The episode 'Red John' was disappointing in my opinion (bit late) but i know most agree, just the way the show had built Red John to be a clever, manipulative, powerful and scary man, they unmask McAllister, granted in the episode he did look the part in some ways, the 7 names on the list weren't hard to narrow down, Smith was too young, fat and just didn't fit the profile, Bertram was too tall (going on what we learn from Rosalind Harker's description), Styles was too old, and dying already.. Partridge was too obvious and predictable, and Lennon didn't recognize Kirkland so that ruled him out. So straight off the bat we are narrowed down to two suspects, McAllister, and Haffner.
Personally I (and many other i presume) thought Haffner to be RJ, he was fitting of the profile given from Harker, and he seemed the more likely out of the 7 (once Partridge had been eliminated). So when the remaining 5 revealed the tattoo's, and Haffner didn't have one, that left McAllister, and frankly, probably the public's least wanted suspect to be RJ.
The worst part of 'Red John' episode was when Partrick was about to kill him, and he begs for mercy, i mean cmon.. 6 YEARS, 6 years we've been waiting for this moment, and probably the most notorious built up character on TV lies there begging for his life? Have to say i was very disappointed, the man that we've been waiting for for 6 yes turned out to be and old sexually perverted man. As most of you guys know, Red John is obviously a dangerous psychopath/Sociopath, and one thing we know about psychopaths, is they feel no regret, no remorse, they lack morals and empathy, this is why i found it so much more infuriating, McAllister lay there showing remorse for killing Jane's family, a psychopath would not feel that remorse he claimed.
As much as it pains me to say it, i don't believe Red John is coming back. We will never feel those butterflies in our stomachs upon seeing a smiley face on a wall and the infamous red john music playing in the background. The mentalist is my all time favorite TV show and will be for a long time, the end to red john may have been somewhat anticlimactic, but the 6 seasons of Jane and Lisbon solving cases together was enough for me, Van Pelt and Rigsby doing their thing, and Cho.. well, being cho! I would have loved this series even if Red John wasn't a part of it, but obviously it wouldn't be nearly as amazing as it has come to be.
I guess it's not over yet, The mentalist is back on March 9th i believe, and i'm lookiong forward as much as ever, there's a new criminal it would seem, i guess all i can hope for is in the final episode the camera will turn around on Jane and there will be a smiley face on the wa
P.S you guys, Linus Wagner is going to be in the second episode back, why? i have no idea, but i assume it's going to be good. (for those who can't remember who he is: Wagner is the doctor in the Pilot who framed Red John)
ook time to write this so i hope i get some feedback from you lot! Thanks for reading! ..:)...