I'm back... and so is Red John.
What I read here about 7x11 intrigued me enough to watch this episode. A note to all of those Red John fans who were/are disappointed by it's previous execution- You can safely watch this one. I can't tell if the remaining episodes will be worth your time, but jumping from 6x08 directly to 7x11 will make you feel like old times.
The clues and subliminal messages were dispensed one after another, and in a very good fashion. Even if they screw up the 2 episodes left you can make up your own theory about Red John, from here. And that is the benchmark for the good Mentalist show.
If you haven't seen it yet, don't read any further, as my theory will have some spoilers, but come back if/when you watched it. (Although, I might be the only one here who dismissed the whole 7th season.)
Anyway, here are my thoughts.
Boy, do I like this name. Did you know that the Bible only named 3 angels? Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer (or better known as Satan) I'm sure you noticed the #3, there, and only one of them was a real piece of work.
So what does this mean? Will Jane be only happy after he kills the 3rd Red John?
"You'll know when you see it" - said Gabriel.
Going by this info, here is my theory. Lazarus is the serial killer, but he is not Red John. Red John killed Gabriel, Lazarus killed the other victims in this season.
Why would Red John return?
Because Gabriel was a real psychic and Red John knows he was talking to Jane. He knows his secret is out, even if Jane is keeping it to himself. "FAKE" on the arm was a message from Red John to Jane. It obviously means more to Jane than it means to the others.
"You'll Know when you See it"
Clue: one of the old suspects are back. Jane will catch a glance and recognize him (perhaps in the crowed at his wedding) and hell will brake loose. However, I think 3 has a different significance not referring to Red John aliases. Jane will not be happy killing Red John. Every time he does that, it brings back the memory of his loved ones, murdered by the serial killer. Relief... maybe, but definitely not happiness. What I think it means, that Lisbon will die. Jane's marriage to his first wife, didn't end well, neither will his second marriage... I'm sure you know where I'm going with this.
As you can see, I'm happy with this episode, still I'll check out this site before I'll decide to watch the last 2. Then, even if it ends like crap, I can pretend, it played out according to my theory.