I'm not saying that the whole story is creditable but they do have these connections in there. O'Laughlin seemed creditable enough to be Van Pelt's fiancee until he wasn't and the same goes for Le Roache being Jane's friend. Ardiles and Le Roache are finished story arcs, they were dirty, connected to the Blake Association and then exterminated for what they knew. Now let's look at the spaciousness of Bosco and his team. Jane's quote, " I could have bribed or blackmailed them but I didn't".
Also we know Le Roache was connected because he took the lighter which he said was going to the lab and it had the print of the killer on it. Le Roache got rid of the evidence. Todd Johnson could have been killed in a number of inconspicuous ways. The use of fire was an attempt to set up Rigsby because of his background in fire investigations. In a different episode Le Roache wanted Van Pelt to ware a wire around her coworkers Which she called friends. Le Roache wanted to tap into the inner circle. Why? What did he suspect? Ok, there it is. If Le Roache was connected to the Blake Association, he would have known if there was a Blake Association member in the inner circle and he would have not need to wire Van Pelt. But there is one problem that doesn't completely resolve the issue. What if the person in the inner circle belonged to another cell? See how this keeps suspicion on the inner circle? I'm positive this was done on purpose as part of the mystery that they finished with in season 6. I'm not sure if we are suppose to figure this out or if they will dialogue this in the final wrap up. We know that Ardiles was dirty, in fact criminal. Shettdrick told Lisbon to blackmail Ardiles with an old case. We know that it was criminal because he gave Lisbon what she wanted not to expose him. Why is Ardiles dead? Because he was also a member of the Blake Association and they were cleaning up. Now the big question is, why would Ardiles trust Lisbon after she threatened to expose him and blackmailed him. Why did the trail lead back to the rigspelts who have the ability to tap phones. What is it that the writers want us to infer from this? The more I flip this over, the more I see that the writers were doing things on purpose.
Comment modified at July 28, 2014 07:00
I was watching Strawberries and cream I and I found a whole spool of thread. Le Roache said someone who worked at the CBI killed Todd Johnson. So it couldn't have been O'Laughlin. So O'Laughlin could only be said to be the inside man, not the killer of Johnson. Anyone in the series whoever quoted Blake was connected to Red John. No one else in the series except the people connected to Red John knew anything about Blake. This is where the series has been very consistent. SO WHY IS CHO AN EXCEPTION? Even Jane had to buy the book. In this episode Le Roache asked if the gas station attendant said anything, then he shot him in the squad car. Le Roache shot and killed an unarmed man. Le Roache is right handed, his weapon would have been against the door. Le Roache got killed because he was part of the Blake Association. How do I know this? The Tupperware box, they accepted his membership and let him keep his job. His was a crime of passion but still a crime in which he would have lost his job and went to jail. He was working with the Blake Association in setting up Hightower. He was a loose end that needed to be exterminated.
Comment modified at July 27, 2014 07:00
You know with Jane, that means everybody else but him.
Well? No to protect her from the psychological factor and yes because I would want them to be able to handle it as a couple. So.... basically, I don't know! What do you think?
I always thought that the way they were going there would be a major dialogue between the two and then a knockdown drag out fight. It would only take one episode. I can see Red John or the string puller slithering out of the shadows asking Jane why he thought it would be so easy? And what made him think this was ever going to be over? No ties, no draws, no wins. Just me and you until I get tied of the game. Everyone but you thinks I'm dead and no one will believe otherwise. You will never know when I might turn up.
Comment modified at July 21, 2014 07:01
You're right about Red Dawn, that was a lot of info and she really does look very suspect. Rationalgal, we had a conversation awhile back about the Kirkland twins switching places with each other and now it looks like it occurred without Bob Kirkland knowing it. If they don't follow up then we will know that it was just used to make for a interesting stand alone episode. This will also prove your point, that they accidentally created storylines by adding the mystery element to stand alone episodes as plot devices.
Comment modified at July 20, 2014 14:00
It's going be be very interesting to see how they conclude the series. I'm more then convinced that some of the things we saw were written in from the very beginning. I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of the interviews we saw were a lot of misdirection. And that they never wanted the viewers to figure things out to quickly. I always got the feeling while listening to Heller especially, that he always did a lot of double talking. It appears that I was right to some extent. if he was doing that you know the rest of the cast was doing the samething. Basically they were talking and not saying much. Which is fine because they shouldn't, it would mess up the viewing pleasure.
Comment modified at July 20, 2014 07:00
I was watching season two, I can't remember which episode, the one where they took down the ADA for being a murderer. Lisbon said, I know someday I'm going to lose my job because of you. Jane said, I'm always going to be here to protect you and then Lisbon said I don't need your protection. They said some other stuff and I got to thinking that this was in the second season of the series and it actually did occur. What I found is of you listen to the dialogue very carefully, it does tie up some loose ends. Also and very briefly, Jane does verbalize his inner feelings. It may only be a line or two but he does do it. He does it like someone making an off the cuff remark, so you don't really pay close attention to it. I put my DVD's on for background noise when I'm doing other things and instead of being entertained, I really can hear the dialogue. Some of the things the series did was verbal and not visual. So while we thought it should have been acted out, it was actually a verbal conclusion. A couple of times I literally stopped and said did I hear what I just heard and I'd then go back and watch it play out. It plays out differently in the brain when you are distracted by the visual portion of the scene. So if they conclude something verbally with a line or two, we talking about maybe a couple of seconds. Which is something that could easily be missed. Also things that have been said to Jane when someone has cold read him that he agrees with. I really believe that they knew Jane and Lisbon would get together in the end from the very beginning. While they weren't slobbering all over each other like Rigspelt, there were subtle indicators. Like Jane dancing for Lisbon trying to cheer her up. Now a guy will not put himself out there for a woman like that unless he really cares for her. So while he was pushing her away he was also drawing her in at the sometime. A woman always knows when a guy likes her like that. Some of the dialogue they had was more then just close friends or work buddies talking. In the first season, second episode there was a statement about soul mates and then Jane puts his hand on Lisbon's shoulder. These very briefly subtle things have been there from the beginning. And because they are so brief you don't think anything of it. I saw something in watching a episode that makes me think Jane and Lisbon will be married. If it happens, I'll show you where I saw it. If they don't, I'll chalk it up to wishful thinking!
Here's the thing with TV show interviews, especially the mentalist. This is a serial mystery and while they are not reading a script, they are still acting and their speech is scripted. If you noticed all of Baker's interviews are ambiguous and polished. They release only promotional information meant to boost the ratings. While I enjoy the off set interviews, I have not seen one yet that was not carefully scripted. They are not about to give away the store..
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