Sundays 10:00 PM on CBS
The-mentalist

The Mentalist Review: Bloody Ends & New Beginnings

by at .  Updated at . Comments

There were plenty of twists and turns on The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 15.

And, by the end, I found myself a little breathless and a lot grateful for how it all ended.

Rigsby Is Frightened
When Grace is kidnapped by the CBI killer, Rigsby is scared out of his mind on The Mentalist. "White as the Driven Snow" is the 15th episode of the show's sixth season.

First things first: What happened to Lisbon's pony? How could Jane give her a pony and not know what she did with it? I really hope they revisit its whereabouts in the future.

Grace Van Pelt was quite the fighter, but that wasn't surprising. She had a husband, step-son and baby girl to get back to. She wasn't going down without a battle.

I was really impressed with how she never gave up when it came to breaking out of that box in the basement. Even when she cut her hand, she remained calm and barely flinched. It was extraordinary. 

However, I was surprised she went running up to that SUV when it approached. Wouldn't she think that her abductor would be one of the people using that road? But perhaps she could see it was a woman driving, which would seem less suspicious. But I had little doubt that that was Haibach's sister.

Back at the FBI, Jane did his best to keep Rigsby focused on what was important. He had two kids to get back to and Jane was fairly sure that Grace was still alive. When Wayne begged Jane for his help, the plan began with this The Mentalist quote

See what you don't understand about me Rich is that I don't care. I've got nothing to lose. I've been playing with the house money for years and if I go to prison for what I do to you, I don't care.

Jane

As much as it was part of Jane's strategy, I also believe there was a certain amount of truth in the threat. If Haibach had killed Grace, I'm not sure he would have survived to face a trial.

The one thing that struck me this week was how out of place Agent Fischer felt within the story. I've wanted to give her a chance but instead of  growing on me, Fischer has become more tiresome with each passing episode. Basically she takes away screen time from other characters whom I'd rather see.

I had no doubt that the gun Rigsby left on the ground was no longer loaded but I was surprised Rigsby and Jane didn't have a better plan when they got to the cabin. 

Wouldn't it have been better to have Haibach bring them inside at gunpoint and then tell him it wasn't loaded and get the upper hand? I know Wayne wanted his real gun from the glove compartment, but did they really believe that the sister would simply walk out of the cabin and surrender?

It was a definite weak spot in their plan.

And it was that miscalculation that almost got Rigsby killed. Honestly, when Wayne took that second shot, I thought he was dead. I wouldn't put it past this show to end Wayne and Grace's run with a tragedy but I'm incredibly grateful that they chose not to.

When Rigsby walked out of that cabin to give Haibach the bloody end he deserved, I was completely taken by surprise. For all of the times I've knocked Wayne Rigsby over the years, in his final scenes, he was the human equivalent of Superman. 

As much as it was nice to know that Abbott appreciated their talents, it's better to know that Wayne and Grace will have a new beginning and raise their children as civilians.

As for Jane and Lisbon, I find it hard to believe there would be no repercussions for Jane after kidnapping a suspect with his lawyer watching but I suppose I can let that detail go. As Jane told Lisbon…

Oh come on, please. It's not like I haven't abducted people before.

Jane

Very true. 

Now it's your turn, TV Fanatics. Was Jane being sincere when he told Lisbon he was sorry for scaring her?

 

Here is your first look at The Mentalist Season 6 Episode 16:

Review

Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
  • 4.5 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (97 Votes)

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

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

Want more The Mentalist?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic

Searching-for-eleanor

The Bridge Review: Butterflies

On tonight's The Bridge, the search for Eleanor continues. Will she kill again before she's found?
Telling-john

Extant Review: More Believable Than The Truth

On Extant, Molly reveals her pregnancy to John but Sparks' story isn't exactly a plausible explanation.
Paige-is-undercover

Graceland Review: Angels and Demons

Mike, Briggs and the team pull out all the stops to get Paige back. Read our Graceland review of "The Unlucky One" now to find out if they were successful.
Isolation

Suits Review: Another You Problem

Rachel & Jessica's life choices seep their way into the business of the men in their lives, some of which only cause more problems. Read out Suits review of "Litt the Hell Up" now to see what went down.

Rationalgal2

Just watched Violets. So much fun until the last scene. It was heartbreaking. It said so much about Jane. So outwardly confident, so lost and lonely.

Rationalgal2

Just another thought on how that epaulets thing may be affecting the TM story: Ani saw Jane's standing up to the tailor (remembering how he had not stood up to his father) as a turning point for Jane. Yes, it could very well be. I noticed that Jane has been more forceful in "standing up" since then. He held fast to his list of demands, told Kim he was in control of his work at FBI and had proved his ability to be in control, told Lisbon if he couldn't live on his terms he might as well be in prison, etc. These seemed to me to be much stronger statements than Jane ever made before. Don't know how his wimpy behavior with Heibach fits in here, but Simon may have had to go with the script so the show could get rid of the Heibach actor. I'm looking forward to seeing if a more firmly assertive my-way-or-no-way attitude will start showing up. (Including Simon's attitude toward the writers where he refuses to go along with crappy scripts.)

Anitraward1
@ rationalgal2

Omg, lmfao!

Washgurl36
@ rationalgal2

Regarding Patrick's behavior when he was possibly about to lose fingers.....if he had not come on so strong for Rigsy's sake when he was trying to frighten Heibach, we may not have seen the possible fingers amputation as such a contrast I.E. Big strong guy/wimpy little guy.
I know I would be a puddle of do-do on the floor under that circumstance. It got me thinking that him going over the top for Rigsby was more for effect than his real nature. There was some reprimand from Abbott, I think, and his reply was that he had to get him off guard, scare him, etc. I'm paraphrasing here, but I felt he was doing it as in good cop, bad cop. That is not to say that he wasn't emotionally involved because Rigsby is part of his CBI family, but I didn't see a particular expression of anger on his face as Simon is capable of. He basically jumped up and went for it. I'm going to watch that again and see if I get the same impression. Anyway, I felt that he was afraid he was going to lose those fingers and didn't feel his reaction was wimpy.

Avatar
@ washgurl36

When it comes to physical danger, Jane has always been a wimp and coward (except where Red John was concerned). His reaction to the threat of having his fingers chopped was the real Jane. The macho act in the interrogation room was a performance to rattle Haibach. Jane’s stubbornness is nothing new. He has always dug in heels in to get his own way. Remember, he went to jail once before rather than give in to someone else’s demands, when Bosco wanted Jane to quit the CBI after he discovered Jane’s planted bug in his office. I haven’t found Jane to be any more forceful than he has in the past, just more annoying. In fact, I haven’t noticed any character development in Jane at all since Red John’s demise except the loss of the vests and a more pronounced (and less endearing) arrogance.

Rationalgal2

Now that I'm thinking more about the relevance of Jane's past and his love of family to his present situation, I remember the episode where he organized a casino heist to help his old magician friend Jack Hellion. Took a lot of chances to help someone because he was once part of his carney family - the only family he ever knew. (Even Angela was from that family.) What I found intriguing about the episode was how Jane reacted to watching his friend's hokey magic show at the casino. He watched it enthusiastically just like a little kid would. Here's a guy who knows a good magic show when he sees one and is quick to disparage a hokey act, yet he showed uncritical love for Jack's performance. Jane is still tied to his roots. They inform his personality and behavior today. He feels childlike pleasure in the flim flam, is intensely loyal to those in his carney family who treated him well, regrets the mistreatment by his father who coerced him into using his talents to exploit others but values those talents immensely. Now with the epaulets thing surfacing I'm wondering if the story will take Jane back to those roots. Why else would he want an Airstream - something he grew up in that has no real use now? Does he plan to go back, possibly to do something that makes him feel he has righted some wrongs there? Something to do with Sean Barlow? (There is a man with a Black Heart.) Lots of story possibilities there and I hope the writers realize this and write their scripts accordingly. Under Simon's direction! He's the only one who really knows Jane. The epaulets in Blue Heaven prove that.

Washgurl36

So......is the well-worn, comfy couch that Rigsby is sitting on in the picture at the beginning if this site, possibly the one and only that Patrick has napped/slept on for going on ten years in television time???
When they got him a couch, I guess I didn't notice its likeness to his favorite parking place. Guess they drug it out of storage after they dismantled CBI. Would have been a nice thought if they glued his cup back together too. Now I know he wouldn't drink out of it, but he could have used it as a paper weight and it would have been a nice gesture of friendship.....***cough cough***
Waiting for tomorrow night!! Strangely, the week has passed rather quickly.

Rationalgal2
@ washgurl36

That is definitely the same old couch. I think it's reasonably to conclude that Kim asked Lisbon about getting a couch and Lisbon knew where the CBI stuff was stored, so they got it from there. Lisbon is the go-to person for anything related to Jane the FBI wants to know. Could come in handy for Jane. Lots of power there if Lisbon sees a need to help Jane outmaneuver the FBI suits. The beautiful assistant who distracts the audience from what the magician is doing.

Anitraward1
@ washgurl36

That's funny, the week did go quick and I did have my fun! 😃

Rationalgal2

Ani, I don't know what's in the water where you live, but you should bottle it! You just crack me up with your scenarios! And now I have an interesting observation to add to my comments on how Jane's character developed. Remember in Blue Heaven how he absolutely refused to have his shirt made with epaulets? Well, I was rewatching Throwing Fire where Jane got hit with a baseball and we had flashbacks to when he was 15 years old at the carnival. I noticed that 15-year-old Jane was wearing a shirt with epaulets. Very noticeable. He stuffed his share of their ill-gotten gains in the pocket, looking very distressed. The beginning of self-hatred. So there he is on the island faced with the tailor's demand that he have epaulets. That could only have triggered memories of how he was brought up and into the life of a con artist and hustler. I doubt that the writers would have remembered that connection, so I assume the epaulets-shirt scene was Simon's idea. He knows the Jane character in minute detail. He wanted the story to at times reflect back to his childhood. I'll bet anything it was his idea to mention his stay at Children's Protection Services. I'll also bet that the scenes of him playing with little kids was also his idea for the same reason. Simon sees Jane's early years as essential to the development of his character so he gets the writers to build in references now and then. If we want to understand Jane we have to look at that early background - as much as they show it to us. Maybe the remaining episodes will do more of that. Black Hearts could relate to those early years and betrayals of some kind and (I hate to think of it) harm to Pete and Samantha. That would flip Jane's switch again for sure. Maybe give us a cliffhanger that leads to a S7 or us hanging wondering how it turned out.

Anitraward1
@ rationalgal2

That was a brilliant discovery Rationalgal, I absolutely missed the connection. That is so esoteric to the show. There are 131 episodes so far and the scene you remembered was only a few minutes long. What you found is like an archeological find. Now when I think back on the episode, the shop keeper was as big of a bully as Jane's father. Jane didn't stand up to his father but he did stand up to the shop keeper and his past. Wow! You found something really good and I hope they revisit this as it seems to be a turning point for Jane. Excellent discovery Rationalgal, excellent. This is what I don't get! This was such an obscure detail to put in an episode. But then they leave out the major details in the bigger story arcs. What the he'll? Makes me really want to dig deeper but I ain't gonna do it. RIGHT NOW ANYWAY! 😏

Anitraward1
@ anitraward1

It is interesting that in the earlier episode his father threw the wash at him. He also told him he was getting a little old for the clothes he was wearing which happened to be the shirt with the epaulets. Interesting, Jane still has father issues.

Anitraward1

Ahuh! I told you I would find the conspiracy didn't I, well, DIDN'T I? It was right here in front of our eyes this whole damTIME! We couldn't see it, nope, nope we, we just couldn't SEE IT! Don't blame yourselves! I know I'm not. Ok, I don't know about you but I SAW IT A LITTLE BIT! YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT! YOU KNOW WHAT? I SAW IT, A LOT! I SAW EVERYTHING! Yep, I know I saw something. If you dig in the dirt long enough you'll find.....some Indian arrow tips, maybe a coin or two! Probably nothing to write how about. Well, wait! That couple found 10 million dollars on a trail they have been walking on for years. I didn't believe that but it could happen. Oh wow, I apologize, I got distracted. LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES! You can't trust anyone! Bertram, shot. Kirkland, shot. Lorelei, punched in the eye, stabbed. Wainright, taped his big mouth shut and a phone to his chest, shot. Bosco, shot. Rebecca, poisoned. She had that coming, never mind her. Who's NEXT? Who's next? Barlow? Can you see it coming. Sam? Pete? Gas up the airstream and get away from there, don't trust anybody. Not even a Leo! Tommy, Elizabeth? DON'T EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING IF THEY ASK YOU TO COME BACK, just politely say no and eat before you leave home! Eggs, try eggs, protein. PROTEIN, PROTEIN, PROTEIN! YOU KNOW WHAT, EAT CHIPS, CHIPS, OK? NO TOMMY, YOU CAN NOT SEE MY PHONE! GO HUNGRY, STUPID #@$#$%&! Rigsby, van pelt? Don't believe the hype, you know better. No Rigsby, twice is not a charm. Minnelli, Hightower, watch your backs. You see what Le Roache got! Run, don't LOOK back! Susan Darcy, don't whine, its too late. Take the pill, EAT IT RIGHT NOW @&@%#%! WAGNER, VOLKER, SMITH, SHEDRICK. LINE UP AND SHUT UP. YOU KNOW THE DEAL! SHANKED! Yoink, yoink, Yoink! Jane, Lisbon, Cho, you better sleep with one eye open! Really! Maybe even both of them and hope for an 8th season. The evidence has been presented before you. Believe or don't believe. You can turn a blind eye or see the truth. Oh, my gosh, Timothy Carter and they killed his wife with a sharpened spoon, DAM. Blind eye, truth, oh yeah! This shit runs wide and deep. I'm not sure what will happen to me once I reveal this to you but I'm, I'm GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY. IT WAS, IT IS..........BRUNO HELLER! He is a rogue freemasons and he heads up a an organization called MURDER INC. I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU!

Anitraward1
@ anitraward1

And I hope you appreciate what I did for YOU! What? I risked my LIFE tryin to tell you the truth, the truth! TYGER, TYGER! 😎

Anitraward1
@ anitraward1

Osvaldo, osvaldo, shot! Haibach, thumb cut off, shot. It's worse then I could have ever imagined. Cooper, put on your robe Too.

Anitraward1
@ anitraward1

Last thing, Simon Baker, stop knocking on HELLER's door if you don't agree with HIM. Think of broccoli the next you want to knock on that door. Put some cheese on it and act it out SIMON! LIVE TO ACT ANOTHER DAY!

Avatar
@ anitraward1

.....I woke up TO this.....correction

Avatar
@ anitraward1

Woot woot. Anitraward, if you are not a writer, you should be. I woke up this at 7:30am. I think you said you worked nights, so you must have really had the juices flowing as it was time to call it a "day" for you. Well now, maybe Heller will have PJ, TL and Cho meet aliens who would like to hire them for a TV show and then Simon could pursue surfing and making a picture about surfing. Maybe casting Robin and Tim as well........... ;)

Anitraward1

Found something interesting while doing some Jane research. I looked up the episodes on Wikipedia and noticed the following. All six year season finales were written by Bruno Heller and Chris Long was the director. Episode 21 is called Black Hearts. What's interesting here is the 22nd episode title slot is empty. We already know from the title Black Hearts, it ain't going to be nothing good. That is probably why 22 is not slotted. Plus they are probably waiting to see if they get renewed. This may make all the difference in the way its played out. If they get renewed the storyline is continued into season 7 and probably a cliffhanger. If not they go out like gangbusters. The problem I foresee is not knowing about renewal before the end of the season. Then they have to go middle ground, which sucks for us and will probably leave us to wonder for all eternity. They have to have a plan for this type of dilemma. We are down to the wire. I did painfully notice that the series has lost about 6 million viewers since it first aired. Even with that , viewership is still high. So the question comes down to money. Will CBS pay out the seventh year or are the numbers still good enough for a seventh year even with declining numbers. If not are they willing to go to cable and continue? DAM! DAM! DAM!

Rationalgal2
@ anitraward1

This is scary news. Black Hearts is bad enough but no 22 slotted is even worse . TM lost viewers because the RJ saga was dragged out too long. Simon's fault: he said after S1 that he didn't want Jane's grief to be too emphasized so the character could last longer. They should have developed other story arcs to follow a shorter RJ story line and keep the series fresh. There was enough material to build on. But second guessing doesn't count. You go with what you think will work at the time and maybe it does and maybe it doesn't. Regardless, we have been treated to 6 seasons of the best series on TV ever. And maybe they will go to cable with their leftover plots.

Anitraward1
@ anitraward1

Maybe this is why the show is getting rid of all the major players. Maybe they will get the seventh year. That explains the midseason finale and why it was so strange. They basically were circling the wagons then. I think with declining numbers they had to make the cuts to stay with in the budget of production costs. So it probably means that the new people are being paid way less money. All the people milling around in the background are being paid minimum wage. I mean they went to town , blowing up, choking, stabbing, shooting all the major players. Well, then, that just about explains it. I hope they don't have any viewers on the HIT LIST! Look at what they did to Sophie Miller, they chopped her head off. She couldn't even come back as a ghost! They are probably somewhere poking out Harker's eyes right now. She'll never see another paycheck either! K. Frye? well, given her state, they should try something new killing wise and all that. I have a suggestion.... and I'd be willing to help with it. For free too! They should just put her in a bag and beat her to death. Who'd know, in this life or the next! Right Kristina? Bam! That's for making Jane cry! Bam! That's for trying to move in on his territory. Bam! That's for talking about Jane while he was on a date with you. Anybody else want to get some licks in? Bam!..........Bam! Bam! Bam!........!

Anitraward1
@ anitraward1

BAM!!!

Rationalgal2

I just remembered something Simon said in an interview about what TM would be like after RJ was gone. He described the post RJ episodes as "It will get crazy!!" He said it like that would be something strange but interesting. Well, "strange" - yes. "Interesting" - in a depressing WTF way. Crazy stuff makes no sense, so were the makes-no-sense episodes planned that way? That is REALLY crazy! I am truly looking forward to some kind of explanation and hope we get it. But I see nothing in the episodes so far that suggests a developing pattern will emerge that does make sense.

Rationalgal2

So here we are, busy figuring out what makes Jane run. If the TM writers would check us out they would have plenty of plot material. GOOD plot material! I will add to what's been said by focusing on Jane's love of family as one of his motivating characteristics. He kept his brother-in-law out of prison, wiped what he thought were his fingerprints off a murder gun, said he'd get him to Mexico if necessary, etc. All because he was "family." In that episode when he and Lisbon went to his carnival location, and Pete recognized him, Jane - a grown man - ran to Pete and jumped into his arms like a little kid. It was clear from that and other episodes that Jane's father had abused him as a child so badly that Jane was put into Children's Protective Services. Pete and Samantha were obviously surrogate parents who loved and protected him and to whom he could run when he needed a safe haven. They were his carnival family. Angela was his next family, helping him leave the carney life and giving him a child to love. We saw in many episodes how much Jane loves children. He gets right down to their level and almost becomes one of them, enjoying every minute. No one hurts children if Jane can help it. He maneuvered Panzer to his death deliberately to keep him from possibly murdering another young girl. This love of family gave Jane the misguided notion that he had to provide for his family in the best style, including an ocean front home at Malibu. And that required scamming suckers with his psychic schtick for which he charged big bucks. He hated himself for exploiting them as we saw every time he turned his face away from his latest sucker. We know what that celebrity psychic stuff got him, and he learned a lot about the emptiness of excess material wealth. So old shoes and no sox are good enough for him now. Getting new sox from Lisbon triggered a childlike joy that must have reminded him of Pete and Samantha. Then the Red Snapper episode showed how both Jane and Lisbon felt a yearning for a family as they saw what Lisbon's ex-fiance had. Lisbon shares Jane's feelings about family from the years she spent protecting herself and her 3 "near feral" brothers from their drunken father's abuse. They have a lot in common. Both know it but don't seem to understand how it has locked them together at some emotional level they have yet to deal with. I think Jane wants to escape his past, but only part of it - the exploitive hustler part. He loves his mentalist skills and wants to use them, but so far it's been only in catching the bad guys. He has shown he is really tired of dealing with dead bodies, and a restless less caring attitude has been settling in. At least that's how it seems to me. Does the Airstream have something to do with that? It HAS to mean SOMETHING! Perhaps Jane has a yearning to get back to his carney roots. After all, it's the only life he knew until Red John took it all away, the good as well as the bad. Maybe Jane sees himself returning to the carney world to help people through his cold readings, to encourage them to make the most of their lives, to give them hope. Maybe he sees himself helping out at veterans' hospitals as he did in Red White and Blue. After all the times he used his skills to exploit people, using them now to help people could be the redemptive action he needs to free himself of his guilt and self-loathing. I see a lot of good plot material in this stuff. You'd think it would be just as obvious to the TM writers. So, to the TM writers: Take Ani's advice and find a way for Jane to get the goods on some FBI suits such that they are happy to forget that 5-year contract and let him go.

Anitraward1
@ rationalgal2

I had forgotten all the things you remembered. Only because it's so far removed. It adds another dimension to him. Here's my question to you Rationalgal, where do these traits fit in in the scheme of things now. Given his age and what has happened to him since his childhood, can you bring these traits up to his present day situation and weave them in to what we see from Jane now. It's like piecing a puzzle together. Can you identify these traits and / or behaviors in his personality as he is presently. Lastly, can you show how his childhood experiences might trigger certain responses in how he deals with Lisbon / solving crimes. What I find interesting is how he deals with physical confrontations. He seems to revert to a childlike position. Helpless, as if he was never protected as a child. He shows no defenses in these areas. He comes across with his bravado only when he is in the safety of backup. If you think back on his behavior, the only time he talks big is if someone is around to step in. So here's my dilemma, besides the death of his family. What motivated Jane to persue and kill Red John? How did he muster up the courage? What was his trigger?

Rationalgal2
@ anitraward1

Hmmm. I'm not much of a psychologist and we're dealing with a purely fictional character, but he IS interesting to analyze. One's childhood experiences form one's whole outlook on life to a great extent, so we start from there. We have evidence that Jane was extremely intelligent, was treated very harshly by his father, probably his mother had died, and he lived in a close nomadic community with rules of its own where if you don't fit in you have nowhere else to go. Pete and Samantha were Jane's saviors in both physical and mental ways. He certainly learned never to trigger his father's anger unless he knew he had Pete (a very large guy) for backup. He had Samantha to hug him and love him and show him what it's like to be a decent person. (Notice the look on Jane's face when he first visited his carnival and was talking with Sam in the trailer. He paused a bit and said softly, "It's good to see you again." We know how Simon can do facial expressions and that one showed it all - memories of being loved by someone he trusted and who cared for him when he most needed it. Jane learned early how useful his mentalist skills were. As he grew older he probably gained more power to protect himself because he was the moneymaker for his father. He probably learned how to control his father with his manipulative skills. He learned how to recognize worthy and unworthy people and treat them accordingly. He learned how to tell what they wanted and to use that to his advantage. We see all this now - the absence of physical force to protect himself or to overcome an opponent. His power is all mental - it was and is the only "weapon" he has, although he managed to overcome his aversion to guns as he moved closer to finding Red John. (Interesting that he started overcoming that aversion when Lisbon's life was threatened and he instinctively picked up a gun and shot Dumar.) Jane has always seemed to need a mother. Angela helped him leave the carney life and tried to steer him in a more honest direction. Life with her and their daughter must have seemed magical. Nothing but loving and being loved, no one to fear or need to manipulate, the satisfaction of giving his family an exceptionally comfortable life. It was marred only by the nature of what he did for a living - a money grubbing celebrity hustler. Angela pleaded with him to quit but he couldn't. It was all he knew, it paid very well, and he was able to dampen the self-loathing for exploiting vulnerable people. Lisbon is also the mother figure his childhood experiences cause him to seek out. This may be partly why their relationship has remained platonic. She takes care of him instinctively. Watch the last scene in Red Dawn where Lisbon is looking over him like a mother over a child as he sleeps peacefully on the couch. He has found a home again. Another mother, another Samantha, another Angela. When Red John took away everything in the world that meant anything to Jane, a switch was flipped. Nothing mattered to him after that but to find and kill Red John. The intensity of his loss was matched by the intensity of his obsession for revenge. Look at Jane's face in Red Dawn when he was told to forget Red John and get on with his life. He said, "I can't do that" and his face showed the depth of his determination. Absolutely nothing was going to stop him. No courage was involved because his determination overrode every other emotion. It is all about that emotional switch. It motivated Jane to spend a decade or more seeking and finally getting his revenge but the habits, traumas and need for protection formed in his childhood remained. They will form what he does now. He still wants someone to love who will love him and protect him. Children's Protection Services probably had more to do with his view of life than anything else.

Avatar

make me sick that I use to be a fan of this show

Rationalgal2
@ Michael

Michael, why are you here?

Anitraward1
@ rationalgal2

Rationalgal, I love that response. Michael is such a heckler, isn't he. He tickles me.