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Bob Kirkland

Bob Kirkland
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For the list of seven, I think this is totally bullshit to give some thrills to viewers.

During season five, Jane burned every time all the files while he was tracking down Red John identity to minimize the risk of being spy/stolen.

The names spelled by Lorelei match perfectly with those on little pictures, except last and first names are reverse (Bob Kirkland, Kirkland Bob, etc).
We saw only Lisbon watched it.

During the video reading :
Lorelei says quite a few names as if the number weren't exactly known.
She gives some time to the viewer to grab the names...ok guys, Don't you think jane and his memory palace(my ass) couldn't memories seven little names ?

My first thought was this is impossible while almost everyone else thought it was kirkland (-_-).

Then the most logical way I could think of was about a computer trick hidden in the cd. As a young developer, myself, I think it could be possible to do it even if it would require very high skills, time, and luck.
- high skills : a client trojan virus cross-platform placed in the disk infecting the laptot which could hack cam, microphone, real-time internet sniffing, installing a picture to text analyst software.
- time : Red John needed time to hold Lorelei and make her record several samples of her voice, and then patch the all thing together whenever he needed to, then uploading it to the laptop throught the trojan's help.
- luck : yeah luck, all this plan needed luck, the presence of the pictures during the video reading. the fact that they didn't give the disk to scientific to extract some finger prints or data-mining analysis throught Van Pelt.

I know I sound crazy, but we are in a show, they do everytime a lot of IT stuff quickly while pressing keyboard randomly which could take several hours to the greatest hacker of the planet. Using IP addresses like 3526.784.0.1 and 555 - XXX phone numbers ...
So we could explain the list of seven merging these two elements (improbable high skill + show environment) and the fact He has twice hacked into the CBI computers without being detected and sets up phony companies and bank accounts to keep his identity a secret.

This is my creepy way, and it is better than the psychic explanation. If Red John was truly psychic he would have bring a Goshawk with him and registered the 911 number in his phone...

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Didn't Stoopkid swear on his grandmothers grave that he will not be posting until the next episode aired?

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I've never really been a fan of Kirkland but now looking back, I realize they should have used Kevin Corrigan much more in the show! He is a great actor, naturally creepy, a 100x more charismatic and believable than McAllister. Mind you, everyone is more charismatic than him, except maybe Smith.

Anyway, after all the disappointments at least I got to know some great actors thanks to the show, like K. Corrigan, Reed Diamond or Jack Plotnick. I already knew Malcolm McDowell before. Bruno Heller is lazy and unimaginative but at least the actors never disappointed us.

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There is a big mismatch here . If someone posted the right theory it would get 90% Red, discouraging others from reading it and burying it. The average intelligence of the whole site dropped after the reveal. It becomes unbearable to see every other theory whining about Heller. They're pretty much the most popular theories too. Pre-RJ reveal, I clicked on Stoopkid's profile. His theories used to be 90% red. Now they're around 40-70% Red.

I have nothing against Stoopkid, but his theories haven't got any better. The site audience has changed. A lot of the dedicated site members stayed, but there weren't many of them.

I'm under no delusions, this place has become a ranting ground, where real theories cannot thrive.

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Things to be missed:

-The random appearances of CBI Ron.
-Cho and Risgby's conversations.
-Van Pelt.
-The sudden face on the wall we watched at several crime scenes and Brett Partridge analyzing the scene.
-Bob Kirkland.
-Lisbon always confronting Jane instead of agreeing with him.
-This darkness and sadness in Jane's personality.Not a happy hippie.
-Jane solving weekly crimes in a fascinating way.Not running away from the FBI...
-Red John. (of course)
-Episodes involving Visualise.And Bret Stiles.
-Cho's more screen time.
-Lorelei Martins.
-Red John background music.
-Jane's teacup.

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For 5 seasons and 7 episodes I was kinda obsessed with the show.I tried to figure out who Red John is, to put clues together visiting sites like this etc.
Then I saw ep.8.

*Anyway, I just wanted to share a dream I had last night.I saw that a lot of people posted different theories over the storyline about the Red John reveal and death.Then the others voted them.After that. a lot of "The Mentalist" fans started a site named
where people could donate money in order to make our own episode with our own script and the Mentalist team.(of course).That would be awesome.(And impossible too, ok I know right? :) ).I believe that came to my mind after this thing I've heard about a millionaire who was willing to give 60 million dollars in order to make one last episode of "Breaking Bad"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???

P.S.:Please continue posting theories about RJ's return, you are giving me
hope! <3

And something last, I totally agree with the guy who posted the theory:
 Jane said that "Reede Smith is not RJ cause of his breakdown and RJ wouldn't do that even if he was acting"
So why the hell after he kills the Sheriff he doesn't come up with the same conclusion?+The fact that McAllister gives the whole "hypnotized guy" vibe.
Two posibilities here:
1st:Another plot hole.(We must admit there are a lot)
2nd:Another brilliant masterplan by Jane to catch RJ?Hope so.

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