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hmmmmm. The promo for next week is advertising 4 new episodes in a row in March.

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@km now if patrick would have dated one of the guys, then we'd have something. thanks for list.

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at least I guess it's 5x20. The April 7 episode.

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I'm thinking March should be really good because it's sweeps month. Maybe we'll actually see promos on air. Wow, the tile of 5x20 makes me shiver in hope and anticipation. But they'll probably pull the football again. Buncha Lucies.

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@km can see why it would get attention for its subject matter. i wish it had been a bit better as a piece of drama. but that's me.

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3 March "Red Lacquer Nail Polish"
10 March "There Will Be Blood"
24 March "Red, White, and Blue"
7 April "Behind the Red Curtain"

I liked "Ruby Slippers" and I think it is cool that it has received positive attention and a Glaad Media nomination. That's me though.

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i have high hopes for the four episodes in a row. maybe we'll get a great little arc like black gold and red blood, red bulls and his red right hand? or will it be a flavor of the week group, something like pink champagne on ice, rotten in redmond, and ruby slippers - just to pick a group that have the cohesion and nutritional value of sour cream & onion, nacho cheese and cool ranch. that somewhere over the rainbow scene. cringe.
hope they build toward something in march. as i think about it, five is the worst season so far. only three excellent eps, my opinion. devil's cherry, red dawn and red sails in the sunset. crimson ticket, was a half-rung down. cherry-picked ok - but primarily the guard part. and nothing since the midseason break. volker was an attempt but it mostly left out jane so i had to pedal hard to care. we're getting lorelei back. thank goodness.

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@rationalgal. i would also like for him not to be caught because it would mean the show would go on. of course they could do the double whammy and go off the air not identifying red john.

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back to dr. kidd. as you may remember, i have this theory about red john being the son of brett stiles (a murderer though maybe not a guy who puts in the knife) and that he was a troubled kid sent to the elliston farm as a way to give him some discipline and straighten him out. needless to say, it didn't work. rj went off on his own. and built a career as a serial killer. gives a reason why stiles keeps tabs on red john, knows about him, can reach him and because rj is his kid, is unwilling to turn him in. but that's just a bee i can't get out of my bonnet. more germane, is that i had hoped that dr. kidd would provide some insight into families in which murder was passed through the generations. certainly this occurs with mental illness and of course, destructive family systems repeat themselves over and over. would have been great if jane started to search for red john based on who his parents might be.

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huisclothes, I think this is also the way ordinary viewers see it too. They don't get all obsessed with analyzing every bit of dialogue and facial twitch. Just oddities like us do that. (But we can't help it. Jeez! Simon Baker is SO cute!) Anyhow, normal people just want an entertaining show and they are getting it. They don't care who RJ turns out to be or even if he's ever caught.




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