'The Mentalist' Jumping 2 Years Ahead After Red John Episode

'The Mentalist' Jumping 2 Years Ahead After Red John Episode
Not only will this week's 'The Mentalist' be a game-changer for the series, aka Jane (Simon Baker) finally comes face to face with Red John, but it looks like it will also influence the rest of the season -- in a time jump way.

In an interview with USA Today
, 'Mentalist' creator Bruno Heller (warning: some of his answers are spoilery) revealed that beginning with the Dec. 1 episode the rest of Season 6 will be two years ahead of where this Sunday's episode ends.

So, where does this leave the team, especially Jane and Lisbon (Robin Tunney)? Lisbon will be in San Francisco, Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace (Amanda Righetti) will be in northern California and Cho (Tim Kang) will be in Austin, which just happens to be FBI Agent Dennis Abbott's (Rockmond Dunbar) home base. Oh, and Jane will be out of the country.

If that's not enough, according to Heller, Jane "wants nothing to do with his old life at all. [Lisbon] has made a new life for herself, [but] after two years she finds she's thinking about Jane all the time."
With these big changes also comes "a world of higher stakes and bigger strategies" for their investigations. "They won't just be solving crimes in California," Heller added.

Baker also directs the Dec. 1 episode. "It's a coming of age in a way," Baker said. "It redefines the relationship between Jane and Lisbon in a real and adult way."

What do you think about all of these changes? Will you stick around after the Red John episode?

Be sure to check back to TVRage after Sunday's episode, as we'll be posting remarks from Baker and Heller, who spoke with us the other day during a conference call.

'The Mentalist' airs this Sunday at 10/9c on CBS.

- Bruno Heller
- Simon Baker
- The Mentalist

Written by: akoerner
Nov 20th, 2013, 9:06 pm

Images courtesy of CBS


Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 5:26 pm
Yes. Are you sure? Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Why is top-posting such a bad thing? Top-posting. What is the most annoying thing in e-mail? No. Should I include quotations after my reply? Whose stupid idea was it to put newest first???

Message Posted On Nov 24th, 2013, 8:33 pm
Yes red john started to become a tad boring however I still and always thought that Grace has her finger in the pie.Think back to the beginning suspicious behavior, her very hostile questions to jane about the other side. Anyway that and many more is my opinion.

Message Posted On Nov 24th, 2013, 1:58 pm
Red John was Jane's reason for staying with the team. The concentration of Red John was an on-again, off-again part of the show. People may be tired of it because it was the concentration of this half season. They need to balance the jump with flashbacks into the two year period that show why people ended up where they were and some of their experiences. However, it is hard to follow an episode in three cities, especially if they do in include flashbacks other than Jane's.

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Message Posted On Nov 22nd, 2013, 2:41 am

@kincaid thats what I was thinking, everytime they hint at someone being Red John they turn around and prove us wrong. I recon that Bertram knows who Red John is though!


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Since: 24/Feb/12
Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2013, 2:08 pm

Interesting. A 2 year jump is huge. For the bigger story I can see it being necessary however it could be a hard sell to many fans.

PS: To the Anonymous posted, nothing in the show actually says that Bertram is Red John. He just happened to be the highest profile individual of the corrupt people discovered. Seems too simple for it to be Bertram.


Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2013, 9:34 am
I was very sad that Bertram ended up being Red John...I liked him. I like a thread through out the series but jumping ahead 2 years...that will be weird...I'm loyal...I'll watch anyway

Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2013, 8:52 am
Cho is Red John.

Message Posted On Nov 21st, 2013, 2:08 am
It's about time, the Red John business was getting to be extremely irritating and went on far too long.

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Since: 15/May/08
Message Posted On Nov 20th, 2013, 11:51 pm

Of course,the Red John case went on far too long anyway,the show needs a change.

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