The Mentalist

Season 6 Episode 7

The Great Red Dragon

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 17, 2013 on CBS
8.1
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After the events at Jane's house, the CBI's priority turns to those names still left on the Red John list. Jane finally thinks he knows the identity of Red John.

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  • All of them?

    9.0
    Could Red John be all of them? I still think it would have been awesome if RJ was Patrick.
  • The Great Red Dragon

    7.5
    I did not think Partridge was actually Red John, but this was still a good, action-packed episode throughout. This is the kind of episode the show needs much more of.
  • Partridge!

    9.0
    I've said from almost day one RD was as the many episodes went by with Red John talking to voice is very distinct. The episode where Jane found himself ducktaped and laying on the floor in the John came up to him from behind and tilted Jane and the chair upright.. SAME body type as Partridge. Jane's talked to him on the phone and it's really disappointing that Jane had not figured it because of the voice. Cho never say Partridge's face in the morgue before being cremated just saw his shoulder. Bertram is probably the head of the original Blake originaztion. The one thing I don't get is if Partridge is RD how could that guy be so INFLUNECTIAL with the ladies. That's the only thing that doesn't make sense. If they do make partridge I will be very disappointed becuaes it won't make his voice) is the clue)moreless
  • It's McAllister

    7.5
    3 people died in the explosion, all were burned to a crisp, so the only "positive ID" was from a tech. Have we learned nothing? Tyger Tyger have people everywhere. Red John is in Tyger Tyger.



    How do I know it is McAllister and not one of the others?



    Watch the YouTube Promo for Red John Episode. Play it frame by frame. Keep pressing Play / Pause. The guy that jumps through the glass window is clearly Sheriff McAllister. You can see the hair, that balding widows peak he has. Also the scene in the church, the guy walking toward Patrick at the front of the church, it's him.



    How that will tie up all the loose ends, I am not sure, but do the youtube thing, I promise you can clearly see McAllister.



    As for Bertram, pretty sure he is the head honcho at the Blake Association. Jane only named him on nationwide TV to get everyone looking for him and out of the way. No way Jane believe him to be Red John, he is sitting in the church waiting for him, not sure of the church relevance though.moreless
  • "He is mar" (many?)

    8.5
    Remember in the Pilot episode, there was an ambulance attendant that had a tattoo on his lower left arm. Is it possible that he is part of the 'Association' and is used whenever one of the Tyger Tyger people are killed, and he removes all traces of the three shoulder dots while the ambulance is in transport.



    I don't remember the explosion being addressed in any detail during the episode. But I thinking that one of the three men who had the tattoo called the 'Boss' (Red John or someone) to tell of the meeting. Red John had a bomb planted with the idea of killing them all. Of course three survived.



    Speaking of the three dot tattoo Van Pelt's dead FBI boyfriend was a Tyger guy, would she have not remembered that he had three dots on his shoulder (assuming she ever saw him without a shirt) when that subject was revealed to her in the previous episode.



    Red John can't be Partridge. Wasn't he in the morgue with the skin removed from the left shoulder. Perhaps Red John is FBI Supervisory Agent Dennis Abbott who came from Austin, Texas to 'take It is also possible that there is no single person who is actually Red John serial killer, because all the killings attributed to the 'one' Red John were assigned to members of the Tyger association according to location and need. And one of them killed Jane's Family by orders. After all, he was on TV, and when he arrived home, they were dead. A single Red John can't be everywhere at once. But a phone call by the Boss of the Tyger's would get the job done. And maybe it is that Boss (Red John) that Jane will confront.



    There was an episode when the team went to Texas, and the person they were looking for was killed in a bathtub, but had written (or someone had written) in blood "He is mar". Now whether than 'r' was an incomplete 'n' and the word was to be 'many', indicating that Red John was an organization of many persons.



    It is also possible this week that the coded paper with symbols that was retrieved from Bertram's storage space will be broken, revealing the members of the Tyger Tyger association, thus tying up loose ends.



    And lastly, there will still be loose ends to wrap up before the series finally ends. There is the woman who ran the dating agency that was convicted of murder and in a later episode escapes from custody with men dressed in law enforcement attire. What's that all about?

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Arthur Darbinyan

Arthur Darbinyan

Dr. Alek Lavrov

Guest Star

Peter Douglas

Peter Douglas

Officer Paul Wiehagen

Guest Star

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

FBI Supervisory Agent Dennis Abbott

Guest Star

Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston

Gale Bertram

Recurring Role

Drew Powell

Drew Powell

Reede Smith

Recurring Role

John Troy Donovan

John Troy Donovan

CBI Ron

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