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Well, I think enough people agreed with my last post, so I'm going to try to get a conversation going.

What was your favorite RJ-related scene/moment? Mine was in Blinking Red Light when Jane set up Panzer to insult RJ and then RJ killed Panzer. It was cool seeing Jane and RJ work together, even if it was indirectly. 

Let me know if you agree or disagree. And if you disagree, please comment and let me know your thoughts! Thank you!



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Since the The Mentalist is over and there will be no more theories about Red John, I was thinking that site can be turned into a general Mentalist forum with an emphasis on Red John. And not just theories about who he is, but discussions on favorite scenes, what happened to Kristina Frye, what his intentions toward Jane were, etc. 
Please let me know whether you agree or disagree by clicking the green or red button.
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First, thank you to those who have partcipated in my 
little informal survey and commented. 

I don't think The Mentalist is going to revisit the Red John storyline. In my mind it ended with 602, and it's up to my imagination how it went from there.

However, we did get a lot of great RJ scenes before then, so what are yours top 3 favorite RJ-related scene? A scene where they're talking about him counts.

Mine are

1) Blinking Red Light: when Patrick manipulates Panzer to insulting Red John on tv so RJ would kill him, and then RJ does kill him. That was extremely powerful and the last thing I imagined Jane would ever do.


2) The whole last part of the season 2 finale. *Shivers*

3) The end of Desert Rose (601) when RJ calls Patrick from Theresa's phone. "Sorry Patrick. Theresa can't come to the phone right now. Can I take a message..." And he's all casual. Awesome scene.

And of course there were many more great scenes, so what are your all favorites?

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There was something about the Mentalist fandom (those who make an effort to watch the show regularly) that had me really confused. Why did so many not like the Red John storyline and were eager for it to end? Afterall, there were only a handful of RJ-centered  episodes in a season(not counting s6). The great majority of the episodes were Jane and CBI doing their thing solving the cases of the week. So why in the world were people so eager for it to end?
     And then I realized something. The majority (or at least the vocal majority)of the fandom are Jane/Lisbon shippers, and Red John was the greatest impediment to them getting together. So it did not matter if RJ was never mentioned in the episodes, as long as he was out there, Jane and Lisbon would not get together---whether it was because Jane was scared of RJ hurting Lisbon or whether Jane was so focused on catching RJ that entering in a romantic relationship was the furthest thing from his mind. Either way, the Jisbon shippers had a problem with it.
    So we can say that the fandom is/was primarily divided into two groups: those who watch for the relationships (especially Jisbon)  and those who watched for the Red John storyline.  
   I wonder if those fandoms can be divided among gender...with the majority of Jisbon fans being female and the majority of the RJ story fans being male. I don't mean to be sexist, since I'm female and was/am a huge fan of the RJ storyline (at least until 603 but that's a whole different topic).
  Anyway, I would like to conduct an informal survey. Obviously, everyone on this forum is/was fan of the RJ storyline, even if you don't like the way it ended. Would you please press the green button if you are male and the red button if you are female?
Thank you!





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