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More about symbolism: Lots of it here, some of it red herrings from writers, some from our overworked imaginations. Where does Red Sails fit? Or does it? How about the William Blake poems? They have been clearly relevant. All about good vs evil, predator vs prey, innocence vs. guilt, and finding some kind of redemption out of all of it. So here is Blake's "The Poison Tree." (See next post.) It's about wrath and it's outcome if you let it grow. Notice the last line. Reminds us of Jane's "thinking room" in his Malibu house, with his mattress on the floor beneath the bloody smiling face. So who is stretched out - RJ? Jane? Or is this meaningless. No other TV show can produce such mental contortions in viewers who pay attention. Maybe Jane will deal with RJ with mentalist tricks that trick RJ into killing himself. He did it with Panzer. Here's The Poison Tree, coming up:

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The park ranger on the beach -- his name tag says Cutler. Reminds me of Ray Tagliaferro -- cut iron. Glasses, upper middle age, kinda dumpy, looks like straight brown hair, hard to tell if it's thinning with his hat on.

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Sorry, cut off. I'll repeat the lyrics:

{Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea}
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
{She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue}
Red sails in the sunset, I'm trusting in you

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

{Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea}
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

{Red sails in the sunset}
Way out on the sea (ooh-wee-ooh, wee-ooh)
Oh, carry my loved one
{Home safely to me}

{bracketed words are sung by Nat in unison with background singers}
(words in parentheses are sung by background singers only)

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Info and yrics to Red Sails In the Sunset -- in case they mean anything . . .

-Artist: Nat King Cole
-peak Billboard position # 24 in 1951
-Words by Jimmy Kennedy and Music by Hugh Williams
-previously charted in 1935 by Bing Crosby (#1), Guy Lombardo (also # !),
-Mantovani (#3), and Jack Jackson (# 13)
-previously charted in 1936 by Louis Armstrong (#15)
-subsequently charted by Tab Hunter in 1957 (#57), The Platters in 1960 (#36)
-and by Fats Domino in 1963 (#35).

{Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea}
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me
{She sailed at the dawning, all day I've been blue}
Red sails in the sunset, I'm trusting in you

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

{Red sails in the sunset, way out on the sea}
Oh, carry my loved one home safely to me

Swift wings you must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We marry tomorrow
And she goes sailing no more

{Red sails in the sunset}
Way out on the sea (ooh-wee-ooh, wee-ooh)
Oh, carry my loved one
{Home safely to me}

{bracketed words are sung by Nat in unison with background singers}
(words in parentheses are sung by background singers only)

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And, as I mentioned before, Kirkland has the remains of a corrected speech impediment. Very sly. But how would Lorelei know Jane and Kirkland shook hands?

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Okay. Definitive. Jane does shake hands with Kirkland at the end of If It Leads It Bleeds. It just happens below camera. But they both move in, Kirkland offers his hand and Jane takes it. You can see their arms shaking as they shake hands.

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I put down that I was a hand chair detective, what I meant was arm chair detective. LOL

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I think I know who red john is, but I'm nor really sure. that's what I get for being a hand chair detective. LOL

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Diego I went back and watched Red Dawn again and I believe you are talking about Minelli. Minelli, the judge and Lisbon shook hands with Jane. I would suggest viewer's watch it again and follow Cho all the way through the episode. Something is going on with him.

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I love this show and I love the mystery of not knowing who RJ is, however, I have become so paranoid while watching. I find myself doubting everything that happens, assuming everyone has ulterior motives, and that everyone is lying; it's maddening. I do enjoy the journey though. I know that many people think that there will be nothing left once RJ is uncovered, however, what if he is uncovered but not caught right away? ie: he gets away. Additionally, the characters are so rich and they all seem to have deep dark secrets, I'm sure there are many avenues to explore.




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