good to see a little discussion back at this site. good thing they are bringing it back in November. I don't think the site would have survived if they had waited until after the holidays.
in my opinion, what really made this show great, and it was a GREAT show at one point, was thet elements of misdirection and surprise. no matter what heller or baker or anybody else says, it was always about PJ vs. RJ and what kept us so glued was the fact that we never knew the next time we would see a red smiley. yes, we could guess that season finales would probably involve RJ, but we weren't sure how or when. and we were always pleasantly surprised a time or two during midseason.
but in season 6, they began advertising RJ. there was no surprise factor. just a whole bunch of BA and RJ crammed down our throats and so convoluted and sloppy that it was all just a big ruined mess.
so, you take a hero who bases all of his powers on the art of misdirection; and you take a villian who uses mindgames and the element of surprise; and you are left with a season that clearly doesnt add up. the only logical reasoning for the actions of both the hero and the villian from last season, is that it was the ultimate chess match from both sides, and both wanted the other to think that it was over and that they had won......
so despite the preview that showed on my tv last night while i was watching football, and almost caused me to spew my dinner in chunks all over my living room at the site of the 2 lovebirds watching fireworks, this season could be set up to be an epic finale to a great good vs. evil battle. wouldn't it be great if the fireworks display ended with a giant explosion in the shape of a red smiley!!!!
i am not delirious. i understand that a series finale with a RJ return is a pipe dream. but that's the point of this site. so if all you want to do is piont out the fact that the RJ is over, please just go away. go back to your mom's basement and play batman arkham origins on your overclocked pc. dust off the dorito crumbs from your undershirt and maybe google a little bit about personal hygiene.
The point is, i still think there is a chance for REDemption. i believe they intended for timothy carter to be RJ, but then back tracked to save the show. I believe they intended for McAssface to be RJ...but have left it unexplained enought to back track again if needed. So unintentional or not, there is room for a great ending.