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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He is touched to know she will look at it and think of his eyes. Sometimes when he's on the road, he calls Lisbon, just to touch base, never a real conversation. Lisbon appreciates the ways he's keeping in contact with her. It settles her at the times she receives them, but she can't help but always return to her fear that he will suddenly be gone with no notice. She doesn't eat or sleep well when he is gone because of this. When he returns in between wanderings he finds ways to feed her up. Finally, he is settled in his mind what he wants. And he wants Lisbon. How to have the conversation, see how she feels and resolve the serious issues that are between them? He is terrified that she will move on without him or that he will be separated from her in a work capacity. He feels he must follow whatever promotion or employment she goes to. Cont'd ----->


He spends a lot of time on the beach walking, wading, swimming, surfing and decides he will not give up the Malibu house as he feels he will be capable of dealing with the receding memories and build new ones. It's just too beautiful and irreplaceable to let go. When he leaves it the last time before returning to Sacramento, he removes his wedding ring and pushes it to the back of the mantel against the wall. Throughout his wandering, he has made sure to provide some reassurance to Lisbon that he is not just disappearing again. He texts, sends pictures of the bits of things from the sea that he would like to give her but knows she would not want. She loves the pictures and he is glad that he has this way to give them to her after all. She finds them very beautiful and artistic, especially the sea glass which is the color of his eyes. Cont;d ----->


For Red John Aftermath. I kind of have to go with my story, Gathering the Frayed Ends which resulted from a side conversation I had with our own @KM. Jane and Lisbon are both suddenly at odds about what to do with the big hole the quest for Red John has left behind now that it's over. It hits Jane especially hard of course and he starts taking a lot of time off, wandering, especially to wherever the carnival is to see Pete and Sam and several trips to his Malibu house to figure out what to do with it. He visits Angela and Charlotte's graves and arranges for their tombstones to be engraved with the dates of their deaths. He has the mattress removed and the room painted because he realizes it's really a shrine to Red John, not his Charlotte. He sleeps in the room he shared with his wife instead. He cries a lot during this phase. Cont'd----->


Aww :( why don't you like my stories!? I really think you should join me. I can get you a new identity, money, a new job if you want one. All you have to do is accept my friendship. Oh, and bring me a gift.


Yep, and he's a minion!


Oh, let Feint drop his atom bomb. :-) Wait. Didn't he write one the other day?


I did mine! Next! I want to read some good endings too! Rationalgal , Entwife, KM.....I know you have a kill Red John ending and a season 6 episode title. DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.......FEINT!


Who wants to write the next kill Red John ending


Nice finish Rationalgal!


oh I'm liking this @rationalgal! It's a perfect progression. And like you say, it can happen in a few weeks. It doesn't have to be, and shouldn't be some long, overwrought, angsty for the sake of angst kind of drama. Let it be sweet and natural. Inevitable. Like you say. They need almost nothing to know that each is in love with the other. I love your scenario. Very much.

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