WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS
This episode basically had it all. Great acting by everybody, Jane close to tears, Red John, murder, DRAMA, and Libson being her typical pill-like self, accept this time actually showing some emotion, which was interesting. But seriouslyâsheâs so annoying, how she listens to the rules all the time. I did love that scene where they fought and Jane threatened her. How doesnât she get that Jane wanting revenge is completely understandable? If I were here Iâd just let him do what he was going to do and realize I really couldnât stop him.
I really liked the whole part with the redheaded blind lady. When she opened the door, I thought she was just being stubborn, but then when I realized she wasnât, I was just thinking: âOh come on!!! Sheâs BLIND?? Seriously??â
On that noteâthe episode was very exciting and I really thought they were going to reveal who Red John is. Once we saw that officer guy whose name I canât remember was buying the cigarettes and elephant, after the red smiley face was drawn on the blind ladyâs wall, I knew what was going to happen next. Why did the writers have to fall back on the oldest crime drama clichÃ©?
Seemingly good guy who everyone thinks is on their side goes into some hidden place with the lead character, and then once theyâre completely isolated, he draws his gun and threatens to kill the lead character, revealing heâs actually evil and having this compete personality change you never would have seen coming in a million billion years. Because they conveniently never even showed the slightest hint that he was actually a bad guy, since they hadnât planned on doing that from the beginning. And of course, no clichÃ© ending would be complete without the other good guy (in this case, Libson) busting in at the last possible second and saving the day.
The only thing that saved this ending was the moment when the guy tried to escape and Jane shot and killed him. The look on Janeâs face was just heartbreaking, and showcased how much he hates murder and killingâand yet became a killer himself, which of course questions: Will he actually kill red john when he finds him? After we saw how quickly he shot this guy, Iâd say yes, Jane is 100 percent capable of doing what he said heâd do to Red John. But at the same time, is he too good a person to do to Red John what Red John did to his family? And after having killed somebody, is he going to realize he never wants to do it again?
I liked the very end, where they return the girl to her mother, which was an unusually happy ending for a murder mystery show. (usually the person is already dead.) I was kinda waiting for a cliff hanger, but it was okayâI liked how happy Jane looked as he picked the orange in the last scene. He was back to the person he is inbetween his quest for Red John.