‘The Mentalist’ season 6 spoilers: Finally, another Red John promise

The mystery remains -For those of you pounding your head over how long it is taking producers of “The Mentalist” for finally confirming that they will answer the Red John question, here’s some good news: You are going to get an answer that you have been long waiting for soon enough.

While at their TCA panel today, CBS confirmed that come the end of this year, viewers for the Simon Baker series are going to know just who this titular villain actually is, and therefore have a very different sort of way in which to look at the story. When you think about the way in which this story is going right now, this really could not feel any more right for a number of reasons.

1. The longer that you hold out on this, the longer that you put viewers in a position where they are screaming “why!” at their TV screens.

2. The ratings for season 5 were not the best, and you have to wonder how many seasons the show could have left now that we’re nearing the time where new contracts have to be created. (Then again, the show airing at a million different times due to sporting events probably does not help anything.)

If we would have to put some sort of target date on it as to when the truth is going to come out about Red John, we would say the fall finale with one particular reason in mind: It’s really the perfect cliffhanger to leave out there for a few months while viewers shout “why!” at their TV screens for a very different reason.

If you want to see a list of the possible Red John suspects out there right now, your best bet is to visit the story over here.

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