Dr. Linus Wagner: Everything you told me, Mr. Jane, is total fiction, isn't it?
Jane: From the INCEPTION
"There Will Be Blood" should be titled "There Will Be Lies" as Lore lies to Jane, Jane lies to Lisbuns, Lisbuns lies to Bertram, and Rigsby lies to himself. Bertram said it best, "Can we trust anyone?" Lies. That's what this whole show is about. Speaking of lies, Dick Cheney must be a big fan of Lorelei who proved torture works when she forced confessions out of Julia Howard and Jason Lennon that Red John was behind the disappearance of Miranda and others from the shelter for abused women. But as Dick Cheney proved, when we believe lies, we usually reach a DEAD END.
Hook, Fishing Line and Sink Her: In an amazing fishing expedition, Jane finds a photo of Lennon, the master baiter, and connects him to the fishing line he found at Howard's end-of-the-line for the missing women. Lorelei lets Jane off the hook for her escape when she meets her end in a warehouse of carnival memories like her sister.
Speaking of fishing, this episode had the usual "Red" herrings: Steven "red shift" Doppler, one of the trustees of the shelter, may have been saved by a trio of red-headed stepchildren outside of the Fairchild Hotel. Homeland Security, which apparently has nothing better to do since OBL was killed, has Red John in its sights.
The moral of the story: "It's a pattern, It's what it's all about." (e.g. car crashes, fire-y endings and dangerous intersections)
But it's not real. Jane: Pretend I'm not here As J.Lennon, who had a son Julian, said: IMAGINE - This is not here.
Scrambled eggs: The truth is Jane appears to be a Sherlock Homes super-sleuth character, but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?) in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated (Patrick Jane anagram is "Captain Jerk") and spends his days with the remote watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes. Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).
Burning Clues: Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned. "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned." In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California. Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger IRON BOWL game in 1907. Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life. In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again. Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him. Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask. Jane: It's not my fire.
Total Fictional Recall: Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John) Professor Moriarty character in a Tommy Westphall" imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of Jane. NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars (El - He is Mars).
Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality.
Who's a Lyin'? Jane or Mar-tinsS
Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.
Red Face to Face
Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel
The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is ROY Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron"). The ROY CUT IRON anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron." How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen, a master reader of how others' emotions control them and our need to let go of the past, was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past. Until Jane leaves his OLD LIFE BEHIND, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device.
Jane: Lisbuns, illusions only work because people want to be fooled. Open your eyes, people.
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