Still more about Erica. The "Erica" episodes seemed aimed at illuminating Jane's emotional status re relationships. In the dating video he did he described his ideal woman - his dead wife, but it also described Lisbon. An important statement (as it seemed to me) was his answer to the question about what he most wanted. He said "to escape my past." It looks to me like the plot objective for the S6 finale and the upcoming Erica reprise may be to show that Jane has finally escaped his past. He gets together with Lisbon, shedding his fears and self-hatred, and overcomes his vulnerability to the manipulative Erica by manipulating her right back into prison. Simon wants to show different aspects of Jane's character and having him emotionally freed up and feeling he has escaped his past and rectified as many mistakes as he realistically could should do it. "Blue skies" may start a 3-episode arc for this: "Blue skies smiling at me/ Nothing but blue skies do I see./Never saw the sun shining so bright/Never saw things going so right./ Noticing the days hurrying by/ When you're in love, my how they fly." Maybe Graybar Hotel will introduce a setback for dramatic purposes, but I'd expect Orange Blossom Ice Cream to wrap up Jane's "escape my past" goal. It would be enjoyable to watch. But of course the writers my have something entirely different in mind. Regardless, I think Jane will put Erica back in prison.
Well well, my avatar's back. There is no figuring out this system. OK, more about Erica. Obviously she is in Beirut hiding out from getting arrested, so the plot sends Jane and Lisbon there so they can all connect and the writers can tie up that loose end. And Erica wants to help solve whatever the crime of the week is in exchange for freedom!!?? Ha! That's what she did the last time and she used the scam to skip the country. I'm thinking Jane sees this as an opportunity to make up for letting himself get seduced by her. Remember how he got in competition with Erica in their first episode because "She thinks I'm not smart enough to catch her." He is not the type to let something like that go - he has to prevail in the end. I expect he will play Erica like she played him so he can have the satisfaction of sending her off to prison. Checkmate.
Damn! I lost my avatar again!
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