Yesterday evening I kinda stumble over THE MENTALIST on Amazon Prime. For some time now I am trying to rewatch the show, but something always gets in between me and one of my greatest TV loves.Read more
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.
So many people seem to be worried because of the spoiler that said something about Jane giving a speech in 7×10. Now, we all know what will happen in the episode – the promo made that clear, one of them will die, and those who have paid attention also know who it will be.
But, as usual, I am not worried when it comes to Jane and especially Jane & Lisbon, contrary to the seemingly common mood in the fandom right now.
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.
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*
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.
There are a few Jisbon things I want to see, and if you ask me, they are not even unrealistic. Plus, I think we totally deserve it… as do Jane and Lisbon.
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.
This is the first part; I might do a longer review later on.
I won’t even try anymore, because they aren’t either. Seriously, you can analyze the scenes, but then what? The result will always be the same. They couldn’t be more obvious even if they wanted to, because there is no “more obvious”. You can’t get more of something that is already at its highest point/grade.
Woah. Bruno Heller, stop being so secretive. You could really give us a hint or two regarding your endgame…!