The Mentalist Preview: Is Jane Finally Catching Red John?

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On The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 5, we saw Patrick Jane get closer than ever to the identity of Red John.

As Kira Tinsley lay dying after being attacked by the elusive serial killer, she managed to tell Jane one vital piece of information: Red John has a three-dotted tattoo on his left shoulder.

So, as the preview for The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 6 tease, Jane gathers the five remaining Red John suspects to finally find out the killer's identity.

Jane & Bret Stiles

I had an early peek at tonight's installment, written by Ken Woodruff and directed by John Showalter, and here's a sneak peek at what you'll see in tonight's thrilling episode.

  • We begin with Jane setting the stage for confronting his suspects, then go back 2 days.
  • We see Stiles and his disciples during a ritual that tells us more about him and his power.
  • Jane gets help from Teresa regarding gathering the suspects together. 
  • Jane realizes the suspects cannot know he knows about the tattoo.
  • There's a heartfelt moment between Jane and Teresa.
  • Jane also has his own quiet moment before commencing the evenings activities.
  • The list of five suspects is shortened after this episode.
  • As we saw in the preview, there is a big explosion but who is involved? Hmmmm...

Do you think Jane will finally get all his answers and the identity of Red John will finally come to him? Of the five suspects, who do you think is truly Red John?

The Mentalist airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on CBS following The Good Wife.

UPDATE: Due to NFL overrun, this episode of The Mentalist will now air next Sunday, November 10. Tonight will be a return.

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Yawn and yawn and yawn. I can't believe anyone is still watching this program. A year of so of trying to catch a villain with a hokey name was about all I could tolerate. The actors grew old while this tired plot dragged on and on. So, I guess both members of the fan base will now anxiously await the appearance of Purple Prince and his nefarious transvestite transgressions. I can wait, but I'm sure both fans are sitting on pins and needles.


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@ virginia

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Could be Kirkland's missing brother.


Someone on a different site has said that "RED JOHN" is revealed in the next issue of the TV Guide, along with a Heller interview on what is to come after the reveal. I sure hope that isn't so as that would spoil everything. Can someone confirm or deny this? NO Spoilers, just let me know if the article/spoilers do exists.

@ Guest

it's an interview with the whole cast and Heller, but definitely the RJ identity is not revealed.It's a well-kept secret.But there are other spoilers for the post-RJ arc of the characters, which is very interesting.

@ creamy

Thank you so much creamy for letting me know that RJ hasn't been revealed.....yet. lol I did hear about the post-RJ arc on the other site, but "they" also included who RJ was. It was written like a fact that RJ was......... , so I am glad that the article really didn't say who he was and that it was just the people guessing. We only have a few more weeks to have fun figuring it out and I am going to enjoy every minute of it. lol


In IMDB web; the 6th episode is/was planned for 10th of November since July, I think, so that I, really didn't expect to watch last Sunday...


Btw, for people that don't want to wait 'till next week, the show is online.
Didn't the preview show that Red John will be revealed on episode 6? The cliffhanger at the end really is too much... I just can't wait another two weeks!!!


I can't believe that the stupid football has denied me this part of the trilogy leading to the end. Shame on you CBS.


If you all would like to see what happened and can't find a place to watch it online you can go to and see people talking about what happened. I didn't get to see the episode so I went there and found out what happened. SPOILER ALERT: I think a lot of us were right in our assumption of red john not being one of the 5 suspects.


oops sorry I'm in the wrong thread here.


so back to the epi now. The Stiles secret cult meeting was creepy, especially when he painted the two women's bodies, so he's dying, could he be RJ?
I was SURE at the end that either none of them would have the tattoo or many of them. I expect a twist from here. I wonder if any of them was shot and what happened during the explosion. obviously he's not dead, that we are sure of. I believe the three dots are a signe of Tyger Tyger community but who is RJ, is he really one of them? let's wait and see!

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The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 6 Quotes

I'm not sure who I can trust. I'm not even sure I can trust you.


Lisbon: Jane, you do this and you're throwing your life away.
Jane: Bye Lisbon.