“Red John is mine. And I will exact my revenge on him”. – Patrick Jane
For more than ten years, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) has been living and fighting against a lurking dark shadow, the shadow of the serial killer who murdered his family, Red John.
Patrick Jane was once a fake psychic, and he was making money by giving people false hope and false promises of happiness.
One night, he talked about Red John on television. His impudent attitude, the way he talked about the famous serial killer as if he really knew him was obviously not well received by Red John. And so this dark shadow decided to teach Jane a lesson: you’ve been arrogant with the wrong person.
One night, Jane came back home, expecting to find his little girl Charlotte asleep, safe in her bed, and his wife Angela waiting for him. What he found was their dead bodies. A bloody red smile to greet him.
From that night, Patrick Jane’s life changed forever. Red John took away the only true, honest and loving part of his life: his family.
And that’s how Patrick Jane joined the CBI, the California Bureau of Investigation. He could access the files regarding Red John, and have an easier access to eventual development of the case.
And that’s how Jane met Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), and her team: Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti).
And that’s how Jane found a home, a couch, a favorite teacup, some familiar faces, a routine.
They were just supposed to be people to “use” to get to his ultimate goal. But through all these years, they’ve become something more.
They put their lives, their careers at risk for him, and he found himself helping them in some situations too. They found themselves helping eachother like a true family does.
Jane helped them solving many cases, he helped them to give justice to the innocent people who needed it.
But the lurking dark shadow has always been there, it is still there, playing his twisted game year after year, killing more people. The ultimate goal is still there, and tonight Jane will finally come face to face with his dark shadow.
Will he finally kill him? And after that, what’s going to happen? How his CBI family is going to react? How will Patrick Jane’s life change?
Find that out tonight. The Mentalist’s episode 6×08 “Red John” airs at 10pm on CBS. You don’t really want to miss it!