OH MY GOD.
If you haven’t seen the preview, catch it here.
First of all, Jane is in trouble once more?! That’s gotta be a record. Give the guy a break!
Now for some reason, I’m not buying Hightower as Red John’s operative. Surely they wouldn’t have included her in the promos unless it was a red herring, right? I’m betting RJ’s got her kids hostage unless she hands over Jane; something like that.
That doesn’t mean I’m not worried. I’m very, very, worried. I’m worried Hightower will end up dying tragically, because, of course, why else would they have an episode featuring her last week where we all got to see her humane side, and she got to bond with both Lisbon and Jane, unless it’s to get her killed and create angst for our heros?
Of course, if she is RJ’s operative, there’s just as much angst for Team Lisbon so I guess it’s a win-win situation for the writers and a lose-lose situation for viewers and Jane.
On the upside, the episode’s writer is Daniel Cerone, who brought us two of the season’s best episodes (“Red Carpet Treatment” and “Jolly Red Elf”. So…I am excited. I am also afraid. Very afraid.
I guess I should have known better than to hope for two consecutive happy episodes. Sigh.