The Mentalist Season Finale Recap: 2.23 “Red Sky in the Morning”

The Mentalist(S02E23) “I’m becoming what I was supposed to be. Your children’s children will worship me.” – Red John

Technically, Red John did not say that quote but he could very well have. Red John is twisted enough to believe he’ll one day be worshiped for his killings. He can add one potential fan to his list as one important character claimed that Red John could redeem himself!

I say “he” when speaking of Red John, but it could very well be a woman, no? And based on the new tidbits we got about Red John this week, I’m still not 100 percent sure RJ is a man. You?

At the end of the episode, when Red John first speaks to Patrick Jane, RJ’s voice is in a pitch that could be a woman or a man slightly modifying their voice tone. However, when RJ recited the rhyme to Jane, the tone was a bit lower. Is that proof that RJ is a man? Another hint that RJ may be a man is that John was strong enough to rather easily put the chair, with Jane still taped to it, back on its feet. Then again, Red John could be a strong woman.

One fan theory I couldn’t shake throughout the episode is that Kristina is Red John. It really bugged me that she said Red John could redeem himself and that he is a man. Could it be that she said that because she is Red John? Plus, it does look iffy that she took her stuff, without messing anything in her bedroom, and left her home to go with him. I’m still not 100 percent sure that Kristina is with Red John but from the “Kristina would want me to send her love” speech, it does look like Red John has her. Red John could be Kristina and that she only told him that “Kristina sends her love” to throw the trail off of her. And Kristina could have killed her interviewer to have Jane and the CBI think that John was after her as he went after Jane a few years back. The killing happened after Jane explained to Kristina why her giving an interview was a mistake, which could have given her an idea how to throw suspicions off of her. If Kristina is not Red John, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s somewhat involved in his killings.

One of my other suspects to be Red John is Brett Partridge. This is the agent who was at Marley’s crime scene and who butted heads with Jane. Why do I see him as a suspect? First, he dislikes Jane. Secondly, Partridge was in the pilot episode. Is it a coincidence that he appeared in the pilot and, two years later, in the second season finale?

The main case of the week — Marley’s murder — was really well developed. Not only did it look like Red John may have done it, but I never thought of the film students actually killing people to make a Red John movie. Even if Jane was pretty sure Red John didn’t kill Marley, you could see it affected him big time. Of course, things got a turn for the worse when Red John did kill the interviewer. Not only that but the case of the week had Red John save Jane! Why? Because Red John loves to toy with Jane so he prefers having him alive than dead? Twisted!

Beside wondering who Red John is, I wonder why Jane didn’t tell Lisbon what Red John told him. Is it because Jane wants to have the upper hand in the investigation? After all, Red John is Jane’s case. Red John is Jane’s life.

The Mentalist Season 2 Finale Spoilers: Red John Mystery Will Continue into Season 3

The Mentalist – Episode 2.23 – Red Sky in the Morning – Promotional Photos


Source: Copyright CBS

How will Jane react to Kristina Frye this time around on The Mentalist? — Jake
ADAM: The relationship really isn’t much different, according to Leslie Hope. “They’re essentially playing in the same ballpark. It’s flirty,” Hope says. “As determined as he is that she’s a fraud, she’s determined that he’s for real.” Of course, one thing is different, Hope says: “We definitely go on a date — twinkling lights, candles on the table, fancy silverware and everything. It’s a real date.” Source: TV Guide

The Mentalist – Episode 2.23 – Red Sky in the Morning – Press Release

A MURDER BY A RED JOHN COPYCAT PUTS PATRICK JANE AND HIS PSYCHIC FRIEND IN DANGER WITH THE REAL RED JOHN, ON THE SECOND SEASON FINALE CLIFFHANGER OF “THE MENTALIST,” THURSDAY, MAY 20

Leslie Hope (“24 “) Returns as Psychic Kristina Frye

“Red Sky in the Morning” – Patrick Jane and Kristina’s first date is interrupted by a report of Red John striking again, which is discovered to be a copycat. But when Kristina reaches out to the real Red John, both she and Jane find themselves in grave danger, on the second season finale cliffhanger of THE MENTALIST, Thursday, May 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Leslie Hope (“24”) returns as Kristina Frye.

SERIES REGULARS

Patrick Jane…………………………… Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon……………………….. Robin Tunney
Kendall Cho………………………………. Tim Kang
Wayne Rigsby……………………. Owain Yeoman
Grace Van Pelt………………….. Amanda Righetti

GUEST CAST

Madeleine Hightower…………….. Aunjanue Ellis
Kristina Frye…………………………… Leslie Hope
Ruth……………………………………. Carrie Finklea
Dylan………………………………… Stephen Sowan
Wesley……………………… Cameron Van Cleave
Brett Partridge……………………….. Jack Plotnick
Dorm Monitor………………………… Ayo Sorrells
Waiter……………………………………… Kevin Will
Marley Sparrow…………………………. Eva Maw
Neighbor Lady…………………… Anne Gee Byrd
Jackie………………………………. Angela Martinez
Margo……………………………. Kathleen Wilhoite
FBI Agent Feeney……………………. Tracy Fraim

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producer/Creator Bruno Heller

DIRECTED BY: Chris Long

GENRE: DRAMA, CRIME, MYSTERY

RATING: To Be Announced

Source: CBS

The Mentalist – Episode 2.22 – Red Letter – Press Release

SPARKS BEGIN TO FLY WHEN PATRICK JANE AND PSYCHIC KRISTINA FRYE CROSS PATHS AGAIN DURING THE CBI INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF A CHARISMATIC HEAD OF A NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT FIGHTS HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ON “THE MENTALIST,” THURSDAY, MAY 13

Leslie Hope (“24 “) Returns as Psychic Kristina Frye

“Red Letter” – Romantic sparks begin to fly when Patrick Jane and supposed psychic Kristina Frye cross paths again during the CBI investigation into the murder of a charismatic head of a non-profit organization that fights human trafficking, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, May 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Leslie Hope (“24”) returns as Kristina Frye.

SERIES REGULARS

Patrick Jane…………………………… Simon Baker
Teresa Lisbon……………………….. Robin Tunney
Kendall Cho………………………………. Tim Kang
Wayne Rigsby……………………. Owain Yeoman
Grace Van Pelt………………….. Amanda Righetti

GUEST CAST

Madeleine Hightower…………….. Aunjanue Ellis
Kristina Frye…………………………… Leslie Hope
Sheriff Burnside………………………. Nick Searcy
Carmen Soledad………………… Melissa Fumero
Hector Brava…………………… Marco Rodriguez
Ilsa Engels………………………………. Alice Evans
Russell Bigelow………………………. Eugene Byrd
Christopher Lynch…………………. Rick Hoffman
Tariq Shah……………… Shaun Duke Moosekian
Stacey……………………………………… Meg Wolf
Novella……………………… Amelia Jackson-Gray
Claret……………………………… Joleigh Fioravanti
Bartender…………………………………. Rob Evors
Journalist……………………………. Dominic Flores
Building Super………………………….. Paul Hayes

WRITTEN BY: Eoghan Mahony

DIRECTED BY: John Showalter

RATING: To Be Announced

Source: CBS

The Mentalist – Episode 2.21 – 18-5-4 – Promo

The Mentalist – Episode 2.21 – 18-5-4 – Promotional Photos


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The Mentalist – Episode 2.21 – 18-5-4 – Press Release

PATRICK JANE AND THE CBI INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A MATHEMATICAL GENIUS BY A GUN-WIELDING CLOWN, ON “THE MENTALIST,” THURSDAY, MAY 6

Series Star Owain Yeoman’s Wife, Lucy Davis (“The Office”), Guest Stars as Daphne, the Victim’s Wife

“18-5-4” – Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate the death of a mathematical genius by a gun-wielding clown, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, May 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS

Patrick Jane…………………………… Simon Bakerv
Teresa Lisbon……………………….. Robin Tunney
Kendall Cho………………………………. Tim Kang
Wayne Rigsby……………………. Owain Yeoman
Grace Van Pelt………………….. Amanda Righetti

GUEST CAST

Annika………………………………….. Hana Hwang
Concierge………………………… Cameron Bender
Tolman……………………………….. Fisher Stevens
Clown…………………………………….. Mike Rock
Daphne…………………………………… Lucy Davis
Adrian Mosca………………………. Scott Menville
Noah…………………………………….. Dave Engfer
Oliver…………………………………….. Evan Peters
Police Chief Hambrick…………… Ronald William Lawrence
Rafe………………………………….. Rich Hutchman

WRITTEN BY: Leonard Dick & Ken Woodruff

DIRECTED BY: Charles Beeson

Source: CBS

The Mentalist – Episode 2.20 – Red All Over – Promo

“Red All Over” – When a media mogul is murdered, Patrick Jane and the CBI team investigate cult leader Bret Stiles, who may have had an axe to grind following the publication of a critical story about his group, on THE MENTALIST, Thursday, April 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Malcolm McDowell (“Entourage”) guest stars as cult leader Bret Stiles.
The Mentalist – S02E20 Red All Over, CBS promo

The Mentalist – Episode 2.20 – Red All Over – Promo

The Mentalist – Episode 2.19 – Blood Money – Promo

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