I've been watching the S6 DVDs. It is interesting to see how the Jane-Lisbon relationship was playing out when all the episodes can be watched one after the other. It was clear that Lisbon was hoping for some sign from Jane that he cared about her in more than a superficial way. But Jane could not bring himself to open up like that and was accepting a Lisbon-Pike relationship as better for her. Lisbon was obviously turning to Pike as the best substitute for Jane available to her. The subtlety of the acting by both Simon and Robin in projecting these feelings is impressive. Great to rewatch just for that alone.
Great news - judging by this info - that S7 will not only start THIS MONTH but continue into January for what looks like close to a half-season of episodes - maybe more. The show did want to wrap up the series in a satisfactory manner and tie up loose ends. And Simon Baker wanted a chance to develop his character further as one who is free of the angst that underlaid his persona for six seasons. We'll see what the real Patrick Jane is like. Probably more engaged with events and people I would think. Maybe more consistently like how he was in "Red White and Blue." That was a sweet episode. It does look like CBS needs the show to fill in as they drop some new shows and try out others to see which ones are keepers - thus the changes in days and times. So <sigh> the series will end, which is to be expected, but it's been wonderful to experience such creativity and talent on so many levels. I hope we will hear frequently how his film "Breath" is coming along. I suppose it will be in indie movie with limited distribution but surely also out on DVD and all the other outlets available, given the large TM fan base. I'll bet Simon plays they part of the older surfer. Didn't he have a wife or girlfriend in the book? It would be nice if Simon's wife played that part. The book is pretty much all narration so a lot of rewriting will be necessary to fit the highly visual film format.
Oh, here's my avatar! I got it back!! I've been watching the full DVD series so the whole story would be fresh in my mind when S7 starts. I'm on S5 so I'll have to speed up to get through S6 and be ready for S7. Very interesting to see how the Red John stuff played out in various ways. All I can say is there is NO WAY McCallister could have been RJ. Everything points to Kirkland - or more likely his twin brother. I do hope S7 clears this up.
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