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The Mentalist Season Premiere: What to Expect

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The Mentalist returns tonight, as fans have waited all summer long to find out how Red John knew about Patrick Jane's list of seven suspects. Is the serial killer psychic? Is he spying on Jane?

Although we can't give away any true spoilers (but if you want to remain completely in the dark, stop reading now), here are a few things we can tease you with about "The Desert Rose."

Jane, Lisbon and Partridge

In no particular order...

  • More than one of the significant seven come face to face with Patrick Jane. Can he hold onto his poker face?  Can Lisbon?
  • Working the list may be more stressful and divisive than Jane ever realized.
  • Someone unexpectedly gets shot.
  • Jane makes great eggs.
  • Red John once again works on his face painting skills.
  • You might want to keep the aspirin handy…or a defibrillator. A scene towards the end may stop your heart. 

So hang on TV Fanatics: The Mentalist season 6 returns in just a few short hours. My review will be live the instant the episode concludes.

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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    well @Rational, it's television.This is part of the fun and suspense|!Lisbon was there first and the backups didn;t show up on time.She shouldn;t have enetered the building alone, but she couldn't resist!There has to be a journey and some action until RJ will be spotted|!

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    Loved the show but hated that, once again, we had law enforcement going into a dark building where obviously something dire was or was about to be happening, AND THEY CAN'T TURN ON THE DAMN LIGHT SWITCH??!! Shows do this all the time and it irritates me. At least have the plot show the light bill hasn't been paid and the electricity is turned off! And going into such a situation without backup??!! WTF! Well, I suppose it was the best way the writers could think of to do a cliffhanger ending. And of course the first of the 7 to go would be Partridge. Can't kill off the more viable suspects. Kill off Smith or McCallister? WTF are they? That would be BORING! For those reasons I always thought Partridge would go first. Now maybe the CBI team will get together and think seriously about the kind of psycho-wacko RJ is. He is FORMIDABLE and has CONNECTIONS. So look for his connections, not him.

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    couldn't see the scenes from next episode though!:((

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    Ok officially I'm dead!That was intense!Stupid stupid Lisbon!poor Jane!I'm afraid Lisbon ruined everything!and everybody knows!It's a long way until Sunday!i'm dying to find out what happened!!

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    @Aron I am sure Heller will find a way!He's brilliant!And The Mentalist is far good than other similar series and has a lot of potential!Plus that the actors are priceless!So, they will survive!
    I am getting ready!enjoy everybody!!

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    how good Heller can make the show when it's no longer running on Red John. I guess my only solace is that if all Red John plot holes aren't tied by the end of the Red John hunt and if the show goes on, then there may be episodes later down the road to explain dangling threads like the full details of Red John's origin or some of the mystery behind how and why he did what he did.

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    No offense, but this show has told a HECK of a complicated story and, in order to wrap it up sensibly, will have to resolve a BUNCH of dangling plot threads. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking of what Jarred Renfrew wrote on the wall back in season 1, what Tod Johnson's connection to Red John was, why Red John felt necessary to fake his own death and try to get Patrick arrested, and how Brett Stiles was able to lead Jane to Kristina. However, there're dozens more hanging threads. I just hope this show doesn't, as it's been known to do in the past (mostly during seasons 4-5, a.k.a., in my humble opinion, the backslider years), gloss over the plot holes in favor of a finale to the Red John story that ties up MOST loose ends. I also want to go on record as having said I'm not particularly intrigued by a story that gets past Red John. The standalone episodes from seasons 1-3 were often phenomenal, but, since season 4, they've really gotten kinda stupid and unbelievable. I just don't known how good Heller can make the show when it's no longer running on Red John. I guess my only solace is that if all Red John plot holes aren't tied by the end of the Red John hunt and if the show goes on, then there may be episodes later down the road to explain dangling threads like the full details of Red John's origin or some of the mystery behind how and why he did what he did.

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    Holy Moly.....I just finished the episode. I'm never sleeping again! Sooooooo good : ) Why is next Sunday so far away. Poor Patrick Jane.

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    so true!one obsession is more than enough!!I don't think I could stand a second one!!

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    This is actually the only one for me @Jase. Don't watch others. Which is lucky. One obsession is (more than) enough! Though there was The Killing....




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