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Well obviously i'm sharing my disappointment here. The Lazarus serial killer was a joke, not more than any bad guy they catch on a regular basis. It wasn't series finale material except for the wedding part, but that would fit rather in gossip girl final or so. I am angry at myself for not letting go since the day I saw the leaked episode 608. Though I stopped watching after that episode, I kept reading content on this website and other articles, keeping my hopes up. Even today I watched the finale hoping for a "Hello Patrick" that never arrived.

I guess my attachment to the RJ arc got me stupid, but I must say that reading amazing theories here also makes you long for more, for smarter, for greater and more surprising than what the writers delivered. I have different scenarios in mind, RJ was Partridge, RJ was Rigsby, RJ was Haffner, RJ was Stiles, RJ was McAllister but none of them include a master hypnotiser that didn't manage to cure his fear of pigeon, none of them include pigeons at all.

Some called me brain-dead for expecting the RJ return, but I believe TM changed and started to mainly address the "brain-dead" in the way that season 6/7 would please people that just watch the show without engaging in a deeper analysis, who don't connect the dots, who don't see the ramifications or the bigger picture.

One last point, writers should take into account the readers (and in our case the viewers) and not give away hints here and there and never act on them. They used writing elements to build cliffhangers and to drive drama but left us hanging there, that is not good writing, it is false adver-teasing (what Bosco told Jane for example) that leads nowhere. Just for that reason, I consider these writers are cheap and actually don't deserve the title of writers.

Thanks all for sharing great theories, raising valuable points and plot holes, for commenting, giving your opinion, analysing and re-analysing and always want to think an extra-mile. This state of mind might not be the dominant majority and might cause us some more disappointment in general, but I believe that's the right path.

Keep being curious and smart,
Merci!

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No one had a doubt in their mind about the upcoming wedding, and they were right. Here you go if you want to see images of the wedding http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/02/10/cbs-the-mentalist-first-look-at-wedding-photo/23083311/

Now if this is supposed to be the climax of the finale, then they "ruined it" with these pics, but maybe the wedding thankfully wont be the climax!? 1 more week to go. Have a nice day!

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I have read this theory of HII (http://www.whoisredjohn.com/See-a-theory-Red-John/18371) and I love the idea of two RJ. RJ#1 the mastermind and RJ#2 the actual murderer, which would mean that Jane did get his revenge, partially!

It also occurred to me that if Red John is such a great mind and master hypnosis he could have hypnotised the fear of pigeons and heights out of himself (by teaching one of his followers), right? Which he obviously didn't.. Now what if RJ#1 left that piece of information (regarding the fears) with the psychologist intentionally and hypnotised a crazy irrational fear of pigeons into Red John #2 counting on Jane to use that information? That could actually make sense and fit with the mastermind character! Could this be possible? With Lazarus being RJ#1?

Another point that actually bugs me is that the writers and actors crew keeps on ensuring us that the RJ arc is over, i find that to be weird! They could say, "well watch and see" but they choose to kill any little piece of hope left, would it be to cause an even bigger BOOM in our minds when the arc picks up again? I guess we just have to wait and see - read you in 16 days ;)

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A member of the Pretty Little Liar cast said recently about A (their equivalent of Red John) "Everyone will freak out because it's so clearly in every episode," he adds, laughing. "When it's finally revealed, you could literally go back to season 1 and knowing who it is, you can be like, 'Oh, wow. Whoa. This has been here all along, and I never noticed it,' which is, I think, brilliant."

To those who still don't understand that some of us are annoyed by the "little reveal" it is because we expected exactly that, to freak out, to think to ourselves "Wow, crazy, brilliant" and to watch it again thinking "Wow, crazy, brilliant". In a word we had expectations.

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I have been reading that there will be this new serial killer the finale will focus on, named Lazarus, right?
In this case, the writers are doing a good job keeping my hopes up, as St. Lazarus was the subject of a miracle of Jesus who restored him to life. The Lazarus Syndrome was even mentioned once in the Mentalist (season 2 episode 17) by...Rigsby.

My obsessed brain wants to see in Lazarus nothing more than a Red John restored to life for our greatest pleasure.

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Hi all,

I watched the last episode again (i didn't watch any other episode since that one) and I have spotted something and I am now 100% convinced that McAllister is not RJ. Once McAllister is dead, Jane points slightly the gun towards himself about to shoot himself and then we can see that something goes through his mind, something like a "oh no-moment", something that could sound like "Oh no.. -That- happened.. He is not / can't be Red John" and then he puts the gun down in McAllister's hand. It is all very subtle but I am sure I am seeing it.

What do you think? Am i going crazy? Still one year later?

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I remember when the episode leaked, I watched it and couldn't believe it and I even bought the final episode on iTunes because I couldn't wait for a streaming link which I didn't even watch the episode again but simply scrolled through it to sadly be proven wrong, it was the real ending of the Red John story line.

Since then I didn't watch a single second of the Mentalist anymore. Today I came back to this website, i don't know why, and your comments confirm that I was right to stop there.

Just needed to share my still vivid bitterness ::

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