@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.
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.
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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.
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You know with Jane, that means everybody else but him.
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