This is why I love this stuff. When Jane killed Carter, he killed him because he thought he was Red John. If you remember right Jane was not sure and killed him just in case he was. At the time of the killing Jane did not know Carter had that girl in the basement. So how could Jane ever be right for killing Carter? Carter was a bad person, yes but it was not Jane's place to determine that before he knew. Hence, Jane's thoughts were only righteous while he was in paradise, if they ever were. You believe Jane was right and I believe he was wrong. Jane got a trial for his murder and Carter just got shot based on Jane's assumption as to who he might be. There is no right in any of that.
This is why Heller's use of Blake as a undercurrent is so brilliant. He puts the judgement part square in our laps!
I believe they are referring to the light of righteousness.
Yep, that's what I forgot, thanks.
That's what I'm hoping for!
I am done! What else will we find before it's over?
Here is my take on How Heller is using the Red Dragon poem. I blogged a summation of the poem and will use that to show you what I mean.
The story of Jane is the cosmic fight between good and evil. It has a high cost if it is to be persued and a high cost if it is not perused. Patrick Jane has decided to fight that evil for purely selfish reasons. Lisbon keeps Jane grounded in his pursuit, other wise he would have become lost in wickedness like Robert Kirkland. Kirkland started out on a just crusade but unknowingly feel victim to the serpent after he left paradise. Robert Kirkland was the allegorical episode that demonstrated the consequences of spiritual defection. Lisbon is the light that protects humanity through law enforcement.
The list of seven represents the dragon and his seven heads. Each wears a crown that represents their positions in the scheme of things but all are evil in there own way. Towards the end Lisbon was perused but got away. She was warned to stay away from Jane. Lisbon and her team we stripped of their authority. Lisbon stood up to the circumstances while the team hid in the parking structure awaiting their fate and the chance to again help Lisbon.
Lisbon and her team continued to fight for Jane's right to persue and kill Red John. With her outstretched arms she fights back the forces intent on stopping her. In Red John's powerful shadow, Lisbon and Red John stand there ground towards each other. A mirror image that good and evil are a duality, like the light and dark sides of the moon, rather than completely independent.
Lisbon opened up the situation that freed Jane and in so doing thwarted Red John's win against her, her team and Jane. We don't know if McAllister was Red John or a crown of the dragon. Did the dragon fly away to wage war again against Lisbon's progeny, represented by Lisbon'CBI family. Jane needed and brought Lisbon to the FBI with him. She is the purity and goodness that always prevails, however horrific the circumstances.
Are the twelve stars the new list of twelve that Van Pelt found in her computer? Is the dragon waging war again?
Anyway I just wanted to show how the poem lines up. Of course Heller could go anywhere with this because of his ambiguous writing style. So anything could happen. I'm looking foward to it.
It's the very end of the Red John episode where Jane is in slow motion. The people in the park, the old couple, the kid on the swing, there was one more, I can't remember what it was now.
Comment modified at February 15, 2014 16:38
I'm still not done yet!
No one, Heller hand picked Baker for the role. They already had the rest of the cast when he came aboard.
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