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@estaticia,
Cool isn't it. No Kirkland, but Lorelei and Brett Partridge. About 15 days until we see it!

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@Km- I forgot about Rosalind. OK, I guess I can kind of see what they're saying, but I don't really put much faith in red hair as a suspicious trait. Too many of the "bad guys" so far have had dark hair: Lorelei, Rebecca, O'Laughlin, Dumar Hardy. But who knows...we really won't know until the ending is revealed.

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maybe Grace is RJ's daughter :))) just kidding, but indeed the writers have given the character a shadow of mystery which can be exploited in the future.Who knows.It is interesting that so far we have knowledge of the background life of Lisbon(her brother, her niece), Jane, Cho(though not much), Rigsby(his father) but nothing about Grace's father or at least some relatives.We know her father was/is a coach.

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@ Watcher,
I'm guessing it is the RED obsession with The Mentalist. Every title has the color red, or a shade variance of red, or the word red can be found within the a word in the title. Plus, I read this, but can't find the link, that the percentage of red headed (natural or not) actors and extras is greater percentage than we would walking around during 42 minutes of our day. Plus, Rosalind was Roy's girl; Roy's last name was Taglioferro or iron worker. And Iron the element leaves behind red where it oxidizes in nature.

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@hc - no, wouldn't make the dynamic weird at all. Every time I've looked up to see one of my coworkers standing over me in the buff, it has only been a good thing ;-)

@rationalgal - what is the significance of Grace's red hair? I've seen people say that type of thing a lot, and never really understood it. None of the minions they have found so far have had red hair, and there is nothing to indicate that RJ himself does either. What am I missing?

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huisclothes, I'll bet Jane held Angela's purse, put on parties, and did all kinds of everyday loving stuff with her and Charlotte, BUT it was spoiled by his refusal to give up his money-making psychic scam. She begged him to give it up but he wouldn't. He felt he needed the fame and fortune. His family's deaths showed him how worthless those goals were - it was the loving family life that was really important. Now he wants it back (tho he won't torture himself thinking about it too much). So he is not going to compromise that possible future with women who can't give him what Angela gave him. Only Lisbon can do that. He is subconsciously holding out for the day RJ is dead. Then his love for Lisbon will take over and we will see the real, unburdoned, undriven, life-loving Patrick Jane.

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Thank you, @ rationalgirl and @ watcher. I was teasing about being odd, because I don't have a desire to sleep with Patrick Jane. I'm too sisterly and friendship wired towards him. And, I confess, that I think Rigsby (and Cho) is attractive as well as Patrick Jane. I like really tall and dark haired. Two things that Rigsby has that Jane does not. Jane has the better smile and laugh lines around his eyes, though. And, I find eyes rather debilitating. But, I only have the urge to hug Patrick Jane, and ask what help could I be.

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Grace has been an odd character from the beginning. She has RED HAIR! She sucked up to Stiles in season 4. She has a mysterious background of undisclosed trauma. She is gullible (but not so much after O'Laughlin). She is attracted to murderous guys, which may be why she couldn't work things out with Riggsby. (That romance was just there to give viewers some sexy stuff, since they couldn't do it with Jane/Lisbon, and only a little bit with Cho.) It has always seemed to me that the writers are setting her up for something - possibly not good but who knows - for the series windup. I suspect a Red John connection, possibly requiring her to be torn between loyalty to RJ and her CBI colleagues.

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@rationalgal. i think the part where he helped the vet is who he is and who he's always been. he's always been kind to the sick and sweet and needy and helpless. i also find that kind of "isn't he altruistic" stuff really canned. would rather see him try to make a chili with lisbon. or throw a party. or hold her purse while she tries on dresses. something everyday. not noble. something that shows how his playful nature brings joy to life.

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@ huisclothes, -Yes! Network's make money off of the advertising slots they sell during the episode. At present it is assumed that most people fast forward through commercials on DVR and that they are left out of online streaming. The desired target is the C3 (commercial 3 day) numbers within the prized 19-49 y.o. demographic. Part of what fascinates me with TM is to see how the DVR +7'(watched within 7 days) changes the outcome of the episode. Example (I'm picking numbers) is Live SD (same day DVR viewing) can get a 1.5 19-49 and 9 million viewers, but the DVR +7 changes the final 19-49 demo to 2.7 and 13 million viewers. I just made up that example, but it really happens. The final numbers on TM episodes jump to previous season numbers. CBS knows TM has the audience, the death slot has not eliminated TM's followings; they are not making the ad dollars they want, but they don't want to give it a slot that would make them more.




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