Oh, Christine, you hit it on the mark! Perfect! Thank you. It's so great to relive these moments!
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Totally loved the finale, too, ani! I was surprised that I liked it so much. Simon and Robin just nailed it and I had no problem enjoying the whole thing!
Neither Jane nor Lisbon strikes me as being interested in keeping score that way. At all.
It sounds like you changed your mind. Do you still think that?
I don't see any con on Lisbon's part here, no signs of deception and I can't think of a reason why she'd do such a thing. It would be very out of character for her. It was Jane who set up the case and the Blue Bird, wanting to be alone with her so that he could woo her and seduce her away from Pike, imo. I don't think she would ever treat Jane so falsely, especially in matters of the heart. She knows how damaged he is and she is an honest person, and one with integrity. To pull a deception like that would really trash her relationship with Jane, turn it into kind of a cheap mess, really. I just don't see any signs of it, anywhere. I could be missing something, I guess. I think the ending is pretty much what it is. Jane and Lisbon finding each other and happiness together. TM has so many layers. I don't know if you noticed that in the very last frames at the end of the kiss, their hands form the shape of a heart. Maybe it's reading too much into it. But it's there and it seems set up to draw attention to it. I really hope we just move on from here and Heller, et al, lay the angst on other characters and the cases for a change and leave Jane and Lisbon to their new relationship, light-hearted banter, Jane being the smartest in the room, solving cases. Just me.
Hi suzjazz! I love how you say we are seeing Jane's real character. It's so true, he's stripped down and raw. It's who he is in this moment with no covering at all. The scene where Lisbon calls Pike and accepts his marriage proposal. OMG, she's so blasted by what she's done, knows immediately what a mistake it is but still goes through with it to ensure she separates from Jane. She can't even hold onto her phone. So repulsed I wouldn't be surprised if she threw up in her mouth! lol
Surprised Lisbon didn't tell Jane she was leaving? Yes, it did surprise me. I know all the "reasons" she might not have. But bottom line, you make sure your best friend learns something like this from you, not the grapevine. I felt she lacked courage and it being "hard" was no excuse. I fully understood Jane being sore because she hadn't told him. Why didn't Jane think Lisbon wasn't going to DC after Cho told him so? He had a lot of reasons for denial and he knew he was pretty much getting backed into a corner on that. But I think the ultimate reason he could continue not to face the reality is that he trusted Lisbon to be the one to tell him something like that. If she hadn't told him, then it couldn't be true. It saddened me. Cho or Abbott/ brother-sister or romance? I was completely surprised that all of a sudden Cho hadn't picked up on this after 13 years. I think he was used as a device to highlight the shipper vs non-shipper controversy and make it finally point to the truth of Jane and Lisbon's romantic love for one another. I am a total Jisbon freak, so there was never any question about the nature of their relationship for me. Know the letter was Jane's plan? Nope. Not until the bathrobe bit. They got me. :) Was Lisbon right to be furious with Jane? Yes. He essentially made a fool of her in an attempt to manipulate the situation so he could continue to protect himself from his real feelings and seduce her into staying and have a love relationship without giving Lisbon what she actually needed from him. Honest feelings. Jane out of character running to the plane? Cheesy, but not out of character. And I say that with all affection because emotion like that, desperate unexpressed love in the face of such loss-- that will make any of us do the cliché thing, even if it's cheesy. Because the need to express and receive love is so basic to the human character that it all becomes cliché when it's stripped to its simple, basic elements. He was totally in character as a bereft human being, broken open with his heart in his hands, offering it to the woman he loves. But Baker and Tunney knocked it out of the park. And Baker was fully in Emmy territory-- again. The man is a powerhouse! Anything that disappointed? Just that the kiss had to be at the very end and left so much more to know. Thank goodness there's a seventh "encore" season which Heller says he plans to use to give the audience its favorite things. If Jisbon isn't one of those, Heller and I aren't speaking the same language. Favorite scene? OMG, how can I choose? I'll pick something that other's haven't talked about. I guess it's a moment rather than a scene. On the plane when Jane says he loves her and repeats "it is the truth," and then says, "And you deserve to know it." He moves his open palms toward her when he says that. He is giving the truth of his feeling because no matter what, she deserves to know that she is loved. Desperately. And by him. Her love for him is not unrequited. He gives his love freely, open palms, all for her and asking nothing in return. I think it's one of the most beautiful lines and most beautifully delivered that I may ever have seen, just ever. It always makes me cry to think of it.
Woohoo! Very uplifting and hopeful look at things! I think it could do very well on Fox actually. Love to see it there and that makes good sense since Heller already has an in at that network! Love that idea.
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