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Go to Wikipedia and look up; The Mentalist, Red John, Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes and Napoleon.

This will give you an idea of where the show is heading and relieve some of your mystery angst! It will open you eyes to the scope of Red John and why he's so elusive. Keep in mind that the writer's do have creative license!

These writer's are taking us to school! Who said TV was dulling the minds of viewers? LOL!

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Heller also said Jane was chasing a Moriarty.

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Quote from Bruno Heller "Red John isn't a pathetic loser who is hiding out in a basement somewhere". He also said he is the Napoleon of crime. (quoted from two different sources.)

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IF YOU WANT TO GET THE BIG PICTURE ON RED JOHN, CHECK THIS OUT!

The professor grew up wealthy and well educated. He was very influential in society. When he became a criminal mastermind, he was discribed as a very evil genius. Scottland Yard admired him. The professor had a 2nd in command henchman named Colonel Morgan who had the same attributes as him. They were both charismatic and all that other stuff. Now the professor plotted and planned to overthrow the queen. He was considered the Napoleon of crime. The professor did not like Watson and wanted to kill him. Sherlock protected Watson from the professor! STARTING TO SOUND FAMILIAR?

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Continued- The professor warned Sherlock that he would kill him if he interfered with his criminal empire.

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I'm sending this out to all the Mentalist fans who are enthusiastic inquistive arm chair detectives! I did a little arm chair research and here is what I discovered!

The Mentalist is a loosely based modern day version of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. SO WHAT YOU SAY! WE ALREADY KNEW THAT! bUT DID YOU KNOW THIS!

QUICK SYNOPSIS- Sherlock Holmes slandered his childhood math professor by stating he was a criminal mastermind w/o the means to prove it. Mean while back at the ranch Professor Moriarty was loosing his mind and becoming a complete EVIL VILLAINOUS MONSTER! The professor became angered by what Sherlock said and decided he didn't like it much and that Sherlock needed to be killed. The professor sent out his henchmen and Sherlock eluded them. So...the professor decided to go after Sherlock himself. Sherlock also eluded the professor and after a while the professor decided he liked Sherlock's intelligence and that he would let him live. The professor warned Sherlock that if he interfered w/ his criminal empire he would kill him. Sherlock of course persued him anyway!

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Jennifer1 they do not shake hands.

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I've given up on thinking Mashburn is RJ. He was probably there only to show Lisbon has a life outside of CBI, same as Summer was there for Cho. I've been checking the episodes where RJ is talking to Jane, since his voice (unless it's being faked) is key to who RJ is. None of the characters we've met have that voice, only RJ when disguised. When RJ is busted we will probably see that he has an operation linking Minelli, Stiles, Rosalind, Kristina Frye, and Lorelei (did I leave anyone out?) in some woo-woo philosophy about good vs evil and enlightenment. They all have had or have now a close personal connection with RJ. (Minelli only marginally.) What we really need is some motivation for the RJ killings BEFORE Jane showed up. After that, they all had clear motivation. Can't understand or ID RJ without seeing some motivation.

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@anitraward1: please let us know if Jane and Royston shake hands. Unfortunately I don’t have access to that episode, just my memory to go by. Happy Thanksgiving from Canada :).

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@rationalgal: "He is ma..." might be "He is manipulative." If "He is many" then "They are many."




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