Going into the season 6 premiere of “The Mentalist” on Sunday night, there are going to be a pretty hefty handful of people that we are going to see Patrick Jane suspect of being Red John. The first few episodes are going to be by and large around trying to narrow this field down, and sometime by the midway point of this season, you are going to figure out just who the villain really is.
We will say this for the time being: If Red John does not end up being any of the people in the videos below, we are probably going to lose our mind. CBS has done what we believe to be a pretty smart / cool thing, and given us an opportunity to see some individual profiles of all of the characters in action. It is almost like putting you as a viewer in the driver’s seat, and allowing you to then try to figure out whether or not certain people have the attributes to be the person Patrick Jane is looking for.
Are there clues in here? Maybe, but if there are, they are not obvious at all in the videos. It’s more of a supplement than anything else to what happens tomorrow night, and the story that is going to come to a hopefully-satisfying conclusion.
Of course, one of the larger questions right now when it comes to “The Mentalist” is whether or not it will even air week in and week out at a time when most Americans can watch it and still get up early for work. Football delays are once again going to be in full effect this year, and for whatever reason CBS did not seem to care that in pushing back afternoon games, you were basically making it even harder for your programs to sustain themselves.
Click here if you want to hear Simon Baker’s hilarious take on the Lisbon character, and stay tuned: We’re going to have some more news related to “The Mentalist” premiere in the morning.