It’s strange, you know? For all the shows I’ve seen so far in my life – and that’s a lot, trust me – I’ve never been with one from start to finish and loved it for just as long. Sure, I watched Stargate from the very first episode on, but given that it was ten years, the enthusiasm decreased with time. I still enjoyed the show, but the big love? No, that was long gone.
There were others I watched for years and saw end, but not a single one of them meant as much as to me as The Mentalist.
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I wanted to be disappointed. Really. Actually I was disappointed after watching the season premiere. Promos, articles and interviews big on promising loads of Jisbon, and then that? Huh. Not really what I was expecting. No kiss, no hug, no shared house, no nothing we got to see. Well, apart from some origami and an oldtimer.
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As a reaction to the S6 finale, someone posted a Jisbon collage and beneath it Jane’s quote from 6×06, said right before he hugged her and left her at the beach to go after RJ:

There is something I wanna tell you, Lisbon. Something I should have said a long time ago…

Tumblr user suzjazz replied to my reblog of the post:

Jane also says “There’s something I always wanted to tell you” in the ep with the bomb strapped to Lisbon, as he’s picking the lock to the room where the killer is. I have always believed that he was going to tell her he loved her in case things didn’t go as planned. He didn’t get the chance to say it, but he refused adamantly to leave her when she ordered him to, which means he was ready to die with her, Red John be damned.
Other people, including my BF, maintain that he was just playing for time by talking, but why would he do that? The non-shippers always had some rationalization for it too. (BF would have been thrown out on his ass had he not admitted early on that Jane loves Lisbon. But he was never a Jisbon shipper, and still teases me about having a girl crush on Robin. 😀

To which I had to add some meta. Naturally *g*
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When rewatching the season finale, I had that thought that it could have gone differently. And I’m not talking about the ending. Sure there were lots of possibilities; but what I’m thinking of in particular is the part with Lisbon finding out about Jane’s scam.
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There is so much that can be said about last night’s episode, and I will have to find the words for my review which I fear will turn out to be quite long (le sigh), but there is something I really need to point out:
The ingeniousness of Bruno Heller and his team.
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