Ok, now its starting to come together! Bosco, a man on his death bed would not care about some trivial relationship that Lisbon was in. He was moments away from dying when he asked to speak to Jane. Bosco had to have told Jane that Lisbon was deeply in love with him and to marry her. That is why he threatened to come back and haunt Jane. Bosco gave Jane his blessing and this was no small honor. Bosco knew Lisbon didn't threaten both of their careers because Jane was a good employee. It was evident to Bosco that such a drastic threat meant more then what Lisbon was verbally conveying. He knew Lisbon would not throw away her career and possibly face a prison sentence for just anybody. Only someone in love would go this far. When Lisbon was in the car with Jane in the episode The Red Glass Bead, they were playing mind games with each other. They were talking about revealing secrets. They both knew they were in love with each other. Lisbon stopped the game because they had RED JOHN between and she knew she couldn't compete with that. Now I wonder why Lisbon is telling Jane he always knows what she thinks. She was scared to say I love you out loud because Jane has basically said they are living in the moment. All the while secretly hoping Jane will ask her to marry him. Jane told Lisbon she is messy on the inside which is and indication that he can't read her well because she is giving off to many conflicting signals. What I can deduce is that she is deeply in love with Jane and that he is the only man she has ever truly been in love with. This is why she was acting so erratically when she was dating Pike. She only dated Pike to let Jane know she could go on with her life. Lisbon didn't care about Pike, that's why she dumped him so quickly. Pike was a good man and Lisbon would have settled just to get away from Jane. She would have done it out of spite and would have been divorced as well. Pike knew what he was doing when he snatched up Lisbon so quickly. He read all the signals except for the one of pining for Jane. Lisbon told Abbott Jane knew she was leaving because he's a psychic. Abbott replied, no he's not and if you haven't told him he probably doesn't know. Now we have Lisbon awkwardly telling Jane she loves him because she is moving from her position of distrust of Jane and is willing to take a chance on him. This puts her in a vulnerable position because to absolutely release herself without knowing jane's position would crush her if they don't make it together. This way she can save a little face if they don't make it together. This is why she snapped on Jane when he asked her if she wanted him to go to Chicago with her. Yes, she wanted him to go but she also needed to protect the intricacies of her personal life. Especially from a guy hanging around for his own personal needs and reasons. This is her personal life and it is not privy to romp in the hay guys. That's why her brothers said we don't usually get to meet Lisbon's boyfriends. Lisbon shows that she is not a good communicator in relationships because of her insecurities. She wants Jane to know for sure if he wants to commit to her. She is willing to commit to Jane and has shown that by giving up everything at his request. Remember the scene on the beach at sunset. Jane hugging all over Lisbon and thanking her for everything? Remember that? Then he tells her to wait there he has something for her? Remember the look on Lisbon's face? AND THEN HE HOPS IN THE CAR AND DRIVES AWAY! I guess if I were Lisbon, I act a little shitty too!
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I think I know what Bosco told Jane, he knew Jane and Lisbon were in love with each other because of how both of them delt with him. He knew Jane was a good man from his dealings with him. He also knew Lisbon from working with her. HE TOLD JANE TO MARRY LISBON!
Welcome French Pumpkin, we have been here a long time trying to figure this series out. Another voice is always fun and helpful.
I think that Jane has money, his malibu house still has taxes to be paid. When he was in jail for murdering T. Carter, he used his two million dollar car collection as a buy-in. In the six season he bet Lisbon a million dollars that there was a girl that had been abducted in that house. He appeared to be quite serious about the bet. Lisbon took it serious because she went in directly after he said it. Jane had money before RED JOHN killed his family, he was wealthy. Ever since that day he has had nothing to do with his old life, including the money. He told his brother and the guy who broke into Le Roache's house that he would give them running away money. He also said that he has played with house money for years. To me, this indicates that he has money. Also when he was talking to Lisbon about both of them quitting their jobs and living on a beach on an island. Not to mention the fact that Jane spent two years on an island and didn't have a job, paid rent, bought food and clothes without a problem. What did he do with the money he stole in Fugue in Red? He took half of that stolen money and never gave it back. He spends very little of his earnings and that can add up very quickly over eleven years. How did Jane rent that very expensive classic car for Lisbon for the day? You have to have more then a low paying government job to even begin to start that rental process! I think Jane is sitting on a stack of cash! Big money! He's a Brinks truck waiting for a driver! I always said, who ever landed Jane would be sitting petty for life. Lisbon doesn't care about that and that's why I think will present her with it. I can't wait, we are down almost to the wire. They are about to go into overdrive!
This is really what Jane's intelligence is all about. It speaks volumes to the notion that idealized dogma is intelligence.
@Ruritania, I just had to address your statement of Jane not having much of an education. Jane is ultra educated. This is one the the huge subtle nuances of this show. Jane is not bound by the formalized orthodoxy of an educational system that teaches people how and what to think. Jane as I see him was lucky enough not to be indoctrinated in this way. He thinks outside the box and is not held down by formalized tenets that restrict the thought process because it can't see past the absurdities of it's orthodoxy. That's why he is always the smartest one in the room. This series shows that there are more ways then one to get an education. Jane would put the formalized educated community to shame.
@Rationalgal, I think you are dead on about the ring and Lisbon saying I love you. I'm going to be watching Jane's hand to see if at some point the ring just disappears from his hand without all the fanfare. This would be a great subtle nuance of Jane's personality. Then have Lisbon notice at some point and bring it to the attention of the viewers. I think that would be fun and endearing.
@Rationalgal, I was thinking about the scene you mentioned with Jane and the child looking like Jane's happy memory. That was a good catch, I missed that! What struck me about your analogy was why he held on to the memory. The original scene show lots of emotion and joy. Beautiful colors, it occurred during a festival, which evokes feelings of fun and excitement. If also showed the love of a father for his child. At the time Jane saw that he was a child and with his abilities of heightened observation skills he discerned that this is what childhood should be for a child. So he took on the memory along with the feelings, something he could use when he needed a lift. This observation and Jane holding on to the memory shows that Jane did not have any of his own. What's also clear is that Jane's memory and the target for Jane's memory was a man. This is a clear indication of what he wasn't receiving from his father. Jane's memories of his father as shown in the episode Throwing fire show abuse. What is also interesting is that Jane told Lisbon in this episode, "I wouldn't be here with you if you hadn't loved and protected your brothers when they were kids." This is a very telling statement.
Jane has always covered up who he really is with all the bravado. That he said himself, "I play games", etc, etc, etc.......
Did you notice that in the season six finale when he was watching tv in the hotel room the tv showed a beautiful calm ocean scene?
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