This post is brought to you by @CJDaveywho asked for a Season 4 Preview 🙂
First off all, if you haven’t seen it yet here’s the Season 4 promo.
So the team’s suspended. Nice realistic touch. I wonder if that means the paperwork Lisbon filed in the Season three finale was just for show as part of the ruse to get RJ’s man.
Lisbon tells Jane he shot an unarmed man. Obviously someone took the gun RJ had with him after Jane was taken into custody (or else he would have seen it taken).
Bertram would be my initial guess. Until shortly before Jane killed Red John he had been there at the mall. If he had remained there he could have easily pocketed the gun.
Yes, I had said he was most likely innocent in the finale review, but that was before we knew that RJ’s gun disappeared. While he may not have been guilty of killing Todd Johnson, that doesn’t mean he’s innocent of being an RJ ally.
Or it could have been anyone else since we now know that “Red John is many”.
By the way how genius was that? Heller et al were able to kill off the show’s main antagonist while ultimately keeping him in the game. It’ll probably take the rest of the series to hunt down all his disciples.
About Lisbon. Love the tiny snippet of conversation we got between the two. I’m hoping we get to see a Red Badge role reversal here.
Not thrilled about Jane’s hard tone saying he deserved his justice. I’m not going into whether what he did is wrong or right, but I do hope we get more reflection than that from him. Obviously I don’t expect him to beat himself up about killing his family’s killer. I just want to know if he’ll feel less guilty now or if his vengeance was just treating a symptom, not the disease. Will he truly be able to sleep better or was his revenge like putting a band-aid on an decaying wound..?
Jane needs to come to peace with himself, with his addiction, and I don’t mean Red John. I mean his vanity and compulsion to show off, to always appear smarter than anyone else which I suspect stems from his insecuritiy.
Perhaps the team’s support will finally help him resolve that. It should since they’re all getting suspended because of him but I doubt they’ll blame him. Nor should they. They all knew what they were getting into. Also, Lisbon has stood up for him time and time again, and I suspect will do so here as well. He’s got no reason to feel isolated or to prove himself to anyone anymore.
If there is one thing I hope we get from this season, it is Jane’s realization of that.
Need I say September 22nd can’t come quickly enough for me?
I’m hoping to squeeze one more post out before then but until I do there was an issue that came to my attention that I think begets some discussion…no matter how painful or embarrassing it might be. I apologize in advance.
Did you? Okay.
Now I’ll admit I myself had no idea what was so wrong with the nickname. The connotation had gone completely over my head (BTW thanks @cjdavey for providing the link and for painlessly explaining it to me *_*). I’m positive that many viewers who don’t even speak English and watch dubbed version’s of the show are completely innocent of the reference as well, as was whoever came up with the name.
*virtual pats on the back and hugs to all those in shock, especially owner of that facebook page*
Regardless, now that we know how the Mentalist team feels about it, out of respect to them, I’m asking fans to try and refrain from using the term to represent the Jane/Lisbon dynamic. If it must have a name, please try and come up with something new in the comments section.
@LiviaFree over on twitter suggested “Jeresa” and “Lane”. I suggested “Lisane”. Have it in the comments.
Finally here’s something which helps settle the Jane/Lisbon will they won’t they question and might soothe fans…
Did you watch it? There you have it, from the man himself. They’ll get together…in the end. So fans get their happy ending without the rest of us panicking that romance will ruin the show. Everyone’s happy 🙂