Honestly had him pegged for Red John.....until he 'died'.
If anyone is going to come back from the dead to be Red John - I hope it's him.
A perfect fit.
Partridge is a silly ghoul, a 'Scream 5' type bad guy - NOT, a charismatic and calculating killer. What woman would 'die' and sacrifice everything for him?
So if anyone is being brought back to life, let it be Luther.
Still hoping for Mashburn, simply because he OWNS all the Red John characteristics.
Partridge would be such a let down and leave me asking 'how such a little nerd managed to control so many people'.