for pleasure. Jane got to close, now he must die!


Is it possible that Red John goes after women because he was abandoned as a child? He kills women at night while they are sleeping. Could his mother have abandoned him at night while he was sleeping? Is it possible that he was in that orphanage with Jane? Is it possible that when he woke up and was informed that his mother was gone and that he would have to go to a orphanage. Did it horrified him so that he was traumatized and developed a psychosis? One that satisfies his lonely anguished painful existence without his mother. He inflicts pain and has a need to watch while they slowly suffer and die. It is obviously a representation of the pain he suffered and / or is still suffering from. Hence his need for Jane's friendship. His killings only satisfy him for a short time. Once the high from the kill wares off he is still left with his psychosis and has to kill again. Jane became a distraction to this pain. While as psychotic as it is this game with Jane produced a different emotion that was pleasurable and addicting.


hmmm interesting how some of my previous posts have been deleted....Is Red John the moderator?;))

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