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I watched the finale and was so sure that this red john crap was over ... But now after reading these reviews i cant stop thinking about how you guys might be right ... I was sure about one thing before i read this and it was that the neckalace was some what of important because the camera focused on it for like a whole minute and it wasnt even that cute and how could vanpelt be so dumb ... I feel bad for her because they always use her to try to hurt the CBI or jane

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i just really, really want to know if Jane goes to jail or what happens to him, i'm really curious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i don't really think that red john is dead either, i just can't wait for the next season to start!!!!!!!! i want it to start now!!! or at least have a little website that tells us what will happen to Jane.

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In my opinion, Red John is not dead. He's too important for this show to kill him off now. I don't think the guy from the West Wing is Red John. I believe like others who have mentioned it here that this guy was sent by Red John to watch what went down in the Mall and if he was discovered to say that he was Red John. He was told a few details about the death of Jane's family to remember in case Jane didn't believe him. This way, Red John ensures that Jane is locked up in jail and can't go after him anymore. Betram has to be Red John's 2nd accomplice in the CBI. The Blake poem is one strike against him and he also likely told Red John about the meeting at the Mall because Van Pelt didn't tell O'Laughlin about that meeting. All she said was that they suspected Betram. It is possible that Red John just followed Betram and Jane however.
My guess is that Red John is Virgil Minelli, the previous director of the CBI. He left the CBI after the gunnings of the police unit investing Red John. He would have been in a position to install Betram as the new director, his man. He could have killed to woman who shot the police officers himself. And I just think it is likely that Red John is really someone we've known in the show for a while, not some random actor who used to be in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Plus, West Wing guy didn't act evil enough to really be Red John. Just my 2 red cents...

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i believe the gun he was going for was the police officer's one.
As to review, good one :D
Do we know for certain that there will be a new season, if there is it's kinda pointless, the whole series was based around vengence for red john. I fear the series would be "empty".

ohh yeah, and the two scenes with the telephones at the end, one being agents Lisbon's lying on the table when she's guarding hightower seemed to sloopy to be realistic, and the other one were Grace declined Rigsby's telephone call. Who declines a coworker in such perilous times.Preplexes me.

The rest was great, a good end. And i'm greatfull that they don't drag the series on forever like lost and so many others.

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@FCBarca = I agree with you on number 1...(FYI, SPOILER ALERT) Assuming Red John really fell into Patrick's trap (which he did according to what he says in the end) then why he was at the place of meeting with the other suspect? one answer would be: he has 2 spies. but assuming this to be true, he sacrificed 2 good inside men just to deliver a message to Patrick, not to mention the risk of death. This is of course before the main question of was he Red John? because whatever the answer is, it's still a question of how did he know to be there? I'm confused! any lights?! :D

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@Cobra= it's very unlikely that Berman is RJ. It conflicts with the structural fact that RJ has an inside man, not inside CBI himself.

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Is there anyone who remember the another team took over the Red John's case from Lisbon's team? All team members were killed by the hand of Red John. The boss of this team told Patrick Red John had made a misstake and this mistake could lead Patrick to catch Red John. However, what is the mistake Red John made? The following episodes didn't mention it. Now, Patrick did exactly what he said, Red John was killed by Patrick. But the writter didn't let Patrick use the above clue. I think this is a issue of the Mentalist. Additionally, I lived in China and can't get the latest new about the Mentalist in time. Due to this, if I am wrong, Please let me know and correct me. Million Thanks for your time.

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Excellent finale to series 3 but still too many questions and far to easy set up in my opinion. I believe the writers stated that it was red john who Patrick shot but this is The Mentalist after all so they could be pulling the wool!

I think that Bartram is Red John and played Patrick well.
Funny he was reading the same paper as Red John and left the mall as RJ appeared?
Another note is why did Jane automatically assume the assassin was going for Room 505? Rope was long enough for any of the apartments below. And why handcuffs? Surely she was there to kill mole? (By the way Craig was invited up to Hightower's so could be two insiders)

Someone on an earlier post noted Bertram phoning somebody before he met Jane. That was probably RJ stand in to cover him at mall as he would know Jane would be armed.

Gale also mentioned giving Jane enough rope to hang himself therefore putting the wrong room sugesstion into Jane's head.

Cast your mind back to when Bosco was shot by his secretary and she in turn was poisoned, I think we saw the back of Oscar Ardiles head as he walked past so I reckon he is other mole.

Of course this could be utter nonsense and RJ is dead but if the writers see this, there is plenty of scope for change! Go for it, mess with our heads!

P.S. I live in UK and got an early view of series end, just want to thank you for all the fantastic shows you give us.

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It is possible that the person Jane killed in the food court was the "hand" of RJ, and that he WAS the one who killed Jane's family (and DID experience what he discribed). That way, RJ could be still alive, but Jane could still have gotten his revenge.
I'm fine with RJ being dead, though. I expect the writers can rise to the challenge of keeping the series interesting.

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((BJ May 20th, 2011 4:18 PM Anyone know the name of the actor who played Gupta and where we have seen him before? Just can't remember)) His name is Ravi kapoor in Croosing jordan (as Dr. Mahesh "Bug" Vijay), (2001-2007)




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