My vote is NON dirtbag. Issues, yes. Big issues. Lovable, yes! Do I want to fix him? YES. From the beginning my heart would ache when he was suffering emotionally. (What an actor.)
It's possible that now that his nemesis is planted, and there is no need for the pathos layered over the gaiety, some people are viewing him as an arrogant jerk. I'm hoping to see another season, with time taken to dig into the mind of PJ. Wouldn't you love to watch a round table discussion moderated by SBaker. It could include BHeller, writers, producers and a bevy of us faithful fans to watch the whole thing. Better yet, a nice long interview with Baker's thoughts on how he played the character.
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I remember that you posted that. Have you read the theory that people sometimes chose their mates based on what they need to express in their personality. An example, a very quiet shy person teamed with an angry one. Thought being the quiet person cannot express anger so he/she chooses someone that will do it for them. My thought is that they both have issues, but I don't think their relationship would be hopeless. Rocky at tomes, but not hopeless.
There is a list commenting on this years finales, 22 I think, on tvline.com. Very interesting comments about the episodes leading up to and including the finale, whether it be seasonal or final. These comments are from a producer.
He says the finale will have a lot to do with Patrick and Lisbon. I also saw a piece about chances for renewal for several shows. It said 1:12
For the Mentalist. I take it that means the odds are one out of twelve it will be renewed? Well, that makes my stomach turn over!
I wonder if there is any other show on TV that has the true, steadfast fandom this show has had? A lot of people have put a lot of thought regarding this show and expressed it well on this site. I don't look forward to a time when The Mentalist isn't around any longer. Obviously all things have to come to an end, just as we all do, but I'm hoping hard it won't be this year. As I'm typing this I'm trying to imagine what the cast and crew are feeling. Must be a rough time for them, wondering if "will we or won't we". Only time will till tell, but the wait is the pits!
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