The Mentalist Season 6: What We Hope to See

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September 29th feels like it's a long way off. Mostly because it is. And as much as we enjoy summer, the cool breezes of autumn and our favorite shows returning with new episodes weigh heavy on our minds.

So since we have to wait another 80-plus days for the season premiere of The Mentalist, we decided to make a list.

Read on, TV Fanatics, and see if our hopes and dreams for The Mentalist Season 6 match yours. Vote for what you'd most like to see happen come fall and don't forget to share your thoughts and add anything we've missed in the comments below.

Jane's Wild West

Our Mentalist Season 6 Wish List:

The Big Reveal. Yes, we finally want to know Red John's true identity. It's been five seasons. It's about time we know.

A Love Interest for Cho. One that doesn't involve a hooker, a junkie, or any other type of criminal. Someone worthy of the character we've grown to love.

More Rigsby and Van Pelt. It took a long time for these two to find their way back to one another. We're hoping to see this couple stay happy for a while.

Jisbon. That's the shipper name for Jane and Lisbon for those not in the know. A Jane / Lisbon pairing has been hinted at and teased for five seasons. It's included an I love you from Patrick that he later side stepped and many doe eyed looks for Teresa. It's about time these two had an honest conversation about how they feel for one another.

A Kiss. For those of us who don't care about the talking and want a little more action, a real kiss between this dynamic duo would make us cheer.

Casual Time. Wouldn't it be great to see the entire team spend a little more time outside the CBI?

Real Danger for Our Core Team. Show creator Bruno Heller promised that Red John will be targeting closer to home this season. We're hoping that means RJ will go after someone on Jane's immediate team. Not that we want to see Lisbon, Cho, Rigsby, or Van Pelt die at the hands of the merciless serial killer…but having one of them in serious peril will have us glued to the screen.

YOUR turn: Pick the story you're most hoping for on The Mentalist Season 6...

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Something just occurred to me, I'm watching the finale. Jane's family has been so, so missing.What if Jane is not a true Jane? In Carney life, they may not use the law for a legal adoption. What if Jane is really someone else. Maybe someone couldn't take care of their child and gave their new born baby to the Janes. What if Jane's supposed mother stole him from someone. They moved around so much who would ever find out. Now this would be a GAME CHANGER!


It is finally September 29th! I'm going to moonwalk over to my tv at five minutes to nine and hit the magic button! And......Et Voila! Season 6 begins!


Here's my prediction; I am 100% sure that collectively we have figured out the end game in some way, shape or form. I WILL say this again, I'm sure that contained in our long time discussions is the answer. There is no way after discussing five years of episodes we could be so far off the beaten path. @Rationalgal, Heller even mention part of your good/ bad scenario. Everything he discussed we have already ripped into shreds. I am positive that we are as good a viewer as he is a master mind!


Go to Tv guide, there is a Heller article from September in which he explains the list of 7. It almost seems promotional more then anything else. Like a purposeful misdirection.


Pahometowner, I'm not really satisfied that I have enough of the pieces and in the right place. there is still something strange about Kirkland. Then there's Volker. He's in prison but he operated so much like RJ. I wonder if he was written in to show how the real RJ operates - that is, never does the killing himself - always has someone else do it and enjoys watching. Stiles could operate like that. Can't see him as RJ but possibly as just like Volker. I still think RJ is more than one person and the only combo I can think of that works out is Stiles and Kirkland. Oh well. I fully expect the writers to come up with something totally different. But if RJ is not Stiles and/or Kirkland they have a LOT of explaining to do to make their RJ credible.


@RationalgalR.....your scenario is fascinating. The puzzle pieces are fitting together.


@Rationalgal, I can't wait to jump in but right now I have to get ready for work. I WILL BE BACK!


@Creamy, if all fails, go to afte it airs. They put up each episode and I believe it's the same night it airs. You just have to put up with an insane amount of commercials.


@Creamy, after this long wait and with 24 hours to go, I hope you get to watch the show live. Can you hit up some friends or go to a bar or restaurant? Even a laundromat. Go get your oil changed, they have tv's! I don't know of anywhere in line you could watch! IF ANYONE KNOWS, PLEASE HELP, WE CAN'T LET ANY OF US NOT SEE THE 1ST EPISODE LIVE!


5. PERSONS OF INTEREST. Bertram wants to be rid of RJ. His main job is to keep Jane from starting a media crap storm over it. Hafner is part of Visualize. He is there to protect Visualize from PR scandals. Smith, McCallister and Partridge: No evidence to justify a place for them in this puzzle. 6. THE CARNEY WORLD. Where it all started and where it will end. Kirkland is Jane's half-sibling, abandoned by his and Jane's father. Both mothers dead (maybe plot-siginficant). Resentful of Jane. Wants to outwit him, torture him to a slow death. Jane will spend part of S6 tracking down his family background and discovering a mix of good and evil, predators and prey of which he was unaware. RJ will die but Jane will have mixed feelings as he had for Lorelei. Both "had it coming" but there were regretful things. Good and evil are not always black and white. As with the Blake poems, there is always a lot of gray.

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