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The Mentalist - Episode 6.08 - Red John - Preview

This article is spoiler-free. It's only a general preview of the episode with author's personal feelings about it and it only contains a few teasers, nothing that could spoil anyone this important hour.

One for all, all for one

Today I had a great opportunity to watch a rough cut of the next episode of The Mentalist, "Red John". And here's my thoughts about it. As you can expect, after the events of "The Great Red Dragon" the things are not looking so good for our main characters. From FBI's perspective everyone who worked at CBI is now considered a suspect. But then again, there are suspects and there are THE suspects. The atmosphere is tense and people are getting annoyed and impatient. My favorite part of this situation, though, is the fact that it gives our former CBI team a chance to show just what makes them so great. I'm definitely gonna miss seeing them all together.

The calm before the storm
As for Patrick himself, he's surprisingly calm, waiting for the things to start happening on their own. Not that he has to wait for long. There are a lot of things going on in this episode, many twists and turns. Literally. And when Jane finally gets to face Red John, there is a lot more action than I expected involved. And it's a good thing. I have to say, when back in season four premiere, we found out that the man Patrick shot was not in fact RJ, I was very disappointed, mostly because season three had probably the best finale on the show and I was so impressed with that last scene of confrontation, that I was certain the real thing wouldn't even get close to that. Now I can gladly say, I was wrong. After seeing the face-to-face showdown between the two, I can tell you, it seems like a fitting ending to this story. And whether it's an "honorable tie", "a truce" or just some sort of closure for them, I can't imagine it going any other way. I think Bruno Heller and everyone else did a great job with these last 8 episodes of the Red John storyline.

"It's all so suspenseful." And dramatic.

As strange as I believe it's going to be moving forward for the characters, I can't wait to see them changed after the events of this episode. The life after Red John is the real mystery for Patrick Jane. And whatever choices he made, there are many more ahead. His story is a very tragic one, cause regardless of the results of his meeting with RJ, there's no happy ending for him. Not yet anyway. And that's what I'm really excited to see in the future episodes. Him getting a second chance at life. After this brilliant hour, I can't wait to see what's next. I don't know if it's the show's best episode, but it's definitely brilliant. Stunning, sad, satisfying and just as it should be. "Awesome" is also a good word to describe it. Especially considering the incredible performances by the actors, starting with the always amazing Simon Baker and ... the actor portraying RJ. Chills.

And here are some teasers for you to help with the waiting:

- Someone using a phrase "your boyfriend" is gonna make a lot of fans happy.
- Some calls are worth so much more than 300 $.
- At least two people turn out to be much smarter than it seems.
- Some people just need an appreciation.
- Remember the clues? You should.
- "Hi"
- Someone gets to feel like Al Capone.
- It's always good to have Cho on your side.
- Some people are VERY determined to do their job.

Finally, just to see where everyone's standing with their picks: who do YOU think is Red John?
*I'm gonna include all the original suspects, just to cover all bases.

Justyna Kubica
21. Student. SpoilerTV Writer. Loves Movies, TV Shows (SPN, Doctor Who, Fringe, Merlin, Sherlock, Once Upon A Time, POI etc) and Books (HP). Fantasy&SciFi geek! Scene Of The Week articles author.

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