I've been watching TM from the beginning so I have the whole plot in mind when S7 starts. I noticed in S1 that there were 2 criminal minded manipulative women - one who murdered her husband and one a phony psychiatrist to changed identities to suit the scam du jour. In both cases it was obvious that Jane was pleasantly intrigued and even physically attracted to them. We saw that later with Kristina, Erica and Lorelei and even the woman in White Lines. However, we did not see this in the episode where Simons wife played the criminal. That seemed more an off-hand reflection on their own real life relationship. Interesting. So I'm wondering how Jane's different attraction responses will work out in a series wrapup that is all PJ and TL. The physical pull related to Jane's almost DNA driven love for the theatrical bred in him in his carnival days vs the very deep true love he has for Lisbon that pulls on a different more aspirational part of him. Simon is just the actor to work this scenario over with award-worthy acting.
Washgurl this is very good news. Thank you. It gives us something to look forward to. There is a lot of material to work with re the PJ and TL backgrounds and how they are working together as a couple. I read somewhere that Simon really likes doing romantic comedies so maybe this will allow him to have a lot of fun with the genre. They will have to wind up the matter of Jane's indentured servitude but that should be easy enough with all the manipulative skills Jane has. And now probably with Lisbon helping him instead of worrying about following rules. Can't wait!
A strange thing in the paper today. In the TV section showing the Nielsen ratings for the week of Sept. 1, The Mentalist was listed as #20. I watch the schedule closely to see if there will be a rerun but there was nothing for that week and there hasn't been for a long time. Are reruns being shown only in some areas? Anyone see a rerun lately? If TM is on the top 20 list even if shown sparsely, that is encouraging.
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