That's a good ending and a great spin off idea. So, let's see I can recap. Jane catches Abbott up to his neck in some dirty business, Abbott has a het out of jail free chip, they pardon each other and Jane and Lisbon leave the FBI. Then we have a flash back of Jane and Lisbon getting married to each other, officiated by none other than Jane himself in a private ceremony on a beach at sunset, FADE TI BLACK! The next opening scene would show our happy couple 5 years later with children and working in their own business.
And that's what I mean......after ten years of secretly liking each other, you know they wouldn't act the way they are acting. Instead ofplaying games with the audience, just have them act natural. They don't have to act like they just discovered sex but a couple such as them would be more physical, cuddley. In fugue in red, he grabbed Lisbon's behind. Now all we get is hand holding?
Oh, I'm glad Flynn got her just due. The character just really deserved it. I'm glad b the writers figured that out. YEAH!
I loved this episode! My favorite part was when Jane came out of the hotel room after being tased by Flynn. He looked at Flynn like, ok you got me and dam....I can't believe I ever considered you at all! Jane and Lisbon have been tased a total of three times. They are becoming quite the stunning couple aren't they? Fun and interesting episode. I'm ready to see more warm interpersonal activities out of these two. For some reason, they still seem very mechanical. They don't seen like a real couple yet. They seen apprehensive, I don't know. Maybe it's just me. I'm happy that they are a couple but these to showed more affection to Lorelei and Walter then they do to each other. I know they want to tease this thing out......but it's beginning to show the unrealistic qualities of the Red John storyline. I'm not sure for me that it will be any more exciting if they wait to the very end and show some sort of time jump where Jane and Lisbon are married with children. Ending with a wedding will be anticlimactic and boring. Want to know what happens after that. The season six finale was fantastic. They have a lot to do to up the bar they set. The show is now running on the simplicity of a 1970's police procedural. Hummmmm? Maybe I'm just spoiled, maybe not? Either way I love the show and I will always love and cherish this series. Even with all its faults, its the best series out there to this date. Television won't be the same without it.
@Rationalgal, I think that's pretty plausible. I believe something like that will probably occur. My thoughts on Abbott is this; Abbott's initial reaction when first finding out Jane had an encrypted list was fear. Prior to that, he tried to bully Jane and break him down. Why would Abbott show fear about that list? Two things, 1) Abbott's name is on the list or 2) someone he knows is on the list and he is protecting them. Could have been Fischer. Her abrupt disappearance and mother excuse is a little fishy, excuse the pun! Either way the storyline is to long to run. If it is Abbott, Jane played him and Abbott played Jane. I think in the end, they will forgive each other their faults and move on. I would love to see some real closure to what was the driving force behind Red John. If they don't, there will always be a whole in the series.
First things first Rationalgal, you were right about a lot of the show's concepts. This series was mostly made up of philosophical concepts. A huge part of the show was riding on essoterics. This is what made the show more mysterious then it actually was. The problem they ran into was being able to manifest all those essoterics into a believable played out storyline. As long as the essoterics remained in an intangible state, it was believable. When it came time to produce the relative physical nature of it all, they just simply couldn't do it. Hence the word they love to use, TEASE! And this is why it was all just blown off in the end. A long drawn out tease doesn't necessarily equal the truth. I will say this much, I enjoyed it very much. They skillfully manipulated the viewers for six years. What I enjoyed even more was analyzing this series until we're were able to understand what the manipulation was. It was a beautiful thing to see happen and I am a sharper person because of it. So now Rationalgal, you have peeked my interest. I want to know how you want to see this end? We have been in it for the long haul, so don't get shy now!
Hi to Christine, Rationalgal and Entwife! Little late but..........! I'm not sure what to think about the last two episodes. Jane and Lisbon seemed very uncomfortable with each other and very mechanical. You would think after rolling around in the hay for two weeks they would have acted a little more natural with each other. I know they are going to tease this thing out. I think they need to show them doing something, like sneaking a kiss in the elevator or something. Otherwise its the same thing we're use to seeing out of them with the exception that we know they are a couple. Which by the way, we knew anyway. One of three things will happen in this relationship; 1) they will breakup 2) they will just live together 3) They will get married and have children Knowing the mentalist as I do, all 3 could happen before its all over. They have a tendency to over play the tease. I am looking forward to episode three. It looks like a fun episode. I not sure I like the idea of Flynn getting off because she helped the CIA. They need to shoot her or put her back in jail and that's realistically speaking!
Rationalgal, I enjoyed your analysis, you are the shit. You hung in there and went toe to toe with me. You made me think about a lot of things I would have never considered. Thanks for the challenge! I get the feeling you are way more then your write. I will be for ever greatful for having the opportunity to analyze such deep subjects with you! I will remember you always. I am in the process of writing a book and you have reshaped my outlook on certain matters. Always be who you are and were meant to be. I know I appreciate you! I will be back from time to time to see how things are going. ROCK ON RATIONALGAL! ROCK ON!
Rationalgal, I discovered what we discovered without knowing we discovered it until now. We discovered methodology. The serial portion of the series was using a certain methodology to maintain the longevity of the Red John arc. Six years is a long time to stretch an arc. What I discovered was that they incerted totally random mysterious statements and scenes to push the story arc. They had nothing to do with the arcs but they caused intrigue and continued the interest by the viewership. This is probably something we were not supposed to discover as viewers. I get why they would do something like this but it underestimates the intelligence of the viewer and leaves them with their panties on the floor. I give them credit for the try but here we are, waiting for them to clean it up. Trying to play into the viewership while still trying to play us didn't work out so well. The ratings game is a fickle mistress, you will get F**ked before you f**k her. Now they have to go backwards to bring the story forward. Every time they put the pen to the paper we, we will know what they are doing. We know what mistakes they made and we know what they will try and do to correct it. They are now in a position to show their genius, or not. To have estimated and tangled with the intelligence of your audience to a point of a dual and lose, is tantamount to failure. They have to deliver or die!
Jane never did crack the list, the FBI does not know who is on the list. That is why the deal was made in the fist place. Who's name do you think is on the list, Alexia Schultz, that's who. That's why it was eluded to in the last episode.
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