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Teresa Lisbon

Teresa Lisbon
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I know that this website, will slowly find its death, but while it doesn't, I would like to ask one last question. IF you could go back to the episode where Patrick finds about the Blake association and change everything from there, how would you, go on with the show? What would you change? Who would you choose to be Red John?
This will probably be my last theorie on this site, I had a great time with all the theories, It was quite fun.

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So tonie goes the two hour season finale on cbs.... hold ye hats cowboys .. fingers crossed

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-Lazarus -

Patrick Jane woke up from a terrible coma ,and found himself lying on a couch surrounded by carnival-like walls and South African curiousities. Despite the pounding headache, persistent dizziness and hazy memory of last night, he managed to pull himself back together and gave a rare smile. His eyes was fixed upon a shadowy figure visible who was sitting on a wooden chair across him.
"Where am I?"
"Hello Patrick. Welcome back," the voice replied in a soft, monotonous tone.
"Spare me from your theatrics you misera..." Before Patrick Jane could finish his sentence, the shadowy figure moved towards him and placed a cold blade under his throat.
"One more word and I'll cut your throat."
"You know what Sam Bosco told me before he died?"

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Why is everyone so angry? Just saying

If you hated it i respect that but i loved it and heres why.
Season 7 seems like the writers are finally doing stuff they couldn't do before. Mainly because of Red John and the low status of the Cbi.
I loved the past and the low status of the cbi but things sometimes grow and change.
If you are being real with yourself the non red john episodes from seasons 4-5 were not that good at all. If Rj did not exist those episodes would of gotten the show cancelled by themselves. Volker? Come on

Season 7 is fun. We get to see stuff we always wanted to see.
Like jane and Lisbon together.

Why is everyone being so weird about Jisbon? I feel like i am in 2nd grade and all the kids think Jisbon has cooties. It makes sense for Jane and Lisbon to be together after all they been through. I can see if they did it real cheesy lovey dovey but they are not doing that at all.
I think Jisbon provides great convo between The two. No more Lisbon mad at Jane for 1000 time and Jane pretending like he doesn't like her.
No more 2nd grade shit!

Having these two together makes the show more interesting.
There a cool couple for fuck sake.
Hearing them talk things out when for years all they did was hide their emotions is great Tv people!

Erika Flyn vs Lisbon was better this time around.
Lisbon pretending to be psychic while Jane tells her what to do was the shit!
Other reasons why i like this season.
Abbot is a great actor. Bottom line.
He plays matchmaker for everyone.
Every time he talks i think its cool.
He is the man.
Cho is also the man.
Cho is more involved in the show now if you haven't realized.
He is my rock.
I am waiting for a Wiley centered episode to come soon.
That dude can act his ass off too.
The killer in tonights episode was a great actress as well.
The show stepped its game up really. Upgrades is cases, technology, setting, story lines for crimes, etc.

It has no more tricks to hide behind and is finally being honest with us.
Enjoy it as a funny witty cop show.
If you want Brett Partridge to be Rj then just watch Dexter and calm the hell down.
I am a fan of the mentalist, who else is?

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Tell me what do you think of this!
As odd as
this might seem, Patrick found himself shocked. Red John had finally hit a new
milestone when he predicted in a video the seven names on the list that Jane

Lisbon had
just watched the video with and abused Lorelei and with a very convincing
shocked and frustrated face look upon the laptop with the pictures of the seven
suspects… hoping that Patrick will turn himself looking outside that old window
so she could have her little smirk celebrating Jane’s newest fuck-face towards
RJ’s mind games. 

face and thoughts turn clouded when he saw her little smirk reflected on that
same window glass.

Did she
wanted him to see her smirk or not? It was too late anyways. He already saw it.

He didn’t
wanted to realize what was happening but it was too late.

It took him
seconds to realize the full picture of the moment: Shocking red John statement
by showing how powerful he can be, how above he’s above all us.  And while that terrifying thing was
happening   Lisbon was having a little smirk enjoying
herself while Jane is not looking at her.

face reflected his thoughts in the same clear way that the glass showed
Lisbon’s smirk. 

Her reaction
to it was all by pleasure.

Lisbon: The
Glass? Really? That’s all that it takes? A glass? So many clues left all along
and you can only tell by the reflection of a window?

Patrick had
that face just-before-crying-when-remembering-her-family.


Lisbon: I
am getting really rusty at this.


eyes turn glowy from the upcoming tears.

It’s so much to remember, so much left to feel, it can not be said on a rooftop
as it mean nothing to me. It does, It really does.

words were lost.

“No, you can’t Teresa. It can’t be you.”Hard to say, and even more hard to

Patrick hit
the floor with he’s knees as if a lighting shattered his mind and heart

Lisbon look
at him with sort of sadness.  She
regretted slipping away her true color with a silly smirk.

Her true
color was no other but red.

The Red Smirk.

tried to take the gun that he kept under the table in case anyone non friendly
ever come around.

It only
took a few seconds for Teresa to realize that he was faking the fall only to
grab the gun. She let him took it and point at her looking all freaked out and

Lisbon: Don’t
bother. We both know that is not loaded. You don’t use guns unless you really
have to.

Quickly she
rushed to take hers and point him while getting closer.

With the
gun pushing his heart, she moved like a diabolic creature around his limbs
crawling her way until find a pose she liked.

Patrick was
so afraid, so frustrated that let him to feel very badly and violated, sad and
betrayed… and very, very paralyzed.  He
tried to move vaguely to get away from whom was hugging him from behind.
Feeling disgusted try again but she slide the gun from his heart to his

-Lisbon: I
need you alive, that includes missing a leg, Patrick.

 -Patrick: Why…? Why did you did this to me?

You know it, and you know it very well. You insult me, say fake truths about
me, humiliated me. There was a price to pay. And with time, you did.

You destroyed my life.

You did that on your own. Your arrogance… if only you just take care of your
gift and only your gift. I knew your work back in the days. “Jane: the great

You’re beyond crazy.

-Lisbon:  Your talent… oh my… it’s amazing. Almost
impossible. Truly fantastic.  You really
have a gift Patrick. We always have that connection although in the beginning
it was only one way. May way. But still… in the end…. You came back to me.

What the hell are you talking about?

You lost your mind in that asylum remember? Many months happened… for a moment
I felt that I will have to give up on you. It made me think that maybe you were
a bully needing an adult to teach you a lesson.

-Patrick: I
never saw you… before the CBI… OH… oh my… I can’t believe this.


mentalist’s tears went all the way into Lisbon’s hand which held the gun. She
can feel how his frustration and her temporal feeling of relief melted together
while she told the story of their sick and long relationship.

-Lisbon:  As I told you, I was about to give up on you
but then Sophie called. Finally you were out of the asylum. My games… our games
could continue. Then you did that thing, that crazy thing that remade my plans,
my life. You went to the CBI AND YOU FOUND ME looking for information about red
john.  It was about me. Our connection
was there, you only needed to get rid of your family to see that our connection
was real.

-Lisbon: I
was there to found you and kill you, you insane woman.

That’s what you keep telling to yourself. You’re wrong. You only want someone
that is by your side, an equal. Look up to someone and someone looks up to you.
Your opposite on the same weight on the other side of the balance. That’s what
you are for me and me for you.

You can’t see it now and i am afraid that you wont be able to see it anymore. I
am your equal and you feel it, I know you do. Over six years together is enough
to know someone. I can tell that you feel something for me. And it’s very
strong. You love me.


started pressing on Patrick’s throat with that dark, cold gun.

Yes, it’s love. All that hate on red john is a mask only. Something that you
put so you won have to deal With your feelings and thoughts, things you want to
do… to be. You need to admit that thanks to me they are gone and now you can
really see that we have a path to do.

-Patrick: ¡No! ¡Never! ¡Dame you! ¡DAME YOU! ¡I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!

Patrick look into the sky, the light coming into the room shined on his face
full with tears.

Don’t worry love, don’t cry anymore. You want RJ I’ll give it to you. I’ll put
a face and a name so once your pain is gone… you will have time to see that
what left standing after the storm will be me.

-Patrick: ¡RED JOHN! ¡I will kill you before love you!

-Lisbon:  You already do it my love, but you won’t b
able to see it yet. Once the sheriff is gone you will come to me… soon or

 Ya lo haces amor, siempre lo hiciste
pero no podías verlo. Una vez que el sheriff se haya ido, vendrás a mí.

started to cry louder and louder.

Stand up Patrick.

He had no
more strength to move.

You seek my dead but if you know that keep going in a world where I am red John
will only kill you… eventually. I suffer as much as you. I am sorry love,
you’ll see.

Patrick was
lost and afraid, like when you find out that someone watches you while you
sleep. He can not reveal to his worst enemy that he only want to forget the
person he spent most time the last years more then with his own family was the
responsible for all that misery.

He stood
there looking the California Sky.

-Lisbon:  This is the only way that I see you living, at
least for now. Once you’ve killed “your Red John” things will go in a different
way. The last time I did this my mask fell off. ¿Remember? “Tyger Tyger”.

You sick son of a bitch!!!

I’m sorry too Patrick. So much.

eyes cried like water running in a river.

Close your eyes. Just close them.

-Patrick: I
am going to kill you.

She got
even closer.

Just close them love.

She clear
the tears away from his face with her little, smooth and cute fingers.

-Patrick: I
am gonna take your life with my own hands.

Ask me if I regret killing your family, ask me cause was a necessary end. But I

-Patrick: I
will shatter you…

Ask if I am scared of dying because I am, I do without you. Our connection is
psychic like you… like me. You feel it.  
You are mine and I yours. Remember the times you hugged your dotter,
remember our times in each case driving here, driving there, all the tricks we
put together, your best moments are now, chasing your demons and eventually
finding a resolution with the woman that stand by your side all these

Red John
didn’t hypnotized people when they could do it to themselves. Someone like Jane
with such and incredible capacity to it and so much need as well was easy to
self suggest.

It didn’t
take him more than seconds to open his eyes looking the glass and see Lisbon


looking her reaction, he needed some air and went out when end it up sitting on
a bench made of Wood frustrated about this new chapter that started on his
story with Red John.

names. Seven people.

followed him outside. 

¿How did HE do that?


That tape was made two months ago.  Red
Jhon knew the name of the suspects on that list before you did.  I mean… how’s that even possible?

Nah... It’s a Trick.

Lisbon: A
trick how?

Patrick: I
don’t know.

phone rings while Patrick looks at the sky getting ready for what is seems to
be a new case.

A new case
in the middle of that crazy moment, he did not wanted to do it but they got
ready to it right away.

case, another red john chase.

felt closer than ever but the truth was something he would never achieve.




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First of all think all those people who have only seen the last two seasons believe that the end of season 6 was perfect because they dont know anything about what happen before on the show ,if that was the real end would have been the series finale, not the season finale happy forever and ever and all that shit just think the show was always intended for seven seasons for one reason because the story line of the show that was The Mentalist vs Red John ends there just think about it ,if the show were to continue for more seasons then it would make sense to continue starting for the happy ending but just going to continue for one more season just one 
Now that said, Let's analyze the whole story as a writer when you write a story from the divide start the story in light and dark then you give a face to these characters and create these characters from the beginning not invent who is along history now imagine that you mention a name in one chapter that probably the majority didnt saw no one knows and now this is the main villain is just really stupid , the dark character of the story must be someone who is always on the history and very close to the main character from this point now think many stories of comics, movies , books , antique books repeats the same pattern , the closest person to the main character is the evil character , who's the person in this story? Teresa Lisbon now the lover of Pattrick jane closer than ever. Now think again from the point of view of red john , for those who have not seen the entire series in a chapter a major character named Timothy Carter was appointed by red john to be the starting point for Patrick to begin their new life Teresa with her in the real red john because she has always been in love with Patrick but then he realized that Timothy was not the real red john , but the intention of the real red john was that patrick forget his revenge against red john this implies that red john never leave the shadows or like Patrick said once he likes to think he is invisible or he likes to hide in plain sight 
Teresa always wants to know patrick plan to have time to anticipate it, and that's what always happened in all plans to catch red john so when he started to make a list of the names he closed the door
Now's analyze the latest and greatest plan patrick jane The list, many do not know but patrick has never had the need to write the data can be stored in the memory palace that patrick is, but still started writing the names in a notepad, I think that the seven names on the list patrick already knew long time ago put those names in the notebook, and the only one that had seen the notebook was Teresa
Patrick created the Schrodinger cat experiment when closed the door of the attic and the cat teresa lisbon all she found was that Patrick discovered that she is red john she fell into the trap because that list is a trap
Patrick created it mainly to check that red john would know the names of the list, the same names patrick put in that book, that book that teresa could get and see the names, that's the reason why patrick closed the door, he knew she could not resist the curiosity to know those names, so when he saw the dvd alone realized that she had fallen into the trap  trying to prove that she was smarter than patrick On That moment she lost the battle teresa, teresa did the same thing with timothy carter and mccallister only move a pawn that can be sacrificed trying to convince patrick that they were  the reals red john just think about it Require teresa as his partner in the fbi, going for years, taking away her only chance of a life of love with agent pike ,BEGIN A NEW LIFE WITH HER all part of the plan to destroy the real red john, Teresa Lisbon,
If you see the chapter "Red John" mccallister never try to use his weapon just talks and talks, never tries to shoot just as timothy, both knew they were going to die all the looks of disappointment and anger from patrick to teresa on the chapter 5x22 all the chapter make sense 

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