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FBI Agent Abbot tries to intimidate the former CBI team into revealing Jane's whereabouts but they tell him nothing. They are even arrested after holding an FBI team at gunpoint to allow Jane to meet Red John.

Bertram contacts Patrick and they agree to meet in the church of the cemetery where Jane's wife and child are buried. At the church, Bertram says he's not Red John but plans to kill Patrick. Bertram is shocked when his partner, Det. Cordero shoots and kills him instead.

Sheriff Tom McAllister comes out of the shadows. He is Red John. In Malibu he used a concussion grenade to knock everyone out, then pulled a spare body out of his car and set off the real explosion. He'd had Partridge change his DNA profile years before.

McAllister runs The Blake Association. He wants to continue to toy with Jane by answering his questions but Jane's had enough. He pulls a hidden pigeon to stagger McAllister backwards, then pulls a hidden gun from a pew and shoots him.

A woman enters the church and tries to stop Jane. She is one of Red John's minions and has a knife. Jane fights her off but Red John manages to run off. 

Jane gives chase and eventually finds Red John on the ground in a park. He makes RJ says he's sorry for killing his family and admit that he's afraid to die. Then Jane strangles him to death with his bare hands.

Jane leaves Teresa a cell phone message saying it's done and that he's going to miss her. 

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Anyone know the name and location of cemetery in 11/24 episode?

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I must admit that I am very disappointed with this episode. The entire show build Red John as someone who is extremely smart, highly knowledgeable in literature, powerful, charming enough and maybe attractive to have several ladies, like Lorelei and the blind woman, and seems to be a serious psychopath and enjoys killing and somehow has a thrill in it and enjoys playing games. McAllister just did not portray those qualities. I expected the word exchanges between Red John and Patrick to be very intelligent, and Patrick to really fight for his revenge.

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is he red john??? who is the woman in the Chapel trying to kill Jane with knife? (only knife...brave yet so strange..)two times appearance first in the Chapel later on when the FBI arrived at the cemetery she escaped (at the back).Thought red john renowned for killing the victim using knife cutting the throat and not gun..how could just a Sheriff can control the CBI FBI and Police? and is red john silly enough to put in the list? strange but genius bruno heller..kudos (btw nice ending)

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Guys im calling it Red John is still alive and i think he was the guy at the ending watching the girl play i might be wrong but i dont think so (:

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@ themanbuzzer

Originally I thought something of the sort. However, when I remembered how they already played that trick at the end of Season 3, I decided that would be too strained of an attempt at a twist ending. Surprise! The man whom Jane killed wasn't really Red John! Again...

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My guess is she was about to meet up with the real RJ, Bret Stiles who may be seen just seconds before walking towards that woman. If McAllister can fake his death in the explosion then so can Stiles (or Haffner for that matter!). Here we all are getting upset that the reveal was poor when we have missed what's really going on, which is what they usually do in the mini stores episode to episode, misdirect us to and surprise us with the misdirection.

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@ Cassiopea

In other words, do the exact same thing that they did after Season 3?

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What about that lady in the Church? She was in the last episode in the Church and they also zoomed into her when she was walking past the FBI... whats up with her? also saying that comment about "violence is not the answer" and "you must be so angry" like she must be more important then just that

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what about that lady in the Church she couldnt have been just a red john minion...

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where can i see it ?

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@ h

My guess is she was about to meet up with the real RJ, Bret Stiles who may be seen just seconds before walking towards that woman. If McAllister can fake his death in the explosion then so can Stiles (or Haffner for that matter!). Here we all are getting upset that the reveal was poor when we have missed what's really going on, which is what they usually do in the mini stores episode to episode, misdirect us to and surprise us with the misdirection.

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So that's it, that's really it. 6 years and everything it built up, gone just like that. There were tons and tons of flaws with this episode( it was no where near as well written or structured as other episodes) but I can live with it for two things 1) McAllister was a satisfactory Red John choice. Nobody ever took him seriously as a suspect We never knew anything about him until this year but we all saw him a the very beginning(and the second episode, not the pilot which is a good set up) and got to see some of him this year and see how he can be an innocent looking yet clever figure. 2) The pigeon trick was well done, well orchestrated, it built off information from previous episodes, and you knew Jane saw everything the whole way. Everything. It took that, RJ's greatest superstition to cause him to lose after 6 years. I respect that piece of writing. Overall, there were tons of flaws with this episode, we didn't really get anything answered, but I can live with McAllister being Red John and Jane's deft work to uncover him and that's what matters.

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@ black white and red all over i

Some people dissed the pigeon trick, saying "they frisked him an he couldn't sneak in a gun but he snuck in a pigeon?" But I agree that it was brilliant, and here is why: The gun that Jane brought in was a diversion the whole time. After all, he had the other gun taped under the seat the whole time; he didn't need a gun to use for protection. However, by trying to "sneak" in a gun that they would easily find when searching him, they would have thought "well, we got it" and would not have thought to check him further for birds.

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