Thank you, Christine! I cut my teeth on The Mentalist thought and commenting here and will always treasure the discussions stemming from your reviews! It's been a joy to participate in other ways. I'll always hold TM on TVFanatic near and dear in my heart!
I've decided on the spin-off I'd really like to see. I made it up the other day. "The Janes" A romcom procedural. The promo photo for the show is that marvelous shot of Lisbon in her wedding dress (and her veil over her face lol) drawing a bead on Lazarus with her gun, and Jane peeking from behind her to see if it's safe. LOL. It would be so perfect. Cho could be their big boss! I'd watch the bejesus out of that show!!!
Thanks for your great review, Christine. Doing that for a double episode is a lot of work! I loved the ending of the story, so I have no real complaints. Really, just full of happiness about it. Sweet, sweet ending, but perfect. So, the shot of Lisbon in her wedding dress, her veil covering her face even, drawing a bead on Lazarus and then Jane sneaks behind her and peeks out at us. Hilarious. It still makes me giggle helplessly. But it gave me an idea! How about: The Janes. A rom-com procedural mini-series. I think it's perfect, lol. Simon has recently said he'd like to create and do a mini-series. It would take a few years to get screen-ready, so maybe he and Robin would be rested up by then and feel like doing it for fun. Just a little head cannon that gives me a lot of pleasure.
24 acres! Pretty nice size homestead in the modern day, in the hill country west of Austin. That's prime land, in Texas. :)
Yeah. Now THAT number three really would be a sign of Jane's healing!
I really loved how they dealt with this problem of Jane running off again, assuming Lisbon would know he was coming back. Just like the dangers of her job trigger the terror associated with the tragedy he endured, so do her own traumas around abandonment get triggered by his behavior. I love how Lisbon dealt with it by having Jane's butt hauled in on a BOLO when she couldn't get him any other way, and how it tickled him to realize what she'd done. He was angry about it, too, and that showed at the beginning of their talk in the interrogation room. He was tense, giving smart answers and sort of rebuffing her for interfering with him, sort of like he was only taking it because of their relationship. But Lisbon cut right in there with No, I did not know you'd be back and this is what I DID think. And then he felt bad, apologized right away and she accepted and told him what she needed from him in order to let him have the time he needed: Take my phone calls, for pete's sake! He agreed (even though he subsequently "missed" one (when he was drunk?). I thought the scene ended very painfully for Jane. Lisbon tells him, My job is too important to me to just take off with you. Ouch. The camera lingers on Jane's mask of a face, saying I know or something in this dead voice, almost looking at her like did you even hear what you just said? It really hurt him for her to say their relationship was second to her job. I don't think she realized what she was telling him, but he sure did, the camerawork was too obviously showing that, to me. And it followed the long scene when Lisbon got up after that and Jane watched her leave the room, walk across the bullpen and sit down at her desk to get to work without another word. IDK. Was I the only one who noticed that?
My favorite quote was when Jane was being frisked so vigorously by the sheriff. The one between his legs lifted him up and made him arch his eyebrows, and he said, "mmn. Thorough." I just about died laughing. :D
I think that when Jane turned and saw that old homestead on the lake and the land for sale, it was a lightning bolt. He saw Byzantium. That was his tipping point. He at least knew for sure he wanted to make a home and a life with Lisbon there, in a beautiful peaceful setting. I think it's when he knew he wanted to marry her. Whatever else they had to sort out, he knew he at least wanted that. And he was ready to go back. I think he bought the land (not intending to live in the cabin, but to build there), buys a ring and brings Lisbon to their land to propose to her. Just my take on things. We'll find out soon enough. I feel like Jane did about the 3-legged dog: "oh, come on." Haha! If there's any "sign of three," lol maybe it will be, "Just [Mommy] and me, And baby makes three, We're happy in My Blue Heaven."
I can totally see this theory, CP, but seeing Jane and Lisbon's reactions and Jane saying that could be her in the coffin, I'm thinking it must not be a fake death. Just me, and we'll see in only five days!
Hi, rationalgal. I wouldn't be surprised if nothing was ever said about Jane's bogus Blake list again. As I've said before, I considered that Jane was a free man since Lisbon told him in Green Thumb that they'd given in to all demands. I know others think he's still bound. I consider confusing, passing references to his servitude later to be weak and a problem in script consistency. Just me. By talking out of both sides of their mouth, the writers have created a problem of how now to deal with the list. They could have Abbott suddenly "forgive." But that's not really in his power to do. That was an FBI agency thing, higher up than Abbott. So I believe Jane has been a free man, gave Abbott the fake list, Abbott knew it was a fake list but wanted Jane solving cases for him ... and I don't know how they explain it from there. I think TM drops it, never to be heard of again lol. That would suit me fine because I took them at their word as canon the first time. As in every episode this season, I think the character death coming in 710 is there to serve Jisbon. It's a story in itself of course, but it's there to further develop Jane and Lisbon's relationship, imo. It obviously brings the job issue to a critical point. They must come to some kind of agreement about it because they're back working together in 711 on the fake psychic case. I can't wait to see how it unfolds!
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