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I think we got pretty much of what we discussed would happen. We got a RED JOHN-ish serial killer, the 2.0 version. The plot did come full circle. They did get married and Lisbon did end up pregnant. My only sticking point is I wish we could have gotten more Jisbon. I thought the cutest Jisbon moment was when Lisbon walked over to her desk and sits down without speaking to Jane while he is sitting on the couch. Then Jane gets up and wheels her chair over to the couch and talks to her about the wedding.
Jisbon is protected, I can't wait to see what happens with them. As for the rest....., well, I really do hope they tie up all the unanswered questions. Hint, hint!
I like what you said but we've had 7 seasons of the philosophical side of Jane and Red John. Now here we are again with the same scenario. We worked all that out, over and over again. It's time to see Jane in a knock down drag out fight. We have always seen Jane running away and cowering when it comes down to confrontation. The thing that was always missing was the visceral side of Jane. How are they going to remove Jane's fears if he doesn't get in there and fight. He needs to learn how to protect himself. This is why he can't understand why Lisbon loves her work. He runs away when he's scared. "I can't soldier on like you Lisbon". Jane acts brave only out of fear and desperation. So if this is about Jane journey, don't you think its time for the show down. This is how the stage is set.
No need for apologies, we have been turning this thing over for years. This series has used these elements as plot devices throughout. I determined a long time ago that they were being used in a surrealistic manner more then anything else. The Red John character was out of this word. The dimensional characteristics of Red John were beyond belief to began with. This character had people willing to give their Lives up for him. Look what he did to K Frye. This character was every where all the time. Within the scope of the series long presentation where were the writers trying to go with all the very unreal dimensions that were added on to this character. I don't have a problem with the presentation inside the series, even of its far fetched. I feel they need to finish what they started. They said Red John was over and now we have them dangling the Red John carrot again. I love the writing on this show but they have painted themselves into corners from time to time. This time we can see that they are doing it on purpose. Jisbon got what they wanted, so now they need to give the Red John fans what they want. Then they can end with Jisbon in the sunset. 😁
One more thing, did anybody notice that the killer was holding the gun with his or her pinky finger out. Police officers never hold a weapon like that. The arm of the person and the hand appeared to be small. The person was also wearing a black leather jacket. Who does that sound like............? I'M JUST SAYIN', I'm just sayin'. I had to get that in just in case. We did question Lorelei's death. Lazarus huh? This is going to be good! That means someone we know is coming back to life. Is it Wednesday yet?
I'm not saying that at all. I believe that the real RED JOHN puppet is dead. McAllister did not exhibit the characteristics of the Red John throughout the series. Then we have Timothy Carter who also claimed to be Red John. Now we have red John's characteristics showing up in 2.0. This episode showed all the signs of the original RED JOHN. We don't even have to call him RED JOHN. This serial killer threw that away with McAllister. Everything in this last episode acts like the mysterious RED JOHN. Now you like pure logic, well, it could be a copycat. It could be a relative of McAllister. It could be Barlow or someone else from Jane's past. It could be pete and/ or Samantha. Or it could just be coincidence. Or it could be real, logic doesn't discount anything just because it doesn't have the whole equation. Here is what you haven't factored in; the writers can do what ever they want, whether it's true or not. It's not like we haven't seen it before in this series. They presented both sides of the psychic issues. Just because Jane doesn't believe it doesn't make it not true within the series. They blew up a mysterious smoke screen to put the viewers on the edge of their seats. How they resolve it is entirely up to them. Logic has nothing to do with it, it never did. I don't care about either side of any of the issues they have presented. I'm just trying to figure out what their doing and where they are going with all this. This is where all the fun is, its was always in the mystery for me. I'm not trying to make any real since out of it. I only go by what they present and hope it turns out as exciting as the picture they are painting at the time. My hope is that they take care of all the unanswered questions from the series. They satisfied Jisbon, that made me happy as hell because they seemed very suited for each other. The next and final thing is the Red John issue. Will they or won't they deal with it. We'll see on Wednesday!
Here's the rub; the 3 legged dog was real, Jane's 3 free games were real and the women with 3 children was real. What does this have to do with what one believes or wishes for? Jane doesn't believe and Gabriel does. What Gabriel predicted did happen to include is own death. It could have been a self for filling prophecy. The killer didn't know who Gabriel was until he went on tv and talked about him. Just like Jane did with RED JOHN. This is what has always intrigued me about this series. They write in a style that says it's true, all the while denying it. They literally presented Gabriel as a real psychic, even down to the name. Then they have everyone around him in disbelief. This series has been a real mind game. The mystical and religious elements were prominently displayed in this last episode. What we think about it outside the series has nothing to do with what the writers are actually presenting inside the series. I find this style of esoteric writing very entertaining. It makes me think about the actuality of the plot. I found the mystery portion of this last episode very entertaining and interesting. I, just hope, they, pull, this OFF! It seems to be adding up to the ultimate RED JOHN show down with a person we are probably going to be well acquainted with. We all said in the past that McAllister did not possess the qualities of Red John. I said that of Red John was still alive he would have to change his method of operation and that's what we have. We have a serial killer who moved to Austin about the same time as Jane. He has a fetish, like Red John. He killed a psychic who talked about him on tv, just like Red John. And he left a note saying he was a fake, JUST LIKE RED JOHN, WELL..........! SO WHY THE BIG SETUP. IF IT'S NOT, THEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. WELL, MAYBE THAT AIN'T TRUE. THIS IS THE ROAD THEY ARE DRIVING IS DOWN. WHEN THE CAR STOPS AND I GET OUT ON WEDNESDAY.........SOMEBODY BETTER BE KILLING A SERIAL KILLINGS MADMAN. THE ONE BEHIND RED JOHN..........OR ELSE, OR ELSE........ITS GOING TO BE ANTICLIMACTIC AGAIN!
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