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So is it true that the season 6 episode 7 has already aired in some places? If it is I'd be very tempted to watch it before having to wait until Sunday Night and the unpredictable delays. Same with the Red John episode after that, I feel like the unpredictability of not knowing when ti comes on late on a Sunday night will kind of ruin the moment. As for the episode itself, I wish more had come out of that scene at the end, they pushed it off until too long, but this episode definitely had the suspense which we often don't see so give credit there. The interesting thing here is that per the promo Red John set up the bomb to kill Jane and all the other suspects. How did he exactly plan on escaping and why now does he want Jane dead after so long of keeping him alive at all costs but no those closest to him? Probably because he's too close now but we shall see. Also, to answer the reviewer's question @ChristineOrlando Jane telling Lisbon she's very honest and would never lie was definitely a mislead, have to build up her trust and get her vulnerable before you can pull a stunt like he did.

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Reading that TV Guide article was almost depressing and saddening. The way they are setting up this RJ arc to finish, the way they are almost warning us with what to expect and that'll it be very basic, you just know all of us are going to be very dissapointed and now. What happened? What happened to this storyline's development? That's what I want to figure out Was this really the plan all along, to cram a 6 year long arc and have many major revelations come in a span of a few episodes near the end and to just cut the list to a few suspects to damage suspense and anticipation? What changed along the way that the writers decided to make this ending simplistic(really a tattoo being a big key to finishing this case?) when there was so much more eloquence the first 3 seasons? Pressure from CBS to end this show, change of interest in the writers? I don't know but I have a hard time believing this was what was planned all along. It's like this is a different show the past few years from what we were accustomed to. If you make the death of a key character fake like they did in the season 3, you better have a good replacement and storyline to make up for it. Unfortunately, I think when we see this ending in a couple weeks, most will agree that the ending they had in the season 3 finale was better.

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As much as I'd like to think this, I just don't see it. There's only so much you can twist and pull in 2 episodes with red john being revealed in the 2nd, only so many surprises and twists you can have. Bruno warned us we'd be dissapointed, he gave us a list so it'd make the revelation of who he is less dramatic and less dissapointing when we realize its not someone that fits. This show the past few years just doesn't really have a way of twists, Bruno knows its far riskier in terms of losing his fan base to make RJ not someone on the list for future episodes, can't see how it isn't Bertram(McAllister I think will be off the list in the 7th and it'll be between Reede and Bertram for the finale). Always have maintained RJ is someone we've known for years I'll go down thinking that.

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anybody have a link to this tv guide article? thanks

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You have a link to that article?

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Many online streams, couchtuner is a good one all free also

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Highly doubt it wasn't Red John and you'd have to think she knew she was working for him when she tried to spy on the CBI, you wouldn't just do that naturally unless your working for someone and part of a greater organization you know?

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I absolutely agree with everything about your absolutely right. I watched an episode from season 3 last year, just a much different feel, to be honest the non red john storylines were just better, more creative, more innovative. Not sure why they declined to the pt they were end of last year. Characters and their interactions had a different vibe about them. Really miss season 3 and you could say the same about season 2 also. And your right, they've built up this storyline over 6 years now to the point that they can't answer anywhere near a sufficient number of questions we have, especially the way they are now trying to cram this storyline down our throats with only 2 episodes left until Red John is revealed.

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Anybody who watched the episode last night, I highly recommend you watch the extended promo and not the regular promo for 6X07, there's a very interesting description there by Rigsby as to what happened and allows things to make more sense about what happened last night.

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That's exactly it business. Football is the cash-cow, forget about the Mentalist even the most watched shows on CBS are mere peasants to football. The thing is last week's episode was also super late, around 1040, you couldn't let it get pushed back 20 min? Now its a whole cycle of mess, everything pushed back a week for the biggest part of this entire series. Just not a good look and it shows how little CBS values this show unfortunately, this would generate a huge backlash for a show with more notoriety.